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More power for towing suggestions?
At I found model year 2000 E150 Van Tow Ratings, and they each require trailer tow package... 4.2 V6 5100 pounds, 4.6 V8 6600 pounds, 5.4 V8 6900 pounds. Also found model year 2000 E150 Wagon Tow Ratings... 4.2 V6 4700 pounds, 4.6 V8 6100 pounds, 5.4 V8 6500 pounds. Each of these ratings are using the 3.55 rear end. Your projected trailer weight (get it weighed when loaded for travel) is under the least of these ratings, but also consider your vehicle's GVWR as you'll be carrying cargo in the van as well.
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(11-10-2017, 04:02 PM)WanderLoveJosh Wrote: L

Sorry, didn't see this earlier. "L" is a 5.4 but I guess you know that by now.
1993 Ford E150 conversion

7x12 cargo conversion in the works
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Another item involved in tow ratings is the hitch type.
My 99 Ford E250 with 5.4 motor and 3.73 rear is rated at 7500 pounds max with 1100 pounds tongue weight max.....however this is with a weight equalizing hitch setup. For a dead weight hitch those limits come down to 5000 max with 500 tongue max.
I was usually towing around 5500 pounds with an equalizing hitch and it was 'just ok' here in the East...wasn't terrible, but not as comfortable as I'd have liked. I would not have tried taking it out West...The Appalachians ain't but pimples compared to the Rockies.
Sold the old trailer...much delayed purchase of new trailer will be all aluminum and my self imposed 'comfort' load will be grossing at 3000 - 3300 pounds.
I'm taking care of my procrastination issues;
Just you wait and see.
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