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Old 03-20-2015, 07:41 AM   #21
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How is your tow experience with 20's?
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:59 AM   #22
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The stock 20's that come on the F150 are wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion tires which are P rated, believe it or not. Ford uses this tire because it is the lightest 20in truck tire out there that still meets the loading requirements for published tow weights. That being said, they are not a good tow tire. Far too soft on the sidewalls and winter traction is terrible.

I put a set of LT Duratracs on my factory 20s and they have been fantastic. Most guys with Super Duties run these I find. The EcoBoost has more than enough power to swing big rubber on big metal and still tow heavy. I really like my 20s - all F150s that have them, Max Tow or not, get the higher rear axle rating of 4050lbs as well. They also look best on the crew cab 6.5ft bed configurations since it's such a big truck.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:51 AM   #23
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The stock 20's that come on the F150 are wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion tires which are P rated, believe it or not. Ford uses this tire because it is the lightest 20in truck tire out there that still meets the loading requirements for published tow weights. That being said, they are not a good tow tire. Far too soft on the sidewalls and winter traction is terrible.

I put a set of LT Duratracs on my factory 20s and they have been fantastic. Most guys with Super Duties run these I find. The EcoBoost has more than enough power to swing big rubber on big metal and still tow heavy. I really like my 20s - all F150s that have them, Max Tow or not, get the higher rear axle rating of 4050lbs as well. They also look best on the crew cab 6.5ft bed configurations since it's such a big truck.
Just wondering, as I recently replaced my 1999 Expedition.
I bought a 2005 F150 platinum & Rouch wheel package ,super clean 1 owner crewcab 5.5' box. It has the 20' Rouch wheels with P rated Cooper tires. Some people I have talked with said 20's are no good for towing.
As I haven't towed yet,I was just checking actual experience.
I currently have the second set of tires which are on 2006 factory chrome wheels on. Previous owner did not want the 20's affected by winter salt.
I much prefer the look of the 20's!
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I tow my 22FB with my 2013 F150 SuperCab Ecoboost. It pulls it like a dream with lots of power to spare. I love it.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:41 AM   #25
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If you are towing heavy, get the HD Payload plus the Tow Package. I have a 2010 5.4 with Max Tow and wished I would have gotten the HD Payload Package as well. We got our Eagle 28 BHBE after the truck. It pulls better than expected and is able to maintain the speedlimit through the mountains in VT and NY but the engine has to work to do it and stability and braking our excellent. We are closer on payload than I would like and we are looking at the 2015's for increased Payload.
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I like the Max Tow package for various reasons and of course I didn't even consider another truck without it. That being said, if I really NEEDED the heavy duty payload package due to a big, heavy trailer and/or gear, I would have put myself into a Super Duty, no question. These half tons will handle a lot, but they are limited. If that extra meant the difference between needing the heavy duty payload package over the max tow package then I would be stepping it up. That is my personal opinion on the matter, no disrespect to my 7-lug bretheren!
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:00 PM   #27
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2014 F150 SCREW LB Ecoboost Max Tow here. Pulls my 6,000lb Terry Taurus with ease. In fact I bought this truck to replace my 02 F350 7.3 Diesel with quite a few power mods and my Ecoboost will out tow the 7.3 in both power and stability. I am very impressed with the F150 but the stock tires are garbage. I had to put on E rated tires to be comfortable.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:16 PM   #28
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2013 F150 V6 Ecoboost. Towed today for the first time and it was perfect!
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:37 PM   #29
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I have a 2013 super crew with the ecoboost and max trailer/max tow packages. Cargo capacity is 1823 without the max payload package. It tows our 2014 Jayflight 267 bus very well but I'm about maxed out and wouldn't feel comfortable going bigger without upgrading to an F250.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:25 AM   #30
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These are great comments. Thanks to all who posted. I just purchased a 2015 F150 4 x 4 Super Crew, 3.5 Eco (365hp & 420lbs torque) and 3.55 gear with max tow (11,500lbs on this configuration) with 7000 GVWR option and 16,900 lbs CGWR, and with payload of 2,170 lbs. I pick up our new 29BHDS and have been feeling apprehensive about the TV choice but feeling better now. I'll re-post what I experience in a couple weeks.
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