Tow capacity of a 2020

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If it helps anyone to see a real-world example of how a Raptor loads up fast when towing, here’s my little worksheet as I learn the new-to-me truck.


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If it helps anyone to see a real-world example of how a Raptor loads up fast when towing, here’s my little worksheet as I learn the new-to-me truck.


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More weight on the front than I expected. I'm guessing you weighed yours? How much do you weigh? SCREW? Moonroof? I have a no moonroof SCREW and sticker payload is 1205. Great info. Thanks.
 

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More weight on the front than I expected. I'm guessing you weighed yours? How much do you weigh? SCREW? Moonroof? I have a no moonroof SCREW and sticker payload is 1205. Great info. Thanks.
Hahahahahahaa.... I weigh 194. Fuel... in the summer... might weigh ~6lb/gal.

CAT Scale today (first full day with the 2020 SCREW Raptor - gotta get shish figured out.).

Actual Sticker Payload... if only. hahahahaaa. Moonroof means future repairs & no ice cream for me.
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FYI: The 8lbs of payload overhead in that example was pulled from a 1/2 empty tank (1,038lbs payload).
 

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Hey all I just wanted to say thanks for all the insight. I think what I'll probably end up doing is getting a 6300lb trailer and putting some deavers and a nice WDH. Pull it from KC to Omaha (no real mountains) for a test. If that goes well then into WY via I80 for the second test. Then if it passes both of them go into Salt Lake, there is a pretty tough pass and downgrade there. If that comes out OK, then I think I'll be good. If not I'll either be dead or I'll have to add on some more additions.
 

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Not sure if its on your list or not, but get a 170 (or 180) Thermostat to help with the Temps when towing. Fans will come on a lot sooner.

If you really want to go all out then get an intercooler as well and get a Stage 2 Goosetune + Tow Tune.
 

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It'll work out just fine, until it doesn't. Could be the first trip or 1000 later. Not saying the Raptor can't tow something like that, but you don't use a finishing hammer for framing.
 
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Well, then I was planning to go into northern Nevada (Elko). I figure each stage of the trip gets harder and utilizes different aspects of the tow. You got the flat country, small uphill grades, a big downhill grade, and then climbing up higher into the Rockies.

@Nex, true but honestly anything can go wrong to anything at anytime and usually goes wrong at the worst time.
 
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