• Ask TFLtruck: Can I Tow a 5th-Wheel Camper with a Ford F150 Half-ton Pickup?

    ford f150 towing 5th camping trailer

    We recently received the following question from Gerard D. He is upgrading his 2012 Ford F150 EcoBoost to a newer truck and would like to continue towing a 9,000 lbs 5th-wheel camping trailer. The question is: which truck to get, and can he tow a slightly heavier 5th-wheel with a half-ton F150? Here is the question.

    I have à 5th-wheel that weighs 9,000 lbs loaded, and I am considering to upgrade to a little bigger that would maybe weigh between 10 and 11,000 lbs loaded. I plan to make a trip to west Canada and heard that they have long high altitude hills and want to choose the right truck. Would the F150 v8 5.0 or the F150 3.5 Ecoboost V6 be a good choice, and which one is the best choice? I might just keep the same fifthwheel of 9,000 lbs but not sure yet. Should I wait for the new F150 diesel or look into the F250 gas or diesel which is more expensive? The payload on the v8 5.0 is higher with a 3.73 differential or is the 3.53 good enough? In this case is the differential ratio important or not?

    Presently, I have a 2012 F150 3.5 ford ecoboost with a 3.73 differential and added an extra loaded blade and have not made trips on roads like the ones in western Canada. Presently I don’t have any problems hauling my 5th-wheel here in Quebec. If you suggest the ecoboost 3.53 differential would you suggest adding an extra loading blade and would you suggest the 2017 or 2018 10-speed versus the V8 5.0 6 or 10 speed?

    The final decision has to do with the truck’s payload rating, and the tongue (or kingpin) weight of the trailer. Generally speaking, 5th-wheel camping trailer are set around 20% tongue weight. This means a 9,000 lbs loaded trailer could be pushing onto the truck with about 1,800 lbs of weight. Can your truck handle this much trailer weight and carry you, your friends, family, and/or additional cargo?

    You need to carefully pick the truck configuration that matches your need, keeps the truck and trailer level, and provide a safe and comfortable towing experience. I would also look at the Ford F250, as the 3/4-ton truck provides for a bigger and a more stable towing vehicle platform. We have not tested the 2018 Ford F-150 trucks in Colorado yet. However, the a 5.0L V8 10-speed truck should also be near the top of your list, a crew cab 4×4 with 5.0L V8 can be configured at 2,640 lbs of maximum payload capacity. However, it requires a heavy duty payload/suspension package. Check out the truck specs on Ford’s website.

    Keep in mind, the maximum ratings are listed with a maximum towing and payload packages. It’s very difficult to find a truck like this on the dealership lot. You may need to order it. Towing and payload rating varies for each truck, please check the sticker inside the truck’s door jam for actual payload capacity of the truck you are looking at.

    Ford F-150 XLT

    5.0L V8 Crew 4×4 6.5-foot bed: max towing (w/ 3.73): 11,600 lbs; max payload: 2,640 lbs

    3.5L V6 EcoBoost 4×4 6.5-foot bed: max towing (w/ 3.55): 13,000 lbs; max payload: 2,620 lbs

    Ford F-250 XLT

    6.2L V8 Crew 4×4 6.5-foot bed: max 5th-wheel towing (w/ 3.73): 12,800 lbs; max payload: 3,450 lbs

    Here is our first detailed look at the 2018 Ford F-150.

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    88 thoughts on “Ask TFLtruck: Can I Tow a 5th-Wheel Camper with a Ford F150 Half-ton Pickup?

        1. You’re right to hope he’s sarcastic. Pretty sure raptors maxed out at 8,000 lbs ofmax towing. Less than buddies current 5th wheel. Never go over the manufactures limits. The raptor may have plenty of power to pull the trailer, but the larger tires put more leverage on the brakes, and the suspension, while it has tons of hight, clearance, and travel, is softer, than other f-150’s, and it also has taller, softer, tire sidewalls. If the cost difference between a 17 or 18 f150, don’t make a big difference, and some f250’s can be built, comparably priced…towing near 10,000 lbs regularly, and especially a long haul (I live in Canada, and have driven through everything east of, and including Ontario), you’ll want the fudge factor, and extra stability of the suoer duty. The tires are rated higher, and during strenuous manovers, the f250 would be within limits. In an f150, where you’re adding suspension, and say needed to hammer the brakes, the pin and payload weight, are probably going to be well over limits. I’m not saying the f150 wouldn’t be capable, I’d go for the 5.0 with 10 spd, for my everyday truck. But with an almost 10k lb trailer, I’d definately get an f250. Cost and dealer incentives would make the difference between the 6.2 gas, or 6.7 diesel.

