Wonder how the second generation Ford Raptor does as a tow vehicle? We take it on a 600 km family camping trip to test it out.

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    • Riyad Kalla
      Riyad Kalla

      Dude... doing towing tests like this AND shooting is A LOT OF WORK - TFL Truck does these and they have an entire crew to support it. That's crazy man, you're killing it!

      about 1 year ago
    • TECH N GAMES
      TECH N GAMES In reply to Riyad Kalla

      Riyad Kalla I agree

      about 1 year ago
    • Saber Six
      Saber Six

      Excellent! Thank you

      about 4 months ago
    • Pro Viper
      Pro Viper

      And people say it needs a v8, please I'll keep the tt v6

      about 6 months ago
    • R S
      R S

      Beautiful truck. But if im living out of a camper and raptor travelling the U.S. for the next 20 years. Im biying a 6.2l raptor. If I'm randomly travelling then I can see this. But I have dreams

      about 7 months ago
    • Frank Fattore
      Frank Fattore

      The typical Raptor fan isn’t focused on the truck being a tow vehicle, but rather an off road beast! The fact that the Raptor is a slightly more than capable tow truck is a win in the eyes of most Raptor fans. Just my opinion.

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to Frank Fattore

      Totally agree, Frank. But we had people asking how it would tow so figured we'd show them what's what.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bass Flats & Beyond
      Bass Flats & Beyond

      How would this truck handle towing a 7k boat trailer. I use it every weekend. Would it just accelerate ware

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to Bass Flats & Beyond

      I had my doubts with how this truck would do close to the max towing capacity but the larger trailer we used for this review felt good behind this truck. Even at highway speeds on a steady grade or taking corners, it felt far more solid with very minimal back end sag. With the right towing equipment, I'd imagine you'd be fine.

      about 1 year ago
    • NISA
      NISA

      greetings from Switzerland. nice car!

      about 1 year ago
    • Tim Kelley
      Tim Kelley

      I like they way you review. Very informative review. Good information.

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to Tim Kelley

      Thanks for watching, Tim. Glad to help!

      about 1 year ago
    • Allen Marks
      Allen Marks

      Wow, your reviews are amazing! Just earned another sub! I'll be sure to tell some buddies about your channel as well.

      about 1 year ago
    • Allen Marks
      Allen Marks In reply to Allen Marks

      No problem! always a pleasure to help a fellow Canadian ;D

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to Allen Marks

      Fantastic, Allen! Thanks for watching. One sub at a time!

      about 1 year ago
    • Thomas Vigilante
      Thomas Vigilante

      Nice review, love my 2017 Raptor. You sitting in the truck talking to the camera I could have sworn you were Neil Patrick Harris for a few minutes.

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to Thomas Vigilante

      Been hearing that since the days of Doogie Howser!

      about 1 year ago
    • Integer
      Integer

      Dude great review

      about 1 year ago
    • Ethan Strubberg
      Ethan Strubberg

      I'm really glad you did the US translations. Some people don't do that and it's aggravating.

      about 1 year ago
    • The Booty Hunters “Metal Detecting”
      The Booty Hunters “Metal Detecting”

      Thank you Sir great video we just got a 2017 raptor with a towing package upgrade and your video was to the point great job .

      about 1 year ago
    • Tikkuaktuk Ivalulinik
      Tikkuaktuk Ivalulinik

      Wow a 3.5L V6.
      who makes that engine subaru?

      about 1 year ago
    • craig loper
      craig loper In reply to Tikkuaktuk Ivalulinik

      450hp 510ft lbs from a subaru.....

      about 1 month ago
    • Alex C
      Alex C

      Toyota tundra has an adjustable headlights since 07 a must feature for trucks especially if you tow alot. can't believe all truck manufacturers didn't catch on yet

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to Alex C

      Adjustable, yes. But not automatic. Automatic headlight makes the adjustments on the fly. Thanks for writing, Alex.

      about 1 year ago
    • Earth Quake
      Earth Quake

      A new truck will tow fine, My 2014 has only 15K on it. My question is: How will it tow with 60K on it. Ford 5.0-6.2L have a great track record. Do you have any data on the older Raptors V8's and also the ECO boost 6 leaving you stranded ( Dessert towing 100 degrees + and uphill)? The 1st Raptors were "not" recommended to do any towing. Im concerned about the 6-cyl overheating in summer towing conditions. Has Ford increased oil cooling? I cant afford to replace the motor or trans after buying mine at a price more than some peoples homes.

      about 1 year ago
    • littlefarmer32
      littlefarmer32 In reply to Earth Quake

      Earth Quake I own the 2012 SVT Raptor, I put an extra leaf into the factory leafs, for fuel and tools. Now for fun, no tools, I get 37 BFG mud terrain, and pulls tandem seadoo trailer. 175,000 + Km, running great, no heat issues when in California. Have fun go offroad

      about 3 months ago
    • Earth Quake
      Earth Quake In reply to Earth Quake

      Thank you for the input. its a major concern for this hard core ford truck owner. I was hardcore chevy owner , until I bought my 1st Ford. I know own 2014 Raptor and bought a convertible mustang for the wife. She loves it, the eco 4 turbo is fun to drive. The 2017 Raptors fully loaded are 97K + T&L. I think there nice, but not that nice. If ford would make a production run for 40K, no one would buy foreign trucks.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bill Layton
      Bill Layton In reply to Earth Quake

