Do you have a Ford F-150 parked in your driveway or garage? If so, you already know how powerful a truck it is. But, do you know how much it can tow? Towing is not needed often, but when it is, you want to make sure that your vehicle has the capability to tow the item you want to transport. Let’s take a look at some smart towing tips for your Ford F-150 in today’s post.
Ford F-150 Towing Capacity
Depending on the trim level you have of the Ford F-150 your truck could have the ability to tow between 5,000 and 13,200 pounds. This is perfect for towing a boat, a camper, a trailer loaded with items, a flatbed with machinery and other personal watercraft.
Safely Loading a Trailer
Are you planning to tow a flatbed trailer with your belongings packed on it? If so, you need to know how to safely load this trailer. First, you need to find out the capacity of the trailer so you don’t overload it. Overloading the trailer with weight can cause the tires to pop under the pressure. Make sure that 60 percent of the load is placed on the front half of the trailer. Also make sure that items are not hanging off the sides of the trailer.
Securing What You’re Towing
Securing whatever it is you are towing is very important. You will want to double and triple check the boat, the camper, the ATV or any other item you are towing before heading out on your trip throughout San Diego, CA. Make sure the chains are secure between your hitch and the trailer and that the wires are plugged in and the trailer lights work.
Do you have questions about the towing capacity of the Ford F-150? Contact the sales team at Kearny Pearson Ford at 888-898-0389 to speak with an experienced member of our team.