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    05-07-2013, 09:13 AM
  #21
Weanling
This weekend I spent 4 hours on the road with my trailer. I have a 3/4 HD Chevy Silverado, and a 3 horse alum. Bp. Honestly couldn't feel the trailer at all. Didn't go through any more gas than I would have without the trailer even. Very good set up.
     
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    05-07-2013, 10:38 PM
  #22
Green Broke
Does anybody tow or has towed a gooseneck with a F250 4x4 5.4 v8? I'm sure it's not going to be the most fun to pull a 3800# trailer around. (That's unloaded weight). But that's what I got for now. Just looking if anyone has ever done it and what's your expierence with it? My truck pulled a 2h bp just fine but havent tried pulling the GN yet. The trailer we have is a 88' trailer sst westwind. 2h with dressing room. The boyfriend also has a 05 f250 6.0 powerstroke that will probably tow it alot nicer if need be but it's a pain to always have to take his truck to shows if I'm going alone!
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    05-07-2013, 11:13 PM
  #23
Started
Depends how often and what you need to tow. I tow a little two horse slant adventure trailer (2600lbs) maybe four or five times a year, usually with just my QH and my tack. My little daily driver Tacoma (4x4, factory tow package, 6700lb tow rating) does just fine with that. If I was trailering every other weekend, I would definitely want a bigger truck, but for what I do now, we're well within the 'safe' zone and have never had any issues other than my gas mileage sucking.
     
    05-08-2013, 07:00 AM
  #24
Green Broke
I've pulled an older Shoop 2h BP and other than the crappy gas mileage you didnt even feel her behind the truck. I had my 1200# Qh in there and my mini donkey. My GN is I believe 3800# unloaded. She will at most be used every other weekend or every weekend in the real summer months. My GN is an 88 2h with dressing room.
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    05-12-2013, 08:53 AM
  #25
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
Does anybody tow or has towed a gooseneck with a F250 4x4 5.4 v8? I'm sure it's not going to be the most fun to pull a 3800# trailer around. (That's unloaded weight). But that's what I got for now. Just looking if anyone has ever done it and what's your expierence with it? My truck pulled a 2h bp just fine but havent tried pulling the GN yet. The trailer we have is a 88' trailer sst westwind. 2h with dressing room. The boyfriend also has a 05 f250 6.0 powerstroke that will probably tow it alot nicer if need be but it's a pain to always have to take his truck to shows if I'm going alone!
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I had the same truck before I got the diesel. I had a24ft 2h with a DIY LQ in it.( aluminum) Originally was a 3h slant. It pulled the trailer well on the flat and hilly areas.But it was a strain on it for towing mountains. Reason I went with the diesel. On a hard pull the 5.4 would scream and I was more worried about the transmission going out. Jmo
     
    08-05-2013, 01:21 AM
  #26
Weanling
I bet this puppy right here would tow your trailer just fine...



All kidding aside, Id say decide what brand you like, get a 3/4 ton or better, you will be fine. I personally don't like towing with a half ton because even though they can do it, they tend to have to work pretty hard at it where as with my dually it isn't working hard until you get over 20,000 lbs Gross.
     
    08-05-2013, 08:34 AM
  #27
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Mingiz    
I had the same truck before I got the diesel. I had a24ft 2h with a DIY LQ in it.( aluminum) Originally was a 3h slant. It pulled the trailer well on the flat and hilly areas.But it was a strain on it for towing mountains. Reason I went with the diesel. On a hard pull the 5.4 would scream and I was more worried about the transmission going out. Jmo
what does the manufacturer say about your specific truck ? There in lies your answer. Even then the gear ratio of the rearend can make a difference. You'll need that info as well. Look in the drivers door panel for the axel code, then google that code to get the gear ratio. In your truck could be 3:55, 3:73, or 4:10. 4:10 is best. Then google "ford towing guide" for your year of truck. Your engine and gear will be on a chart, that will tell you the max towing, stay well below that. I'm going to guess your rig is a max of 8000. Anythign up to about 6 will be fine. Just not going to set any speed records. As the above poster said. 5.4 is kinda guttless. Not to mention it likes to blow exhaust gaskets under load. I put alot of miles on a 5.4 with 3:73 geared F150. Pulling a 3800lb gooseneck, was actually perfectly fine other than go through west va.... wish Ida just fixed the above mentioned exhaust gasket. But hey always better to use what you got.
     

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