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    2013RV & TRAILER TOWING GUIDE

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    For every application, rom Cars to Trucks and Chassis,

    theres a solution ready and waiting to meet your needs.

    Exceptional towing capabilities.

    Make no mistake, 2013 Ford Pickups and Chassis Cabs

    are the real leaders. They pull the heaviest trailers in their

    classes. In act, when properly equipped, the Super Duty

    can handle conventional trailers up to 18,500 pounds and

    5th-wheel trailers all the way up to 26,600 pounds.

    Quality and reliability.

    Ford RV and trailer towing products continue to provide

    a winning combination; high-quality, reliability and high-

    perormance.

    Proven experience on the road.

    Ford and Lincoln vehicles are backed by decades o RVand towing experience.

    Ford RV and trailer towing solutions a fit for every need!

    The following vehicles are not recommended for trailer towing: C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi,

    Fiesta, Focus, Mustang GT Premium, Mustang Boss 302, Shelby GT500, Fusion Hybrid,

    Fusion Energi, Taurus SHO, MKZ Hybrid, and Transit Connect.

    Towing Guide Contents

    35 Pickups/Chassis Cabs

    6 Class A Motorhome Chassis

    7 Commercial Stripped Chassis

    8 Class C Motorhome Chassis

    9 Slide-In Campers

    10 Van Conversion/

    Class B Van Campers

    11 Four-Wheel-Down Towing

    12 Maximum Trailer Weights and

    Towing Equipment/Packages

    13 Trailer Towing Equipment and

    Frontal Area Considerations

    14 Trailer Types and Classes

    1521 Trailer Towing Selector

    15 F-150 Pickup

    16 F-250/F-350/F-450

    Super Duty Pickups

    17 F-350/F-450/F-550

    Super Duty Chassis Cabs

    18 F-650/F-750 Super Duty,

    Class A Motorhome Chassis andCommercial Stripped Chassis

    19 E-Series

    20 Expedition, Navigator, Explorer

    and Escape

    21 Crossovers and Cars

    2226 Know Before You Tow

    27 Custom Accessories

    28 Tips on Towing

    2013 RV & TRAILER TOWING GUIDE

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    F-150 is the preferred choice.

    2013 F-150

    Powertrain Lineup extensively tested to meet high

    durability and reliability standards

    3.7L 4V DOHC V6 and Flex Fuel capability delivers

    302 hp and 278 lb.-t. o torque

    5.0L 4V DOHC V8 and Flex Fuel capability delivers360 hp and 380 lb.-t. o torque

    6.2L 2V SOHC V8 delivers 411 hp and 434 lb.-t. o to

    3.5L 4V DOHC V6 EcoBoost delivers 365 hp and

    420 lb.-t. o torque

    Standard 6-speed automatic transmission with

    Tow/Haul Mode

    All engines include AggressiveDeceleration Fuel Shut-off (ADFSO).

    More space, more power, more towing capability and the widest selection o

    models, cabs, box conigurations and equipment, make the 2013 F-150 the

    preerred choice or towing and hauling the heaviest loads. F-150s exciting

    eatures, including available integrated trailer brake controller, trailer towmirrors and rearview camera ensure your truck is a custom it or your speciic

    needs. All 4WD models include neutral tow unctionality and maximum trailer

    tow packages include an upgraded rear bumper and trailer tow mirrors.

    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45.

    F-150Features

    Three cab styles Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew

    Fully boxed ladder-style rame, with hydroormed high-strength steel

    welded through-rail cross members or excellent handling control and

    responsiveness

    Tuned shear-style body mounts help keep road vibration away rom the

    vehicle body or a quiet and comortable ride

    4-wheel vented disc brakes with standard 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System

    (ABS) and electronic brake orce distribution or responsive, conident stops

    and exceptional control under hard braking

    Deep cargo boxes oering largest capacity in their class, plus best-in-class

    pickup box access steps on all three sides(1)

    TOWING CAPABILITY11,300 pounds(2)

    PAYLOAD CAPACITY3,120 pounds(2)

    CARGO BOX VOLUME81.3 cu. ft.

    (1) When properly equipped. Class is full-size pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR non-hybrid vs.

    2012/2013 competitors.

    (2) Best-in-class towing and payload when properly equipped.

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    (1) 6.7L Power StrokeV8 Turbo Diesel.

    (2) Maximum capacity when properly

    equipped. See your Ford dealer for

    specific eq uipment req uirements and

    other limitations.

    (3) F-350 DRW Regular Cab 4x2 with

    6.2L engine.

    (4) Based on Ford drive-cycle tests of

    comparably equipped 2013 Ford and

    2012/2013 competitive mod els. Cla ss is

    full-size pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

    (5) Standard o n F-350 DRW/F-450;

    optional o n F-250/F-350 SRW.

    (6) TBC verified to be compatible with

    electrically actuated drum brakes

    and certain Ele ctric-Over-Hydraulic

    brake systems . See your For d dealer

    for details.

    (7) 6.7L Power StrokeV8 Turbo Diesel.

    (8) Remember that even advanced

    technology cannot overcome the laws

    of physics. Its always possible to lose

    control of a vehicle due to inappropriate

    driver input for the conditions.

    Choose your power gas or turbo diesel.6.2L 2-Valve SOHC V8 385 hp and 405 lb.-ft. of torque (under 10,000-lb. GVWR)

    Delivers best-in-class horsepower and torque (4)

    Large-bore architecture and Flex Fuel capable

    15% more uel eicient when compared to previous generation gas engine

    CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep Package or alternative uel applications (F-250/350 only)

    6.7L Power StrokeV8 Turbo Diesel 400 hp and 800 lb.-ft. of torque

    Delivers best-in-class horsepower and torque (4)

    The cleanest Power Strokediesel engine ever built

    Ford-engineered, Ford-tested and Ford-built

    2013 SUPER DUTY PICKUP

    Super DutyPickups F-250/F-350/F-450 own the work.

    The game changers.HORSEPOWER400 hp @ 2800 rpm (1)

    TORQUE800 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm (1)

    CONVENTIONAL TOWINGup to 18,500 lbs.(2)

    5TH-WHEEL TOWINGup to 24,700 lbs.(2)

    PAYLOADup to 7,260 lbs.(3)

    Americas most capable pickup includes tested-

    tough powertrains. Designed, engineered and

    built Ford tough, they deliver great uel economy

    plus outstanding horsepower and torque. Superb

    towing and payload capacities make Super Duty a

    true game changer.

    Integrated TrailerBrake Controller(5)

    Uses braking input, vehicle speed and ABS

    logic to balance the perormance o the

    truck brakes and electric trailer brakes User-riendly productivity screen in

    instrument cluster message center

    indicates TBC(6)output, gain levels and

    trailer connection status

    Tow/Haul Mode WithIntegrated Exhaust Brake(7) Automatically increases engine exhaust

    back pressure when needed to help

    slow the vehicle and trailer while in

    Tow/Haul Mode

    A single touch o the brake pedal in

    Tow/Haul Mode activates the system toimprove control with less wear and tear

    on the transmission

    Standard Trailer Sway Control

    Single-rear-wheel (SRW) models

    Trailer Sway Control works with

    AdvanceTracwith RSC(Roll Stability

    Control) using a yaw motion sensor

    to monitor the motions o the truck

    to detect trailer sway. When sway is

    detected, the system works to apply

    selected brakes and/or reduce engine

    power to help the driver regain control(8)

    Dual-rear wheel (DRW) models

    are not equipped with AdvanceTrac, but

    operate with a similar yaw motion sensor

    to detect and control trailer sway and

    apply brake pressure selectively to the

    ront brakes or reduce engine power to

    help the driver maintain control

    Standard Hill Start Assist

    Helps prevent rolling back on a grade by

    momentarily maintaining brake pressure

    until the engine delivers enough torque

    to move the truck up the hill Whether heading up an incline in drive or

    in reverse, youre covered

    5th-Wheel/GooseneckPrep Package

    Available on all models

    Provides the necessary under-the-bed

    hardware to allow mounting o a 5th-

    wheel/gooseneck hitch in the pickup bed

    to put more o the trailer weight over the

    tow vehicle

    Tow in the know withFord Technology.

    Live-Drive Power TakeOff (PTO)allows upfitters to provide poweraccessories in mobile or stationary

    vehicle modes (diesel only).

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    Power, quality, reliability and capability.The Super Duty Chassis Cab brings Built Ford Tough attributes and eatures to take on the most hard-line towing jobs and aggressive payloaPurpose-built Ford powertrains help deliver impressive uel economy and torque. With a maximum towing capacity o 26,600 lbs. or 5th-whe

    trailers and 16,000 lbs. or conventional trailers, this rig is qualiied to conquer even the most challenging jobs.

    CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep PackageAvailable for 6.2L Gas Engine on F-350.

    Proven Ford 6.8L 3V SOHC V10.The V10 gas powerplant gets your heavy loads moving with up to

    457 lb.-t. o torque and 362 horsepower on F-450 and F-550

    Its paired with a TorqShit 5-speed automatic transmission

    eaturing a massive torque converter, beey gear sets

    and a selectable Tow/Haul Mode

    The optional CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep Packageincludes hardened valves and valve seats to help

    ready your Super Duty or alternative-uel upits

    2013 SUPER DUTY CHASSIS CAB

    Super DutyChassis Cabs F-350/F-450/F-550.

    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45; to obtain inormationin kilometers, multiply miles by 1.6; to obtain inormation in centimeters, multiply inches by 2.54.

    For more information on any of theseFord trucks, see your Ford dealer or visit www.ford.com.

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    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45; to obtain inormationin centimeters, multiply inches by 2.54; to obtain inormation in liters, multiply gallons by 3.8; to obtaininormation in kilometers, multiply miles by 1.6.

    Ford power and strength.

    Class A Motorhome Chassis Features

    Seven wheelbase choices: 158/178/190/208/228/242/252-inch

    Six Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWRs): 16,000/18,000/

    20,500/22,000/24,000/26,000 lbs.

