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Old 06-11-2015, 10:33 AM   #11
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I pull a 2013 25BHS with a F150 with the 5.4L that's not that much lighter than the 2015 28BHBE. We don't have any problems with power at all. Infact we have been eyeing a F250 with the 5.4 for the additional payload.


You won't win any races, but let the engine rev up to its powerband and you'll be fine. We do a reasonable 60-65mph on the freeway though, not the 75mph speed demons that fly past me haha! I feel like some people expect the get-up-and-go to be the same as untrailered and it is just not going to happen. There's a 7,000 trailer behind you, take it easy lol.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:55 AM   #12
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OK. Am I the only one reading this that wonders why someone would buy a 3/4-ton truck with a 5.4L engine? Some day, a larger, heavier trailer may be desired and then that engine would be insufficient.

In late 2006 I bought my 2500HD with the 6.0L Vortec engine - 4:10 rear end and 4-speed auto transmission with TC lockup clutch. It towed my Outback TT admirably (6700# max weight). But I certainly wish I had the Duramax/Allison setup now, with my 32RLDS, which has a dry weight equal to the max weight of the Outback. I weigh in at a tad over 9000# and get a miserable 7.5 mpg on flat ground - and wishing I had more power.

IF you can afford it - when you buy the F250, try to get the diesel engine. It will be more expensive, but you will not regret it - especially when you get that 3-foot-itis in a few years and want a new TT.

Just my opinion.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:33 AM   #13
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That's a valid point scout, but I believe he already owns the truck and is considering a larger sized trailer
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:36 AM   #14
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That's a valid point scout, but I believe he already owns the truck and is considering a larger sized trailer
Yep. Went back and re-read the original post. I mis-understood.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:41 AM   #15
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Beware the 3/4 ton is up for the challenge not the motor. If you like the trailer buy it but plan in your budget a bigger engine. Imho
I thought the same thing.
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