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  1. After much research and looking at used trucks online. I decided that a used 2018 F150 with the Max Tow package is my best bet for now and within my current price range. Found a really good deal in Houston and will be picking up this weekend. I have quadruple checked that it has the Max Tow package, it has a decent payload as well oh almost 1700lbs. Looking forward for this part of the "camper life" process to be complete 🤣 thanks again for all the help and advice you guys!
  2. Oh wow, that's really low. Mine on the door jamb is 1693 so im pretty confident it will do what we need.
  3. I used the search functionality here to see if this sort of thing was posted but I am curious! I'm still on the hunt for an upgraded TV, and I would love to know the weights that others here are carrying and towing along in their TVs. Would anyone be interested in posting their stats here? I know some users have this in their signature, but it seems like it would be easy to see what the norm is if we all posted here. The truck I am looking at: 2018 F150 3.5L V6 w/ Max Tow Package Max Towing Capacity = 12,700lbs Curb Weight = 5050lbs Payload Capacity =
  4. How would you guys feel about towing a 7,000lbs Elite II with the following vehicle specs. Again, we would be towing along many places, uphill, downhill, etc. 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Max Tow weight = 9,800 LBS The GVWR is 6900 LBS The max payload is 1949 LBS It has a 5.3 liter V-8 and an 8 speed transmission. GCWR is 15,000 LBS. Also has an integrated trailer brake controller. The way I see it... Max Payload = 1949 lbs Tongue Weight = 750 lbs (ish) Passenger Weight = 300 lbs (ish) Cargo Weight = 500 lbs (ish) G
  5. Dang! It's always great to have second opinions of your experience. According to this mileage rate, in addition to my hotel stays the total cost of the trip was $580. This is not even taking consideration of the value of one vacation day. I'll definitely be in touch with Ford on this one.
  6. Thanks for this suggestion yall. I may look into this, especially since I have this pretty well documented already. It wouldn't take much more work.
  7. I totally agree. I didn't see this as a "bad" dealer per se, but poorly documented details on Ford's part.
  8. Well I have some bad news Long story short I was incorrectly told by the dealer multiple times that the truck I purchased could tow 10,500 lbs. The afternoon after my purchase, I read the manual as it is something I like to do. I found a foot note that said that if the 3.5L V6 does not have the "Heavy Duty Towing Package" ("Trailer Tow Package" on the sticker sheet) then it is limited to 7,000 lbs. This means that it was a fruitless purchase for me as my Tacoma can Tow 6,700 lbs. The dealer was adamant that they were correct until after hours of research, and organizing my doc
  9. So glad I posted this topic! So much great advice and help here 🙌 I wanted you all to know I was able to get a REALLY good deal on a NEW 2020 F150 3.5L V6 Ecoboost. Up to 10,500 towing on this one. It was very hard to find as most of the F150s in my price range would always end up being either the 2.7 or the 3.3 V6 once I clicked through to get more info. I knew that I was going to have to settle on a "lower end" model compared to the Tacoma I got, but what I ended up getting is basically the same tier! I am not having to spend too much after my trade in as well because this dea
  10. Well dang. What should I be looking into then? I know the F150 3.5L V6 can tow 11,000 I believe. What towing max wouldn't struggle going up a mountain?
  11. Looking into a 2019 5L V8 Ford F-150. Has a max tow weight of 9,100Lbs. Would y’all be comfortable towing the elite II at that max? Seems to be within the “tow only 80% of max” rule here.
  12. Thanks for sharing. My wife and I are getting an Elite II in march 2021. We need to turn in our options by Christmas of this year and this is great to see. We use our phones often as hotspots and I am hesitant to drop a lot of money on a wifi / cell booster. These counters dont look bad either! What was the total price for this trailer?
  13. So today I called my Dad and asked his advice. (He refrained from telling me “told you so” about the Tacoma as when I purchased it he recommended the Nissan Titan.) He told me his 2013 Titan has a towing capacity of 9,400lbs and he would be willing to let me borrow it for any trips not on flat land where we would need more power. My only fee... cleaning the vehicle.
  14. 🤝 Apologies accepted lol! I do appreciate the advice though. If the responses were 50/50 I may have gone a different route. But the consensus from you guys seems to be over and above to NOT pull an Elite II with a Tacoma. At least not where we want to go. The story of how I got my Tacoma is a little interesting, it was also when my wife and I KNEW we wanted a travel trailer, but didnt know which one. We were thinking RPODs, TAGS, etc at the time. Now that I know we are going to getting the Elite II, this definitely threw a wrench in the gears. Fortunately, my 2020 Tacoma has only 550
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