    Three Gross Combination Weight Ratings (GCWRs):23,000/26,000/30,000 lbs. or excellent towing capabilities

    (7,000 lbs. maximum trailer weight at 16,000-lb. GVWR)

    6.8L 3-valve SOHC V10 gas engine (362 hp/457 lb.-t. o torque)

    TorqShit5-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul Mode

    4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) or

    consistent, responsive braking perormance

    19.5-inch wheels and tires

    22.5-inch aluminum wheels included with

    22,000/24,000/26,000 lbs. GVWR

    Heavy-duty ront track bar enhances ride and

    handling on all models (optional on 16,000-lb. GVWR)

    81-inch ront tread width contributes to handling and lateral stability

    (79-inch on 22,000/24,000/26,000-lb. GVWRs)

    Designed to accommodate wide-body and slide-out type motorhomes

    Additional Features Include

    High-capacity ront axle system

    80-gallon uel tank

    Large-diameter stabilizer bars, ront and rear, orride control

    Custom Bilsteinmonotube gas-pressurized shock

    absorbers, ront and rear, or a smooth, controlled ride

    2013 CLASS A

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    Motorhome Customer Care

    just a phone call away.

    Customer Assistance Center

    This 24-hour, seven-days-a-week hotline was designed to

    serve both motorhome owners and RV dealers. By simply

    calling 1-800-444-3311, the caller has access to: The nearest appropriate service location

    Assistance in scheduling a service appointment

    Service assistance or motorhome customers and RV

    dealers in resolving Ford chassis-related concerns

    In-Dealership Service Support

    Over 1,900 Ford dealerships in the U.S. and Canada

    Certiied service technicians backed by computerized

    diagnostics and national technical hotline support

    Veriication o available owner satisaction and recall

    inormation aecting motorhomes

    (1) Base d on 2011 CYTD motorhome registratio ns. Source: Statistical Surveys, Inc.

    (2) 22,000-lb. GCWR requires electrical connector heat shield on all E-450 Cutaways with 6.8L engines.

    (3) Under normal driving conditions with routine fluid/filter changes.

    (4) Always wear your safety belt.

    (5) See your Ford dealer for details.

    E-Series Class C Motorhome Chassis Features

    Three wheelbase choices: 138/158/176-inch

    Up to 14,500 lbs. GVWR and 22,000 lbs. GCWR (2)

    Powerul 5.4L 2-valve FFV V8 and 6.8L 2-valve SOHC V10 engines

    TorqShit5-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul Mode

    97,500-mile scheduled tune-up interval(3)

    Out-ront engine design provides spacious cab with access to living area

    and ease o ingress/egress

    Twin-I-Beam independent ront suspension (with caster/camber

    adjustment), ront stabilizer bar and gas-pressurized shock absorbers

    contribute to a smooth, comortable ride

    Driver and ront passenger airbags(4)

    4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

    Available CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep Package(5)

    Available Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (TBC)

    Steel ladder-type truck rame with seven cross members

    40-gallon uel tank (E-350; optional on E-450); 55-gallon uel tank

    (E-450; optional on E-350 with 158-inch wheelbase DRW)

    Van-like driver position with ergonomic instrument panel and controls

    2013 CLASS C

    Americas #1 Selling Class C Motorhome Chassis.(1)

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    Combined weight o vehicle, camper body, occupants and cargo must not exceed Gro

    Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

    Heavy-Duty Payload Package (Option Code 627) required with F-150

    Camper Package (Option Code 471) required with F-250/F-350/F-450 Super Duty

    Cargo Weight Rating shown in chart is maximum allowable, assuming weight o a ba

    vehicle with required camper option content and a 150-lb. passenger at each availabseating position

    Ratings also assume weight o engine and standard transmission. Cargo Weight Rati

    shown must be urther reduced by weight o transmission upgrade and any other

    options. Option weights and center-o-gravity inormation are available on the Ford

    Pickup Truck Consumer Inormation Sheet

    Use the chart below to select the properF-Series Pickup/Camper Combination

    Maximum Cargo Weight With Slide-In CamperNote:The following chart lists GVWRs and Maximum Cargo Weights (with minimum equipment) by engine f

    each approved pickup model: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, 5.0L V8, 6.2L V8 and 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diese

    GVWR (Lbs.) Maximum Cargo Weight Rating (

    Model Wheelb ase 3.5L 5.0L 6.2L 6.7L 3.5L Std. 5.0L Std. 6.2L Std./Opt. 6.7L Std

    F-150(1)

    4x2 Reg. Cab 144.5" 8,200 8,200 2,667 2,687 / /4x2 SuperCab 163.0" 8,200 8,200 1,826 1,831 / /

    4x2 SuperCrew 156.5" 8,200 8,200 1,746 1,748 / /

    4x4 Reg. Cab 144.5" 8,200 8,200 2,383 2,382 / /

    4x4 SuperCab 163.0" 8,200 8,200 1,515 1,523 / /

    4x4 SuperCrew 156.5" 8,200 8,200 1,440 1,455 / /

    F-250 Super Duty(2)4x2 Reg. Cab 137.0" 10,000 10,000 3,773/ 3,033/

    4x2 SuperCab 141.8" 10,000 10,000 2,943/ 2,263/

    4x2 SuperCab 158.0" 10,000 10,000 2,843/ 2,103/

    4x2 Crew Cab 156.2" 10,000 10,000 2,723/ 2,063/

    4x2 Crew Cab 172.4" 10,000 10,000 2,623/ 1,883/

    4x4 Reg. Cab 137.0" 10,000 10,000 3,319/ 2,629/

    4x4 SuperCab 141.8" 10,000 10,000 2,549/ 1,919

    4x4 SuperCab 158.0" 10,000 10,000 2,439/ 1,709/

    4x4 Crew Cab 156.2" 10,000 10,000 2,339/ 1,709/

    4x4 Crew Cab 172.4" 10,000 10,000 2,229/ 1,499/F-350 Super Duty(2)4x2 SRW Reg. Cab(3) 137.0" 10,000 10,500* 3,613/ 3,473/

    4x2 SRW SuperCab(3) 141.8" 10,000 10,700* 2,873/ 2,903/

    4x2 SRW SuperCab(3) 158.0" 10,200* 10,800* 3,003/2,803 2,863/

    4x2 SRW Crew Cab(3) 156.2" 10,200* 10,800* 2,893/2,693 2,823/

    4x2 SRW Crew Cab(3) 172.4" 10,500* 11,100* 3,053/2,553 2,953/

    4x2 SRW Reg. Cab(4) 137.0" 10,500 11,000 4,073/ 3,923/

    4x2 SRW SuperCab(4) 141.8" 10,500 11,000 3,333/ 3,153/

    4x2 SRW SuperCab(4) 158.0" 10,900 11,500 3,663/ 3,513/

    4x2 SRW Crew Cab(4) 156.2" 10,700 11,400 3,343/ 3,383/

    4x2 SRW Crew Cab(4) 172.4" 11,000 11,500 3,503/ 3,303/

    4x2 DRW Reg. Cab 137.0" 13,500 14,000 6,793/ 6,603/

    4x2 DRW SuperCab 158.0" 13,900 14,000 6,293/ 5,643/

    4x2 DRW Crew Cab 172.4" 14,000 14,000 6,163/ 5,423/

    4x4 SRW Reg. Cab(3) 137.0" 10,400* 10,800* 3,609/3,209 3,349/

    4x4 SRW SuperCab(3) 141.8" 10,500* 11,100* 2,989/2,489 2,949

    4x4 SRW SuperCab(3) 158.0" 10,700* 11,200* 3,109/2,409 2,869/4x4 SRW Crew Cab(3) 156.2" 10,600* 11,200* 2,909/2,309 2,839/

    4x4 SRW Crew Cab(3) 172.4" 10,800* 11,200* 2,989/2,189 2,649/

    4x4 SRW Reg. Cab(4) 137.0" 11,100 11,500 4,219/ 3,969/

    4x4 SRW SuperCab(4) 141.8" 11,100 11,500 3,509/ 3,259/

    4x4 SRW SuperCab(4) 158.0" 11,000 11,500 3,319/ 3,079/

    4x4 SRW Crew Cab(4) 156.2" 11,300 11,500 3,519/ 3,059/

    4x4 SRW Crew Cab(4) 172.4" 11,200 11,500 3,309/ 2,869/

    4x4 DRW Reg. Cab 137.0" 13,800 14,000 6,629/ 6,189/

    4x4 DRW SuperCab 158.0" 14,000 14,000 5,989/ 5,249/

    4x4 DRW Crew Cab 172.4" 14,000 14,000 5,969/ 5,019/

    F-450 Super Duty(2)4x4 DRW Crew Cab 172.4" 14,000 / 4,969/

    (1) Requires Heavy-Duty Payload Package option. (2) Requires Camper Package option. (3) 17" tires and wheels.

    (4) 18" tires and wheels. *10,000 pounds with optional 10,000 GVWR Package. With 10,000 GVWR Package.

    If you intend to pull a trailer in addition to

    carrying your camper, see the F-Series Pickup

    Trailer Towing Selector charts on pages 1516.

    F-Series Pickup slide-in campers.

    Slide-In Camper Installation Consult your camper manuacturer/dealer or

    details regarding proper installation o your

    slide-in camper

    A dimensionally stable block spacer is

    recommended between the headboard o the

    pickup box and the orward edge o the camper

    loor. Resting the spacer on the pickup box

    bed helps prevent movement and contact o

    the ully installed camper with the pickup box

    headboard or taillight rear pillars

    Note:Be sure to measure your s lide-in camper before

    attempting to install it onto the bed of the truck. Some

    campers may require a platform in the bed of the truck to

    make sure there is adequate clearance for both the box rails

    and cab roof of the truck.

    Camper Center-of-Gravity All Styleside pickups that qualiy or slide-in

    camper bodies have camper center-o-gravity

    included on the Consumer Inormation Sheet in

    the glovebox

    Data is calculated or each individual truck,

    based on vehicle options

    I vehicle does not qualiy or camper use, the

    Consumer Inormation Sheet states that the

    vehicle is not recommended or camper use, and

    no center-o-gravity data is shown

    F-150 Heavy-Duty Payload Package(Option Code 627)Increases GVWR to 8,200 pounds.

    LT245/75R17E BSW A/T tires (5)

    High-capacity 17" 7-lug steel wheels (XL)

    High-capacity 17" 7-lug aluminum wheels

    (XLT/Lariat) Heavy-duty shock absorbers

    Upgraded springs, radiator and auxiliary

    transmission oil cooler

    9.75" gear set with 3.73 limited slip axle

    Available on XL and XLT Regular Cab and SuperCab

    models with 8' box and XL, XLT and Lariat

    SuperCrew with 6.5' box. Requires 5.0L V8 or 3.5L

    V6 EcoBoostgas engine and Trailer Tow Package.

    Max Trailer Tow Package also required with 3.5L V6

    EcoBoostengine.

    F-250/F-350/F-450 Super Duty

    Camper Package (Option Code 471) Increased capacity ront springs (2 Up [4x2] or

    1 Up [4x4] upgrade over springs computer-

    selected based on options ordered. Not included

    i maximum springs already selected.)

