2.7 with Tow Technology Package

TheRealSOB

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Hi everyone. First timer here.

Last week I picked up a 2.7 Super Crew in Space White which was on the lot at a local dealer. Absolutely love the truck and I'm super excited.

I'm looking for a straightforward answer on a couple things.

1. What are the actual physical differences between the tow technology package (Class 4 hitch, basically) and the Tow Package?

2. What is the tow capacity of my truck? All the info I've read is super convoluted. Even the post on here about tow capacity is confusing to me. As far as I can tell based on the info in the tow capacity post on this forum, my tow capacity is 6,000 lbs. If someone could please help me answer this question definitively I would greatly appreciate it.

I just want to know. I plan on buying a fishing boat in the future which the truck should easily handle regardless of the answer I receive, but to satisfy my curiosity and ensure I'm being safe I would really like to know what the capactity is.

Thanks in advance. I've enjoyed lurking on the forum to this point and I plan on contributing more now that I actually have the truck in possession.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

For #2, I find this is the most straight-forward way to find out. It's a Ford document, and you just look at the table and find the cell that matches your vehicle. You said you're in a 2.7L SuperCrew, so you'll be in the last column in the Conventional Towing section of that document. Then, you just need to look at your window sticker and see what your axle ratio is. From there, you should be able to line up the cell that matches your configuration.

Remember, this is the towing capacity part of the equation - the max you can pull. But, there is the payload component that figures in as well. It is somewhat common to exhaust your payload capacity before your towing capacity. If you have 5 full grown adults in your truck, and 800lbs of gear in the bed, you probably won't have any payload capacity left to carry the weight of the trailer tongue. This is obviously just a hypothetical, but meant to illustrate that there are two components in the equation.

For rough calculations, when looking at a fishing boat and trailer, find out what the boat on the trailer weighs. Most boat documentation will have this information easily accessible - I know it was that way for my Lund. From there, typically, you will have a tongue weight of 10-15% of that boat, motor and trailer weight value. Take that 10-15% number and use it when calculating your payload figures. Oh, and to find your payload capacity, go out to your truck, open your driver door, look on the inside of the door frame, and you'll see two stickers. The yellow and white one with the tire information will have a sentence there about one-third the way down that tells you what your payload capacity is for your vehicle. Cab occupants weight plus bed weight plus any trailer tongue weight added together can't exceed that value per official guidelines.
 

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