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not to mention potential invalidation of insurance if they find out you were towing over capacity...
Not a factor. I called mine.
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Not a factor. I called mine.
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My mileage did vary, I also spoke to mine and it absolutely is a factor, but people can do as they please and take the risks as they see fit
 

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Might consider changing the trans fluid after that tow. Just changed mine at 32K (fx4 & 4k) having never towed, or hauled anything heavy, and it was pretty nasty. Going 20k max between changes from now on.
 
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Nice - Big trailer. Have u hit the scales to verify trailer weight ?
I had to do that about 35 years ago. Back then we had to have vehicles and trailers checked and certified every couple of years. I pulled up with my tent trailer behind my Datsun and the dude told me I can’t pull that trailer with my car. I got out of my car and picked the back of the trailer up off the wheels pivoting it off of the hitch. He gave me a document and had me load my camping gear and have it weighed. We gave it a few extra hundred pounds and had the gross weight changed to just under what my car was allowed to pull. Now days they could care less if the bearings are worn out or if the headlights are aimed right into the eyes of on coming traffic!
 
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or get a truck thats not at or over max capacity. or a smaller camper. just cuz you can, doesnt mean you should. yeah yeah blah blah it felt safe. if you are in an accident while being over weight, no matter who was at fault you will get fined heavily.
Go put a helmet and knee pads on and leave us men alone LOL
 

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Might consider changing the trans fluid after that tow. Just changed mine at 32K (fx4 & 4k) having never towed, or hauled anything heavy, and it was pretty nasty. Going 20k max between changes from now on.
Yep about to change oil and trans fluid.
 

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Go put a helmet and knee pads on and leave us men alone LOL
yeah cuz a little 4 cylinder car will consistently pull 4k plus without issues.........
 

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or get a truck thats not at or over max capacity. or a smaller camper. just cuz you can, doesnt mean you should. yeah yeah blah blah it felt safe. if you are in an accident while being over weight, no matter who was at fault you will get fined heavily.
Towing over capacity is a big risk no matter how comfortable the ride felt. You hit an unexpected road hazard or need to make an urgent maneuver and your Maverick will lose control of your whole rig. Just too dangerous.
 
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not to mention potential invalidation of insurance if they find out you were towing over capacity...
My insurance covers the truck and trailer. Agent has no problem with it. I had truck and trailer safety checked before the trip. I have been driving trucks and towing trailers while some of you were still in diapers. You drive your truck...and I will drive mine!
 
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yeah cuz a little 4 cylinder car will consistently pull 4k plus without issues.........
Like Mr. Owl said "The world may never know"!
 

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Moved from northern Michigan to upstate South Carolina in June 2021. Rented a U-Haul transport trailer to load my wife's 2013 Buick Encore and tow it behind my 2018 Ford F-150 with the 2.7 EcoBoost engine. Buick's dry weight is 3190 lbs, which we had loaded with 'stuff' for the move, truck was loaded down too. The trailer weight was 2200 lbs, so a total of 5390 lbs. It was about 1000 miles and my F150 (which I traded in on my hybrid Maverick) got 14.6 mpg for the trip, included driving through the mountains from Lexington, KY, to Asheville, NC down to Greenville, SC. So, are the mpg's you got with the Maverick really that good? But your Ecoboost can still pull much more than my hybrid :)
 

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My insurance covers the truck and trailer. Agent has no problem with it. I had truck and trailer safety checked before the trip. I have been driving trucks and towing trailers while some of you were still in diapers. You drive your truck...and I will drive mine!
just because you've been doing something for a long time doesn't mean you've been doing it safely or correctly.... but yeah, you do you!
 

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Towing over capacity is a big risk no matter how comfortable the ride felt. You hit an unexpected road hazard or need to make an urgent maneuver and your Maverick will lose control of your whole rig. Just too dangerous.
Please explain, with as much detail as possible, what makes the 4k towing Maverick a 4k and what makes the 2k towing Maverick a 2k.

We're all ears. 👂
 

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No not in reality.
3200#
9 feet tall
18 MPG at 60 MPH with 87 Octane
11% max grade pulled uphill.
(Some aftermarket equipment)

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Hmm you might need a new calculator. Either way you should definitely go rent that trailer and try taking it up that mountain behind ya in a hybrid.

Of course I'm posting for a laugh. But I have personally towed lots of foolish things over the years often doubling tow capacity. Or load capacity grossly exceeded. I've towed or hauled all kinds of junk. As long as you don't care about making your own repairs or resale values, and go at reasonable speeds, just run like people do in most countries. Try it until it doesn't work.

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