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Old    Jerald Connolly (Connolly_Crew)      Join Date: Mar 2016       03-09-2017, 3:08 PM Reply   
Thinking of buying a 12 Raptor.... not 100 % it will tow like I need it too... anyone towing comparably weighted boat please share any feedback...
Thanks,
Jerald
Old    Adam Padgett (Padge)      Join Date: Feb 2017       03-09-2017, 3:30 PM Reply   
How far you gonna pull it. It will pull it but you will know its back there.
Old    Adam Padgett (Padge)      Join Date: Feb 2017       03-09-2017, 3:30 PM Reply   
I wouldn't be scared to tow with that. I pull a 247 lsv with a new aluminum 5.0 f150
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-09-2017, 3:44 PM Reply   
"How far you gonna pull it. It will pull it but you will know its back there." - what is that even supposed to mean?

A Raptor will have more than enough power to pull it. Given the suspension on those it may sag a bit more than the average half ton possibly (purely guessing) but other than that it wouldn't have an issue.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-09-2017, 3:46 PM Reply   
Ask Ken Block. he drags his MC around everywhere with his.lol.
Old    Rob Fullerton (Gotmods)      Join Date: Nov 2012       03-09-2017, 4:19 PM Reply   
Yup sweet rig. Not a diesel for towing but sick!
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       03-09-2017, 4:41 PM Reply   
I towed one behind a Ram 1500 (5.7liter, I think) for 2 years. Unless you are in the mountains, I'd see it as no problem.
Old     (Brendon444)      Join Date: Jul 2011       03-09-2017, 4:53 PM Reply   
It will tow fine. Not sure why everyone thinks they need a diesel to tow. Truck has more than enough power. Think 10 years ago trucks towed with a lot less hp 270-315 hp towed fine. Now 420hp+ people question it.
Old    Adam Padgett (Padge)      Join Date: Feb 2017       03-09-2017, 5:41 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by bcrider View Post
"How far you gonna pull it. It will pull it but you will know its back there." - what is that even supposed to mean?

A Raptor will have more than enough power to pull it. Given the suspension on those it may sag a bit more than the average half ton possibly (purely guessing) but other than that it wouldn't have an issue.


I meant to put a question mark after the first sentence. And it means just what it says, yes, it'll pull it, but he will feel it back there. As to where a diesel would pull with ease.
Old    Rob Fullerton (Gotmods)      Join Date: Nov 2012       03-09-2017, 6:53 PM Reply   

I had a wanna be raptor ecoboost it towed killer
Old    Trevor Klein (tjklein)      Join Date: Jun 2014       03-10-2017, 3:04 AM Reply   
It will tow it, but the Raptor was not designed to tow heavy loads. It's not an issue of power at all, but rather suspension setup.

Check the specs on the truck. It can do it, but it's tow/payload ratings are well below a regular F150.
Old    Kevin Kimball (Kjkimball)      Join Date: Mar 2011       03-10-2017, 4:50 AM Reply   
I know the guy who drove the Indmar Raptor Truck towing many different boats, LSV, 247, Supra SA, SE, etc. In some cases, all over the country. Never a problem with suspension and certainly never an issue with power.
Old    David Posey (granddaddy53)      Join Date: Dec 2013       03-10-2017, 6:15 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Brendon444 View Post
It will tow fine. Not sure why everyone thinks they need a diesel to tow. Truck has more than enough power. Think 10 years ago trucks towed with a lot less hp 270-315 hp towed fine. Now 420hp+ people question it.
Ditto, don't ya just luv the tow snobs, a 1/2 pickup will do fine most of the time, can't see owning a F250 diesel or gas to tow a boat on weekends as its main purpose for being!

Guy on Malibu site sais "I don't consider anything under a ton as a truck", jeeeez!
Old    Matt Zelenik (mlzelenik)      Join Date: Apr 2016       03-10-2017, 6:58 AM Reply   
Trevor said it best. The Raptor has plenty of power to pull that boat, no question. The Fox suspension is going to be a very soft rear end. You may have some sway/loose rear end feeling. But I think you will be just fine towing with the Raptor. Especially anything under a few hours
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-10-2017, 8:20 AM Reply   
Suspension will be the only thing that will be not great for towing. But everything else will work great. Big brakes, wide stance, 411 HP.

People forget that Raptor's come with 4.10 gearing, that will help a ton in towing as long as you don't try to stuff 37" tires under it.



I'm really considering selling my sierra denali for raptor to DD and tow the 24ssv on the weekends. Since the new EcoBoost Raptor came out prices are kinda of droping alittle on the GEN 1 raptor.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       03-10-2017, 9:04 AM Reply   
plenty of power, just stopping and suspension concerns. watch weight distribution in the boat. maybe get a distribution hitch, rear air bags, an overload leaf spring something else to help with the squat. If not, steering goes to chit cuz the front tires aren't using full contact patch, etc. can get hairy pretty quick. even more fun at speed. It will get the job done, but do it carefully. all that horsepower is great for climbing hills but gets you out of control more quickly. make sure the trailer brake system is working 100%
Old    Jerald Connolly (Connolly_Crew)      Join Date: Mar 2016       03-10-2017, 9:14 AM Reply   
Thanks for all the feedback. Think I will stick with my 250....
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-10-2017, 9:37 AM Reply   
Adam, you're still wrong. My 14 ecoboost can pull my boat with ease as well. Sure stopping may be better with a diesel but it's still cheaper to install electric over hydraulic breaks on my trailer than to buy a diesel I don't need the rest of the time and at the same time have better stopping power than your diesel alone.
Old    Adam Padgett (Padge)      Join Date: Feb 2017       03-10-2017, 11:11 AM Reply   
I have a 15 5.0 f150. It pulls my boat fine. But not near what my buddies f250 will. There's no comparison. I pulled a 25 outlaw Baja 8 hours one way. Did it pull it? Yes. Did it struggle and get 9-10 miles to the gallon? Yes
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       03-10-2017, 11:18 AM Reply   
after a few white knuckle tows you learn that it really won't do the job adequately. A golf cart will pull the boat. is it the best tool for the job? obviously not.
Old    Adam Padgett (Padge)      Join Date: Feb 2017       03-10-2017, 11:26 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by denverd1 View Post
after a few white knuckle tows you learn that it really won't do the job adequately. A golf cart will pull the boat. is it the best tool for the job? obviously not.


Exactly
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-10-2017, 11:35 AM Reply   
Better get the F650 then.
Old    Rob Fullerton (Gotmods)      Join Date: Nov 2012       03-10-2017, 11:54 AM Reply   
My ecoboost would pull that pig easily
Old    Matt Zelenik (mlzelenik)      Join Date: Apr 2016       03-13-2017, 9:58 AM Reply   
I've been there with the white knuckle tows, but that was 2 hours on a windy day towing a loaded down SE450 with my old F150 5.0. I don't see a 23LSV white knuckling a raptor under many conditions
Old    Jason (jaed)      Join Date: Feb 2012       03-13-2017, 11:03 AM Reply   
I have that exact truck, a 12' super crew Raptor and it tows just fine.
The suspension does sag but get a adjustable hitch and you will be fine or make sure the trailer is level. I pull a 05 MB 23' that is around 5,000 pounds.

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Old    Shane (srich5)      Join Date: Apr 2016       03-13-2017, 2:27 PM Reply   
that engine should have no problem. I would bet that a raptor would have no problem. If it were me, I would just go with an F150 Ecoboost! Oh wait, I did do that! Pulls flawlessly in the mountains of Colorado.

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