Expand Your Towing Knowledge


Ford models have a storied lineage for being powerful and able to tow the most challenging loads on the road. Ford towing capabilities continue being a leader, whether the job calls for moving a trailer from one job site to the next or if you have the boat connected for a weekend getaway. Our sales advisors put together this list to help you learn more about how to enhance your Ford towing capacity and ensure a safe coupling. We go over various techniques and safety tips when hooking up a trailer. The first thing to do is learn the Ford towing information for your truck or SUV model, and you can find it on a sticker or plate on the inside of the driver's door. Check out our list below, and visit Mike Castrucci Ford of Alexandria and test drive a Ford truck for sale today!

 

Towing Terms

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the total a towed vehicle can weigh when fully loaded.

  • Gross Tongue Weight is the maximum weight that can be exerted on the hitch ball by the coupler. This is usually around 10% of the gross trailer weight.

  • Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) is the combined weight of the tow vehicle, with contents, including passengers, fuel, and equipment, in addition to the weight of the trailer.

Gross Axle Weight Rating is the maximum amount of weight that a single axle can hold.
 

Ford Towing Safety

  • The hitch and ball must be the correct size to create a secure fit with no looseness. Be sure to insert the pin as a precaution to avoid the hitch coming loose.

  • Attach cross chains between your Ford model and the trailer to keep the trailer from striking the road if it got free.

  • Always level the load on the trailer to avoid it from tipping over or becoming unstable to drive.

  • Always check the appropriate tire pressure settings for each wheel to prevent a blowout from the heavy load when towing in a Ford model.

  • Test the turn signals, brake lights, and hazard lights, so they are working.


Shop At Your Local Ford Dealer

Our extensive inventory features many exceptional Built Ford Tough® models that are made for towing heavy loads. As your premier destination for Ford towing information, we offer the iconic Ford F-150, the powerful Ford Super Duty Series, the spacious Ford Expedition, and more. Visit Mike Castrucci Ford of Alexandria to learn about Ford towing packages, and select your next Ford truck or SUV model.

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Mike Castrucci Ford Alexandria

7400 Alexandria Pike
Directions Alexandria, KY 41001

  • Sales: (855) 458-4285
  • Service: (855) 458-4285
  • Parts: (855) 458-4285

Hours

  • Monday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday 11:00AM - 5:00PM