Towing Guide Contents

3?5 Pickups/Chassis Cabs

6 Class A Motorhome Chassis


Commercial Stripped Chassis

8 Class C Motorhome Chassis

9Van Conversion/ Class B Van Campers

10 Slide-In Campers

11 Four-Wheel-Down Towing

12 Dolly-Towing

13 Trailer Towing Equipment and Frontal Area Considerations

14 Maximum Trailer Weights and Towing Equipment/Packages

15-21 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 and Commercial Stripped Chassis 19 ? E-Series 20 ? Expedition, Navigator, Explorer and Escape

21 ? Crossovers and Cars

22 Trailer Classes and Types

23-27 What to Know Before You Tow

28 Towing Accessories

29 Towing Basics

For every application, from Cars to Trucks and Chassis, there's a model ready and waiting to meet your needs.

Outstanding towing capabilities.

Make no mistake, 2014 Ford Pickups and Chassis Cabs are the real leaders ? pulling the heaviest trailers in their classes. In fact, 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.

Proven experience.

Decades of RV and towing experience in every configuration.

Quality and reliability.

Ford RV and trailer towing products continue to provide a winning combination; high-quality, reliability and high-performance and are backed by decades of RV and towing experience.

New SAE Towing Standard

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) testing standard J2807 determines towing numbers and gross combined weight ratings (GCWR). This standard allows for a more accurate comparison of similar sized vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) under 13,000 pounds. Ford began applying the standard on the all-new 2013 Fusion, MKZ and Escape models. For 2014, Transit Connect has been added. Future all-new Ford vehicles will comply with this standard.

The following vehicles are not recommended for trailer towing: C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi, Fiesta, Focus, Shelby? GT500?, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi, Taurus SHO, and MKZ Hybrid.


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Outstanding performance.

Towing Capability 11,300 pounds

Payload Capacity 3,120 pounds(1)

Cargo Box Volume 81.3 cu. ft.

F-150 ? Built Ford Tough?.

Exceptional space, power, towing capability and its Built Ford Tough credentials make the 2014 F-150 the preferred choice for towing and hauling. F-150's exciting features, including available integrated trailer brake controller, trailer tow mirrors and rearview camera ensure your truck is a custom fit for your specific needs. All 4WD models include neutral tow functionality and maximum trailer tow packages include an upgraded rear bumper and trailer tow mirrors.

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.-ft. of torque ? 5.0L 4V DOHC V8 and Flex Fuel capability delivers 360 hp and 380 lb.-ft. of torque ? 6.2L 2V SOHC V8 delivers 411 hp and 434 lb.-ft. of torque ? 3.5L 4V DOHC V6 EcoBoost? delivers 365 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque ? S tandard 6-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul Mode ? All engines include Aggressive Deceleration Fuel Shut-off (ADFSO)

New for 2014, a CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep Package is available for 3.7L V6 engine.

F-150 Features

Three cab styles ? Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew

Fully boxed ladder-style frame, with hydroformed high-strength steel and throughwelded cross members for excellent handling control and responsiveness

Tuned shear-style body mounts help keep road vibration away from the vehicle body for a quiet and comfortable ride

4-wheel vented disc brakes with standard 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution for responsive, confident stops and exceptional control under hard braking

Deep cargo boxes offering great capacity, plus best-in-class pickup box access ? available steps on all three sides(2)

(1) Best-in-class payload when properly equipped. (2) When properly equipped. Class is full-size

pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR non-hybrid vs. 2013/2014 competitors.

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


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Super Duty? Pickups ? Proven work horses.

The 2014 Ford F-Series Super Duty F-250/F-350/F-450 comes with the most equipment configurations of any truck in its class and there's one just right for you and your work. Built Ford Tough? powertrains deliver best-in-class(1) gas horsepower and torque, diesel horsepower and standard diesel torque. Backed by best-in-class maximum payload and conventional towing capabilities(2) and standard trailer sway control, Super Duty helps you get the job done when no one else can.