      Earth Quake We have a 2013 F150 FX4 with the Ecoboost and tow a 31 foot 7000 lbs travel trailer. The truck has 60k on it and the trailer has about 6k on it. The 3.5 Ecoboost is able to maintain highway speeds on mountains and in desert heat with out heating up. I love passing the big one ton diesel trucks going over Santiam pass in Oregon.

      about 1 year ago
    • Earth Quake
      Earth Quake In reply to Earth Quake

      I wish there was a V8 option in the 2017, let the market decide. Another wish is that they will do a production run, like Tesla is doing. I would like to see everyone driving a ford/chevy, tired of seeing so many tundras on the road.

      about 1 year ago
    • MrJamesLuz
      MrJamesLuz In reply to Earth Quake

      Earth Quake that's not a bad idea. The truck currently has 6000 miles on it and yes vehicles while new will perform better. However Ford has built in many features designed to improve engine life. Examples include fuel maps to prevent overheating, oil scavenging to prevent oil sludge buildup in the turbos after engine shutoff, direct and port injection to prevent carbon buildup on the intake valves, and in the event of a severe overheat the computer will spool up the turbos and shut off fuel to opposite cylinders turning half the engine into an air pump until cylinder head temps come down. The technology is far advanced from engines developed even 5 years ago.

      Research how the 2.7 ecoboost was built and developed. It has no exhaust manifolds to eliminate weight, gaskets, and maintenance. The turbos bolt directly to the cylinder head allowing the exhaust passages to be liquid cooled.

      about 1 year ago
    • dchawk81
      dchawk81

      Don't need a separate package to get the trailer brake controller. Just buy it online and pay the dealer to install it. Cost me less than $200USD in all.

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to dchawk81

      That's what we did with our vehicle for towing, too. I was more referencing that the package does offer a number of helpful features for towing, including the brake controller.

      about 1 year ago
    • Rod121
      Rod121

      do a tundra pro tow please

      about 1 year ago
    • Ho Lee Phuk
      Ho Lee Phuk

      How about a Power Wagon next? Maybe with a 4 Wheel camper...

      about 1 year ago
    • Ho Lee Phuk
      Ho Lee Phuk

      Some airbags might help with stability and sag.

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to Ho Lee Phuk

      Start saving!

      about 1 year ago
    • Ho Lee Phuk
      Ho Lee Phuk In reply to Ho Lee Phuk

      Family Wheels They can be deflated. If I had $110k burning a hole in my pocket, a Raptor or Tundra and trailer would be outside the house tomorrow!

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to Ho Lee Phuk

      For sure they would. I'm not sure how air bags would change the Raptor's offroading capability, though.

      about 1 year ago
    • 420 motors
      420 motors

      Great video. I have towed with mine and with multiple different trailers and loads, truck does fine. A little bit of squatting but negligible compared to any other off-roader.

      about 1 year ago
    • 420 motors
      420 motors In reply to 420 motors

      Family Wheels with a 28' flat bed hauling a Yamaha Rhino and bunch of junk from a property clearing. Also took about 1,300 pounds of scrap metal in the bed and drove fine as well. 6,000 pounds of scrap once in a 26' flatbed and for fun used it with tow ropes to tear apart a section of an old dry van trailer. That's where the scrap came from. If your fine with the reduced tow capacity and the high sitting bed, they make fine work vehicles

      about 1 year ago
    • 420 motors
      420 motors In reply to 420 motors

      Family Wheels towed a 28' flat bed with a Yamaha Rhino and about 1,000 pounds of furniture from a property cleaning, load of crap metal in the bed, about 1,300 pounds, and towed about 6,000 pounds of crap metal on another flat bed. Also used it with tow ropes to tear apart a busted trailer. That's where the scrap metal came from. If your fine with the reduced tow capacity and increased bed height, they make fine work trucks.

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to 420 motors

      Yeah, that was a real surprise for us. What sort of loads do you tow with it?

      about 1 year ago
    • Humberto Salas
      Humberto Salas

      Awesome video

      about 1 year ago
    • FinestInstinct
      FinestInstinct

      Please review the 2018 SQ5. I am very interested in how practical it is for a family.

      about 1 year ago
    • FinestInstinct
      FinestInstinct In reply to FinestInstinct

      +Family Wheels Great! Can't wait.

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to FinestInstinct

      I hope to get into the SQ5 some time in the summer. Keep your eyes on the channel!

      about 1 year ago
    • Cobb
      Cobb

      Wait 18 city and 13 highway, so then the trailer was worthless to fuel economy light to light? Or are those numbers backwards?

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to Cobb

      Hi Cobb... the numbers aren't backwards BUT as I mentioned, the city mileage was without a trailer. So 18 city without a load and 13 highway with a 2700 lb trailer. That was over a 600 km road trip with a tail wind for quite some time and a much less efficient crosswind as well.

      about 1 year ago
    • John Grytbakk
      John Grytbakk

      Can a Raptor be ordered with a Coyote V8 ?

      about 1 year ago
    • Golden Retriever
      Golden Retriever In reply to John Grytbakk

      Family Wheels

      I doubt there's gonna be a V8 honestly

      Ford is possibly gonna getting rid of the coyote some day soon

      And I hate that idea

      about 1 year ago
    • Family Wheels
      Family Wheels In reply to John Grytbakk

      No V8 for 2017 but I've heard rumblings that it may have one as an option for 2018. Ford Canada would not confirm this with me.

      about 1 year ago
    • dvillalba3d
      dvillalba3d

      Great review! I had wondered since it came out how it performed as a towing vehicle. Well now we know, thanks!

      about 1 year ago