    1. This question is for the Ford forum not for TFL.
      Wow, max 5 years and ecoboost needs to be upgraded. Exactly like I said a while ago.

      1. Actually I think YOU belong on the Ram forum where all you fanboys can sit around in a circle jerk and believe each other’s BS, and fyi he’s talking about pulling loads that would make your little 1/2 ton Ram shake itself to death in fear if it had to do it regularly.

        1. Well, he is considering F250, hoping it will last more than 5 years, like his F150 ecoboost.
          He is not considering RAM , or GM, so he is asking wrong question at the wrong website forum.
          I’d like to ask Gerard, how many clicks hes ecoboost has.

          1. Seems like the majority of people these days upgrade vehicles every 3 yrs or so regardless of brand. This minimizes potential repair costs of an older vehicle but i think mainly people get bored and want the next greatest thing.
            2ndly they deal with all brands here so his question is completely within context of this site. Once again if all you want to talk about is Rams crap products then YOU need to go somewhere else and troll.

            1. I don’t need to troll. I just pointed out,that his question has wrong address at TFLTruck and he should discuss his Ford purchase at the Ford forum.
              Have a great day.

      2. What does this even mean. Maybe he wants the extra payload and capacity of the new truck or maybe he just wants a new truck. The longest I’ve ever owned a car is 3 years because I get bored.

        At least the F150 can tow a 5th and stay within limits. Ram, not so much.

        1. RAM 2500 can pull and handle more load than F250.
          I bet his new F150 with configuration to handle the payload he wants is going to be more money , than RAM 2500.
          3/4 ton with extra room to spare will handle that more safely, than F150 on the limit.
          Only objective in here should be the specs and money, but if he wants to get just a Ford, I clearly suggest him to visit Ford forum to get the right answer and not to pollute this website for all the brands to discuss.

          1. That’s not what i asked. I asked why him switching trucks has anything to do with an ecoboost not lasting 5 years before an upgrade. I haven’t kept any car or truck that long.

            Sounds like trolling.

            1. That’s because you don’t buy for cash,but leas and you have an employee price.
              I am not surprised,he is upgrading his 5 years old ecoboost.
              How may clicks he has.
              125k ? He didn’t answer that.

      3. My dad pulls his 11000 pound 5th wheel with his 3.5 Ecoboost with no problem he did install air bags on back to help keep the truck from squatting so much power wise and brake wise not a problem we pull it threw mountains all the time 4wd is nice on rock and dirt roads cause front end is kinda light on very sharp turns so 4wd does help in those cases just a thought when buying but they are great trucks and will pull anything with an reason.

    2. Up to 3250lbs of payload and 13,200lbs trailer towing spec it should be fine if you order all the option.

      Personally I wouldn’t buy any truck less than 3/4 ton.

      It would be interesting to see the price compared to a similar 3/4 or 1 ton.

      3250lbs of payload is over 1 1/2 ton. It’s as if ford is trying to eliminate the higher ratings purchase by regular consumer purchasers . Wonder if there is any manufacturers mpg rating benefit to doing that.

      But I didn’t think vehicles 3/4 ton an up were applied to manufacturer mpg ratings.

    3. Personally i would go F250 or f350 and would go diesel. All depends on how often your towing. Plus if you bump up a couple thousand pounds you would be that much better off. It’s not that the F150 can’t do it, it sounds like its within it’s tow ratings but a bout towing confidence and wear and tear and longevity for your truck. If your towing close to max often i would upsize.

      1. I totally agree,the F250/powerstroke. Better to be safe,than sorry. The plues for diesel is better fuel economy,tons more power pulling steep grades,and the exhaust brake to help going down the other side.Bigger brakes,heavier axles etc.Big difference,and you family will be much safer.

      2. Have to disagree super duty gas motors are where is at. Plenty of power and they last forever. Know of several ford 6.2’s at the 300k mile or higher mark.

        1. Yeah, I would go 6.2 gasser also. I keep my vehicles for a long time and the thought of a modern diesel engine repair scares me!

          1. I agree. My 6.2 f250 does everything it should and was substantially cheaper than the oil burner.

            You shouldn’t be scared of expensive engines being an a&p…at least Lycoming and Continental don’t build truck engines. We would all be broke!

