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Old 07-26-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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Don't let my wife find out..........

but I was looking at Trucks today

Quite amazed to find out the the new Ford F150 with the 3.5 V6 turbo EcoBoost, is rated for 11,300 lbs towing (w/ 3.73 axle and Max Tow Package). That's only about 1000 lbs less then the F250.

(I had to hide the brouchure when I got home )

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Old 07-26-2011, 06:13 PM   #2
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You can't go wrong with the Ecboost. I just drove from NH to AZ towing a Jayco Octane ZX T26Y at about 9,500 lbs and the truck pulled every mountain at 65 mph with no problem. It will definitely pull even more weight. I have the XLT SCab 4x4 w/Ecoboost and 3:73 ELoc rear axle. The bad news was it only got about 8 mpg. It only has 3600 miles on so I hope that will improve to at least 10. When not towing it get's 19 mpg all around driving. It is by far the most powerful engine that I've driven and I've even had trucks with 460 CID and this little V-6 will out pull them all.


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Old 07-26-2011, 08:48 PM   #3
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Mister Ug, I don't play weight police well, maybe more bearer of bad news for towing as well a payload if you upgrade from the 22'..... check out my signi. We love our 1/2 ton but there is no way I would tow more than the 7000-ish lbs with our truck (grades can be a challenge although on the 'down' side the "tow haul" works very well). What's worse is that our payload opportunities faded fast once we added the tongue/storage weight from the front part of our tt. When traveling with just Don and me, we have enough weight available for our bikes and some added "stuff" in the bed of the truck - no more. Your new truck may tow 11,300 but once you look at the GCWR you may realize you can't pull an upgraded tt and have the payload you hoped for (if you are remain with the 22' and towing less than us, you will be in seventh heaven though!) . Sorry just trying to help.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:17 AM   #4
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No plans anytime soon to switch

Very happy with the performance of our TV/RV combination. The trucks were setup at the local mall, so I had to go look.

We gave our truck a good test this past Sunday. When we left the CG Sunday, we had a 3hr trip home. The first 2 hours was on a 2 lane roadin very hilly terrain. F150 had no problems with it, tow/haul mode worked wonderful.

As for the gvwr of that particular f150 it's 17000, f250 is 19000.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:34 AM   #5
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You might want to wait until the specs for the 2012s are out. Supposedly, they are going to increase (depending on the configuration you are interested in).

By any chance, did you work in the electric power industry?
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