For people who are looking to invest in a great Ford truck for towing capacity, there several additional considerations that should be considered. Trucks are most often rated based on durability, capability, longevity, safety, power, and towing capacity. The Ford-F-150 is well known as one of America's best pick up trucks for all of these categories and feature a five-star rating for overall safety. At Fairway Ford, we are a proud dealership of one of America's most loved trucks for over 70 years.

What Can an F-150 Tow?

Depending on the engine and horsepower chosen, the new 2020 Ford F-150 trucks have a towing capacity of between 5,000 and 8,000 pounds. But that includes any payload usage. This allows buyers good options for towing recreational vehicles as well as use for work towing needs around Salem and New Castle. The payload choices the F-150 series offer is between a 1,142 to 2,309-pound capacity. The towing and payload capacity varies depending on the truck buyer's engine and model choices.

Can an F-150 Tow a Trailer or Camper?

Yes, the F-150 can tow a mid-size travel trailer or large pop-up trailer as long as the weight range of the trailer or camper is in line with its capacity. When it comes to towing, a pick-up should never tow a travel trailer that weighs more than the truck. This can lead to dangerous swaying and improper handling conditions around Canfield.

Can an F-150 Tow a Boat?

The F-150 can easily tow a small, mid-size boat around Youngstown. However, boat towing weight should not exceed guidelines and should not have a greater length than the truck.

Can an F-150 Tow a Fifth Wheel?

Yes, the F-150 can tow a smaller fifth wheel. However, Ford recommends that a more massive truck like the F-250 and F-350 should be used for towing larger fifth wheels in the Warren area.

Power, Engine Size and Towing

Truck buyers can choose between a variety of engine sizes starting at the smaller V-6 engine up to the full capacity V-8. Engine size options include the 2.7 L V6 engine, the 3.0 L V6 diesel engine, the 3.3 L V6 engine, the 3.5 L V6 engine, and Ford's largest capacity truck engine the 5.0 L V8, which provides the highest towing and payload capability. When it comes to horsepower, the F-150 pick-up offers a 250 horsepower engine or a full capacity 450 horsepower engine.

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