Archive for the ‘Towing & Payload’ Category

Will flat towing a vehicle damage it?

Monday, May 11th, 2020
A puzzled woman holds a cardboard sign with the word "help" written on it in marker.

Safety of Dinghy Towing

Flat towing, also called dinghy towing or four-wheels-down towing, refers to the practice of pulling one vehicle behind another, with all four wheels of the towed vehicle being in contact with the ground. The most common implementation of this is when a vehicle is towed behind an RV, which tends to have the power to pull such a move off.

But flat towing gets a variety of reactions in the automotive world, with some saying it’s fine and others insisting it will cause damage to your towed vehicle. Is flat towing safe?


2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Model Options

Friday, December 20th, 2019
2020 Ford F-350 LARIAT towing hay on trailer

Ford F-350 Super Duty Trim Level Options

If you’re in the market for a powerful and capable pickup truck with phenomenal towing and hauling capabilities, you should definitely take a look at the 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty. The F-350 Super Duty is available in several models, which include the XL, XLT, LARIAT, King Ranch®, Platinum and Limited. The 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty is in stock at Eric Von Schledorn in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Let’s dig into the hauling and towing capabilities, specs and features on each 2020 F-350 model!


How Much Can 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Tow?

Monday, November 18th, 2019
Red 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 from front driver side angle on road in front of mountain

2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Specs and Features

When it comes to pickup trucks, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is one of the most competitive options on the market. This truck is incredibly strong and offers notable towing abilities. The Silverado 1500 also features a variety of advanced technology and safety features. Let’s figure out what’s new on the 2020 Chevy Silverado by digging into its specs and features. (more…)

How to properly use ratchet straps

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Front exterior view of a red 2019 Ford F-350 hauling a trailer of hay bails

Ratchet straps are something of a marvel. They can really make it easy to keep your payload in place if you’re towing something that could easily become dislodged while driving. However, it’s important that you use them right, or you may lose the stuff you were trying to strap down. The next time you have to tie something down with ratchet straps, make sure you’re doing it the right way. Learn how to properly use ratchet straps with the short video tutorial here on our blog! (more…)

How Much Can You Tow and Haul with a 2019 Ford Ranger from the Von Schledorn Auto Group near Milwaukee WI?

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
side view of a red 2019 Ford Ranger towing a boat

Best-in-Class Towing and Payload Ratings for the 2019 Ford Ranger

Ford made midsize truck lovers very happy when they announced their return to the midsize pickup truck segment with the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger lineup. Those people were then made even happier once the all-new 2019 Ranger lineup was released – especially considering it, like its Ford truck brethren, features best-in-class power, best-in-class gas mileage, and best-in-class capability. That’s right, if you’re looking for the most powerful, most fuel efficient, and most capable midsize truck available today, you’re going to need to check out the new Ford Ranger lineup here at the Von Schledorn Auto Group near Milwaukee, WI. But just how capable is the 2019 Ranger lineup? We’re going to find that out right here as we take a look at the best-in-class towing and payload ratings for the 2019 Ford Ranger lineup. (more…)

What is the Towing Capacity for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado?

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Black 2019 Chevrolet Colorado towing a a horse trailer

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is a highly-capable pickup truck. It boasts the engine power to get you where you need to go, the durability and strength to handle the tough jobs, and the off-road capabilities to head off the beaten path. The new Colorado is also very impressive on the towing front. (more…)

Take a Look at the Performance & Towing Specs for the 2019 Ford F-150

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
Passenger side exterior view of a gray 2019 Ford F-150 kicking up dirt as it drives through the desert

How Much Can the 2019 Ford F-150 Haul & Tow?

The 2019 Ford F-150 offers six powerful engine options which provide it with impressive horsepower, torque, and towing capacity.  The six engine choices include a 3.3L V6, a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6, a 5.0L V8, a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, a 3.0L Power Stroke® Diesel V6, and a 3.5 High-Output EcoBoost® V6.  The 2019 Ford F-150 also has seven trim level options that allow you to find the interior features that you want while still staying within budget.  You can see all of the performance specs along with the towing and payload capacities of the 2019 Ford F-150 right here below and you can get behind the wheel of the Ford F-150 at EVS Auto today. (more…)

How Much is the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Able to Tow?

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
Passenger side exterior view of a white 2019 Chevy Equinox

What’s the Towing Capacity of the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox?

Long flowing body lines race from the front fenders to the rear bumper and give the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox a lean and sculpted exterior allure.  Of all of the eye-catching attributes of the 2019 Equinox its most impressive may be its passenger and cargo capability that includes flexible seating and an ample towing ability.  The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox also has three engines to choose from that provide powerful towing capacities, horsepower, and torque.  You can see the specs for all three engines options of the 2019 Chevy Equinox below and you can find the attractive and accommodating 2019 Equinox at EVS Auto serving the Milwaukee, WI area. (more…)

How Much Can the Engine Options of the 2019 Ford F-250 Haul & Tow?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Passenger side exterior view of a red 2019 Ford F-250 towing a trailer on a mountain highway

What are the Towing & Payload Capacities for the 2019 Ford F-250 Tow?

The standard engine of the 2019 Ford F-250 is a 6.2L V8 and when it works with standard Two-Wheel Drive (2WD) it has a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds and a max payload rating of 4,270 pounds.  However, the 2019 Ford F-250 also offers a 6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo-Diesel engine, Four-Wheel Drive (4WD), and multiple cabin size options as well that affect its overall towing and payload specs.  Take a look at the complete towing and payload capacities for the 2019 Ford F-250 below and you can see the aggressive and athletic 2019 F-250 in person at EVS Auto in Milwaukee, WI today. (more…)

How Much Can Each of the Three Engine Options of the 2019 Ford Explorer Tow?

Monday, October 15th, 2018
Passenger side exterior view of a red 2020 Ford Explorer

How Much Can the 2019 Ford Explorer Tow?

The 2019 Ford Explorer is the ultimate driving companion thanks to its exceptional styling, interior cargo and passenger versatility, and its ample towing capability.  A bold front fascia has wideset headlights and a unique honey-combed grille while muscular and athletic body lines stretch along the profile for a long and lean exterior appeal.  You can learn about the performance specs for the three engine options of the 2019 Ford Explorer along with exactly how much each can tow right here below and you can get behind the wheel of the 2019 Explorer at EVS Auto in Milwaukee, WI today. (more…)