Originally Posted by usmc616
While I have the 3.73 gears and my set up should be capable of towing around 10,000lbs its not the towing that concerns me but the stopping that does. I did not like the way the TT pushed me and would be concerned, over the long run, about the wear on the suspension as well.
Absolutely correct. The only thing I didn't like about the Ecoboost was the lack of engine braking. I towed our 28DSBH from WA to CA and while the engine got me up the Siskiyous & Grapevine like a rocket, going down was 2nd gear and 5,000 RPM to hold it at 60mph. Towards the end of the grade I was doing a lot more brake applications than I wanted.
Where you plan to take the truck/trailer should be a question that everyone should ask. As our trips take us over significant mountain grades, the diesel with exhaust braking was a no brainer. No stress at all now.