Discussion in 'General RVing' started by uwantmore, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. uwantmore

    uwantmore New Member

    I'm new to the camping world,Im gone to order a 2011 Forest River Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604 SS Saturday at 10am.No turning back after I order it.My Truck is a 2004 Ford F150 XLT SuperCab 4x4 4.6-liter V8 automatic 355 Gear Ratio 5'.5" Bed Wheelbase 132.5 "(New Body Style)The truck has a built in Trans co0ler (Factory).The trailer says its 1/2 Ton Towable Dry Weight is 5,280 And GVW is 6,480 .The Ford Dealer said my truck could pull 6900 Lbs but thats a conservative number.Do you think this is to much trailer for my truck?The Ford Dealer Said I could pull it withease and the Rv Dealer also said I could pull it,but the RV dealer is trying to sell me a trailer and the Ford dealer isnt buying a trailer.So Your opinion is needed.

    Water Capacity - Black:28Water Capacity - Fresh:35Water Capacity - Grey:30# Air Conditioners:1GVW:6,480Dry Weight:5,280Payload Capacity:1,200Hitch Weight:780
  2. try2findus

    try2findus Senior Member

    Re: HELP!

    I haven't a clue about all this technical stuff but I hope you enjoy your new Forest River! :)
  3. vanole

    vanole Senior Member

  4. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    RE: HELP!

    Not only no but heck no. I have the long box with a 5.4 liter, 150 Ford. Sure you can pull 6900 lbs but the truck willwear outin no time. I tow 5,000 lb car hauler with electric brakes. My trailer pushes, pulls and luges the motor.I do not care what the sale's men tell you, the 4.6 is not a hauling motor. I have friends that traded off the 4.6 because they did not like the way it handle snowmobile trailer's. Also while pulling their trailer the gas mileage drop like a rock.

    It is you pocket book do what you want. I will promise you that you will not be a happy camper. Do not let the excitement of a new trailer ruin your fun or worse by putting your family and others inharms way. Don't go smaller than a F-250. JMHO
  5. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: HELP!

    I agree with Triple E, that is to small of a truck for what you are asking it to do.

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