    Rear stabilizer bar (SRW)

    Rear auxiliary springs (F-250)

    Slide-in camper certiication

    2013 SLIDE-IN CAMPER

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    From camping to simply traveling in enhanced comort and style, E-Series Van

    conversions(1)hit the mark or recreational use. Converters oer an extensive selection

    o styles, designs and luxury urnishings to uniquely set your van apart rom any others.

    Ford E-Series Recreational Vans provide the perect oundation or the complete

    range o van conversions. Ford works with a number o Ford Authorized Converters

    to create conversion vans that meet our exacting standards o quality and customer

    satisaction. See your Ford dealer or complete details on vehicles available rom Ford

    Authorized Van Converters.

    Features that make Ford E-Series a very popular choice

    or people who want to take their travel experience to

    the next level include:

    Sturdy body-on-rame construction

    Outstanding towing capabilities up to 7,500 lbs. on

    properly equipped E-150

    E-150 and E-250 oer two engine choices, each with

    4-speed automatic overdrive transmission:

    4.6L SOHC V8 with 225 hp(2)

    5.4L SOHC V8 with 255 hp (2)

    E-350 Super Dutyoers an optional 6.8L SOHC V10engine with TorqShit5-speed automatic transmission

    including Tow/Haul Mode

    Standard 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

    Exclusive Twin-I-Beam independent ront suspension

    or ruggedness and smooth ride

    Standard AdvanceTracwith RSC(Roll Stability

    Control)

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System standard on all van

    and wagon E-Series applications

    (1) Completed by authorized converters.(2) Flex Fuel capable.

    Class B Van Campers. Just right.E-Series Recreational Vans provide an excellent base unit or Class B campers. Converters make major modiications, including sleeping, kitchen

    and bathroom acilities, as well as 110-volt electrical hookup, resh water storage and/or city water hookup. These custom conversions typically

    include a high roo that can provide greater comort by allowing occupants to stand up inside. I a Class B van camper matches your recreational

    needs, make sure it starts out as a Ford E-Series Van.

    2013 VAN CONVERSION

    E-Series Conversions true riding comfort.

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    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiplypounds by .45; to obtain inormation in kilometers, multiply miles by1.6; to obtain inormation in centimeters, multiply eet by 30.48.

    Individual vehicles have different

    restrictions and towing procedures. Contact

    your dealer for complete details. For safe

    operation, towed vehicles (or dollies or

    trailers carrying them) should be equipped

    with a separate functional brake system.

    (1) Maximum speed is 70 mph.

    (2) Transmission must be in neu tral during our-wheel-down towing (ignition must be ON beore shifinto neutral, see Owners Manual).

    (3) All-wheel-drive/Intelligent 4WD vehicles cannot be towed on a dolly.(4) Maximum speed with automatic transmission is 65 mph.(5) Start the engine and allow it to run or five (5) minutes at the beginning o each day and every six (6

    hours thereafer.(6) Only with manual shif transer case vehicles, not Electronic Shif-On-the-Fly or 4x2 vehicles.

    Transmission in neutral, manual transer case shifed into neutral.(7) Maximum speed with hybrid transmission is 70 mph.(8) Select Neutral Tow mode reer to Owners Manual.(9) Place the transer case and transmission in the neutral position and engage the our-wheel-down

    towing eature. See Owners Manual.

    FOUR-WHEEL-DOWN AVAILABILITY

    Manual Automatic2013 Cars Transmission Transmission

    Fiesta Yes (1) Yes(1)(2)

    Focus S/SE/Titanium Yes (1) Yes (1)(2)

    Fusion Hybrid N/A Yes (5)(7)

    MKZ Hybrid N/A Yes (5)(7)(

    Fusion Energi N/A Yes (5)(7)

    MKZ 3.7L (FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (3)(4)(

    Taurus 3.5L/3.5L EcoBoost(FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (3)(4)(

    MKS 3.7L/3.5L EcoBoost(FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (3)(4)(

    2013 Crossovers

    C-MAX Hybrid N/A Yes (5)(7)

    C-MAX Energi N/A Yes (5)(7)

    Flex 3.5L/MKT 3.7L (FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (3)(4)(

    Edge 3.5L/3.7L/MKX 3.7L (FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (3)(4)(

    2013 SUVs and Trucks

    Explorer 3.5L (FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (3)(4)(

    Explorer 3.5L EcoBoost(AWD) N/A Yes (3)(4)(

    F-150 4x4 N/A Yes (9)

    F-250/F-350/F-450 Super Duty 4x4 N/A Yes (6)

    Towing a Vehicle BehindYour Motorhome WithAll Four Wheels DownMany motorhome owners preer the practicality o

    having another vehicle along when they travel. In

    act, towing another vehicle behind the motorhome

    has become more and more popular in recent years.

    Furthermore, many o those who want to tow another

    vehicle preer one that can be easily towed without a

    dolly or trailer. The car and truck models shown in the

    chart at right can be towed with all our wheels down.For sae operation, towed vehicles (or dollies or trailers

    carrying them) should be equipped with a separate

    unctional brake system.See page 22 and back cover

    for additional brake information.

    Note:Some atermarket camper centers oerkits which may allow vehicles with automatic

    transmissions to be lat-towed. Check your new

    vehicle Warranty Guide, as this could void the

    warranty o your vehicle.

    If your vehicle configuration is not listed in the chart above,

    then its not available for Four-Wheel-Down towing.

    2013 FOUR-WHEEL-DOWN TOWING

    Taking an extra set of wheels.

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    (1) Available with 2.0L EcoBoostI4 only.

    Available as dealer accessory with 2.5L I4

    engine and 1.6L EcoBoostI4 engine.

    (2) Incl uded with optional rear step bumper

    (768/769).

    (3) Blade-style emale connector/bumper

    bracket, including relay system or

    backup/B+/running lights.

    (4) 14-plate with 536 option package.

    (5) Not inclu ded i Trailer Brake Controller

    is ordered.

    (6) In-cab, no controller.

    (7) F-350 DRW; F-450.

    (8) SRW only.

    (9) Not included with EcoBoost engine.

    (10) Max Trailer Tow Package is available

    in 3 versions; 60M (Manual Mirror),

    60P (Power Mirror) and 60C (Chrome

    Power Mirror).

    (11) Not included i ordered with Expedition

    XL model or on Navigator.

    Notes: Content may vary depending on model, trimand/or powertrain. See your dealer for specific

    content information.

    Trailer Towing Package recommended for all lighttrucks that will be used for towing to help ensure

    easy, proper connection of trailer lights.

    F-250/F-350/ F-350/F-450/ F-350/F-450/Edge/ F-450 F-550 F-550 F-450/F-550

    Lincoln Flex/ Expedition/ Expedition/ E-Series E-Series Super Duty Super Duty Super Duty Super Duty MKX MKT Escape Explorer Navigator Navigator Van/Wagon Van/Wagon F-150 F-150 F-150 Pickup Chassis Cab Chassis Cab Chassis Cab

    Model (Option Code) (53G) (53G) (536)(1) (52T) (Std.) (536) (534)(2) (536) (Std.) (535) (10) (Standard) (Standard) (531) (535)

    7-Wire Harness & 7-Pin Connector X(3)

    7-Wire Harness & 4-/7-Pin Connector X X X X X X

    7-Wire Harness (Blunt Cut) with Relays X

    Trailer Wiring Harness (4-Pin) X X X X X

    Hitch Receiver (See chart on page 24) X X X X X (Std.) X X X X

    Aux. Auto Trans. Oil Cooler X(4) (Std.) (Std.) X X X X (Std.)

    Upgraded Cooling Fans X

    Radiator Upgrade X X X X

    Heavy-Duty Flashers X (Std.)

    Trailer Brake Wiring/Feed Kit X(6) X( 6) X X(5)

    Upgraded Rear Axle X

    Increased GCW (6.7L) X

    Upgraded Rear Bumper X

    Rear Stabilizer Bar X(7) X (Std.)

    Electronic Brake Wiring Kit X

    Electric Brake Controller Tap-In Capability X

    Trailer Brake Controller X(11) X X(7)

    Trailer Sway Control X X X (Std.) X (Std.) X (Std.) (Std.) X X(8) (Std.)(8)

    Engine Oil Cooler (3.5L/3.7L) X(9) X

    CUV/SUV/TRUCK TOWING EQUIPMENT & TRAILER TOWING PACKAGES

    2013 TOWING EQUIPMENT/PACKAGES

    Maximum trailer weights and towing equipment/packages.

    Super DutyChassis Cab

    (5th-Wheel)

    E-SeriesVan/Wagon

    Expedition

    26,600 24,70018,500

    16,000 11,300 10,000 9,200 9,0005,000 4,500 3,500 2,000

    Navigator Explorer FlexMKT

    EscapeEdge

    Lincoln MKX

    FusionSuper DutyPickup

    (5th-Wheel)

    Super DutyPickup

    (Conventional)

    Super DutyChassis Cab

    (Conventional)

    F-150Pickup

    (Conventional& 5th-Wheel)

    1,000

    MustangTaurus

    MKSMKZ

    Maximum trailer weights in pounds for properly equipped vehicles with no cargo

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    It is essential that your vehicle includes any optional equipment needed to best perorm its expected towing tasks.

    This equipment alls into two categories: Required and Recommended.

    E-Series Vans and Wagons For trailers over 5,000 pounds

    Class II/III/IV Trailer Tow Package

    Edge/Lincoln MKX For trailers over 2,000 pounds

    Class II Trailer Tow Package

    Escape For trailers over 2,000 pounds

    2.0L EcoBoostI4 engine

    Expedition/Navigator For trailers over 6,000 pounds

    Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package

    Explorer

    For trailers over 2,000 pounds

    Class III Trailer Tow Package

    Flex/MKT For trailers over 2,000 pounds

    Class III Trailer Tow Package

    F-150 For trailers over 5,000 pounds Trailer

    Tow Package or Max Trailer Tow Package

    F-450/F-550 Chassis Cab

    For 35,000-pound GCWR on F-550;30,000-pound GCWR on F-450

    High-Capacity Trailer Tow Package

    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45; to obtain inormation in kilometers, multiply miles by 1.6;to obtain inormation in square meters, multiply square eet by .09; to obtain inormation in centimeters, multiply inches by 2.54.

    Frontal Areais the total area in square

    eet that a moving

    vehicle and trailer

    exposes to air resistance.

    The chart shows

    the limitations that

    must be considered in

    selecting a vehicle/trailer

    combination. Exceeding

    these limitations may

    signiicantly reduce

    the perormance o

    your towing vehicle.