        1. Automatic engine brakes have already been invented a long time ago. They are in all the diesels including the little Duramax, and I think excluding the ecodiesel.

          You guys still haven’t figured that out? A little slow, aren’t ya?

          1. Even I’m getting tired of the joke so I’ll spell it out for you. ALL engines will provide braking assistance if you downshift. NO engine does this automatically UNLESS you activate a tow/haul mode. SOME vehicles also have an exhaust brake that supplements the engine braking. It DOES NOT do this automatically, you have to activate the feature. Engine braking is INSIGNIFICANT in an emergency panic stop.

            If you still can’t get it, I’ll be forced to keep making ridiculous sarcastic comments…

            1. Ah, so you do admit that these trucks DO have automatic engine brakes after you turn on the tow/haul mode.

              I’m proud of you, Daniel. You are coming along. One baby step at a time.

            2. I know exactly how it works, I wrote a tune for my diesel Jeep to make the turbo function as a brake just like many of the diesel trucks have.

    4. Being from the Westcoast of Canada, towing through the coastal mountains with a similar truck (2014 F150 ecoboost w/ 3.73 gears and tow package) towing a 6000lb bumper tow, here are my thoughts: you are likely overloaded with your current set up, towing through the mountains requires better brakes and heavy duty components to provide a reasonable safety factor, don’t underestimate the benefit of the weight of your TV compared to the trailer….heavier TV leads to far less sway in the mountains and under high wind (when towing I’m not convinced aluminum/ lighter is better). Best advise I’ve received for towing in the mountains “check all the specs on the truck, don’t rely on a sales rep (they likely don’t have any expertise in towing) and then take the tow rating divide by 2 and that’s the max you should tow, that will provide comfortable margin for fear and passengers”. This may sound conservative but from my experience towing our trailer through the mountains with a similar truck to yours (tow rating 11,300lbs) and a Titan XD the added weight and torque made for a far more relaxed trip. For the safety and comfort of you and your family you need a 3/4 ton.

        1. Totally agree. My wife has a 2015 F-150 3.5L, payload on it is 1,825. I am soon to trade in my 2010 F-150 and looked at the XD and laughed when I saw the payload of just 1,500. I immediately chalked it off my list as I tow a camper. Options now are either F-250 gas, or F-350 Diesel if I want any kind of payload to haul the trailer, gear in the bed, and actually be able to bring my wife along. 😉

    5. They all look capable but that’s why I watch all the videos like the Ike Gauntlet before I test drive the possible new truck. At least you’ll have half an idea of what to expect.

    6. There is a guy on the F150Forum towing a 40’+, 11,000 lb 5th wheel toy hauler with a 2017 HD Payload 5.0 crew cab. He has nearly 2600 lbs of payload capacity and showed us pictures of the scales and he was under the trucks capacity. It was impressive.

          1. It’s funny you say that because he was giving me a hard time for admitting I was towing my 21′ 5500 lb gvwr trailer at 70 mph behind a 6200 lb max tow package 2014 f150. Said I was going to be the next guy on YouTube getting blown off the road.

    7. TFLT: “Can I Tow A 5th-Wheel Camper With A Ford F150 Half-Ton Pickup?”

      ANS: No.
      ….and neither can any other half-ton pickup. Towing is NOT just pulling! It is also stopping; resisting side winds and trailer sway; backing; traversing serious bumps and road-camber; and handling modest emergency maneuvers.
      So, just look at the rear-end sag on that F-150: how much suspension and control do you think is left over for the other requirements above?


      1. Bernie, properly damped, you can have reasonable towing stability even with a soft primary leaf in the pack.
        That being said, he wants to tow at the limit. Common sense says that’s never a good long term plan. Get the bigger truck

        1. Daniel – – –

          D: “..properly damped, you can have reasonable towing stability even with a soft primary leaf in the pack.”

          Yup. Realistically, — to handle the requirements I listed — up to about between 2/3 and 3/4 max, depending on how “soft” and whose truck.

          D: “…he wants to tow at the limit. Common sense says that’s never a good long term plan. Get the bigger truck.”

          It was the “at-the-limit” thing that concerned me. The squat in the Ford’s rear end might suggest he may even be beyond it: don’t know. Fully agree on getting a more suitable, larger truck.


