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Old 10-30-2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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Actually on closer reflection and research I'm leaning heavily towards a F-150 Super Crew w/ the EcoBoost engine.
I had a 2012 F150 with the 5.0V8. It pulled my 30 foot camper (about 8Klbs) without hesitation. I hear good things about the EcoBoost but I would not rule out the standard V8 option if it's less money. F150 is a good idea IMHO
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:58 PM   #12
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Now your talking Larry
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #13
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Tahoe, Sequoia, F150,....any of these V8s with a tow package should have no problem towing any Jayco hybrid out there. I have a hemi in my Commander (same power train as a grand cherokee) and it easily tows the 17Z. In my experience, where the V8+tow package shines is when you towing fully loaded at 65 mph in +90F temps with the A/C blasting and a 30 mph cross wind.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #14
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My EXP21M weighs 4800 lbs. + another 500 of stuff and I pull it with my 2013 touareg TDI that has a tow rating of 7,700 lbs. Right now I'm traveling with it and I get 23MPG with the TT right behind it. On a 7% grade at 55 mph it's doing 28-2900RPM, this car is a Mule!!! With no TT behind it I get 30-32MPG,I love this SUV. Do yourself a faver and go look at one and take a test drive.
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I had a 2012 F150 with the 5.0V8. It pulled my 30 foot camper (about 8Klbs) without hesitation. I hear good things about the EcoBoost but I would not rule out the standard V8 option if it's less money. F150 is a good idea IMHO
I ended up w/ the V8 !!!
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I ended up w/ the V8 !!!
You did well then. That is a proven engine in a great truck.
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No prob with that setup! Enjoy the F150

For the record, we towed our 2006 Jay Feather 29Y with a 2007 Tahoe and it worked great! Would recommend upgrading to actual truck tires and using a good hitch with sway control but other than that its pretty good to go.
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