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Old 01-25-2015, 06:03 PM   #1
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Ford f-150

Hi guys, I would like to know if there's anyone that owns a Ford F150 V6 and how powerful they are for real. Also what size of travel trailer are you pulling with it. Thank you and happy camping !!


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Old 01-25-2015, 06:31 PM   #2
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Just wanted to give you my F150 experience. I found I was over on GVWR, RAWR. I had an Ecoboost and it towed like a dream. I think you should look at TTs first and find what fits your family then see if it fits your truck. From your signature looks like you just got a new TT. If you are wanting to stay with a 1/2 ton truck, my advice is to stick with an F150 with max payload and max tow with the Ecoboost. Others will chime in with specifics, but having spent the past 6 months looking at trucks, weighing my set up at the Cat scales, this is what I have found out.
I had a 2011 F150 SuperCrew, Ecoboost, 6.5 ft bed with 3.55 gearing.

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Old 01-26-2015, 04:32 AM   #3
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My 2011 F150 3.7 screw tows my Jayco 221, just fine. I have not been in the mountains yet. It will go to 4th gear sometimes, but I maintain highway speeds OK.
I am satisfied. Just my .02
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:53 AM   #4
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I have a 2011 F150 fx4 with the twin turbo v6 and it tows great, and I tow a 23 foot Jayco 23b.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:27 AM   #5
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We have a 2014 F150 with MaxTow package and the Ecoboost engine. It pulls our 22ft Octane toy hauler(8000lbs) as well as the Dodge Diesel we borrowed once.

Plenty of power but it only averages about 8 mpg when towing.

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Old 01-26-2015, 09:50 AM   #6
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My 2011 F-150 S. Crew has the Eco-boost engine and the Max Tow Package. My 2013 Eagle TT has a GVWR of 8500 lbs., and (because I'm a full-timer) I have it loaded pretty close to the max. It's 29' 10" long. My F-150 pulls it like a dream! I have no problem going up hills (if I give the cruise control a little "foot assist"), but I do tend to pick up a little speed coming down long slopes. I just hit the manual downshift button on the tree when needed; then hit the manual upshift to return the tranny to automatic. I think if I traveled through some really steep mountains (eg. Rockies), I'd probably want to step up to a 250/350 Super Duty. But for now, I'm good!

BTW, I did add a second (L/H) sway control, and now I don't have any "pull" when a semi passes me on the freeway.
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:22 PM   #7
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Great information, thank you guys some times we need to hear from experienced people that can provide us with their expertise.

Thanks again.

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Old 01-26-2015, 07:35 PM   #8
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I have a 2013 SuperCrew Ecoboost and I pull a Jayco Whitehawk 28DSBH with no problems. Last summer we drove across South Dakota and thru the Black Hills with ease. Semi trucks would come up beside us on hills and they would lose speed as we would gain speed. The turbos are AMAZING!!! BUT when you're pulling, they like gas....
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:24 AM   #9
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I have a 2014 SuperCrew Ecoboost with the 3.55 and the Whitehawk 28dsbh. The truck will handle it with no problem but you do have to watch the payload on the truck. I try not to load the bed full of stuff and then I have been fine. As far as power it tows like a dream but it is a big trailer so the wind does catch it. Make sure you have a good WDH and you will be good. I wouldnt expect better than 9 mpg when towing which is far worse than the 20 I get unloaded
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:36 PM   #10
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We have a 2010 F150 5.4 litre V8 -- 3:73. Tows the 24FBS gross weight of 7500lbs with no problems. We also use a sway hitch. Oh and we have pulled driven it through the rockies -- twice. And up and down the Alaska Hwy.

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