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Old 08-20-2014, 06:13 PM   #11
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Your Opinion please

Hey guys, I'd like your opinion. I'm new to RV'ing and I just purchased the 2014 Forrest River toy hauler Wolf Pac 28WP.
I have a Ford F-150, Echoboost, tow package and my axle ratio is 3.31.

Am I in trouble?
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:48 PM   #12
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That's a lot of rig. Fully loaded you can probably manage, but don't plan on getting anywhere too quickly without sitting in overdrive. I would probably consider upgrading your tow vehicle. Really nice rig though
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:51 PM   #13
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Hey guys, I'd like your opinion. I'm new to RV'ing and I just purchased the 2014 Forrest River toy hauler Wolf Pac 28WP.
I have a Ford F-150, Echoboost, tow package and my axle ratio is 3.31.

Am I in trouble?
That 3.31 will kill your towing ability. What's the specs in the new toy hauler?
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #14
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I'm not sure what your asking.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:00 PM   #15
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I think he is asking for the "specs" on your new rig. I could be wrong.

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Old 08-20-2014, 08:04 PM   #16
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Well, its;

Dry Hitch Weight: 980
Unloaded Veh Wght: 7,418
GVWR: 9,985
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:22 PM   #17
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Well, its;

Dry Hitch Weight: 980
Unloaded Veh Wght: 7,418
GVWR: 9,985
Yep, too much trailer for that setup. If you had 3.73 or 4.10 gears, you'd be marginal.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:43 PM   #18
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I recommend a 3/4 ton for that rig. I think the only 1/2 ton possibly up to the task
would be the new Dodge Ecodiesel with the HD tow package and then add air bags.

Another option is seeing if changing the rear gear in your truck to the 3.73 or a 4.10 is possible but like stated above, it still would be marginal.
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The last 2 comments come from non Ecoboost owners, so take them with a grain of salt. My camper is longer and heavier than yours, 34.5' and 7952 sticker weight. I have the 3.55 gears and have pulled my rig close to 1500 miles since May and it has performed beautifully. I added Firestone airbags and Rancho RS9000XL shocks as the suspension is soft for ride comfort on the 1/2 tons. I also recommend going to an LT tire if you are running the stock P rated tires. I also opted for a ProPride 3P hitch because of the length of my trailer and the wheelbase of my truck (5.5' SCrew). I recommend you lock out 5th and 6th and pull in 4th with the 3.31's. I lock out 6th and pull in 5th at just over 2K RPM at 65. I have no regrets about my choice in towing rig. My last truck was a 2011 F250 with the 6.7 PSD and before that I ran a 97 F250 with 7.3 PSD and 5 speed manual. Have also towed with naturally aspirate V8's including the Ford 4.6 and 5.4L, so I have a pretty good base for comparison.
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The last 2 comments come from non Ecoboost owners, so take them with a grain of salt. My camper is longer and heavier than yours, 34.5' and 7952 sticker weight. I have the 3.55 gears and have pulled my rig close to 1500 miles since May and it has performed beautifully. I added Firestone airbags and Rancho RS9000XL shocks as the suspension is soft for ride comfort on the 1/2 tons. I also recommend going to an LT tire if you are running the stock P rated tires. I also opted for a ProPride 3P hitch because of the length of my trailer and the wheelbase of my truck (5.5' SCrew). I recommend you lock out 5th and 6th and pull in 4th with the 3.31's. I lock out 6th and pull in 5th at just over 2K RPM at 65. I have no regrets about my choice in towing rig. My last truck was a 2011 F250 with the 6.7 PSD and before that I ran a 97 F250 with 7.3 PSD and 5 speed manual. Have also towed with naturally aspirate V8's including the Ford 4.6 and 5.4L, so I have a pretty good base for comparison.

True, I have not owned an Ecoboost so you have real world info which is valuable. My experience in TV is large CI V8s (which I dislike now for towing) and non turbo and turbo diesels (GM 6.2 & 6.5TD, PSD 7.3 & 6.0, CTD 5.9 & 6.7, and LMM & LML Duramax).

I have seen the Ecoboost F150s at the drag strip running low 13s! I would like to also check out the Ecodiesels 1st hand.
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