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  1. 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 = 1693lbs It seems that most people's Oliver Elite IIs come in around 7,000lbs, but what about your cargo?
  2. 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) Generator Weight = 150 lbs (ish) ------------------------------------------ Weight Left over = 249 lbs 80% of (9,800) Max Tow Weight = 7840 lbs So it seems as long as we keep under the payload, and keep our trailer under 7840 lbs, this would give us a good + safe wiggle room to tow an Elite II with this Chevy.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I totally agree. I didn't see this as a "bad" dealer per se, but poorly documented details on Ford's part.
  6. 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 documentation, I was able to show them they were wrong. One of the managers went so far as to tell me that "That line is only in the manual for safety purposes, I know people who tow without that package and its fine". I also mentioned I could be sued if I were to get into an accident pulling a weight the manual states clearly I should not be pulling. His response: "How would a lawyer prove that?" They did not offer to install the package or reimburse my travel expenses. They did agree to give my Tacoma and money back however. If you are interested in the details, I am going to make this document available for others who may experience the same issue. (It has happened to others according to many F150 forum posts.) https://www.notion.so/F150-3-5L-V6-Towing-Complications-0227c06eeb314f7cba83e05e85840f45
  7. 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 dealership is offering some pretty great incentives 😃 Heading out to the Dallas area this weekend to trade the Tacoma in and pick up the Ford. Looking forward to it! This is hilarious because my wife has always wanted a Land Cruiser! One day!
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 🤝 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 5500 miles on it and is in perfect condition. For an F150 that can tow up to 10,000 I may have to spend a little more than my trade in value, but I am going to start actively looking, and no longer putting miles into the Taco.
  13. I live in Louisiana so I see us using the mostly in the southeast, eastern USA. We do have plans to visit the north west however but I’m thinking we’ll take it as it comes.
  14. Hey there! Im new to the forum and purchased a 2020 Tacoma 3.5L V6 earlier in the year in anticipation of purchasing a light camping trailer. My wife and I decided on the Elite II and although the weight is under the Tacoma’s Max (6,700lb) I believe, I was a bit nervous. My max vehicle load is 1,200lbs. I think we will be fine, I was just wanting to connect with other TACO owners who also tow an Elite II here to get advice and things you have encountered. EDIT: I’m now open to suggestions if this is or isn’t a good idea. My trade in value could possibly get me something like an F150 (which can be configured to have a tow weight upwards of 10,000) with little to no extra cash having to be spent on my end.
  15. Hey there 👋 I am Jordan Vidrine, from Cajun Country in Louisiana. (South Central area) My wife and I are looking into purchasing an Oliver Trailer (used or new) and I am joining this forum just to get acquainted with the user's and get more info about them. We have been searching for a trailer to take out for multple weeks/months at a time and work remotely in (we both have remote jobs, she is an illustrator and I am a web designer/developer). We decided on the Oliver after a year or so of searching for small but well designed trailers. They are the best we have seen by far in our search. Anyway, just wanted to say hi!
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