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Old 03-25-2015, 12:01 PM   #51
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Eh..doubt that. But..ok.

Read here: What I Know About the 2017 Super Duty - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Ford knows the Super Duty frames aren't up to par and that is why they are making the change to a fully boxed frame. The F350 I just got rid of had horrible frame flex anytime I took it off road with a load in the bed. My F150 carrying the same load going through the same off road spots has no frame flex whatsoever. Just my .02
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Old 03-25-2015, 03:33 PM   #52
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Read here: What I Know About the 2017 Super Duty - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Ford knows the Super Duty frames aren't up to par and that is why they are making the change to a fully boxed frame. The F350 I just got rid of had horrible frame flex anytime I took it off road with a load in the bed. My F150 carrying the same load going through the same off road spots has no frame flex whatsoever. Just my .02

That just scared me.

Still love my Ford and wouldn't drive any other vehicle.
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:07 PM   #53
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That just scared me.

Still love my Ford and wouldn't drive any other vehicle.

I drive a Ford, not saying they are bad. The Super Duty's just don't have the frame/drivetrain strength of Chevy and Ram right now. Anyways, I have muddied up this thread enough, sorry OP.
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:41 PM   #54
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My Experience with F150 Ecoboost

I posted part of this in another thread so please excuse this added post. My experience with the F150 Ecoboost has been very good. I purchased a 2014 F150 Ecoboost Max Tow to tow a 28DSBH Whitehawk. We liked the 28DSBH and felt it was a great trailer, but we felt we wanted more than the light weight trailer. Not long after purchasing the F150 Ecoboost we purchased a 2015 Jay Flight 27RLS, Elite Option with Fiberglass sidewalls. We feel it is more heavy duty and more stable when set up for camping than the light weight trailer (28DSBH). I chose the F150 Ecoboost, Max Tow over a Super Duty F250, because I wanted the better fuel economy when not towing. I have owned a 2008 gas Super Duty F250 and a 2009 and a 2011 F350 diesel Super Duty truck(s) and pulled heavy trailers and fifth wheels with them. They are great tow vehicles. It is interesting that when I towed with the Super Duty trucks I purchases heavier trailers/fifth wheels which pushed the GVWR limits on those vehicles when carrying passengers and cargo in those trucks. In my opinion, the Jay Flight 27RLS is close to requiring the F250 because of the heavy tongue weight. My tongue weight fully loaded at over 8,000 lbs. is between 950 lbs. and 1040 lbs. (actual tongue weight according to tongue scale) on the 27RLS, before the weight distribution hitch is hooked up. When I hook up the weight distribution hitch the tongue weight is redistributed lowering the tongue weight by about 100 lbs. according to the CAT scale. My Ecoboost Max Tow will handle the 27RLS fully loaded with passengers and gear without exceeding its limits, but I would be pushing the limits without the Max Tow. I do not exceed my GVWR or CGVWR on the F150, Ecoboost, Max Tow even when fully loaded. The F250 would probably be better if I needed the extra capacity to haul more gear, but I am very pleased with the F150 Ecoboost, Max Tow. I haul everything I need and still stay within the limits of the F150, Ecoboost, Max Tow. I haul up and down paved mountain roads in Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Montana, and on smaller roads, and on Interstate Highways. The F150 Ecoboost doesn't even slow down (except when I go down the other side of a steep grade - then I manually shift down for a safe speed and to not over heat the brakes). My 2014 F150, Ecoboost, Max Tow has plenty of power (surprisingly plenty of power to haul the heavy trailer), great handling ability and ample stopping ability to tow the 27RLS. I use the Blue Ox Sway Pro and have the Michelin LTX M/S2 tires and the feel of the towing experience is good at highway speeds between 55 mph and 65 mph. My 27RLS tires are rated for 75 mph, but I do not tow over 65 mph. (normally tow around 62-63 mph). I am pleased with my tow vehicle, travel trailer, and towing experience. I believe the new 6.2 gas F250 Super Duty would be great too!
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To follow up... Have about 400 miles on our 32BHDS towing behind my 2015 F150 3.5 eco with max tow. All I can say is this truck pulls and handles great with this trailer. I was a bit apprehensive when I read all the posts about going with a 3/4 ton for towing a large TT. I can now speak from experience that the new 150 (can't speak for any older models) does a great job.

I will add that the setup is critical. I upgraded the WD hitch bars to 1000-1500 pound ratings and this made a big difference. I also researched tire pressure and run the tires closer to max air pressure. (tires are rated at max pressure) The added stiffness from the higher air pressure is also noticeable. I also added a second anti sway bar to the hitch.

With this setup the truck only dips about an inch in the rear and about 1/2" in the front. Goes over dips in the road without a lot of bouncing. And has very little sway.
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RJ, how's your payload in the 150? I found with the 31 RLDS our 2011 Eco FX4 with max tow only had 51# of payload left with full gas, wife and dogs along for the ride. We also had a fiberglass top on that truck.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:00 AM   #58
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Hi guys, I would like to know if there's anyone that owns a Ford F150 V6 and how powerful they are for real. Also what size of travel trailer are you pulling with it. Thank you and happy camping !!

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Do you know your TT's weight? Even if you only have a tongue weight you could estimate your TT weight. I assume you are asking about the newer F150's (eco boost) but my son drives an older 150 V6 non-turbo and I don't think it'd be suitable for anything heavier than a PUP.
JMHO, but I think a 150 is good to around 800-1000# of tongue weight (just a guess, mind you).
Post a year and trim level you are considering and maybe someone will have their weights to post for you. Combining that with your TT weights will Help you understand if it's suitable.
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I had a 2011 ecoboost with HD tow package and 3.73 gears. It could pull, 11,200 and had a tongue rated to 1,256 IIRC with a WD hitch. The ecoboost has no problem pulling, it's the available payload that will get you.


I regularly pulled an 18ft car hauler with a heavy off-road jeep, cat scale had me at 7480 for the trailer, didn't even know it was there when you hit the gas and those turbos kicked in.
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We have a 2008 F-150 super-crew, King Ranch, no eco-boost and no special towing package. Its tow capacity is, per Ford (referencing the VIN) is 9000 lbs. We have yet to get our 23 MRB, but anticipate it weighing no more than 5K, so we think we'll be fine. If and when we trade in "the Fiddy," we'll think about one of the new aluminum ones, which are getting rave reviews, but meantime, we love our "Fiddy."
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