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Old January 27th, 2009, 12:56 AM   #1
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towing question

im gone be buying a truck in the next couple weeks and im thinkin it might be easier to tow it home if i can find a trailer to borrow or rent. now my question is do you think a 2001 f150 with the 5.4 would be able to tow a full sized ram on a trialer?
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Old January 27th, 2009, 06:40 AM   #2
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Nope, that 5.4 won't like that load.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 06:47 AM   #3
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WTF, Stack them 2 high and tow em home, The 5.4 will love it.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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it will be a working little motor
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Old January 27th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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Not sure if it helps or not but I have towed my Bronco to KY and back with a 03 F150 w/5.4l. And had no problems. My bronco on the trailer, trail ready with extra parts and tools weighed in at 7k. It had plenty of power.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #6
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i pulled a built cherokee behind an f150 with the smaller (4.6?) v-8. i got where i was going, but i didnt set any speed records
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Old January 27th, 2009, 11:38 AM   #7
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What kind of full sized ram? Stock or modified? reg cab half ton or 1 ton diesel 4x4 ext cab? There's a BIG difference in weight throughout the ram lineup.


For a one time tow trip, I don't see an issue with it. Just stay 65 or less. Might be slow, but who cares.

Now, if you are using that truck to tow a modified ram to all your 4x4 events, it'd probably get to you.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #8
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What kind of full sized ram? Stock or modified? reg cab half ton or 1 ton diesel 4x4 ext cab? There's a BIG difference in weight throughout the ram lineup.


For a one time tow trip, I don't see an issue with it. Just stay 65 or less. Might be slow, but who cares.

Now, if you are using that truck to tow a modified ram to all your 4x4 events, it'd probably get to you.
its a 1983 ram 4x4 little bit of lift regular cab long bed 1/2ton
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Old January 27th, 2009, 05:49 PM   #9
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yeah id only be one time to get it home
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Old January 27th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #10
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We hauled a 79 bronco from the petoskey area to Holland with my buddies 2001 f150 crewcab and it had no problem at all. He actually had to pay attention to his speed because it was very easy to pick up speed even fully loaded.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #11
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so what it sounds like is that it will tow it no problem for a one time trip? now only if i can find a trailer
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Old January 27th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #12
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Yeah, I'd have no worries. Just take it slow. Be wary as you approach highway speeds for the first time, to make sure you don't have any wierd sway.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #13
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It will do it just fine. Be smart and use a trailer with brakes for a load like that.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 08:38 PM   #14
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thanks for the information and help if i deside to go this route
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:14 AM   #15
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It will do it just fine. Be smart and use a trailer with brakes for a load like that.
x2

I've towed more with less. You'll be fine. How far you going again?
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Old January 29th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #16
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x2

I've towed more with less. You'll be fine. How far you going again?
its 100 miles but since i cant find a trailer to use and my dad didnt want me to use his truck it looks like i will be driving it home lol
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