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Old 08-09-2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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2.7 ecoboost?

Hi all,

Currently pulling our 2016 microlight 19FD with our 2014 Nissan Frontier. We're considering upgrading to a F150 2.7L Ecoboost. It's a fairly new engine and I know that the 3.5L Eco reviews here are good, but wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the 2.7. The tow cap on it is 7600 lbs (far below the ~3500 lbs we typically tow) but our Nissan caps at 6100 and I wouldn't feel comfortable towing much more than what we have. It isn't a HUGE leap from 6100 to 7600. Any thoughts or reviews?
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Put some thought into your purchase whatever it may be. Consider the future towing needs. Will your space requirements never change? Will your current camper be the same forever?

Spend your money wisely as having to finance another vehicle in a few short years will get into your pocket.

You may want to consider engines based on greater towing capacity and MPG versus just MPG and what your current needs are. Good luck and consider the possibilities.

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Old 08-09-2016, 07:21 PM   #3
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ecoboost

We just bought a 2016 2.7 Ecoboost and it does a great job with our 4500# trailer. Gas mileage does drop from about 25 to 11 but comfortably tows with WD and Sway bars. I bought the Lariat with the tow package and automatic trailer backup. Love the trailer backup. We just downsized from a Class A and backup make me nervous.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:28 PM   #7
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Sounds like you only tow 3500 today with 6100 lbs of capacity.
7600 is 1500 lbs more capacity than you have today.
7600 is more than double what you need today. I'd say that plenty of headroom for your next camper.
You could easily tow something loaded to 5500-6000, depending on your family size and the terrain.
Our 7000 lbs rating tows our 5200 lbs loaded camper just fine.
Go for it.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:40 PM   #8
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Well you should be aware of a serious disease that affects ALL RVer's.
It's called "Foot-it-is" & it goes like this. If you have a 15 foot trailer,
you want a 20 foot-25 foot-30foot. You get the idea. If you can only
pull 7600 pounds then that's all the trailer you can buy.
After test driving the new F-150 Eco-Boost I bought an eight cylinder
2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L with tow package 2 years old. I can now pull with
that 11,300 pounds. 7600 pounds to 11,300 pounds is a BIG difference
in the number of trailer choices you'll have "down the road".
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Ian,
Why did you stop at the half-ton?
Why not 3/4?
Why not 1-ton?
Dually?
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I had a 2015 F150 2.7 EB and pulled a 6800 - 7000# TT through the NC mountains. Bought the trailer to fit the truck and both performed great ~~ however for longer stays 28' with 1 slide was not going to cut it. Bought the F350 and a 35' 5er. IMO any 1/2 ton is just a grocery getter and the bare minimum should be 3/4 gasser and for serious towing a 1 ton SWD diesel. The F150 will suit your needs fine for now ~~ but for how long?
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