Horsepower 400 hp @ 2800 rpm(3)

Torque 800 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm(3)

Conventional Towing up to 18,500 lbs.(4)

5th-Wheel Towing up to 24,700 lbs.(4)

Payload up to 7,260 lbs.(5)

(1)Class is full-size pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR vs. 2013/2014 competitors.

(2) When properly equipped. (3)6.7L Power Stroke? V8 Turbo Diesel. (4)Maximum capacity when properly equipped. See your

Ford dealer for specific equipment requirements and other limitations. (5)F-350 DRW Regular Cab 4x2 with 6.2L engine. (6) Available feature. (7)Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It's always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. (8)Standard on F-350 DRW/F-450; optional on F-250/F-350 SRW. (9)TBC verified to be compatible with electrically actuated drum brakes and certain Electric-Over-Hydraulic brake systems. See your Ford dealer for details. (10)6.7L Power Stroke? V8 Turbo Diesel.

Your power ? your choice.

6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel

Maximum power ? quickly. The diesel's classexclusive, single-sequential turbocharger features a compactly designed, dual-sided compressor wheel that helps efficiently generate the best horsepower and standard diesel torque in the class.

Upfits powered any time. If the diesel engine's running, whether the truck is in motion or at a complete stop, you can power upfits with our class-exclusive, live-drive power take-off (PTO) provision.(6) It keeps the job going with an output gear linked directly to the engine crankshaft.

6.2L 2-valve V8 gas

Serious low-rpm torque. The gas engine's stiff SOHC valvetrain with roller-rocker shafts enables an intake- and exhaust-port layout that optimizes airflow for lots of torque when you need it most.

Balanced performance. Dual-equal variable cam timing phases the intake- and exhaustvalve opening and closing events simultaneously to optimize fuel economy, low-end torque and peak horsepower. Plus, using two spark plugs per cylinder helps the fuel-air mixture burn efficiently, contributing to fuel economy and engine torque.


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Standard Trailer Sway Control

? Single-rear-wheel (SRW) models ? Trailer Sway Control works with AdvanceTrac? with RSC? (Roll Stability ControlTM) using a yaw motion sensor to monitor the motions of 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(7)

? 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 front brakes or reduce engine power to help the driver maintain control

Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (TBC)(8)

? Uses braking input, vehicle speed and ABS logic to balance the performance of the truck brakes and electric trailer brakes

? User-friendly productivity screen in instrument cluster message center indicates TBC(9) output, gain levels and trailer connection status

Tow/Haul Mode With Integrated Exhaust Brake(10)

? Automatically increases engine exhaust back pressure when needed to help slow the vehicle and trailer while in Tow/Haul Mode

? A single touch of the brake pedal in Tow/Haul Mode activates the system to improve control with less wear and tear on the transmission

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, you're covered

5th-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package

? Available on all models ? Provides the necessary under-the-bed

hardware to allow mounting of a 5thwheel/gooseneck hitch in the pickup bed to put more of the trailer weight over the tow vehicle

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Super Duty? Chassis Cabs ? Hard-line capability.

The Super Duty Chassis Cab F-350/F-450/F-550 reinforces the tradition of F-Series toughness and continues to handle the most hard-line towing jobs and aggressive payloads. Trusted by those who own the work, purpose-built Ford powertrains help deliver excellent fuel economy and torque. With a maximum towing capacity of 26,600 lbs. for 5th-wheel trailers and 16,000 lbs. for conventional trailers, this rig is designed to conquer even the most challenging jobs.

Powerful Ford 6.8L 3V SOHC V10.

The V10 gas powerplant gets your heavy loads moving with up to 457 lb.-ft. of torque and 362 horsepower on F-450 and F-550

It's paired with a TorqShift? 5-speed automatic transmission featuring a massive torque converter, beefy gear sets and a selectable Tow/Haul Mode

The optional CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep Package includes hardened valves and valve seats to help ready your Super Duty for alternative-fuel upfits

CNG/LPG Gaseous Engine Prep Package Available for 6.2L Gas Engine on F-250/350.

For more information on any of these Ford trucks, see your Ford dealer or visit


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