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Old 09-25-2015, 08:10 PM   #101
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none they don't have the braking power or suspension!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BS, I've pulled a 5er over 40K miles from the east coast to the states along the west banks of Mississippi river and to FL with no problems.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:13 PM   #102
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I seen a Ram 1500 that has the short, short bed (5' something I think) which is what I have pulling a fifth wheel that was set up as a goose neck and it was pulling a small enclosed trailer behind it. I wish I would have taken a picture of it. I spoke to the guy and he said that it pulled great but I don't know if I would want to do it. He said the trailer was set up with the goose ball from the factory but I don't remember what brand it was.


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Old 09-25-2015, 08:20 PM   #103
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I did that with Eco and Fiver for 12,000 km's no problems. Have a F 250 now looking for a trailer upgrade. Does it tow better, definitely. If I stayed in Ontario I would have kept the F 150 but the Rockies someday soon and larger fiver as well dictate a larger truck.

Not sure if you have any real world experience dicky1243 to back up your claim.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:37 PM   #104
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I would respectfully disagree

Up and down the mountains no problem (helps that the EcoBoost has a built in engine brake )
If you are thinking the F150 has a exhaust brake like diesel it doesn't. I'm not sure what you calling a engine brake? The only thing I can think of is the transmission down shifting and hearing engine rev.
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The new Cummins uses the turbo as the exhaust brake now so maybe they are using the turbo on the Ecoboost to help hold it back?


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Old 09-25-2015, 09:49 PM   #106
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No the turbo is not a exhaust brake on a deisel
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:52 PM   #107
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On the new 6.7 Cummins they use the turbo, I have had them done at the cummins dealer. They were on Ford F750 chassis.


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On the new 6.7 Cummins they use the turbo, I have had them done at the cummins dealer. They were on Ford F750 chassis.
The VGT works in conjunction with the engine and transmission to provide an integrated braking system used to help slow the vehicle. This is commonly called exhaust braking. This braking power is achieved by modulating the turbo sliding nozzle ring to restrict the flow of exhaust gases from the engine, which in turn creates a high back pressure on the engine. The high back pressure creates a high level of resistance to the motion of the pistons within the engine and this resistance is used to reduce engine speed and thus vehicle speed.
The exhaust brake feature will only function when the driver turns the exhaust brake switch to the on position. Once the switch is in the on position and the vehicle is moving faster than 8 k/h (5 MPH); the exhaust brake will automatically operate when the driver removes pressure from the throttle pedal allowing the engine to see 0% throttle and 0 fuel delivery.
Exhaust braking is most effective when the engine RPM is higher. The automatic transmission has been programmed to downshift more aggressively when the exhaust brake is enabled to increase brake performance. Use of automatic transmission Tow/Haul Mode improves interaction between the engine and transmission. Inputs to the exhaust brake feature include:
Coolant temperature
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Fault codes with any of these sensors will cause the exhaust brake feature to be disabled.
The exhaust brake feature can also be used to reduce the engine warm up time. To use the exhaust brake as a warm-up device, the vehicle must be moving less than 8 k/h (5 MPH), the exhaust brake switch must be in the on position, and the coolant temperature must below 82C (180 F) and ambient temperature below 15.5C (60 F).
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If you are thinking the F150 has a exhaust brake like diesel it doesn't. I'm not sure what you calling a engine brake? The only thing I can think of is the transmission down shifting and hearing engine rev.
The F 150 has dynamic engine braking, drops a gear when in cruise and continues dropping gears as it speeds up. It works on slight grades but is not an exhaust brake.
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The F 150 has dynamic engine braking, drops a gear when in cruise and continues dropping gears as it speeds up. It works on slight grades but is not an exhaust brake.
Whats the difference between that and say a Chevy 1500 in tow haul mode?
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