          1. His current truck is probably overloaded once he and other passengers get in. That said, his truck probably has around 2000 lbs of payload capacity. A guy on the ford forum has basically the same truck(supercab, 6.5′ bed, max-tow package) but in a loaded Lariat trim and has 1925 lbs. This truck is probably lighter and thus has closer to 2000 or more.

            I bet he is not overloaded by much.

          2. As far as the suspension goes. Get a set of air bags and bilstein shocks and it will ride MUCH better.

            I wouldnt be worried about the brakes. These F150’s have brakes that were on 3/4 and 1 ton trucks of the past so I doubt braking is an issue. They wouldnt be rated to tow 12-13000 lbs according to J2807 if they couldnt stop the load.

            1. The Real Jay S – – –

              Well, no doubt he could “butter it up” the F-150 a bit, as you suggest.
              But it would be still to marginal for me.
              Even if braking were acceptable (which I would have misgivings about upon repeated use), there would still be missing assurances needed for:
              “…resisting side winds and trailer sway; backing; traversing serious bumps and road-camber; and handling modest emergency maneuvers.”

              In short, there is not currently enough safety leeway with the F-150, and (IMHO) Gerard should get a nice new shiny F-250 instead! (^_^)


            2. I agree he probably should get an F250, but he could theoretical tow legally with an HD Payload package equipped F150. Thats stiffer springs, HD frame, etc etc.

              I cannot speak to how it would tow as I have never towed a 5th wheel behind an F150, but everyone who does says the pull far better than any bumper pull because of the position of the hitch.

            3. I guess what I am saying is that if I were going to tow a 9000+ lb trailer with an F150 I would rather it be a 5th wheel than a bumper pull.

    8. Gasoline engines do have automatic engine braking. When you lift off the gas pedal and the butterfly valve closes it in effect turns the engine into a air compressor it restricts airflow into the engine.
      Where on a diesel the exhaust air is restricted.
      Engine braking on automatic transmission vehicle have a big fail though. They don’t work below 15mph.
      Once the converter clutch shuts off you have no engine brake.
      With a manual transmission and granny gear you can have engine braking almost down to 1 mph.

    9. I would suggest the f250 crew cab 6.5′ bed, but with the 4.30 gears. It will “take off” easier and climb hills better than one with 3.73 gears. Plus it gives you a maximum gooseneck/5th wheel trailer rating of 15,000 lbs. Now you have a good safety margin and you can forget about what your adding to the truck and trailer each and every trip. I’m assuming you are also going to use this as your daily driver or “go getter” vehicle. With the 6.2 gas engine you can just start your truck on the coldest morning, let it run a few minutes and leave the house in a warm vehicle. If this truck on the other hand is not your daily driver and instead is used only for trips and or heavily loaded all the time, you would probably be better off with the 6.7 instead.

    10. Gerard, from everything I’ve read, you may be within the published towing limit of the F-150. Also, 5th wheel trailers tow better than bumper hitch trailers. If you don’t look any further than the published numbers, you may be within the truck’s limits (by the way, never rely on a dealer’s advice; their job is to sell you something, not advise you on towing issues).

      But, of course, it’s never that simple. One thing you didn’t mention is the length of the trailer. I don’t have black & white info on how trailer length affects towing capacity, but it is important! Sooner or later, you’ll be towing at highway speeds in high winds, & the longer the trailer, the more instability cross winds will cause. I’ve seen pickups with RV trailers overturned on I-80 in Wyoming; that is never a pretty sight.

      Another thing you didn’t mention is the tires on your pickup. Half-ton trucks are notorious for having (soft) radial-ply tires, which are designed to provide comfort & traction rather than stability, which you will need. You probably won’t find HD bias-ply tires on any new half-ton truck. (No, they don’t ride as comfortably as the radials, but they do provide lateral stability that radials can’t.)

      You should also check your trailer’s hitch weight. Yes, 5th wheel rigs are more stable and tow better, but there’s no “free pass” on any of the weight limitations. Take the time & spend a couple of bucks at a local truck stop to make sure you’re within the published weight limitations.

      By the way, I’m not a pro, but I did tow a 32′ fifth wheel with an F350 for years, after upgrading from an F250 (both were power-stroke diesels, and yes, I took a bath on that deal). But with your family/friends in the vehicle, you are the only one who is responsible for
      making sure your setup is safe.

        1. I towed the 5th wheel with the F350 for 5 years without any problems … until the kids went to college, when I traded everything for a Honda Civic.

