what is towing capacity of 2013 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 5.0L V8

Asked by Feb 04, 2017 at 10:31 PM

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I have 1995 Ford F-150 4x4 with 350 V8.   Over past 3 years it has begun to struggle towing my 7500lb Terry Travel Trailer over the coastal mountain range (Pass is about 1700 ft).  I am considering purchasing 2013 Ford F150 4x4 XLT with 5.0L V8.   I am wondering if someone can give me a clue as to if I'm improving my towing capacity with the newer vehicle - I am thinking it's actually a smaller engine.

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Google says: Model: 2013 Ford F-150 MPG: 14 city / 19 highway Horsepower: 360 hp @ 5,500 rpm Towing capacity: 6,100 lbs Engine: 5.0 L V8 Curb weight: 5,333 lbs Wheel size: 17″ diameter, 7.5″ width Gross vehicle weight rating: 6,900 lbs

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The 1995 must be a 302 V8 5.0L or the 351 5.8L.

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Make sure it has the towing package, Bigger upgraded radiator with the extra auxilary trans cooler. 7500 pounds is over the 6100 pounds it says it pulls. The 5.8l 1995 ford pulled 6250 when new. I would look for the next option up say the 460 v8 or the diesel.


May just need to step it up and buy the f250.


I know someone that buys the f250 for a service truck and gets a new one every 2-3 years and just went to a f150 this year and says he still has to use the f250 to pull his big trailer that his f150 will do it but stains too much and he decided to just use the 150 when pulling the smaller trailers and then later just use it for driving around with the small trailer (3000lbs) and next time get the f250 again since gas/diesel fuel cost has gone down.


A 2013 F150 can tow up to 8,100 pounds depending on how it is equipped. A 2017 F150 can tow up to 12,000 pounds. You may want to go ahead and get a F250 if you tow a lot.


It could pull it sure but he would be in the same boat as he is now with a truck that is at its limits all the time and pulling up hills like he is talking about becomes a danger for him and all on the road with him. Sure put lower gears in it to pull up those hills at 40 miles an hour on the interstate because the engine is still too weak to pull it at 70mph. The 6100lbs is real life tested and not the brochure bragging rights. Try going to a u-haul dealer to rent a f150 to pull your 7500lbs trailer and telling them upfront you need it to haul that 7500 pounds with it and where to and they will tell you that you need to rent a bigger truck.


I have a 2013 Ford F-150 5.0l fx4 crewcab with a 6 and a half box with 3.73 gears good for 9200lbs towing straight from ford, if you find a truck phone ford and give them the last 8 digits of the vin and they can tell you every thing on that truck

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