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If I'm not mistaken, the PB 4x4, with the 6.5' bed (157" WB) comes with 275/65R18 tires, which are P tires and not LT tires. I'm concerned about how well this truck, with AT P rated tired, will tow my 24.5' 6,000# GVWR travel trailer.

My current set up, a 163" WB, 4x4 2014 XLT w/ Max Tow and HDPP and 17" LT245/75R17 LRE tires, pulls that trailer like a dream. No sway what so ever.

Will the softer side walls of the 275/65R18 tires introduce some sway when towing?
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I didn't want to risk the P rated tires in my PB MT 4x4 157wb towing our 6k lb 27' TT, so I upgraded yesterday with just 1,300 miles on it to Geolandar LT tires. These are very similar to the stock Hankooks, but slightly more aggressive. I didn't want to risk it with the Hankooks. Now I have the 20s where you have the 18s, but I would have still upgraded to LT tires if I had 18s. See details:

https://www.f150gen14.com/forum/threads/yokohama-geolandar-g015-lt285-60r20.7572/
 
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I didn't want to risk the P rated tires in my PB MT 4x4 157wb towing our 6k lb 27' TT, so I upgraded yesterday with just 1,300 miles on it to Geolander LT tires. These are very similar to the stock Hankooks, but slightly more aggressive. I didn't want to risk it with the Hankooks. Now I have the 20s where you have the 18s, but I would have still upgraded to LT tires if I had 18s. See details:

https://www.f150gen14.com/forum/threads/yokohama-geolander-g015-lt285-60r20.7572/
I want firm side walls, yet I do not want to take a huge hit on my fuel mileage. I will take a look at those Geolander LT tires. I'm going to have to go over to Tire Rack and read up on the write ups and test they perform.
 

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If the OP tows infrequently and over shorter distances I don’t see a problem with the p-rated tires. My 2021 with max tow package came with Ps on it. I tow a 4500 lb trailer, so not as heavy. What is the load rating for the tires? My wrangler territory ATs are 116.
 

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My 2022 Max Tow with 4WD and the "off-road" package came with Hankook DynaPro AT2 tires rated at 2679@35 PSI. My truck has a Ford tow capacity of 14,000 lbs with its 3.5L engine and 3.55 gears.

Doing some simple math the rear tires will support a gross weight of 5,358 lbs in total and the truck at the rear weighs somewhere around 3000 lbs leaving a load capacity for the payload of 2,300 lbs at the rear.

If the trailer tongue weight is 500 lbs that still leaves 1800 lbs for whatever you want to put in the bed or the passenger load in the cab. I would have no concerns with a fully boxed frame equipped truck handling 14,000 lbs with the existing tires.

Going to load range D tires is only going to result in a harsher ride and no gain in safety or performance unless you go with a 5th wheel trailer (at which point a F-350 or a F-450 would be a better choice).
 

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@Atlee, what tires did you end up going with?

I've towed our 25' 5k lb dry weight travel trailer on several trips this summer with the stock 275/65/R18 Wranglers but bumped them up to 42psi, and the sway has been very minimal. In fact, it tows much nicer than my 2015 EB F150 even with the reduced payload and the same WD hitch, same trailer.
 
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@Atlee, what tires did you end up going with?

I've towed our 25' 5k lb dry weight travel trailer on several trips this summer with the stock 275/65/R18 Wranglers but bumped them up to 42psi, and the sway has been very minimal. In fact, it tows much nicer than my 2015 EB F150 even with the reduced payload and the same WD hitch, same trailer.
At this point, I haven't changed. I'm still using the OEM Michelin Primacy XC. I don't like them but I am not ready to spend the money for new ones. I run about 42 in my tires.

The next expense will be new shocks. Plus next spring I plan to put new tires on the trailer.
 
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So I actually LOVED towing with my rig... Pulling nearly 10k lbs it worked out flawlessly. Obviously using a WD hitch and proper loading and towing experience but this truck did phenomenal. In DC during heavy traffic I often got up to about 15mph from a stop using electric motor only, I was rather impressed. Fuel economy goes down dramatically as with anything other than big diesel trucks (which start with poor economy and dont change much). My range went from around 700 miles to around 300 miles to a tank.

This is on 275/65R20s wrapped in SL nittos (2756lb per tire rating) I weighed in at 16300lbs total with 4380lbs on the rear axle so I had plenty of room to go along with WD adjustments that could have been made. (Truck/Trailer Empty was 9000lbs with 2960lbs on the rear axle). Hope this helps anyone... picture for recognition (in a gas station obviously) lol

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My 2022 Max Tow with 4WD and the "off-road" package came with Hankook DynaPro AT2 tires rated at 2679@35 PSI. My truck has a Ford tow capacity of 14,000 lbs with its 3.5L engine and 3.55 gears.

Doing some simple math the rear tires will support a gross weight of 5,358 lbs in total and the truck at the rear weighs somewhere around 3000 lbs leaving a load capacity for the payload of 2,300 lbs at the rear.

If the trailer tongue weight is 500 lbs that still leaves 1800 lbs for whatever you want to put in the bed or the passenger load in the cab. I would have no concerns with a fully boxed frame equipped truck handling 14,000 lbs with the existing tires.

Going to load range D tires is only going to result in a harsher ride and no gain in safety or performance unless you go with a 5th wheel trailer (at which point a F-350 or a F-450 would be a better choice).
100%. You will max out your payload before the load rating of most tires even P rated tires. Unless you are towing very often then it isn’t necessary to upgrade.
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