    Selecting a trailer with a

    low-drag, rounded ront

    design will help optimize

    perormance and uel

    economy.

    RECOMMENDED

    Equipment

    (where not required)Includes items that can make towing easier

    and are strongly recommended or strenuou

    towing conditions.

    A weight-carrying hitch is recommended o

    vehicles towing trailers less than 5,000 pou

    REQUIRED Equipment

    Includes items that must be installed.* Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty (see your dealer

    or a copy) may be voided i you tow without them.

    For a listing of allCUV/SUV/truck

    standard and optionaltowing equipment,see chart on page 12.

    2013 REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED

    Trailer towing equipment.

    *Check with your dealer for additional requirements, restrictions and limited warranty details.

    Frontal Area Limitations/Vehicle Line Considerations With

    Mustang 12 sq. ft. V6 and V8 GT Base Only

    Taurus/MKS 12 sq. ft. Excludes 2.0L EcoBoostI4 Engine and Taurus SHO

    MKZ 12 sq. ft. All Applications

    Fusion 12 sq. ft. Gasoline Engines Only, Except 2.0L EcoBoostI4 Engine

    20 sq. ft. 2.0L EcoBoostI4 Engine

    Edge/Lincoln MKX 30 sq. ft. All Applications

    Escape 20 sq. ft. 2.5L I4 Engine or 1.6L EcoBoostI4 Engine

    30 sq. ft. 2.0L EcoBoostI4 Engine

    Flex/MKT 25 sq. ft. Without Trailer Tow Package Class III

    35 sq. ft. With Trailer Tow Package Class III

    Explorer Base Vehicle Frontal Area (20 sq. ft.) Without Trailer Tow Package Class III

    40 sq. ft. With Trailer Tow Package Class III

    E-Series 60 sq. ft. All Applications

    F-150 Base Vehicle Frontal Area (36 sq. ft.) Without Trailer Tow Package or Heavy-Duty Payload Packag

    60 sq. ft. With Trailer Tow Package or Max Trailer Tow Package;With Either Trailer Tow Package or Heavy-Duty Payload Pac

    Expedition/Navigator Base Vehicle Frontal Area (35 sq. ft.) 5.4L V8 Engine Without Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package

    60 sq. ft. 5.4L V8 Engine With Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package

    F-250/F-350/F-450/F-550 Super Duty 60 sq. ft. All Applications

    FRONTAL AREA CONSIDERATIONS

    Note: Fusion, MKZ and Escape calculated with new SAE J2807 method.

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    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45; to obtain inormation in centimeters, multiply inches by 2.54.

    Select column with transmission, cab design and drive

    system (4x2 or 4x4) you preer. Read down column to

    ind the trailer weight that can be towed with engine/

    axle ratio combinations listed at let. GCWR column sh

    maximum allowable combined weight o vehicle, traile

    and cargo (including passengers) or each engine/axle

    combination. Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight assume

    a towing vehicle with any mandatory options, no cargo

    tongue load o 10-15% (conventional trailer) or king pi

    weight o 15-25% (5th-wheel trailer) and driver only (1

    pounds). Weight o additional options, passengers, car

    and hitch must be deducted rom this weight. Also che

    Required and Recommended Equipment on page 13.

    F-150 CONVENTIONAL(1)AND 5th-WHEEL TOWING(2)

    Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.) Automatic Transmission REGULAR CAB SUPERCAB SUPERCREW Axle GCWR 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4Engine Ratio (Lbs.) 126" Wb 145" Wb 126" Wb 145" Wb 145" Wb 163" Wb 133" Wb 145" Wb 163" Wb 145" Wb 157" Wb 145" Wb 1573.7L 4-Valve V6 3.55 10,400 5,500

    10,600 5,600

    3.73 11,500 6,600 6,300 11,700 6,700 6,500 6,400 6,100 6,300

    5.0L 4-Valve V8 3.31 12,900 7,900

    13,500 8,400 8,100 7,900 8,000 7,900

    3.55 12,900 7,600

    13,300 8,300

    13,500 8,100 7,800 7,600 8,000 7,900 7,700 7,5

    14,900 9,800 9,500 9,300

    3.73 13,300 8,000

    14,900 9,400 9,300

    15,100 9,700 9,400 9,200 9,300 9,

    15,300(3) 10,000 9,700 9,600 9,300 9,500 9,2

    3.5L GTDI V6 3.15 14,000 8,800 8,600 8,400 8,500 8,400

    3.31 14,900 9,700 9,500 9,300 9,400 9,300

    15,100 9,600 9,400 9,300 9,200 9,

    3.55 15,000 9,800

    15,200 9,700 9,800 9,600 15,300 9,800 9,700

    15,400 9,700 9,600

    15,500 9,600 9,5

    3.73 13,300(5) 7,500

    13,400(5) 7,300

    15,200 9,700

    15,400 9,700 9,600

    15,500 9,600 9,5

    16,600(3) 11,300

    16,900 11,300(3) 11,300(4) 11,300(4)

    17,000 11,300(3)(4) 11,300(4)

    17,100 11,300(4) 11,100(3)(4) 11,300(3) 11,200(4)

    11,10 11,0

    4.10 17,100(4) 11,300 11,100 11,200 11,

    6.2L 2-Valve V8 3.55 15,500 9,800

    15,600 9,700 9,800 9,700 9,600 9,5

    3.73 13,500(5) 7,500 7,300

    17,000 11,300

    17,100 11,200 11,300 11,200 11,100 11,0

    4.10 12,500(6) 6,000

    14,700(6) 8,000

    (1) Maximum loaded trailer weight requires weight-distributing hitch. See page 23 or additional inormation. (2) Vehicles equipped with 5.5' box will accept a 5th-wheel hitch, but current 5thtrailer designs are not compatible with these models (133" wb. SuperCab and 145" wb. Crew Cab). (3) Requires Heavy-Duty Payload Package. (4) Requires Max Trailer Towing Package. (5) L

    model. (6) Ford Raptor. While the pickup box will accept a 5th-wheel hitch, current 5th-wheel trailer designs are not compatible with this model.

    Notes: Do not exceed trailer weight o 5,000 lbs. when towing with bumper only. Trailer tongue (trailer king pin for 5th-wheel towing) load weight should be 1 0-15% (15-25% for 5th-wheel towing) of total loaded trailer weight. Make sure vehicle payload (reduce by

    option weight) will accommodate trailer tongue (trailer king pin or 5th-wheel towing) load weight and weight o passengers and cargo added to towing vehicle. Addition o trailer ton

    (trailer king pin or 5th-wheel towing) load weight and weight o passengers and cargo cannot cause vehicle weights to exceed rear GAWR or GVWR. These ratings can be ound on the

    vehicle Saety Compliance Certiication Label.

    If your vehicle will be registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania,Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington, check with your Ford dealer to be sure the desired powertrain/axle ratio is available in your area.

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    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45; to obtain inormation in centimeters, multiply inches by 2.54.

    If your vehicle will be registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, or Vermont, check withyour Ford dealer to be sure the desired powertrain/axle ratio is available in your area.

    Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.) Automatic Transmission REGULAR SUPERCAB CREW CAB F-250/F-350 F-250/F-350 F-350 F-350 F-250/F-350 F-250 F-350 F-350 F-350 F-250/F-350 F-250 F-350 F-350 F-350 F-450 Axle GCWR SRW SRW DRW DRW SRW SRW SRW DRW DRW SRW SRW SRW DRW DRW DRWEngine Ratio (Lbs.) 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x4

    6.2L SOHC V8 3.73 19,000 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,400 12,300 12,500 12,200 12,100

    FFV 19,500 13,100 12,700 12,700 12,300 12,500 12,100

    4.30 22,000 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500

    22,500 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000

    6.7L V8 3.31 23,500 12,500 12,500 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 Turbo Diesel 3.55 23,500 12,500 12,500 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000

    3.73 30,500 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 18,500 18,500

    4.30 33,000 18,500

    F-250/F-350/F-450 SUPER DUTY PICKUPS 5th-WHEEL TOWING6.2L SOHC V8 3.73 19,000 13,000/12,900 12,500 12,700/12,600 12,300 12,200 12,400 12,10 0 12,000

    FFV 19,500 13,000 12,600 12,600 12,200 12,400 12,000

    4.30 22,000 16,000/15,900 15,500 15,700/15,600 15,300 15,200 15,400 15,100 15,000

    22,500 16,000 15,600 15,600 15,200 15,400 15,000

    6.7L V8 3.31 23,500 16,800/16,700 16,400/16,300 16,500/16,400 16,100 16,100 16,300 15,900 15,900

    Turbo Diesel 3.55 23,500 16,800/16,700 16,400/16,300 16,500/16,400 16,100 16,100 16,300 1 5,900 15,900

    3.73 30,500 23,200 22,900 22,800 22,400 22,600 22,200

    30,500(2) 23,900 23,500 23,400 23,000 23,200 22,800

    4.30 33,000 24,700(1) Maximum loaded trailer weight requires weight-distributing hitch. See page 23 or additional inormation. (2) Pickup Box Delete Option.

    Notes: This information also applies to models with Pickup Box Delete Option (66D). Trailer tongue (trailer king pin for 5th-wheel towing) load weight should be 10-15% (15-25% for 5th-wheel towing) of total loaded trailer weight. Make sure vehicle payload (reduce

    by option weight) will accommodate trailer tongue (trailer king pin or 5th-wheel towing) load weight and weight o passengers and cargo added to towing vehicle. Addition o trailer

    tongue (trailer king pin or 5th-wheel towing) load weight and weight o passengers and cargo must not cause vehicle weights to exceed rear GAWR or GVWR. These ratings can be

    ound on the vehicle Saety Compliance Certiication Label.

    F-250/F-350/F-450 SUPER DUTYPICKUPS CONVENTIONAL TOWING (1)

    Model F-150 F-250 F-350 SRW F-350 DRW F-450 DRW

    Max. Tailgate Height* 56-60 inches 56-57 inches 59-60 inches 56-57 inches 56-57 inches

    Tailgate Clearance Considerations When Towing a 5th-Wheel or Gooseneck TrailerNote:Vehicles with other conigurations may have varying

    tailgate heights.

    *Distance from ground to top of closed tailgate.

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    F-350/F-450/F-550 SUPER DUTYCHASSIS CABS CONVENTIONAL TOWING (1)(2)

    Trailer weights shown assume 1,000 lbs. second-unit body weight. Be sure combined weight o vehicle and trailer does not exceed listed GCWR.

    Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.) Automatic Transmission

    REGULAR CHASSIS CAB SUPER CHASSIS CAB CREW CHASSIS CAB F-350 F-350 F-350 F-350 F-450 F-450 F-550 F-550 F-350 F-350 F-350 F-350 F-450 F-450 F-550 F-550 F-350 F-350 F-350 F-350 F-450 F-450 F-550 Axle GCWR 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 Engine Ratio (Lbs.) SRW SRW DRW DRW DRW DRW D RW DRW SRW SRW DRW DRW DRW DRW DRW DRW SRW SRW DRW DRW DRW DRW DRW

    6.2L 3.73 19,000 12,400 12,100 12,100 11,700 11,900 11,400

    SOHC V8 19,500 12,400 12,000 12,000 11,600 11,800 11,400

    FFV 4.30 22,000 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500

    22,500 15,000 15,000 15,000 14,600 14,800 14,400

    6.8L4.88 26,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000

    SOHC V10

    6.7L V8 3.73 23,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500 Turbo 24,500 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000

    Diesel 4.10 24,500 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000

    26,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000

    4.30 30,000(3) 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000

    35,000(3) 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000

    4.88 26,000(3) 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000

    35,000(3) 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000

    F-350/F-450/F-550 SUPER DUTY CHASSIS CABS 5th-WHEEL TOWING6.2L 3.73 19,000 12,400 12,100 12,100 11,700 11,900 11,400

    SOHC V8 19,500 12,400 12,000 12,000 11,600 11,800 11,400

    FFV 4.30 22,000 15,400 15,100 15,100 14,700 14,900 14,300

    22,500 15,400 15,000 15,000 14,600 14,800 14,400

    6.8L4.88 26,000 18,300 18,000 18,300 18,000 17,900 17,600 17,900 17,600 17,700 17,300 17,700

    SOHC V10

    6.7L V8 3.73 23,500 16,200 15,600 15,700 15,200 15,300 14,900

    Turbo 24,500 16,700 16,200 16,300 15,800 16,100 15,600

    Diesel 4.10 24,500 16,700 16,200 16,300 15,800 16,100 15,600

    26,000 17,600 17,300 17,600 17,300 17,100 16,700 17,100 16,700 16,900 16,500 16,900

    4.30 30,000(3) 21,600 21,300 21,100 20,700 20,900 20,500

    35,000(3) 26,600 26,300 26,100 25,700 25,900

    4.88 26,000(3) 17,400 17,100 16,900 16,600 16,700

    35,000(3) 26,400 26,100 25,900 25,600 25,700

    (1) Maximum loaded trailer weight requires weight-distributing hitch. See page 23 or additional inormation. (2) Super Duty Chassis Cab does not oer a conventional hitch receiver as a acto

    installed option. (3) Available with High-Capacity Trailer Tow Package only.

    Note: Trailer tongue (trailer king pin or 5th-wheel towing) load weight should be 10-15% (15-25% or 5th-wheel towing) o total loaded trailer weight. Make su re vehicle payload (reduce by opweight) will accommodate trailer tongue (trailer king pin or 5th-wheel towing) load weight and weight o passengers and cargo added to towing vehicle. Addition o trailer tongue (trail

    pin or 5th-wheel towing) load weight and weight o passengers and cargo must not cause vehicle weights to exceed rear GAWR or GVWR. These ratings can be ound on the vehicle Sae

    Compliance Certiication Label.

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    Max. GVWR Max. GCWR Max. Trailer Weight

    16,000 lbs. 23,000 lbs. 7,000 lbs.

    18,000 lbs. 23,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs.

    20,500 lbs. 26,000 lbs. 5,500 lbs.

    22,000 lbs. 26,000 lbs. 4,000 lbs.

    24,000 lbs. 30,000 lbs. 6,000 lbs.

    26,000 lbs. 30,000 lbs. 4,000 lbs.

    Note: Towing vehicles braking system is rated or operation at GVWR NOT GCWR. Separate unctional brake systems should be used or

    sae control o towed vehicles or trailers weighing more than 1,500 lbs.

    when loaded.

    SUPER DUTYClass A Motorhome Chassis

    Max. GVWR Max. GCWR Max. Trailer Weight

    16,000 lbs. 23,000 lbs. 7,000 lbs. 19,500 lbs. 26,000 lbs. 6,500 lbs.

    22,000 lbs. 26,000 lbs. 4,000 lbs.

    Note: Towing vehicles braking system is rated or operation at GVWR NOT GCWR. Separate unctional brake systems should be used or

    sae control o towed vehicles or trailers weighing more than 1,500 lbs.

    when loaded.

    SUPER DUTY

    Commercial Stripped Chassis

    Model Max. GVWR Max. GCWR

    F-650 Pro Loader (Kick-Up Frame) 20,500-26,000 lbs. *

    F-650 (Straight Frame) 20,940-29,000 lbs. *F-750 25,999-37,000 lbs. *

    F-650/F-750 SUPER DUTYChassis Cabs

    Diesel Engine

    *Speciic GCWR and Maximum Trailer Weight applicable to a givenF-650/F-750 model depend on many variables and customer perormance

    expectations. See your Ford dealership sales consultant or a Commercial

    Truck Tools (CTT) perormance evaluation or a speci ic vehicle/trailer

    coniguration.

    Gas EngineModel Max. GVWR Max. GCWR

    F-650 Pro Loader (Kick-Up Frame) 20,780-26,000 lbs. 33,000 lbs.

    F-650 (Straight Frame) 20,940-30,000 lbs. 33,000 lbs.

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    Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.) Automatic Transmission

    VAN WAGON E-350 E-350 E-350 Super Duty Super Duty Axle GCWR E-150 E-250 E-350 Super Duty E-350 Extended ExtendedEngine Ratio (Lbs.) E-150 Extended E-250 Extended Super Duty Extended E-150 Super Duty 11-Pass. 15-Pass.

    4.6L SOHC V8 3.73 11,500 6,000 5,900 6,000 5,900 5,600

    4.10 12,000 6,500 6,400 6,500 6,400 6,100

    5.4L SOHC V8 3.73 13,000 7,500 7,300 7,400 7,300 7,400 7,200 7,000 6,700 6,500 6,300

    4.10 13,000 7,500 7,300 7,400 7,300 7,400 7,200 7,000 6,700 6,500 6,300

    6.8L SOHC V10 3.73 15,000 9,100 9,000 8,500 8,300 8,100

    4.10 18,500 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000

    (1) Maximum loaded trailer weight requires weight-distributing hitch. See page 23 or additional inormation.

    Note: Trailer tongue load weight should be 10-15% o total loaded trailer weight. Make sure vehicle payload (reduced by optionweight) will accommodate trailer tongue load weight and weight o passengers and cargo added to towing vehicle. Addition

    o trailer tongue load weight and weight o passengers and cargo cannot cause vehicle weights to exceed rear GAWR or GVWR.

    These ratings can be ound on the vehicle Saety Compliance Certiication Label.

    E-SERIES VAN/WAGON(1)

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    E-SERIES CUTAWAY &STRIPPED CHASSIS

    To determine Maximum Trailer

    Weight, subtract your vehicles

    GVWR from the following GCWR

    E-350 Super Duty Cutaway GCWRs

    5.4L V8/5R110W 13,000 lbs.

    6.8L V10/5R110W 18,500 lbs.

    E-450 Super Duty Cutaway GCWRs 5.4L V8/5R110W 14,050 lbs.

    6.8L V10/5R110W 22,000 lbs.

    E-350 Super Duty Stripped

    Chassis GCWRs:

    5.4L V8/5R110W 13,000 lbs.

    6.8L V10/5R110W 18,500 lbs.

    E-450 Super Duty Stripped

    Chassis GCWRs:

    5.4L V8/5R110W 14,050 lbs.

    6.8L V10/5R110W 22,000 lbs.

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    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45; to obtaininormation in square meters, multiply square eet by .09; to obtain inormation in centimeters,multiply inches by 2.54; to obtain inormation in kilometers, multiply miles by 1.6.

    Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.) Automatic Transmission

    Axle GCWR EXPEDIT ION EXPEDITI ON EL NAVIGATOR NAVIGATOR LEngine Ratio (Lbs.) 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4

    5.4L SOHC V8 3.31 11,800 6,000

    12,100 6,000

    15,000(2) 9,200 9,000

    3.73 11,800 6,000 12,000 6,000

    12,100 6,000 6,000

    12,300 6,000 6,000 6,000

    12,500 6,000

    15,000(2) 9,200 9,000 8,900 8,700 9,000 8,700 8,700 8,500

    (1) Maximum loaded trailer weight requires weight-distributing hitch. See page 23 or additional

    inormation.

    (2) Requires optional Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package.

    EXPEDITION/NAVIGATOR (1)

    Note: Trailer tongue load weight should be 10-15% o total loaded trailer weight. Make sure vehiclepayload (reduced by option weight) will accommodate trailer tongue load weight and weight o

    passengers and cargo added to towing vehicle. Addition o trailer tongue load weight and weight o

    passengers and cargo cannot cause vehicle weights to exceed rear GAWR or GVWR. These ratings

    can be ound on the vehicle Saety Compliance Certiication Label.

    ESCAPE(1)

    Final Drive GCWR (Lbs.) Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.) Engine Ratio FWD 4WD Automatic Transmission2.5L I4 3.51 5,417 1,500 (2)

    1.6L I4 3.21 5,866 2,000 (2)

    EcoBoost 3.51 6,035 2,000 (2)

    2.0L I43.07 7,477 7,626 3,500 (3)

    EcoBoost

    (1) Calculated with new SAE J2807 method.

    (2) Escape does not oer actory-installed towing equipment or this application; only available as dealeraccessory.

    (3) Requires Class II Trailer Tow Package.

    Note: Certain states require electric trailer brakes or trailers over a speciied weight. Be sure to check stateregulations or this speciied weight. The maximum trailer weights listed above may be limited to

    this speciied weight, as the Escapes electrical system does not include the wiring connector needed

    to activate electric trailer brakes.

    Final Drive GCWR (Lbs.) Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.) Engine Ratio FWD 4WD Automatic Transmission

    2.0L I4 3.36 6,830 2,000

    EcoBoost 3.51 6,830 2,000

    3.5L V6 3.39 6,940 2,000

    3.65 7,110 2,000

    3.39 9,980 5,000*

    3.65 10,160 5,000*

    3.5L V6 3.16 7,400 2,000

    EcoBoost 3.16 10,400 5,000*

    *Requires optional Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package and weight-distributing hitch.

