Towing Capacity, 1996 F150
I have a 1996 F150, short bed, regular cab, 4x4, with a 302, E40D Auto tranny and 3.55 gears with 31" tires.
The owners manual says with the above combo (sans the 31's), that this truck can tow 7100 lbs... I'm calling bulls*&t, since the truck probably barely weighs 4,000 lbs to my knowledge.
We are looking at buying a new boat in the spring and will be looking to tow about 4500 lbs. The trailer will be a tandem and have surge brakes.
Does anyone have any towing experience with the above set up or any insight on the realistic capacity?
I will only be doing local towing (less than 50 miles one way).