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Old 01-31-2015, 09:56 AM   #11
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Ford f-150

I previously owned a f150 w/ecoboost before buying my 2500 Ram. The truck towed great with 8k behind it and mine had the 3.31 gears. We took a trip from Central Ca to Yellow Stone last summer, and my average fuel economy for the trip was 10.2. The short coming of the f150, I had was payload which was 1327lbs. Once I added the quad to the equation it was time for an upgrade. The RAM has a 3100 payload, as mine is equipped.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:41 AM   #12
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Looking at year end deals and the F150 (2014)
EcoBoost w a 3.73axle is very attractive
Should make the trips to the mountains just a bit easier
Any update to these posts?
I think we have a winner.....
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:33 AM   #13
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The ecoboost has a lot of power and they r nice trucks. Buddy has one and I had a ram with hemi. The eb got better mpg towing by a bit and didn't have to rev high to generate power. I like it better than the hemi. That being said payload on most half tons will be the issue. Make sure u have enough payload for ur trailer. Hd trucks tow so much better if ur trailer is say over 7000lbs imo.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:54 PM   #14
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We have a 2013 F150 Lariat Super Crew w/EcoBoost and tow a White Hawk 27DSRL with no problems whatsoever. We love the truck, as it serves as a very nice vehicle for other uses the 99% of the time we're not towing. We average 17 mpg on all around driving, and between 9 and 10 mpg when towing.

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Old 02-02-2015, 10:25 PM   #15
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I pull 28BHBE. Trailer is at about 7,600lbs. Hitch weight is about 900lbs.

The pulling power is always good. The cargo is always pushing the limit after family piles in....

I get about 5-7 mpg when towing. Then about 17 - 20 mpg around town.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:19 PM   #16
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That's awfully low MPG for towing that trailer with an Eco. Something doesn't seem right. Most guys with a rig like that would be averaging 8-10 MPG. Is your truck completely stock? What gears do you have?
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Yea, i get in the 8-10mpg range as well when towing as well with my EB.. I have been happy with how it performed towing by 267bhs, as well as daily driving..

I think there are tons of tow vehicle threads on there, but when looking for your tow vehicle, the thing that I learned (after the fact), is that the most important number, is going to be the payload sticker inside your door. It is very easy to think, "It can pull 9000lbs, so i'll have no problem with this 8000lb trailer...", but really you need to make sure that its payload capacity handles your needs.. My trucks payload is 1368. With a 7000lb trailer, I am using approx 840lbs of that in tongue weight + another 100-120+lbs for the hitch/propane/batteries.. That leaves only around 400lbs for passengers and any other gear.
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That is why it's important to go with the Max Tow package or the Heavy Duty Payload package. Both increase the GVWR. Mine is a Max Tow Super Crew and even with the heavy options like tow mirrors, 20in chrome wheels, tailgate step, etc. my payload is still 1700lbs. My tongue weight is 800-900lbs so that still leaves plenty of room for the family and gear.
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2013 F150 FX4 ecoboost here, max tow / max payload, towing a Jayco Jayfeather x20e. Went from a Tacoma to a Tundra to the F150. Hands down the F150 is an awesome towing vehicle. It's hard to explain, but it is just so comfortable to tow. I don't mind getting in and towing 8 hours up to my moms house and I'm still ready to go further. When I had the Tundra I would be wishing for my destination after 2-3 hours. Never been a Ford fan boy, this is actually my first Ford in 25 years and I would not trade it for anything.
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that is why it's important to go with the max tow package or the heavy duty payload package. Both increase the gvwr. Mine is a max tow super crew and even with the heavy options like tow mirrors, 20in chrome wheels, tailgate step, etc. My payload is still 1700lbs. My tongue weight is 800-900lbs so that still leaves plenty of room for the family and gear.
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