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Old 08-06-2014, 12:32 PM   #1
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Amazed by the tow vehicles these days

I am thinking about upgrading my TV and have been checking out the Ram 1500's and the Ford F-150's and am amazed by the advances in towing capacity. My 2011 with 4.7L engine is rated up to 7,300 lbs. I am only towing about 5,400 and it performs well. However looking at the 2014 F150 Ecoboost with 3.5L engine it tops my trucks capacity by a full 2000 lbs. I am wondering if it would be worth it to trade to the F150? Hell my truck only has 40,000 miles on it lol.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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Find cover dog on this forum. He tows a 5th wheel with f150 ecoboost and loves it.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:51 PM   #3
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Towing capacity is one thing...but most of the time you will run short on payload way before you reach your tow capacity.
Do the math carefully before doing anything.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:00 PM   #4
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:04 PM   #5
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Payload is very minimal, only me and the wife and a full tank of gas. No bikes, firewood, heavy luggage, etc. in the TV. Very carefully loaded the TT and distributed the weight being mindful of the weight of everything in it. The online calculators say that I am right at the capacity of the truck, which I am having a hard time believing. All in all it tows pretty well, no bounce, sway, or anything else.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:48 PM   #6
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Just realize that 3.5L isn't naturally-aspirated. It the Ecoboost turbo.
Don't think that a NA V6 engine is suddenly towing more than a NA V8 (on average).
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