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Towing question?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JohnsonLawn, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    I am wondering what the max I could tow with a 98 f150 1/2 ton with the 4.6L would be. It has a 5000lbs. hitch on it and I was looking to get a 7'x16' trailer (enclosed) with 7000gvw. Can I use this truck to tow with and what upgrades should I make to it for towing. Already has tow package from factory. Thanks.
  2. cooksjr537

    cooksjr537 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Make sure to get a brake system cause you might end up wearing the brakes down on your truck
  3. Jerry and Sons

    Jerry and Sons LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 249

    until recently i was pulling 6X12 WITH A CHEVY 1500. it did fine but hills are slow and braking at times almost scary. i agree with getting the brake control. very wise investment.
  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Your truck should pull fine, but like others have said, trailer breakes may be worth looking into.

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