    11. One last comment; horsepower isn’t the big concern when you’re towing, it’s primarily a measure of how fast your engine will run. The important issue is torque, which is the best measure of an engine’s usable power.

      1. Torque is great in that it creates HP. Ultimately you need HP to move a trailer through the air or up a hill. If you had a motor that created 500 ft-lbs but only ran at 2 RPM’s you wouldnt go anywhere.

        Diesels are nice because they have a lot of low end torque and thus a relatively high amount of low end HP so it makes for a casual towing experience. But the down side is they dont make a lot of peak HP and end up being slow when under high load.

        Great example is the Ecoboost vs Ecodiesel. They make about the same torque at similar RPM, but by 3500 RPM the ecoboost is still on its way up the HP curve while the Ecodiesel is done and is losing HP. While the ED struggles to climb a hill, the EB can continue on at the speed limit. Thats not because of the torque, its because of the HP.

        1. I wish TFL would get an engineer to explain this concept. I understand it and agree with your comments but so many others simply have been told incorrectly and think torque is all that matters. Mathematically horsepower is what matters since it’s a function of work and time. Torque has no time component, just a measurement of force.

    12. RPM or HP can not exist in the absence of torque.

      Torque can exist with out either RPM or HP.

      Torque creates both RPM and torque.

      Torque is the godfather of power. ;>)

      1. “I’m still trying to figure out why people think they need to tow around a “house” just to go camping!”
        I’m with you CBarry. These fools are brainwashed with the “My d__k is bigger than your d__k” syndrome. There doesn’t seem to be a cure for it, they are congenitally dispose to be ruled by their egos.

        1. Exactly. I have a 19′ long 4″ lifted , light aluminiun trailer for 8 years, can pull it everywhere include forestry roads when hunting or wild camping constantly , up the steep hill , down the steep hill to park the places where no other 5th wheel can make a turn ,or get up back at all, with best view and plenty of room to spare inside for 2 people and 4 people , even 5 I accommodated a couple of times in emergency, pulling no problem with my RAM 1500 and HEMI , Brewhaha is making fun of for no reason. I can cool it down faster with air-conditioning when fully hooked up, or heat it up faster in cold weather. I didn’t use furnace for 3 years, because I installed gravity heater, no electricity needed, no noise made and slept peacefully and a week ago a I had +23°C inside, when outside was freezing in the morning. I have 500W solar panels on the roof.
          It’s all about priorities, but everyone can get a right trailer to match his needs and pulling car , or truck.
          My trailer is a luxury compare to tent.
          I am in Western Canada and he won’t find many campgrounds with full hook up , or the room to park his long, big 5th wheel, like in US. Provincial campground doesn’t have any hook up at all. I did 7k kms in US with my trailer. Completely different . Full hook up all the time and cheap.
          I would suggest him to sell his setup, buy a civic and go to the hotel.

      2. Don’t knock it just ’cause you can’t afford it. Someday I’ll have an extra 200k burning a hole in my pocket and I’ll pick up a truck/RV combo to cruise the country too.

    13. To stay completely legal he would have to order the High GVW package on an F150. Axle ratio become irrelevant with the 10 speed trans. Sticker on a High GVW F150 is about the same as the F250 (gasser). That would give him plenty of reserves, but you also have to live with a Super Duty, day in- day out. Everything costs more on that truck- fuel, tires, brakes, insurance, registration (not positive in CA).
      If I was buying Canadian fuel, I’d hold off until tow ratings and option prices are announced for the F150 diesel. No, it won’t fly up a grade like the EB3.5, but it will do all of it with a lot less fuel.

      1. Slight correction- the High GVW group (HD Payload) forces the 3.55 gears. Even with that, you’re constantly right up against rated payload:
        2600lb rating- 1900# pin weight -200lb 5th wheel hitch – 2 people – some whatever… not much left.

            1. That’s weird, that chart had the 3.73’s last time I checked(which was less than a week ago). The build and price also pre-selects 3.73’s when you select the HD Payload package.

              I am totally cool with it if they go to 3.55’s though. 3.73’s really arent needed with that motor.

            1. You also need 20″ wheels. It’s kind of funky.

              “Max GCWR/Max Tow achieved on SuperCrew® when equipped with 20-inch Wheels. This configuration will also come equipped with max springs, steering gear, and upgraded stabilizer bar.”

