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Woodcutter

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2007 Ford F-150 with 5.4 Triton for towing
« on: July 27, 2017, 09:07:19 PM »
Hello everyone.  A newbie here, first time on the forum.  We are thinking of getting into RVing.  We are considering a 25' travel trailer,  total dry weight 3,600 lbs.  I have a 2007 Ford F-150 XLT with 5.4 Triton engine and towing package.  It has 80,000 miles on it.  I bought it used 4 years ago and do not know it's history before I bought it but I have not had any problems with it, though I have only put about 6,000 miles on it in the 4 years I have had it.  I know that this enough truck to do the job but I am wondering if any of you have used this truck for towing and what your experience is with it.  Is it a dependable truck?  Any and all comments appreciated.  Thanks!

john owens

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Re: 2007 Ford F-150 with 5.4 Triton for towing
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 11:10:00 PM »
Built Ford Tough!! My f150 is a 2006. Super cab model with 5.4 triton. I use this topull my boat which is probably 5k with trailer..maybe a bit more. No problems towing to Lake Mohave every June when its 115 degrees outside. I recommend having your tranny fluid drained out completely..which means torque converter!!! Jiffy lube can doit but its not cheap. Around 150.00 or so but well worth it. Truck shifts great. Also leave your spark plugs alone they are good for 100K at least. Have fun!!
2011 Winnebago 37F Class A  2012 Unlimited JK 2001 HD roadking  1964 Manx 1641cc buggy 1985 22'Lazy Daze Class C 2007 Chaparrel 26' deck boat..Thats all folks!!

martin2340

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Re: 2007 Ford F-150 with 5.4 Triton for towing
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 09:19:47 AM »
You will be fine with the F-150. I towed 9700lb with my 2010 5.4L 3.93 rear with no problems.
As what John said plugs at 100,000 miles but don't be surprised how much they want to change them out. They had a bad design on the plugs which they changed in the 09' and 10' models. The plug will break off in the cylinder  and an extraction tool needs to be used if it happens. I was lucky as they quoted $600.00 plus $50.00 for each additional plug that broke when they thought they could get away with it I guess. I have the newer style that does not break. The internet is a wonderful tool.
Joe & Mari from Sanatoga PA
2010 F-150 Lariat 4X4 Heavy Duty Tow package(gone 7-17)
2017 F-250 Lariat 4X4 6.7 turbo diesel
2014 Sunset Trail 32rl
2002 Pearl White Road King Classic
Homebase: SE PA Sanatoga I can see the Limerick Power Plant from here

 

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