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Old 07-28-2013, 10:27 PM   #11
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We just finished a trip to Cape Cod and pulled our TT nearly 2,500 kms with our Ecoboost.
I should mention that we have the Max Tow and HD payload combined with the longer wheelbase and LT tires. The payload is 2493 lbs.
Our trailer loaded runs around 8,000 lbs and is 34'9" in length.
We use a Husky Centerline hitch with WD and Sway control.
I tested the engine a little on some hills - the truck was easily capable of acceleration through the steepest hills in the finger lakes area of New York.
On cruise control, the engine only dropped one gear to maintain speed (usually set between 95-100 kms) on the vast majority of the grades.
Just amazing for a 6 cylinder engine. On the flats gas mileage was running at 20-21 liters/100 kms. On the windy or hilly sections the numbers rise to 22-24 liters/100 kms.

I researched all available trucks before purchasing our 2012 EcoBoost and man did I pick the right truck for our current trailer! Absolute joy and fun towing with our current setup!

Here is a pic taken at one of our pit stops returning home.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #12
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On the flats gas mileage was running at 20-21 liters/100 kms. On the windy or hilly sections the numbers rise to 22-24 liters/100 kms.
That's 9.8 to 11.8 miles per US gal for those that don't speak metric. Were those figures off the computer or hand calculated?

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:54 PM   #13
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That's 9.8 to 11.8 miles per US gal for those that don't speak metric. Were those figures off the computer or hand calculated?

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Right off the dash computer. Using 89 octane.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:54 PM   #14
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The EcoBoost has plenty of power to tow that trailer. I would look to get one with the 3.73 gears for more towing cap.


I have a 2012 EcoBoost and it tows my Salem 27RKSS no problem. It weighs about the same.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:59 PM   #15
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That's 9.8 to 11.8 miles per US gal for those that don't speak metric. Were those figures off the computer or hand calculated?

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I would concur with that mileage with the TT. 5er costs a little more all around to run with the increased wind load and extra weight. I would say flat towing in ontario's west coast is 22 l per 100 km and hill with mod ate downshifting rises to 26l per 100 km. I must also add I do use cruise and this does allow 6th cruising at 90 km with a downshift to 5th at times.

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:01 PM   #16
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The EcoBoost has plenty of power to tow that trailer. I would look to get one with the 3.73 gears for more towing cap.

I have a 2012 EcoBoost and it tows my Salem 27RKSS no problem. It weighs about the same.
I do have 3.73 this can climb and maintain on Near North slopes between Barrie and Sudbury, probably the steepest terrain in southern Ontario


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Old 07-28-2013, 11:09 PM   #17
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Steve. We pull a 30' Rockwood TT. Max weight about 6500lbs. Equalizer 4 hitch. We have a 2013 F-150 ECO with the 3.73 super cab. We just completed a trip of about 6000 miles with 4500 of them towing from FL to Canada and back. Semi trucks. let me just say this. We traveled up I-81 in VA. Truck haven, no problem. All trucks will push and pull you some due to their bow wave but the truck and trailer handled it great. No sway.

Drive 60 MPH max. Set the cruise and enjoy yourself. I was passed by plenty of idiots with big trucks pulling their TT or fifth wheels and 70+. Tires, tires, tires,.... I never was white knuckled and actually forgot about the TT being there. Very little wear and tear on myself.

I got in the mid 9mp, hand calculated, not from dash system which is questionable..

Hey, have fun, love your truck and I am very pleased with mine.
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We just finished a trip to Cape Cod and pulled our TT nearly 2,500 kms with our Ecoboost.
I should mention that we have the Max Tow and HD payload combined with the longer wheelbase and LT tires. The payload is 2493 lbs.
Our trailer loaded runs around 8,000 lbs and is 34'9" in length.
We use a Husky Centerline hitch with WD and Sway control.
I tested the engine a little on some hills - the truck was easily capable of acceleration through the steepest hills in the finger lakes area of New York.
On cruise control, the engine only dropped one gear to maintain speed (usually set between 95-100 kms) on the vast majority of the grades.
Just amazing for a 6 cylinder engine. On the flats gas mileage was running at 20-21 liters/100 kms. On the windy or hilly sections the numbers rise to 22-24 liters/100 kms.


I researched all available trucks before purchasing our 2012 EcoBoost and man did I pick the right truck for our current trailer! Absolute joy and fun towing with our current setup!

Here is a pic taken at one of our pit stops returning home.

That's a nice looking rig!!
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Steve. We pull a 30' Rockwood TT. Max weight about 6500lbs. Equalizer 4 hitch. We have a 2013 F-150 ECO with the 3.73 super cab. We just completed a trip of about 6000 miles with 4500 of them towing from FL to Canada and back. Semi trucks. let me just say this. We traveled up I-81 in VA. Truck haven, no problem. All trucks will push and pull you some due to their bow wave but the truck and trailer handled it great. No sway.

Drive 60 MPH max. Set the cruise and enjoy yourself. I was passed by plenty of idiots with big trucks pulling their TT or fifth wheels and 70+. Tires, tires, tires,.... I never was white knuckled and actually forgot about the TT being there. Very little wear and tear on myself.

I got in the mid 9mp, hand calculated, not from dash system which is questionable..

Hey, have fun, love your truck and I am very pleased with mine.
I have seen the same thing. I wonder how many blowouts happen when running at 62 mphr 100km/hr in In Canada when operating within design limits.

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I recently purchased a stealth wa2715 and I am towing this with a 2012 f150, super crew , 5.0L, 4x4, 145" wb, dry weight is 7200 lbs. loaded with my wildat cat and other tuff is 9200 lbs. my last trailer weighed about 7000 lbs and towed with this same truck just fine.

Does anyone have advice for me about towing this trailer?
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