    EXPLORER

    2013 SUV

    Trailer Towing Selector.

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    Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.)

    Automatic Transmission

    Axle LINCOLNEngine Configuration EDGE MKX FLEX MKT

    2.0L I4 EcoBoost FWD 1,500

    3.5L V6 FWD/AWD 3,500 4,500

    3.5L V6 EcoBoost AWD 4,500 4,500

    3.7L V6 FWD/AWD 2,000(1) 3,500 2,000(2)

    (1) Sport model with 22" wheels.

    (2) FWD only.

    CROSSOVERS

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    Trailer Towing Selector.

    MKT

    Fusion

    MKZ

    MKS

    Mustang Taurus

    Edge Lincoln MKX Flex

    CAR LINE MUSTANG(1) TAURUS(2) FUSION(3) MKS MKZ(3)

    Towing Class Light-Duty I Light-Duty I Light-Duty I Light-Duty I Light-Duty I

    Max. Gross Trailer Wt. (Lbs.) 1,000 1,000 2,000(4) 1,000 1,000(4)

    Max. Tongue Load (Lbs.) 100 100 200 100 100

    Minimum Engine 3.7L V6 3.5L V6 2.0L EcoBoostI4 3.7L V6 2.0L EcoBoostI4

    (1) Mustang GT Premium, Boss 302 and Shelby GT500 are not rated to tow a trailer.

    (2) Taurus SHO with 3.5L EcoBoost V6 is not rated to tow a trailer.

    (3) Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi and MKZ Hybrid are not rated to tow a trailer.

    (4) Fusion and MKZ do not oer actory-installed towing equipment or this application; only available as atermarket accessory.

    CARS

    Note: Fusion and MKZ calculated with new SAE J2807 method.

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    After you buy

    Beore heading out on a trip, check

    your vehicle Owners Manual

    or break-in and severe-duty

    maintenance schedules (do not tow

    a trailer until your vehicle has been

    driven at least 500 miles). Be sure

    to have your ully-loaded vehicle

    (including passengers) and trailer

    weighed so as not to exceed critical

    weight limits (see page 25). I any

    o these limits are exceeded, cargo

    should be removed rom the vehicle

    and/or trailer until all weights are

    within the speciied limits.

    Before you buy

    I you are selecting a vehicle

    that will be used or towing, you

    should determine the approximate

    weight o the trailer you intend to

    tow, including the weight o any

    additional cargo and luids that you

    will be carrying in the trailer. Also,

    be sure the vehicle has the proper

    optional equipment (see page 13).

    Keep in mind that perormance can

    be severely compromised in hilly

    terrain when minimum acceptable

    powertrain combination is selected.Consider purchasing a vehicle with a

    more powerul engine.

    Brakes

    Many states require a separate brakingsystem on trailers with a loaded weight o

    more than 1,500 pounds. For your saety, Ford

    Motor Company recommends that a separate

    unctional brake system be used on any towed

    vehicle, including those dolly-towed or towbar-

    towed. There are several basic types o brake

    systems designed to activate trailer brakes:

    1. Electronically Controlled Brakesusually

    provide automatic and manual control o

    trailer brakes. They require that the tow vehicle

    be equipped with a controlling device and

    additional wiring or electrical power. Thesebrakes typically have a control box installed

    within reach o the driver and can be applied

    manually or automatically.

    2. Electric-Over-Hydraulic (EOH) Trailer

    Brakesare operated by an electrically

    powered pump that pressurizes a hydraulic

    luid reservoir built into the trailers brake

    system. Many o the available EOH trailer

    brake models are compatible with Fords

    actory installed, dash-integrated Trailer

    Brake Controller (TBC).

    3. Surge Brakesare independent hydraulic

    brakes activated by a master cylinder atthe junction o the hitch and trailer tongue.

    They are not controlled by the hydraulic

    luid in the tow vehicles brake system, and

    the tow vehicles hydraulic system should

    never be connected directly to the trailers

    hydraulic system.

    Be sure your trailer brakes conorm to all

    applicable state regulations.See Tips on Towing

    on back cover for additional braking information.

    Trailer Lamps

    Make sure the trailer is equipped with lightsthat conorm to all applicable government

    regulations. The trailer lighting system should

    not be connected directly to the lighting system

    o the vehicle. See a local recreational vehicle

    dealer or rental trailer agency or correct wiring

    and relays or the trailer and heavy-duty lashers

    Safety Chains Always use saety chains when towing. Saety

    chains are used to retain connection between

    the towing and towed vehicle in the event o

    separation o the trailer coupling or ball

    Use cross chains under the trailer tongue to

    prevent the tongue rom contacting the ground

    i a separation occurs. Allow only enough slack

    to permit ull turning be sure they do not

    drag on the pavement

    When using a rame-mounted trailer hitch,

    attach the saety chains to the rame-

    mounted hitch using the recommendations

    supplied by the hitch manuacturer

    See your vehicle Owners Manual or saety

    chain attachment inormation

    For rental trailers, ollow rental agency

    instructions or hookup o saety chains

    Trailer Wiring Harness Some vehicles equipped with a actory-

    installed Trailer Tow Package include a trailer

    wiring harness and a wiring kit

    This kit includes one or more jumper harnesses

    (to connect to your trailer wiring connector)

    and installation instructions

    Refer to chart on page 12 for standard and

    optional wiring harness usage.

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    Weight-Distributing Hitch

    A weight-distributing hitch is used in conjunction with a hitch platorm (rece

    to distribute tongue load to all towing vehicle and trailer wheels. Required o

    certain Class III and all Class IV applications (see the chart on ollowing page

    Weight-distributing hitch platorms are welded or bolted to the vehicle ra

    Bolt-on types are recommended because they can be removed

    A properly installed bolt-on weight-distributing hitch platorm will not we

    the vehicle or underbody as heat o welding might

    Equalizing arms are connected rom the hitch to the trailers A-rame. The

    be adjusted or best towing perormance. Lengths o chain are pulled up a

    tightened to bend spring bars upward, which lits some o the weight rom

    rear wheels and transers weight to the other wheels o the vehicle and tra

    Gooseneck Hitch

    A gooseneck hitch attaches in the truck bed using custom or universal rails.

    This hitch style provides great stability and is suitable or heavier loads, since

    the weight o the tongue rests directly on the truck bed over the rear axles.

    Goosenecks are commonly used or horse and other agricultural trailers. Oth

    eatures include:

    Tight turning radius

    Fold down and install under bed models provide unobstructed bed are

    or carrying cargo

    Attachment rails require no welding (sold separately)

    5th-Wheel Hitch

    A 5th-wheel hitch is mounted in the pickup bed to put more o the trailer

    weight directly over the towing vehicle. The receiver centerline o the hitch

    should be mounted at least two inches orward rom the rear axle o the tru

    chassis. This mounting location will distribute the king pin weight o the trai

    or optimum load-carrying and sway-control perormance. 5th-wheel hitche

    are commonly used or RV trailers.

    Weight-Carrying(Non-Weight-Distributing) Hitch

    A weight-carrying (non-weight-distributing) hitch is commonly used to tow

    small- and medium-sized trailers. Choose a proper hitch and ball, and make

    its location is compatible with that o the trailer. Use a good weight-carrying

    hitch that uniormly distributes the trailer tongue loads through the bumper

    rame (through the body with Escape; bumper hitch not available with Esca

    Explorer or Expedition/Navigator). Ford rear step bumpers and hitch receiveprovide weight-carrying capacities as shown in the chart on the ollowing pa

    (A label aixed to the hitch receiver provides both the weight-carrying and

    weight-distributing capacities or each receiver.) The vehicle owner is respon

    or obtaining the proper hitch ball, ball mounting and other appropriate

    equipment to tow both the trailer and load that will be towed.

    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45; to obtain inormation in kilometers, multiply miles by 1.6.

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    Edge/Lincoln MKX:Included with Class II Trailer Tow Package Option Code 53G

    Flex/MKT:Included with Class III Trailer Tow Package Option Code 53G

    Escape:Included with Class II Trailer Tow Package Option Code 536

    Explorer:Included with Class III Trailer Tow Package Option Code 52T

    E-Series Van/Wagon:Included with Trailer Tow Package Option Code 536

    Expedition/Navigator:Standard

    F-150 Pickup:Included with Trailer Tow Packages Option Code 535, 60M, 60P

    and 60C

    F-250/F-350/F-450 Super Duty Pickups:

    F-250/350 SRW Standard or 12,500-lb. Maximum Trailer Capacity

    (N/A with 6.7L diesel with 156", 158" and 172" wheelbases)

    F-250/350 SRW with 6.7L diesel engine Standard or 14,000-lb. Maximum

    Trailer Capacity (156", 158" and 172" wheelbases only)

    F-350 DRW Standard or 15,000-lb. Maximum Trailer Capacity (except F-350

    DRW with 6.7L diesel engine/172" wheelbase)

    F-350 DRW w/6.7L diesel engine 18,500-lb. Maximum Trailer Capacity(172" wheelbase only)

    F-450 Standard or 18,500-lb. Maximum Trailer Capacity

    Factory-installed Trailer Hitch ReceiverOptions available on the following vehicles:

    Note:See chart below or the weight-carrying and weight-distributing capacities

    o these hitch receivers. (These capacities also are shown on a label aixed

    to each receiver.)

    Weight-Carrying Max. Tongue Weight-Distributing Max. Tongue Max. Trailer Load Max. Trailer LoadVehicle Capacity (Lbs.)(1) (Lbs.) Capacity (Lbs.)(1) (Lbs.)Rear Step Bumper:

    E-Series Van/Wagon 5,000 500

    Hitch Receiver:

    Edge/Lincoln MKX 3,500 350

    Escape 3,500 350

    Flex/MKT 2,000 200 4,500 450

    Explorer 2,000 200 5,000 500

    E-Series Van/Wagon 5,000 500 10,000 1,000Expedition 6,000 600 9,200 920

    Navigator 6,000 600 9,000 900

    Expedition EL 6,000 600 8,900 890

    Navigator L 6,000 600 8,700 870

    F-150 5,000 500 11,300 1, 1 30

    F-250/F-350 Super Duty SRW 6,000 600 12,500 (2) 1,250(2)

    F-250/F-350 Super Duty SRW w/6.7L engine 8,500 850 14,000(3)(4) 1,400(3)(4)

    F-350 Super Duty DRW w/6.2L engine 8,500 850 15,000(3) 1,500(3)

    F-350 Super Duty DRW w/6.7L engine and F-450 Super Duty 8,500 850 18,500(3)(5) 1,850(3)(5)

    (1) Rear step bumpers and hitch receivers do not include a hitch ball or ball mounting. The vehicle owner is responsible or obtaining the proper hitch ball, ball mounting, weight-

    distributing equipment (i.e., equalizing arms and snap-up brackets, sway control system) and other appropriate equipment to tow both the trailer and its cargo load. (2) Not available

    with 6.7L diesel with 156", 158" and 172" wheelbases. (3) 2.5" receiver. I the provided 2.5" to 2.0" adapter is used, this reduces the Max. Trailer Capacity to 12,500 lbs. and the Max.

