Originally Posted by Seann45
Your eco-boost engine will be working much harder than the diesel.. this will cause it to fail sooner...
No Ecoboost in my F250 its a 6.2l V8!
Here is an update:
We just got back from a 1000 mile trip to Mammoth Cave, KY and back. My WD setup was not right so I went to the dealer and they made some adjustments for me on my way out (a quick 2 hour wait to raise the hitch ball). Unfortunately, the setup was still not right and even cars passing me were causing me to sway. It was not a pleasent drive. I did get a "hooked up" CAT scale measurement on the way down just to see where I was at:
Front Axle 4100 lbs
Rear Axle 4900 lbs
Trailer axles 7040 lbs
Total 16040 lbs
I checked my wheel well measurements in the drive way after I got home and raised my L-Brackets on the the equilizer 1 set of holes.. Will see how that tows tomorrow. I called Equillizer and they recommended changing the L-Brackets instead of adding washers as it is a little easier than removing the head and having to re-tourque the 3/4" shank bolts to 320 ft-lbs.
Overall I'm glad I upgraded. With the weight measurments I figure I was at least 500lbs over on my F150 and was really not max loaded. I've got 1000lbs of GVWR left on the truck and want to put an "over the Tonneau" bike rack which will add some weight. Plus no firewood in the bed on this trip as I did not want to transport any buggys from MI to KY.
Averaged 9.3 MPG for the whole trip.. There a lots of big hills in KY and with how hard the F250 worked, I'm glad I've got a 6.2l instead of a 4.6l.