Why did you get the Super Duty for towing?

Why did you get your Super Duty for towing?

  • I had a 1/2 ton but quickly figured out it wasn’t enough truck to pull your trailer safe/legal.

  • I bought a Travel trailer, Toy hauler, 5th wheel etc. and didn’t have a truck so I bought one.

  • I bought the Truck first and then bought my camper,TT, Toy hauler, 5th wheel, etc.

  • I already had a Super Duty and a trailer I just like the best and newest stuff.


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I see in here a lot of people talking about how they pulled their trailers ( a lot of them too big for 1/2 tons) with F-150’s or other half ton trucks. So I was wondering, why did you get your Super Duty for towing? (Besides performance and all that)
 
I went with the 6.7 for the longevity reasons more then anything. I have a 2017 Toyota tundra with 100,000 miles on it.. With the diesel I won’t have to get a new truck every three or four years
 
Because half-tons don't tell the truth.
They have decent towing capacity and ride nice but fall on their face when you ask them about payload.

I got tired of chasing new trucks because the wife kept wanting to upgrade trailers and wouldn't you know it.....they kept getting bigger.
Now I can load the bed up and haul with full fresh water tank and not worry about wimpy payloads.
 
My 2016 F150 ecoboost towed our camper fine with very little problem. Camper is about 7800 lbs loaded. The truck was rated to tow13k. I do miss the snappy pedal but just have always wanted a Super duty. Now I have an excuse to upgrade the camper to a 5th Wheel. :p
 
You can never have too much truck.

F150 FX4 was pretty good in the dirt but worked too hard with our 8500+ lb TT especially in the mountains, where we spend a lot of time.
 
Take a 1/2 ton's claimed towing capacity, divide by half or lop off a third of the number, and you're closer to what they're actually able to do safely. They're very soft trucks, all the way around - suspension, tires, etc.
 
My story is... I had a pop up camper trailer and knew we were going to upgrade to a big TT or a 5er. I also had a 17' F150 3.5 Ecoboost but knew it wasn't going to be able to cut it based on payload. So I went and got the truck (350 Tremor) first and 3 weeks later after a 1000 miles I went and got a new 35' TT.

Based on my inaugural trip with my Tremor and TT I would probably be dead if I attempted to use an F150 to pull it.
 
I have a 2013 3500 Duramax dually that I bought new. Still runs great but I don't need the dually as the only thing I pull is a
28' 11,000-ish lb boat that's a bit overwide. Downsizing to SRW. Ordered a 22 SD. I've been a Chevy guy though the years but giving Ford a try this time mainly because Chevy doesn't offer adaptive cruise in their HD trucks. Like it so much in the car I don't want to not have it in the truck.
 
Had a lifted 2017 150 ecoboost and then came the 32 ft travel trailer a year later and it sucked for mileage and since where i live we have to the camper loaded with water since a good chunk of the campgrounds dont have water fill stations for campers.
 
My 2016 F150 ecoboost towed our camper fine with very little problem. Camper is about 7800 lbs loaded. The truck was rated to tow13k. I do miss the snappy pedal but just have always wanted a Super duty. Now I have an excuse to upgrade the camper to a 5th Wheel. :p
That's why I'm getting a 250! LOL (my 150 is a 2014)
 
Been towing with a GMC Canyon Denali...so even smaller than a 1/2 ton lol. This will be a huge jump for me. I have a small TT but am buying excessive truck so that if I want to upgrade to something bigger in the future, my truck will still handle it no problem.
 
My Raptor, with its whopping 1050 lbs of payload, was not going to tow any TT we looked at safely or legally, so it was time to upgrade to a new SD that can tow. (y)
 
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Planning on buying a enclosed car trailer to pull my 442 out of town, for car shows and events. Looking for an 8.5 x 24 enclosed trailer, wanted to make sure that I had enough truck, for towing up and down steep elevations. I’ve been learning a lot about it from everyone here with the informative posts. Thank you everyone, much appreciated
 
I see in here a lot of people talking about how they pulled their trailers ( a lot of them too big for 1/2 tons) with F-150’s or other half ton trucks. So I was wondering, why did you get your Super Duty for towing? (Besides performance and all that)
My old truck is reaching the end of its service life and we knew going into retirement the new truck was going to get used much more for travel with a toy hauler to all sorts of locations. Off grid camping is a big interest therefore the Tremor only made sense. Have had a number of super duties so it didn't take much to make this decision
 
Drove the new to me 9000 lb boat and trailer home over 400 miles behind a rented F-150 last year. I wanted to see if it could handle the load as I knew my Gen 1 would not. The stock F-150 with the Coyote got the job done that day but it inspired no confidence.
A properly spec'd out F-150 could tow the boat with a weight distributing hitch, but not legally without the WD hitch.
I knew the Super Duty could hook up to the 2-5/16" ball and handle the boat without issue.
My first towing trip with the F-250 will be this coming weekend. Not worried about exact passenger, cargo, and tongue weights and capacities like I would have been on each trip with a F-150.
Oh - the price of a comparably-equipped F-150 was pretty similar to the Super Duty. That made the decision that much easier.
 
Had a small travel trailer and a small truck. Worked out fine. Wife wanted a bigger trailer. So we needed a bigger truck. She is a dealer employee, so went with Ford to get a discount. (D plan). Made sure to cover anything we might get (up to a point) so went with a 3/4 ton gasser. Skipped the diesel because I didn't want to deal with all the diesel negatives. Not especially a Ford fan. But it works. So there we are.
 
Was at/slightly above payload when camping with our TT, and my Avalanche was 13 years old. Didn't want to have a breakdown on a trip, it was time to upgrade, and someone at my work was interested in my truck, so it was time for an upgrade. Now we can get a 5th wheel in the future, and go further more comfortably on camping trips with the F350
 
For me I had an avalanche with a towing capacity of 7800lbs, our trailer dry is 6000lbs and with how we loaded it it weighed in at 7500lbs. Then add that it being a toyhauler had a rating of 10000lbs and on paper we are not legal. Realistically we were close to over payload even with how we used it. (Clothing food and 1-2 dirtbikes) The avalanche and its rear coils didn’t Handle great with a load.
Add in we want a new trailer that is not a toy hauler so that means I need to put 1-3 dirtbikes in the bed while hauling the trailer. 1/2 ton trucks the payload sucked and the lack of 6.5ft beds in stock. I also didn’t want ecoboost making it even harder to find. Honestly big truck big rv helped me really understand weight ratings.
Bigger brakes overall built for towing and the trailers we are looking at are sub 9000lbs wet. So a F250 tremor for the bill.
 
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