Re: Help a newbie decide: F-150 with 5.0 ???
I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 (1500) and towing with the full-size truck is really nice.
I was worried that the sides of the pickup bed would be too high for the trailer so I asked Escape and they sent me the maximum height. I was well below that, but I have a buddy with a new Ford F150 and it seems a lot higher than my truck. I think Escape could have put some blocks on top of the axle ("lifted" the trailer) if I needed the extra clearance. I bought the hitch from Escape and had them arrange for the install out there and then Escape adjusted the hitch for the trailer.
My truck's bed is 6' 5" so I don't know about shorter beds. I can hook up with the tailgate down, and have never been anywhere near touching the trailer to any part of the truck. I do have to put the tailgate up again before I start towing.
North Bay, Ontario
John - North Bay, Ontario
Escape 5.0 - Silverado 1500