Archive for the ‘Towing & Payload’ Category

What is the Towing Capacity of the 2021 Ford Ranger?

Monday, July 26th, 2021
A white 2021 Ford Ranger with a valley in the background

2021 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity  

The sharp-looking 2021 Ford Ranger is a high-performance pickup built for adventure. Powerful, versatile, and packed with a wide range of excellent features, the 2021 Ford Ranger is considered one of the most powerful towing vehicles in the midsize pickup truck segment. If you want to learn about the 2021 Ford Ranger towing capacity, we at Eric Von Schledorn in Milwaukee, WI, share the details here. Read on to know how much the midsize pickup truck can tow.


Can you flat tow a 2021 Chevy Equinox?

Friday, January 22nd, 2021
Red Chevy Equinox front/side view

Sometimes, a situation arises in life where you want to tow your vehicle behind a different vehicle, and you want to keep all four wheels on the ground. This process is known as flat towing or dinghy towing. Is it safe to flat tow the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox?


How much can the 2021 Chevy Silverado HD tow?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
2021 Chevy Silverado HD drives along a highway with a mountain backdrop

For those that need to get a big job done, the Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty lineup is practically rearing to go. And that lineup is now more ready than ever in its incarnation for the 2021 model year, thanks to a slew of significant updates and enhancements joining the party.

A lot of these exciting upgrades fall into the towing realm. They include a multitude of upgraded and added trailering tech features, along with simply a higher maximum tow rating.

Let’s take a look a that latter element first: just how much is the 2021 Chevy Silverado HD rated to tow?


How much can the 2021 Ford F-150 tow?

Monday, October 5th, 2020
2021 Ford F-150 tows a boat along a highway

2021 Ford F-150 Engine-Specific Towing Capacities and More

Ford has recently released a slew of new details about its upcoming 2021 Ford F-150, and the automotive world is in a tizzy of excitement. Nearly every aspect of America’s best-selling vehicle is receiving some form of improvement. Of course, the availability of the first hybrid F-150 engine option is an especially titillating tidbit.

Some things don’t change, however, and one of these stalwart elements is the interest pickup drivers hold in towing capacities. All the bells and whistles don’t mean much, after all, if the machine can’t do the job it’s intended for.

So, where do the latest Ford developments stand in this regard? How much can the 2021 Ford F-150 tow?


What are the tow features on my Ford vehicle and how can I use them?

Monday, August 31st, 2020
front view of white ford f-150 pulling a trailer

Ford Towing Video Guide Compilation

The latest Ford vehicles are outfitted with an impressive array of towing capabilities. It can be hard, however, to keep up with how best to take advantage of this continually improving technology.

Luckily, Ford has put together some helpful videos on the subject. Whether you’re wondering how to flat tow a Ford F-150 or how to set up a 5th wheel trailer with the backup assist feature, you’ll likely finally find you answers in the videos we’ve compiled below.

So view on and educate yourself on how best to tow with your modern Ford vehicle!


How much can the 2020 Ford F-150 tow?

Friday, August 14th, 2020
2020 Ford F-150 tows a camper across the plains

2020 Ford F-150 Maximum Towing Capacity

Pulling large items behind their vehicle is a favored pursuit of many-a-pickup driver. And many of these drivers want to know just how large the items they’re planning on pulling can be. How much weight can be hauled by the 2020 Ford F-150?


How much can the 2020 Ford SUV and Crossover models tow?

Sunday, July 26th, 2020
Tannish-colored 2020 Ford Edge drives up a highway at an inclined angle.

Current Ford SUV Model Towing Capacities

SUVs and their crossover counterparts have skyrocketed in popularity among American drivers over the past couple decades. The powerful capabilities of these vehicles is one of their main attractions; many can perform impressive feats such as off-road adventuring and towing.

Responding to this demand, Ford has an impressive array of SUVs and crossovers in its modern wheelhouse. How much can each current Ford SUV/crossover model tow?


What is the towing capacity of the 2020 Ford Super Duty pickup models?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
White 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup tows a boat along a highway at sunset

2020 Ford Super Duty Pickup Tow Weight Rating

Ford Super Duty pickups are made to conquer big jobs. One task they’re often needed for is towing. How much can the 2020 Ford Super Duty pickups tow?


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!