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Old 06-22-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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suggestions on f150's

I am new to site and was hoping for some insight on peoples towing experience with F150's. I just purchased a White Hawk 24MBH (5455lb dry)... however haven't purchased a truck yet (I know, a little backwards). We're looking at the Ford F150 used (2010 or newer) but I've read mixed reviews on whether it can tow. We live in Colorado so more mountain driving then anything. Anybody have a F150 towing around 6500lb's? Which one and how does it do?

thanks so much for the insight!
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:05 PM   #2
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I tow with an older Bronco but when you purchase a truck make sure the differential gear ratio is for towing (4.10:1) or plan on changing it. I tow a 27DSRL at 7,000 lbs and changed my gearing from 3.55:1 to 4.56:1 and went through the Eisenhower tunnel last summer without a problem.
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I am new to site and was hoping for some insight on peoples towing experience with F150's. I just purchased a White Hawk 24MBH (5455lb dry)... however haven't purchased a truck yet (I know, a little backwards). We're looking at the Ford F150 used (2010 or newer) but I've read mixed reviews on whether it can tow. We live in Colorado so more mountain driving then anything. Anybody have a F150 towing around 6500lb's? Which one and how does it do?

thanks so much for the insight!
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:18 PM   #4
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Go with the ecoBoost.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:28 PM   #5
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Go with the ecoBoost.
Another vote for the Ecoboost here.

I am a devoted Ford guy and although I just purchased my first TT and haven't taken delivery yet, I have towed the same one I purchased (28BHBE) for a friend several times. it is 6500 lbs dry.

I have the 3.5 EB, with HD Tow Package and 3.55 gears. I can't say it was the easiest tow I've ever done but with the equalizer WD hitch it towed pretty well.
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Make sure the gearing is 3.73 or better(meaning higher number) if you are going to do any amount of towing no matter what you get!
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:39 PM   #7
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EcoBoost with MaxTow option... 3.73 gears, integrated brake controller, 1800 lbs payload, 11000 lbs towing

Tow around 6500-7000 lbs with it.

Love it.
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I have the 5.0 and prefer that over the ecoboost. A friend of mine with the ecoboost already has to replace his engine from towing a 7000lb trailer loaded. His blew with only 63 k miles on it. Yes they have more torque, but he said on the highway he always was worried about those turbos constantly whining. That's with the HD tow package and HD payload package. Guess he was right.
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Another thing to consider is engine braking. The Ecoboost will get you up the hill in a hurry, but it has a hard time holding you back.
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An F150 will pull your 24MBH even if it has the 3:55 gears. We are pulling a 20MRB with a 2008 Explorer Sport Trac with 3:55 gears. It has been over the Rockies and we are in New Mexico now.

The F150 should be a good fit. I would avoid the 2010 as it has the 5.4 V8.

TKHollywood, interesting about your friend's EcoBeast.

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