    Tongue Load to 1,250 lbs. (4) Available only with 156", 158" and 172" wheelbases. (5) Available only with 172" wheelbase.

    The maximum weight capacities or the weight-distributing hitch receivers shown below may exceed the maximum loaded trailer weight orthe vehicle speciied. Reer to the Trailer Towing Selector charts on pages 1521 or Maximum Loaded Trailer Weights or each vehicle.

    REAR STEP BUMPER/HITCH RECEIVER WEIGHT CAPACITY

    5th-Wheel and GooseneckHitch Recommendation

    Shorter pickup boxes (e.g. 5.5'/6.5' F-150,

    6.75' F-250/350) provide less clearance

    between the cab and 5th-wheel/gooseneck

    trailer compared to long box pickups. When

    selecting a trailer and tow vehicle, its critical

    that this combination provide clearancebetween the cab and tow vehicle or turns up

    to and including 90 degrees. Failure to ollow

    this recommendation could result in the

    trailer contacting the cab o the tow vehicle

    during tight turns that are typical during low-

    speed parking and turning maneuvers. This

    contact could result in damage to the trailer

    and tow vehicle.

    Ford Motor Company offers a factory-installed

    5th-wheel hitch prep package option for

    Super Duty only. Optional 5th-wheel hitchand gooseneck ball are also available. Go to

    accessories.ford.com for more information.

    The vehicle owner is responsible or obtaining the proper hitch ball, ball mounting,

    weight-distributing equipment (i.e., equalizing arms and snap-up brackets, sway

    control system) and other appropriate equipment to tow both the trailer and its

    cargo load.

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    Base Curb + Cargo + Passenger = Gross VehicleWeight Weight Weight Weight (GVW)

    GVW must not exceed GVWR (obtain from Safety Compliance CertificationLabel on the left front door lock facing or the door latch post pillar).

    GVW + Loaded Trailer = Gross Combination Weight Weight (GCW)

    GCW must not exceed GCWR (obtain from charts on pages 1521

    or your vehicle Owners Manual).

    Base Curb Weightis the weight o the vehicle includinga ull tank o uel and all standard

    equipment. It does not include

    passengers, cargo or any optional

    equipment. Your dealership sales

    consultant can give you this number

    or the vehicle(s) you are considering.

    Cargo Weightincludes all weight added to the

    Base Curb Weight, including cargo

    and optional equipment (check with

    your sales consultant). When towing,trailer tongue load or king pin weight

    is also part o the Cargo Weight.

    Payloadis the combined maximum allowable

    weight o cargo and passengers that

    the truck is designed to carry. It is the

    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating minus

    the Base Curb Weight.

    Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)is the Base Curb Weight plus actual Cargo Weight plus passengers. It is important to remembethat GVW is not a limit or speciication it is the actual weight that is obtained when the ully

    loaded vehicle is driven onto a scale.

    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)is the maximum allowable weight o the ully-loaded vehicle (including passengers and cargo

    This number along with other weight limits, as well as tire, rim size and inlation pressure da

    is shown on the vehicles Saety Compliance Certiication Label, located on the let ront door

    acing or the door latch post pillar (see next page). The GVW must never exceed the GVW

    Gross Axle Weight (GAW)is the total weight placed on each axle (ront and rear). To determine the Gross Axle Weights

    your vehicle and trailer combination, take your loaded vehicle and trailer to a scale. With the trattached, place the ront wheels o the vehicle on the scale to get the ront GAW. For rear GAW

    weigh the towing vehicle with trailer attached, but with just the our wheels o the vehicle on

    scale. Subtracting ront GAW rom that amount gives you rear GAW.

    Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)is the maximum weight to be carried by a single axle (ront or rear). These numbers are also

    shown on the Saety Compliance Certiication Label. The total load on each axle must nev

    exceed its GAWR.

    Measuring Tongue LoaWith Commercial ScalTo measure actual tongue load or king

    weight, disconnect the trailer and plac

    only the tongue (king pin) on a scale (

    hitch ball or 5th-wheel king pin receiv

    height). I the tongue load/king pin w

    exceeds the upper weight limit, move

    more o the trailer contents rearward t

    achieve the recommended tongue loa

    king pin weight. I the tongue load or k

    pin weight is less than the lower limit,

    the load orward.

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    Gross Combination Weight (GCW)is the weight o the loaded vehicle (GVW) plus the weight o the ully

    loaded trailer. It is the actual weight obtained when the vehicle and

    trailer are weighed together on a scale.

    Gross Combination WeightRating (GCWR)is the maximum allowable weight o the towing vehicle and the

    loaded trailer including all cargo and passengers that the vehicle

    can handle without risking damage. (Important: The towing vehicles

    brake system is rated or operation at the GVWR NOT GCWR.

    Separate unctional brake systems should be used or sae control o

    towed vehicles and or trailers weighing more than 1,500 lbs. when

    loaded.) The measured GCW must never exceed the GCWR.

    Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight(as shown in the Trailer Towing Selector charts pages 1521) is the

    highest possible weight o a ully loaded trailer the vehicle can tow,

    based on a minimum towing vehicle GVW. It assumes a towing

    vehicle with any mandatory options, no cargo, tongue load o 10-15%

    (conventional trailer) or king pin weight o 15-25% (5th-wheeltrailer), and driver only (150 lbs.). F-Series Super DutyChassis Cab

    models also assume a second-unit body weight o 1,000 lbs. Weight

    o additional options, passengers, cargo and hitch must be deducted

    rom this weight.

    Tongue Load or 5th-WheelKing Pin Weightis another critical measurement that must be made beore towing.

    It reers to the amount o the trailers weight that presses down on

    the trailer hitch. Too much tongue load or king pin weight can cause

    suspension/drivetrain damage, and can press the vehicle down in back

    causing the ront wheels to lit to the point where traction, steering

    response and braking can be severely decreased. Too little tongue load

    or king pin weight can reduce rear-wheel traction and cause instability,

    which may result in tail wagging or jackkniing.

    Tongue load or king pin weights must meet the ollowing requirements:*

    For trailers up to 2,000 lbs., tongue load not to exceed 200 lbs.

    For conventional trailers over 2,000 lbs., tongue load 10-15% o

    loaded trailer weight.

    For 5th-wheel trailers, king pin weight 15-25% o loaded

    trailer weight.

    Examples: For a 5,000-lb. conventional trailer, multiply 5,000 by .10

    and .15 to obtain a proper tongue load range o 500 to 750 lbs. For an

    11,500-lb. 5th-wheel trailer, multiplying 11,500 by .15 and .25 yields aking pin weight range o 1,725 to 2,875 lbs.

    Note:Be sure the addition o tongue load or king pin weight does not

    cause the key towing vehicle weight limits (GVWR and Rear GAWR) to

    be exceeded. Remember, GVWR and GAWR are ound on the vehicles

    Saety Compliance Certiication Label. I either o these limits is

    exceeded, you should go with a larger vehicle or a smaller trailer.

    *Refer to the chart on page 24 for tongue load recommendations with Ford factory-installed rear

    step bumpers and trailer hitch receivers.

    How to Find Your Trucks Axle RatioI you do not know the axle ratio o your vehicle, check its Truck Saety

    Compliance Certiication Label (located on the let ront door lock

    acing or the door latch post pillar). Below the bar code, you will see

    the word AXLE and a two-digit code. Use this chart to ind the axle

    ratio that corresponds to that code:

    Sample Truck Safety Compliance Certification Label(Refer to actual label on your vehicle)

    GVWR Rear GAWR

    Axle Code

    Front GAWR

    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation in kilograms, multiply pounds by .45.

    REAR AXLE RATIO CODES Rear Axle Non-Limited Limited ElectronicVehicle Ratio Slip Slip LockingSuper Duty 3.31 31 Not Available 3H

    3.55 35 Not Available 3J

    3.73 37 3L 3E

    4.10 41 4N/4W(1) Not Available

    4.30 43 4L 4M

    4.88 48 8L Not Available

    F-150 3.15 15 Not Available L5

    3.31 27 Not Available L3

    3.55 19 H9 L9

    3.73 26 B6 L6

    4.10 Not Available Not Available L4

    Expedition 3.31 15 Not Available Not Available

    3.73 16 Not Available Not Available

    Navigator 3.73 16 Not Available Not Available

    E-Series 3.73 24/34/A2/A4/D2/D4 B4/C4 Not Available

    4.10 22/32/52/5 6 B2/C2/E2/E6/F2 Not Available

    4.56 83 F3 Not Available

    Motorhome 4.30 43 Not Available Not Available

    5.38 53 Not Available Not Available

    6.17 61 Not Available Not Available

    Commercial 4.30 43 Not Available Not AvailableStripped Chassis 4.88 48 Not Available Not Available

    5.38 53 Not Available Not Available

    (1) Wide rear axle on F-350 Chassis Cab with Ambulance Package.

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    Ford and Lincoln Custom Accessories offer a great selection of towing items to enhance

    function and comfort. For current price and warranty information, please contact your

    dealer or visit our Web sites at: accessories.ford.comandaccessories.lincoln.com.

    Trailer Hitch WiringHarnesses 4-PinThis 4-pin wiring harness assembly

    is made to plug into the actory

    electrical system. The 4-pin design

    does not allow the use o trailers

    with electric brakes. Dealer

    installation recommended. Not

    available or Escape Hybrid.

    Base Part No. 15A416

    Available for: Escape, Edge and

    Lincoln MKX

    Uses a 4-pin trailer tow connector

    and converter box which interaces

    to the vehicles rear lighting signals

    and power source.

    Base Part No. 15A416

    Available for: Flex

    The 7-pin design allows the use o

    trailers with electric brakes. Includes

    bracket or convenient attachment.

    Available or vehicles with or without

    reverse camera system option. Dealer

    installation recommended.

    Base Part No. 15A416Available for: F-150

    Trailer Hitch AssembliesCLASS II, III and IV:Originalequipment hitch bolts directly into

    existing holes no drilling or weldingrequired. Rear ascia trim required

    or installation.

