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Old 12-02-2020, 03:11 PM
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I wanted to update a previous thread on my experience towing my GD 2600RB Travel Trailer. My Truck is a 2019 Screw STX (FX4) with the 2.7 EcoBoost. (325/400) Timbren Bump Stops, Electric Brake Controller and a four point Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch.
Hauled the Rv from North Florida to Virginia Beach and back. Averaged 9.5 mpg. (Have a 26 Gallon Tank)
My Trucks GVW is 6600 lbs. (1589 Payload) Tow Rating is 7600Lbs and GCWR of 12,900 Lbs. Front Axle GAWR is 3375 Lbs Rear GAWR is 3350 Lbs per white sticker on door jamb.
***Cat Scaled the Truck/Trailer Combo:
--Gross Weight was 13,420-- add 200 Lbs bc I was out of the Truck when I called in for the weight ticket. 13,620 Lbs Total
--Steer Axle 3320---under gross by 55Lbs
--Drive Axle 3420--- over by 70 Lbs
--Trailer Axle 6680 Lbs (I anticipated I was around 6700 with the cargo in trailer and 1/3 water in tank) Max Trailer weight is 7850 Lbs.
--Gross Combined of 13,620 Lbs put me over the 12,900 GCVWR by 720 Lbs.
***SUMMARY***
I had the bed of my Truck pretty loaded down with Small Generator, Tools, etc,,, My daughter was with us with her Luggage/Stuff and usually she will not be travelling with us.
The Truck Towed extremely well, actually better than I thought it would. Did not lock out any gears. Kept it in Tow Haul Mode and it did its thing. Mostly stayed in 8th Gear but did see ninth from time to time. Obviously no hills,,, Engine felt plenty strong and had no problem climbing past 70 mph plus when needed,,, (passing Tractor Trailers etc) Mostly cruised at 66/67 mph/2k rpm and under, Tranny Temp stayed around 203 Degrees. No wagging the tail at all !!
When a Tractor Trailer passed me, their was no sway and I was one arming the wheel most of the time. Keep in mind their was little to no head or tail wind... Truck had little squat and actually maintained a one half inch rake to the front.
Just FYI,,,
However, I do have the Full Hybrid F150 in mind for the next purchase.

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Good write up. Shocking how light the newer ones are from the factory. Doing the math it’s just over 5000 lbs for a crew cab 4x4.
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Originally Posted by Striper4 View Post
I wanted to update a previous thread on my experience towing my GD 2600RB Travel Trailer. My Truck is a 2019 Screw STX (FX4) with the 2.7 EcoBoost. (325/400) Timbren Bump Stops, Electric Brake Controller and a four point Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch.
Hauled the Rv from North Florida to Virginia Beach and back. Averaged 9.5 mpg. (Have a 26 Gallon Tank)
My Trucks GVW is 6600 lbs. (1589 Payload) Tow Rating is 7600Lbs and GCWR of 12,900 Lbs. Front Axle GAWR is 3375 Lbs Rear GAWR is 3350 Lbs per white sticker on door jamb.
***Cat Scaled the Truck/Trailer Combo:
--Gross Weight was 13,420-- add 200 Lbs bc I was out of the Truck when I called in for the weight ticket. 13,620 Lbs Total
--Steer Axle 3320---under gross by 55Lbs
--Drive Axle 3420--- over by 70 Lbs
--Trailer Axle 6680 Lbs (I anticipated I was around 6700 with the cargo in trailer and 1/3 water in tank) Max Trailer weight is 7850 Lbs.
--Gross Combined of 13,620 Lbs put me over the 12,900 GCVWR by 720 Lbs.
***SUMMARY***
I had the bed of my Truck pretty loaded down with Small Generator, Tools, etc,,, My daughter was with us with her Luggage/Stuff and usually she will not be travelling with us.
The Truck Towed extremely well, actually better than I thought it would. Did not lock out any gears. Kept it in Tow Haul Mode and it did its thing. Mostly stayed in 8th Gear but did see ninth from time to time. Obviously no hills,,, Engine felt plenty strong and had no problem climbing past 70 mph plus when needed,,, (passing Tractor Trailers etc) Mostly cruised at 66/67 mph/2k rpm and under, Tranny Temp stayed around 203 Degrees. No wagging the tail at all !!
When a Tractor Trailer passed me, their was no sway and I was one arming the wheel most of the time. Keep in mind their was little to no head or tail wind... Truck had little squat and actually maintained a one half inch rake to the front.
Just FYI,,,
However, I do have the Full Hybrid F150 in mind for the next purchase.
The little 2.7 is an amazing engine with a good track record.
Are you using the E4 or E2 weight distribution hitch?
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Originally Posted by Konrad View Post
The little 2.7 is an amazing engine with a good track record.
Are you using the E4 or E2 weight distribution hitch?

E4. This, the Timbren Bump Stops, and the TBC I had the dealer add was a must for me. No wag at all,,, Towed straight as an arrow.
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This is the definition of the little engine that could.
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Other than not having a 36 Gallon Tank I am really satisfied how strong the 2.7 is. I am in the process of adding supports to the back Rv bumper. I will then add a 500 Lb capacity Aluminum cargo carrier and stow my 2200W Honda Generator and two 14 Gallon fuel bladders on it.
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Originally Posted by Misterfu02 View Post
This is the definition of the little engine that could.
I agree and I’m actually looking forward to going out West next year and let the Engine/Tranny get a workout on 6 plus percent grades. I have no doubt it will perform,,,
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Originally Posted by Striper4 View Post
I agree and I’m actually looking forward to going out West next year and let the Engine/Tranny get a workout on 6 plus percent grades. I have no doubt it will perform,,,
Please make sure you do the same thorough summary for that trip!
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Originally Posted by Striper4 View Post

E4. This, the Timbren Bump Stops, and the TBC I had the dealer add was a must for me. No wag at all,,, Towed straight as an arrow.

Can you elaborate on this set up? Just picked up 16' Rockwood 6300#, pulled it with a weight distribution hitch provided by seller, an anti sway brake pad type thing, and a 2.7 ecoboost, felt like I had some sway sometimes but kept it easy at 55mph and have never really trailered any large boxes before. Dont plan on trailering a ton, will go to the beach per the wifes request after our house gets built.
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Originally Posted by RingerSwivels View Post
Can you elaborate on this set up? Just picked up 16' Rockwood 6300#, pulled it with a weight distribution hitch provided by seller, an anti sway brake pad type thing, and a 2.7 ecoboost, felt like I had some sway sometimes but kept it easy at 55mph and have never really trailered any large boxes before. Dont plan on trailering a ton, will go to the beach per the wifes request after our house gets built.
I don’t know your exact WDH or Truck but I can cruise at 70 plus with no sway. ( I have done it for short periods of time ). I try and keep
my cruise at 67sh. My set up is a friction/sway control. My Trunnion/Sway/friction bars are overkill at 1400 lbs bc the dealer did not have the 1200 ones in stock. My WDH was also provided by the dealer and set up properly. I have eliminated a lot of the loud screeching and creaking from the fricktion on the L brackets by greasing the bars and the brackets. I’ll deal with a little grease mess to to have a more quite setup.
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I know people really love air bags, but those Timbrens are amazing. I have a set on my 20 year old GMC for towing at max rating. The difference they make in stability and squat reduction is simply amazing for the $225 and 15 minutes invested.
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Originally Posted by mrjulian_1970 View Post
I know people really love air bags, but those Timbrens are amazing. I have a set on my 20 year old GMC for towing at max rating. The difference they make in stability and squat reduction is simply amazing for the $225 and 15 minutes invested.
Totally Agree !!

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