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Would you pull a two horse trailer with a Raptor?

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    07-11-2012, 06:29 PM
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Towing capacity is 6000 for the supercab and 8000 for crew.

It's an F150 model, but it's completely different from the typical F150.

What about Brember Ups makes them better for smaller vehicles? Would that be better than getting a weight distribution hitch? Are they good trailers in general?

And what do you guys mean when you say it won't be fun to tow with? I haven't really towed before.

Basically, I'd only be using it to tow maybe once a month. But I don't want to damage the truck...
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    07-11-2012, 06:53 PM
  #12
Green Broke
The brembers are super light weight.
     
    07-11-2012, 07:21 PM
  #13
Trained
Any time I have used a half ton truck to haul with, I have had trouble. The transmission starts to act up. The engine strains. 3/4 ton for me.
     
    07-11-2012, 08:41 PM
  #14
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Originally Posted by CloudsMystique    
And what do you guys mean when you say it won't be fun to tow with? I haven't really towed before.

Basically, I'd only be using it to tow maybe once a month. But I don't want to damage the truck...
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Many tow with half tons but they are not as stout as heavier trucks which causes problems. Myself and many others don't recommend towing horse trailers with them, others will. It's a constant debate on here.

Raptors are a different story all together. They are designed for off road use at speed. That means they have a soft suspension that has a lot of travel in it. For towing you want a stiff suspensionnt. What people are complaining about is they tend to wallow around a lot (think of a small boat rocking in the ocean) with a trailer on. Neither you or your horse would enjoy that kind of ride.
     
    07-11-2012, 08:46 PM
  #15
Weanling
BRENDER UPS are really good trailers you actually save on gas mileage with them they are more arodinamic. Sorry about the spelling Im tired lol
     
    07-11-2012, 09:23 PM
  #16
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http://www.raptorforumz.com/showthread.php?t=19200
Here is some forum info on people who have towed.

http://www.raptorforumz.com/showthread.php?t=19163

http://www.raptorforumz.com/showthread.php?t=17687
     
    07-11-2012, 10:20 PM
  #17
Green Broke
While there is a ton of good info on fan forums you have to remember the source, people who love em. You wont see a whole lot of negative comments.
     
    07-12-2012, 08:17 AM
  #18
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Originally Posted by Darrin    
While there is a ton of good info on fan forums you have to remember the source, people who love em. You wont see a whole lot of negative comments.
I am apt to post more if I had issues with something since it would be a problem and want to inform others.

I would appreciate the feed back someone that had the truck and oulled with it over people that haven't had the truck. Some sugessted airbags and such on the forum.
     
    07-12-2012, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Darrin    
Joe, did a bit of googling and comments on line were not real favorable. Most comments said it wasn't fun to tow with due to suspension travel.
This comment does not coinside with your other about comments on the internet are usually favorable. I didn't see thses comments maybe posting some of these limks might give the op some more insight.
     
    07-12-2012, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by churumbeque    
I am apt to post more if I had issues with something since it would be a problem and want to inform others.

I would appreciate the feed back someone that had the truck and oulled with it over people that haven't had the truck. Some sugessted airbags and such on the forum.
Airbags would help fix the problem but now you are redesigning the suspension. Not a problem with most pickups but by adding them you will limit your suspension travel. Guess if you never take it off road it wouldn't be a problem but why then did you just pay the extra money for a raptor over a regular F150? Again, Ford Racing designed this baby to come as close as you can to an off road racer and still be road legal which does not lend itself to good towing manners. Personally I can't see owning one unless you enjoy off roading (I do).

As for the comments I found, I simply googled and did some reading. I was curious myself on how they did with how they are built. I'm not going to try and dig them all up and provide links.
     

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