    NOTE: Towing capacity could be limited

    by vehicle powertrain. See your dealer or

    Owners Manual for details. Not available

    on Escape Hybrid.

    Base Part No. 19D520

    Available for: Escape (Class I/II),

    Edge, Flex, Lincoln MKX, F-150 and

    E-Series

    5th-Wheel/GooseneckHitch Prep Package

    Required Prep Package or 5th-Wheel

    and Gooseneck Hitch Kits. Wiring

    harness not included.

    Base Part No. 5F057

    Available for: Super Duty F-250,

    F-350 and F-450

    Gooseneck Hitch KitThis 2-5/16-inch Gooseneck Hitch

    Ball has a Gross Trailer Weight

    Rating o 25,000 lbs., plus a pin

    weight rating o 6,250 lbs. The kitalso includes two cast-steel saety

    chain tie-down hooks and a nylon

    storage bag.

    NOTE: This kit is only for use with the

    5th-Wheel and Gooseneck Hitch Prep

    Package. Other restrictions: cannot be

    used with drop-in bedliners or bed mats.

    See Owners Manual for specific vehicle

    tow ratings.

    Base Part No. 19F503

    Available for: Super Duty F-250

    and F-350

    5th-Wheel Hitch KitThe 5th-Wheel Hitch Kit has a Gross

    Trailer Weight Rating o 18,000 and

    24,500 lbs. and a pin weight rating

    o 6,250 lbs. Other eatures include

    a orged jaw; a high-capacity head

    support structure; 10 ront-to-back

    pivot and 4 side-to-side pivot oreasy hook-ups; 14-inch to 16.5-inch

    vertical height adjustment; and an

    extended-length handle.

    NOTE: This kit is only for use with the

    5th-Wheel and Gooseneck Hitch Prep

    Package. Other restrictions: only compatible

    with 8-foot beds cannot be used with

    drop-in bedliners or bed mats. See Owners

    Manual for specific vehicle tow ratings.

    Base Part No. 19D520

    Available for: Super Duty F-250

    and F-350

    Trailer Hitch Drawbars Square ShankCan be used in the raised or dropped

    position to match trailer coupler

    height. Available in durable black

    powdercoat. See your dealer

    or Owners Manual or towing

    limitations.

    Base Part No. 19A282

    Available for: Vehicle with 2-1/2"

    (6cm) receiver for Super Duty

    Vehicles with 2" (5cm) receiver for

    Escape, Edge, Lincoln MKX, Flex,

    Expedition/EL, Navigator/L, F-150

    and E-Series

    Vehicles with 1-1/4" (3cm) receiver

    for some past model years

    Trailer Hitch BallForged, stainless steel construction

    or maximum strength and corrosion

    resistance. Available in three sizes

    1-7/8", 2" and 2-5/16" See your

    dealer or towing limitations.

    Base Part No. 19F503

    Available for: Vehicles equipped

    with trailer hitch

    Trailer Brake Kit

    Vehicles must be equipped with

    Trailer Tow Package or Max Trailer

    Tow Package (wiring) or kit to be

    unctional.

    Base Part No. 19H332

    Available for: F-150

    Neutral Tow KitThis handy kit allows you to tow

    Explorer or Sport Trac behind you

    motorhome with all our whee

    the ground. Available or 2006-2

    Explorer 4.6L V8 or 2007-2010 S

    Trac 4.6L V8, 4WD and an autom

    transmission. Dealer installation

    recommended. Not available or

    AWD vehicles.

    Base Part No. 7H332

    Telescoping TrailerTow MirrorsMANUAL:When towing, the mitelescopes out to help increase y

    range o vision. When not towing

    the mirror slides in or normal ran

    Mirrors also include a orward ol

    eature that allows them to be

    olded against the vehicle or tig

    spaces. (Black housing.)

    POWER:Provides the same eaas manual trailer tow mirrors, bu

    the mirror glass eatures a powe

    adjust. Mirror glass is also electri

    heated to minimize snow and ice

    buildup. The mirror telescoping

    eature is still manual. (Black an

    chrome housing cap.)

    NOTE: Power trailer tow mirrors are fo

    vehicles equipped with power mirrorsand turn signal/marker light feature i

    only functional on vehicles originally

    equipped with those features.

    Base Part No. 17682 Passenger S

    Base Part No. 17683 Driver Side

    Base Part No. 17696 Kit (Driver a

    Passenger Side)

    Available for: F-150 and Super Du

    2013 CUSTOM ACCESSORIES

    Accessorize your vehicle.

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    Weight Distribution For optimum handling and braking, the load

    must be properly distributed Keep center of gravity low for best handling Approximately 60% of the allowable cargo

    weight should be in the front half of the trailer

    and 40% in the rear (within limits of tongue loador king pin weight)

    Load should be balanced from side-to-side tooptimize handling and tire wear

    Load must be firmly secured to prevent shiftingduring cornering or braking, which could result ina sudden loss of control

    Before Starting Before setting out on a trip, practice turning,

    stopping and backing up your trailer in an areaaway from heavy traffic

    Know clearance required for trailer roof Check equipment (make a checklist)

    Backing Back up slowly, with someone spotting near the

    rear of the trailer to guide you Place one hand at bottom of steering wheel and

    move it in the direction you want the trailer to go Make small steering inputs slight movement of

    steering wheel results in much greater movementin rear of trailer

    TurningWhen turning, be sure to swing wide enough toallow trailer to avoid curbs and other obstructions.

    Braking (Also see page 22) Allow considerably more distance for stopping

    with trailer attached

    Remember, the braking system of the tow vehicleis rated for operation at the GVWR, not GCWR If your tow vehicle is a F-150, F-Series Super

    Duty , E-Series or Expedition and your trailerhas electric brakes, the optional IntegratedTrailer Brake Controller (TBC) will help assuresmooth, effective trailer braking by automaticallyproportioning the trailer braking to that of thetowing vehicle

    If your trailer starts to sway, apply brake pedalgradually. The sliding lever on the TBC shouldbe used only for manual activation of trailerbrakes when adjusting the gain. Misuse, suchas application during trailer sway, could causeinstability of trailer and/or tow vehicle

    Towing On Hills Downshift the transmission to assist braking on

    steep downgrades and to increase power (reducelugging) when climbing hills

    With TorqShift transmission, select Tow/HaulMode to automatically eliminate unwanted gearsearch when going uphill and help control vehiclespeed when going downhill

    Parking With A TrailerWhenever possible, vehicles with trailers should notbe parked on a grade. However, if it is necessary,place wheel chocks under the trailers wheels,following the instructions below. Apply the foot service brakes and hold

    Have another person place the wheel chocksunder the trailer wheels on the downgrade side

    Once the chocks are in place, release brakepedal, making sure the chocks will hold thevehicle and trailer

    Apply the parking brake Shift automatic transmission into park, or manual

    transmission into reverse With 4-wheel drive, make sure the transfer case is

    not in neutral (if applicable)

    Starting Out Parked On A Grade Apply the foot service brake and hold Start the engine with transmission in park

    (automatic) or neutral (manual)

    Shift the transmission into gear and release theparking brake Release the brake pedal and move the vehicle

    uphill to free the chocks Apply the brake pedal while another person

    retrieves the chocks

    Acceleration And PassingThe added weight of the trailer can dramaticallydecrease the acceleration of the towing vehicle exercise caution. When passing a slower vehicle, be sure to allow

    extra distance. Remember, the added length of thetrailer must clear the other vehicle before you canpull back in

    Signal and make your pass on level terrain withplenty of clearance If necessary, downshift for improved acceleration

    Driving With An AutomaticOverdrive TransmissionWith certain automatic overdrive transmissions,towing especially in hilly areas may causeexcessive shifting between overdrive and the nextlower gear. To eliminate this condition and achieve steadier

    performance, overdrive can be locked out (seevehicle Owners Manual)

    If excessive shifting does not occur, use overdriveto optimize fuel economy

    Overdrive may also be locked out to obtainengine braking on downgrades When available, select Tow/Haul Mode to

    automatically eliminate unwanted gear searchand help control vehicle speed when goingdownhill

    Driving With Speed ControlWhen driving uphill with a heavy load,significant speed drops may occur. An 8-14 mph speed drop will automatically

    cancel speed control Temporarily resume manual control through

    the vehicles accelerator pedal until the terrainlevels off

    Tire Pressure Underinflated tires get hot and may fail, leadingto possible loss of vehicle control

    Overinflated tires may wear unevenly Tires should be checked often for conformance to

    recommended cold inflation pressures

    Spare Tire UseA conventional full-size spare tire is required for trailertowing (mini spare tires should not be used; alwaysreplace the spare tire with the road tire as soon aspossible).

    On The RoadAfter about 50 miles, stop in a protected locationand double-check:

    Trailer hitch attachment Lights and electrical connections Trailer wheel lug nuts for tightness Engine oil check regularly throughout trip

    High Altitude OperationGasoline engines lose power by 3-4% per 1,000 ft.elevation. To maintain performance, reduce GVWsand GCWs by 2% per 1,000 ft. elevation.

    Powertrain/Frontal AreaConsiderationsThe charts in this Guide show the minimum enginesize needed to move the GCW of tow vehicleand trailer. Under certain conditions, however, (e.g., when

    the trailer has a large frontal area that addssubstantial air drag or when trailering in hillyor mountainous terrain) it is wise to choose alarger engine

    Selecting a trailer with a low-drag, roundedfront design will help optimize performance andfuel economy

    Note: For additional trailering information pertaining to yourvehicle, refer to the vehicle Owners Manual.

    For the latest RV/Towing information,check out www.fleet.ford.com/showroomor for Ford Dealers go to esourcebook.dealerconnection.comand for LincolnDealers go to lincoln.productportfolio.

    dealerconnection.com.

    Photography, illustrations and information presentedherein were correct when approved for printing. Ford MotorCompany reserves the right to discontinue or change at anytime the specifications or designs without incurring obligation.Some features shown or described are optional at extracost. Some options are required in combination with otheroptions. Consult your dealer for the latest, most completeinformation on models, features, prices and availability.

    Many of the recreational vehicles shown in this brochureare modified or manufactured by companies other thanFord Motor Company. Ford assumes no responsibility forsuch modifications or manufacturing.

    Metric Conversion To obtain inormation incentimeters, multiply eet by 30.48; to obtaininormation in kilometers, multiply miles by 1.6.

    Tips on towing.Towing a trailer is demanding on your vehicle, your trailer and your personal driving skills.

    Follow some basic rules and youll tow more safely and have a lot more fun.