Summer is in full swing, and while plans have had to change for most, it's still an excellent time to get away for a bit and enjoy the outdoors. For many Somerset and New Bedford drivers, that means road trips, camping, and outings at the lake. One thing these activities have in common is that they all greatly benefit from a versatile and capable pickup. A truck bed is ideal for camping gear, like tents, coolers, and supplies. At the same time, transporting a boat or camper requires robust towing capabilities. No matter what your summer plans have in store, Ford trucks, like the legendary F-150 and F-250 Super Duty, are up to the task.

F-150 and F-250 Super Duty for Towing Boats and Campers

With deck boats weighing between 2,500 and 7,000 pounds, the Ford F-150 has more than enough capability. Even the base 3.3-liter V-6 engine can handle 7,000 pounds without breaking a sweat. Plus, the F-150 offers five additional engine options, each with 400 or more pound-feet of torque. With a max trailer capacity of 11,500 pounds, the popular 5.0-liter V-8 allows you to hook up a boat, pack in a full load of equipment and gear, and still have capacity to spare. And with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, you can tow up to 13,200 pounds when properly equipped.

Campers are no problem for many F-150 configurations, either. An unloaded 38-foot Jayco Jay Flight weights 7,700 pounds unloaded, and that's on the heavy side. Still, as the loads get bigger, the trailering needs increase, and that's where Ford Super Duty excels. With its standard 6.2-liter V-8, the F-250 can conventionally tow up to 15,000 pounds. And with the burly 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8 Turbo Diesel, that number rises to 20,000 pounds.

Ford Trucks for Sale near Westport MA and Tiverton RI

If you have Ford F-150 or F-250, First Ford hopes you get the opportunity to use it to enjoy the summer to its fullest extent. If you're in the market for a new truck and would like more information about Ford models, don't hesitate to give us a call at your convenience. We'll be happy to assist you.

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