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Old 01-23-2008, 08:40 PM
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What is the maximum tongue/trailer weight that can safely be handled? I am looking at buying a Bayliner 305 boat with a dry weight of 11,857 lbs . Trailer would probably be another 2000 lbs. Any mods that can be made to safely tow this?

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Old 01-23-2008, 08:41 PM
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Fill out your signature about your truck so we can help you further.... But with any superduty diesel will handle this no problem....
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:49 PM
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I haven't purchased the truck yet either. Stuck between a 05 Excursion 6.0 or a 06 F350 King Ranch. Would rather have the Excursion but just wanted to be sure of the towing capacity. Didn't know if any modifications would have to be made to the Excursion for the extra weight.

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Either of those 6.slow Litres are going to be getting horrible fuel mileage under that kind of weight, but they'll easily tow it. A 99-03' year model with the 7.3L would be a better choice for regualr heavy towing in my book. Also, I would personally take the F350 over the Excursion for towing and overall praticality.

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Hey don't be picking on Excursions:-) I have one and nobody asks me to help move like they did when I had a PU
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That is a very good point. But how do you move yourself when the time comes??? I just like pickups better for overall ease of use. I've had plenty of SUV's and P/U's, so I can judge both.
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so you're looking at 14K#'s hitched to the X?...i wouldn't tow that much myself..i know an X could do it..my T/H is 11K#'s+ and it pulls it fine..the GCVWR on the 6.0 X's is 20K#'s, max trailer weight is 11K#'s(2wd)..

if you were to go with the X, you'd have to have bags in the back and a gear swap to improve performance..3.73's are all the PSD X's ever came with..then there's the tounge weight issue..the hitch on the X's is a class V..not a class 5..you have a W/D max of 1250 lbs...i know i'm over that soemetimes with my T/H..i've only heard of 1 place(in CA) that will make a custom hitch for these trucks..the issue there is the "blocker beam", and the liability when removing it..

i'd go with the P/U to tow that heavy..
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Hey don't be picking on Excursions:-) I have one and nobody asks me to help move like they did when I had a PU
I moved with my Excursion, and I put 2500# of books inside, and an 18' lowboy trailer, and it hauled EVERYTHING out of a 2 br apt that a friend was living ... 1 trip ...
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What is the maximum tongue/trailer weight that can safely be handled? I am looking at buying a Bayliner 305 boat with a dry weight of 11,857 lbs . Trailer would probably be another 2000 lbs. Any mods that can be made to safely tow this?

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The towing capacity will be the same, but you lose the ability to carry more with a 5th wheel hitch. That is where the truck will shine. I disagree that the 6.FAAAAAAST gets poor mileage while towing. Mine gets 22+ highway, and I got 19.5 with 3000# in the bed of the truck, and 19 towing a 24' boat.

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19 mpg while towing..... please tell me your joking if your complaining!
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