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Old 05-09-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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F150 and 5W?

From what I've gathered here plus my experience I'm not sure there are any 5W's that can be pulled by an F150...

But I saw one today...doing maybe 40mph up a hill on the hwy today, rear end was sittin' a tad low. 4 dr short bed F150. Not a real big 5W, but not a small one either.

Had to be over weight on the truck.

Wish I coulda got a pic!
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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I think the exact same thing as you on that.
I know some people do it...but I would not.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:51 PM   #3
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No Issues what so ever. 11,200 towing capacity properly equipped with LT tires and good hitch.

32 ft, 9200 lbs and 1700 pin fully loaded with water tank full. LT tires..

There are others...
..Bama Bob tows the same rig with the same truck
..OC has a older Silverado and tows a little light Flgastaff

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Old 05-09-2014, 08:57 PM   #4
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5W's??? and what is that EcoBoost thingy???
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:19 PM   #6
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^ What he said :thumbup: 5W, fiver, 5ver are all abbreviations for Fifth Wheel. Ecoboost is one of Ford's engines choices for it's F150 line-up. Well and other models of course such as the escape and fusion etc.

http://www.autotrader.com/research/a...ou-need-it.jsp

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Can be done. Also well within ratings. I have one.
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and what is that EcoBoost thingy???
Now that's funny!
Eco Boost is using a smaller V-6 engine with a turbocharger to generate power only when it's truly needed.
They are very strong and economical.

Some racing series-Formula 1 and World Endurance Cars) now use this arrangement and even have hybrid drive, too!
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The Ecoboost when dry and driven hard can squawk the tires between 3rd and 4th. There is a lot of power in that engine. I have had 3 F150's with V8's, at first I questioned V6 capability. This V6 with twin turbos beats them hands down dry and towing.
Drive one and see for yourself


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