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Old 07-06-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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F-150 is one bad truck, I am going to trade my 3500

I had lunch in Lincoln NB at Cracker Barrel and I saw a F-150 pulling a brand new BlueRidge bunkhouse fifthwheel, I was so surprised that I forgot to take a picture. I talked to the owner and he said the F-150 pulled the camper good, he said he was a little worried about the tires, he had 20inch rims on the Ford with about 3inches of rubber on those rims and he was worried about the tires. I told him I would be more than a little worried about the whole situp. I just have to much truck, I am going to trade, I think his empty weight was more than my loaded weight, if a F-150 will pull a camper like that just think what a 350 Ford will pull, I am going to trade, I have too much truck
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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I wonder if he had P-rated tires on?
Was it an EcoBoost? They can pull a lot, but there is a practical limit to everything.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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Wow! I looked up the specs for the new Blue Ridge 5vers...there's only 1 BH model, the 3710BH with dry pin wt of 1930, dry wt of 13109 and a GVWR of 15610 lb. If that's the set-up, he might be a little over his towing specs...

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Old 07-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #4
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Wow! I looked up the specs for the new Blue Ridge 5vers...there's only 1 BH model, the 3710BH with dry pin wt of 1930, dry wt of 13109 and a GVWR of 15610 lb. If that's the set-up, he might be a little over his towing specs...

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:37 AM   #5
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I had lunch in Lincoln NB at Cracker Barrel and I saw a F-150 pulling a brand new BlueRidge bunkhouse fifthwheel, I was so surprised that I forgot to take a picture. I talked to the owner and he said the F-150 pulled the camper good, he said he was a little worried about the tires, he had 20inch rims on the Ford with about 3inches of rubber on those rims and he was worried about the tires. I told him I would be more than a little worried about the whole situp. I just have to much truck, I am going to trade, I think his empty weight was more than my loaded weight, if a F-150 will pull a camper like that just think what a 350 Ford will pull, I am going to trade, I have too much truck
I don't think you can ever have too much truck. But........you can have too much camper. Sounds like the case.
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I had lunch in Lincoln NB at Cracker Barrel and I saw a F-150 pulling a brand new BlueRidge bunkhouse fifthwheel, I was so surprised that I forgot to take a picture. I talked to the owner and he said the F-150 pulled the camper good, he said he was a little worried about the tires, he had 20inch rims on the Ford with about 3inches of rubber on those rims and he was worried about the tires. I told him I would be more than a little worried about the whole situp. I just have to much truck, I am going to trade, I think his empty weight was more than my loaded weight, if a F-150 will pull a camper like that just think what a 350 Ford will pull, I am going to trade, I have too much truck
Too much truck ?? Never ...no way ..
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #7
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Yeah. I was thinking of the F150 with Ecoboost and max tow. It sounded so good that I bought a new F350 with a Powerstroke
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I don't think you can ever have too much truck. But........you can have too much camper. Sounds like the case.
Definitely! I think 13K might be just a little outside of what's legal and safe.

That said these new F150's are pulling machines. The EcoBoost's are pretty impressive from what I've seen. Add to that the 2013's are offering the 6.2L option for those of us that believe that there's just no substitute for cubic inches. My '08 has a 5.4 w/ 3.73s and pulls my sometimes near 9000lbs of trailer, wood, people, and gear like a dream...

I'd go buy another tomorrow if need be. But thinking forward my next TV will hopefully be a 250
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In some ways, the Ecoboost is a problem for Ford. It is so powerful, that it encourages people to overload the truck because the motor can pull it. Payload is the limiting factor.
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dont understand why ford builds 250`s and larger if the 150 can do it all. at least that what 150 owners think..
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