Originally Posted by HorseMom1025
The specs on the specific engine we're looking at range from 8,400 to 9,800 depending on the axel ratio. So the weight shouldn't be an issue when most of the time we're pulling around 8,000. A little over 9,000 if we add a second horse.
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I guess Consumer reports had the wrong info.
An F-150 with a V-6 just does not weight enough to safely handle a 7k lb trailer with a horse or two horse in it.
I love Fords and that is the only brand I will probably ever own, but IMO you will wear the truck out pushing it too its limits, besides the safety issues with live animals. Towing dead weight verses live animals is always different, so if you reduce the 9,800 maximum published rating that is 7,840 lbs....
If you are towing 5-10 miles on flat ground a few time a year, then maybe you are ok... just an opinion from someone that has had a F-150 with a more powerful engine in it than the ecoboost, was not happy and did not feel safe towing, jmo