              A guy on the F150 forum posted his 2018 door sticker and the max-tow trucks now come with a 4050 lb RAWR where it used to be 3800 on the 2017’s. So I think they are running a stiffer spring in the rear on the 2018’s.

              When I last looked the HD Payload trucks still had a 17100 lb GCWR while the non-HD trucks were 18,400. I bet this is because the HD trucks only have a 17 or 18″ wheel option.

      2. I would think the optioned high tow rating f150 will have a compromised ride also.

        My camper special rides like a f250/f350, because other than the 5 lug wheels and the 9 inch diff. It is a 3/4 ton.

      1. Really? Why he is at this forum then ? Crying to figure out, if he can use F150 to pull his house ? He should buy a fully loaded F 350 and spare us his dilemma.

    14. My dad pulls his 11000 pound 5th wheel with his 3.5 Ecoboost with no problem he did install air bags on back to help keep the truck from squatting so much power wise and brake wise not a problem we pull it threw mountains all the time 4wd is nice on rock and dirt roads cause front end is kinda light on very sharp turns so 4wd does help in those cases just a thought when buying but they are great trucks and will pull anything with an reason.

      1. It can be done. A lot of people dont like it which I dont really get since the 5th wheels are much more stable than a bumper pull.

    15. I had a 2007 xlt 4×4 with the same cab and box configuration as yours. This truck had 3.55 gears with 5.4 and 4 speed tranny. The 5th wheel trailer I pulled with this truck was similar to yours. Never had an issue up hill, down hill, wind, no wind or braking. Truck handled this trailer no problem, yours has more capability than mine did, dude you are fine just enjoy.

    16. If you’re over 10,000 lbs on 5th wheel and you don’t want to have to split hairs about All this- get an F350 Diesel. There is no free lunch. With the F350 Crew Cab Long Bed 4X4 and a 14,500 lb GVWR 5th wheel I Still have to look at what Can be in the truck- people, fuel, stuff – to stay below truck’s 11,500 lb Max Gross. Above 15,000 lb 5th wheel you really need to go dually for a good margin

    17. Since I towed all kinds of rv’s for living. 9,000 is not real heavy for the F-150. It can be done and the F-150 seem to handle a 5th wheel well. But if you have to spec out a F-150 to tow that weight it might end up costing more to buy a F-150 over a f-250 gas. The biggest issue with half ton trucks is being to light to handle in the wind. 5th wheels are much higher than a travel trailer. Also how many times are you going to tow this 5th wheel? If you towing it a lot then I would go to F-250 because over Time this going to add a lot more ware and tare on a F-150. Just some thoughts that haven’t been mentioned much.

    18. I kinda went overboard with my questions and want to mention that I have à cougar high country 29 ft with pin tongue wt of 1400 lbs and gvwr 9000 lbs and far it tows very well with my 2012 f150 3.5 ecoboost 373 axle with extra blade for suspension and no air Bags. Want to take advantage good exchange value for my truck. So far checking into the f150 3.5 ecoboost hd with 373 axle, max towing package and heavy duty payload with 18″ LT tires. It has extra suspension blade and reinforced chassis and wheels.We plan a trip in western Canada for a couple of months and later Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Most of our trips are on the east coast of the States and here in Quebec and Ontario. We will be using this truck only during camping season because in the winter we use our Honda CR-V. So we only use the camper approx 4 months a year. I’m 70 and don’t know how long I will be camping so I want the right truck for the long term. As for the fifthwheel we will not go over 10,000 lbs gross weigh if we change and might just keep ours because it is in good condition.thank you all for your comments.

      1. Yep know problem. F-150 will do fine. Just keep in mind that the cross winds will be biggest issue. Especially out on the plains.

    19. Hi after getting a response from you a couple weeks ago I have come to a decision and have ordered a 2018 F150 3.5 ecoboost with 373 axle and max tow with heavy duty payload option. This truck will be towing during the summer a Cougar High country 29 ft fifthwheel that weighs 9000 to it’s maximum weight and the pin weight is 1420 lbs. The tires are 18″ Lt’s on the truck.. We were asked if we wantedFX4 for off-road and we don’t plan to go in the woods or use rugged dirt roads. It seems that the fx4 has stronger built back shocks and under belly protection also a button on the front dash for downhill control. If we are only going to use this on main roads is it necessary that we get this option? What else is it for? Are the shocks good enough on the heavy duty payload with 373 axle? Thank you once more for your help!

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