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Old 07-18-2014, 12:10 AM
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I'm out in Valley City but the boat is down by Fergus. County called for a county wide no wake zone within 300 ft of shore. Water on our lake is no higher than the previous 5. Ugh....
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:55 PM
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Finally used the burb to tow the star today. Around 110 miles total towing. Towed better than expected! Not sure on fuel economy (I don't care anyway just curious)

Had a guy at the boat ramp beg me to prove the burb to him.. I was afraid he would pay me on the spot and I would have to walk home!

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Boat and angle make the Raptor look tiny...Attachment 114665
Raptors make awesome tow vehicles for sure. Nice rig you got there. See you on the Ford Raptor Forum...my UID is same as here.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:52 AM
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Raptors make awesome tow vehicles for sure. Nice rig you got there. See you on the Ford Raptor Forum...my UID is same as here.
I thought the Raptors soft rear suspension made it a less than optimal tow vehicle?
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I thought the Raptors soft rear suspension made it a less than optimal tow vehicle?
On the contrary....as you can see from the pic, I have little or no rump sag, and the ride underway is better than any other tow vehicle I've owned (i.e. GMC Denali, Lexus LX470, etc.). In addition, the additional track width and sway control of the Raptor makes it more stable and surefooted than any of my other tow vehicles as well. BTW, I have almost 500lbs of tongue weght and total trailer weight above 5500lbs and no helper springs or bags. Stock setup.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:07 PM
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On the contrary....as you can see from the pic, I have little or no rump sag, and the ride underway is better than any other tow vehicle I've owned (i.e. GMC Denali, Lexus LX470, etc.). In addition, the additional track width and sway control of the Raptor makes it more stable and surefooted than any of my other tow vehicles as well. BTW, I have almost 500lbs of tongue weght and total trailer weight above 5500lbs and no helper springs or bags. Stock setup.
Ford change something in the rear ends? That wasn't the case the first couple years of production.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:28 PM
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Ford change something in the rear ends? That wasn't the case the first couple years of production.
Mine is a 2011 and I don't think anything was changed from the 10 to the 11 model years. Mine (and all of em) also has the E-locker...which is also a great addition on a slick ramp. Later years have a Torsen up front which helps in some off-road conditions. The ratio is 4.10 so it has some ballz out of the hole.

As far as the width, the Raptor is 7" wider than the other F150's. Simply put, I am not sure why others have reported any issue with towing with a Raptor, I've had a loaded 8000+ lb box trailer with an equalizer hitch on mine and had no issues at all. I've probably put 5000 miles on mine with the boat in tow and it is a pleasure to tow on every level.
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Mine is a 2011 and I don't think anything was changed from the 10 to the 11 model years. Mine (and all of em) also has the E-locker...which is also a great addition on a slick ramp. Later years have a Torsen up front which helps in some off-road conditions. The ratio is 4.10 so it has some ballz out of the hole.

As far as the width, the Raptor is 7" wider than the other F150's. Simply put, I am not sure why others have reported any issue with towing with a Raptor, I've had a loaded 8000+ lb box trailer with an equalizer hitch on mine and had no issues at all. I've probably put 5000 miles on mine with the boat in tow and it is a pleasure to tow on every level.
Good to know. I was under the impression that the rear suspension was pretty soft. I've seen a lot of them with the tongue down low, and heard that mileage wasn't so good when towing. Thanks for the info.
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