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Old 04-29-2014, 08:50 PM   #11
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Coming from a V6 and 10' popup AND THEN upgrading to a hybrid TT within a year - go for a V8 with a good tow rating. Then when you do inevitably upgrade (as many of us have done!!) You will have more options for what TT you upgrade to and won't have to worry as much abut replacing your TV.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:56 PM   #12
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Agreed with the others...oversize your TV, you will be a much happier person. The comments regarding V6 vs V8 is dead on unless you are thinking an F150. The newer ecoboost engine is insane on hills. A 6cyc rated for 11k of towing optioned correctly (max tow, 3.73 gearing, etc). I was in the Hills of Hocking in Ohio, I was accelerating up the hills. Others got to the top and their fluids were burning.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:02 PM   #13
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snip..... unless you are thinking an F150. The newer ecoboost engine is insane on hills. A 6cyc rated for 11k of towing optioned correctly (max tow, 3.73 gearing, etc)......snip
I agree, in the case of the Ford F-150 matched with the V6 EcoBoost/HD Tow Package is a nice TV with a generous payload capacity for a 1/2 ton.

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Old 04-30-2014, 12:24 AM   #14
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Just remember, nobody complains about having too much truck.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:40 PM   #15
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I agree with Heady & Rustic Eagle. I have the F-150 V6 Eco-boost w/HD towing package. It makes for an awesome towing package. The former owner had used it to pull a 5th Wheel!
Have to give props to clutch, as well. You're right; nobody complains about having too much truck.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:29 PM   #16
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I have a ford pickup with a V6... Can't even tell I am towing my 10'
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:57 PM   #17
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If you are going to buy a truck, might as well get one with a real truck engine. Get a V-8 and don't mess around with a hopped up 6 cyl. You can never replace displacement when you are working your truck. Most new V-8 engines have as much or more HP and torque as the eco-bust, and get equal fuel mileage. Not here to argue this point, the numbers are out there. When it comes to towing, bigger is better.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:33 PM   #18
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Go with a V8 if for no other reason than possible future use. I bought a 1/2 ton pickup not anticipating buying a camper and then a bigger camper. Now I need a 3/4 ton. Just sayin'.
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