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Old 08-13-2016, 12:45 PM   #11
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We tow a 28BH grey wolf with the F150 3.5 Eco boost and it's fine. No lugging actually tows quite nice. I drove it last year for the first time and had never towed in my life and I was surprised how comfortable it was. Now backing up for me .....nope, give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around!!

PS this has the tow package. My husband worked for Ford (Chevy man) and he says the fords are the best trucks out there, in his opinion. I drive this truck every day and I love it.....the Eco boost is fine no problems with it. This is the 5th Ford truck we've owned. Hubby has a 2015 mine is 2014. A little eccentric

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Old 08-13-2016, 12:52 PM   #12
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When I bought my trailer (GVWR 8600 pounds) I first called Toyota to see what Exactly my Toyota Tundra 5.7L with tow package could pull. The Toyota Towing Guru said I could tow 11,300 pounds & that verifies in my
Before I bought my truck I looked at the F-150 Eco-boost but it's a 6 cylinder engine and at the time (2012)unproven long term.

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Old 08-13-2016, 12:57 PM   #13
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I have the same vehicle. I pull 38 ft lacrosse, loaded 10k at 65mph. In July along gulf coast trans runs 204 deg, 9 mpg. I just maintain enough distance between vehicle ahead of me. I use Reese dual cam hitch. I pulled it from San Antonia to Destin with no problem.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:59 PM   #14
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We tow a 2010 Flagstaff 829FKSS TT with our 2014 F150 crew ecoboost max tow 3.73 e rated 10 ply tires just fine. Factory shipped wt is 6313 lb.. We have towed this tt about 15000 since 2010, all with tow equipped F150's in all driving conditions except the Rockies.. The ecoboost is, by far, the best out of all three trucks.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:05 PM   #15
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In my opinion I would stay under 6000 pounds. The F 150 is not up to heavy towing and you will be unhappy. It is designed for nice ride and light hauling.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:08 PM   #16
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:12 PM   #17
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I believe there are several TT out their light enough for your f-150. I would be cautious with the 3:55 rear gear.
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Old 08-13-2016, 02:10 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Ian Walker View Post
When I bought my trailer (GVWR 8600 pounds) I first called Toyota to see what Exactly my Toyota Tundra 5.7L with tow package could pull. The Toyota Towing Guru said I could tow 11,300 pounds & that verifies in my
Before I bought my truck I looked at the F-150 Eco-boost but it's a 6 cylinder engine and at the time (2012)unproven long term.
That 11,300 tow rating is just one number, you have to look at all the numbers to determind if safe to tow. My F350 Diesel has tow capacity of 15,900 but right on my hitch there is a sticker that says max tongue weight of 1250 lbs. Ideal tongue weight is 12.5% so if I use the 15,900 towing capacity the tongue weight would be 1987 lbs tongue weight or 737 lbs over my max hitch weight ratings. If I use the 12.5% ideal tongue weight the max TT I could pull with my F350 1 ton diesel would be 10,000 lbs. Your 11,300 lbs tow rating would mean your hitch rating at 12.5% would have to be 1412lbs.

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Old 08-13-2016, 02:42 PM   #19
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I'm still considered a newbie. We purchased a new camper 8312ss in 2014. At the time I had a 2007 f150 5.4l extended cab with 6 1/2 bed (145.5wheel base). My camper is 7300 dry weight with 700 tongue weight. Having said that the camper weight more than the truck and it pushed and pulled my truck around while driving. It wasn't fun. I was doing the white knuckle driving. Told wife if we are going to travel around , we need a bigger truck. Also wanted to feel safer when carying family around, 4 yr daughter, wife, and my dog. Recently bought a used 2013 f350 4 door long bed srw diesel. I love it and never regret going to a diesel. I found out by my experience that the longer the wheel base the better, also I think it's better if your pulling more than 6k for a long time go diesel. Also you'll get the guys saying the Mpg's aren't as good in a diesel, my theory on that is its only a couple dollars more to run and My opinion it's worth every cent feeling safer and more relaxed driving.
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:21 PM   #20
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Smile 2015 F150 to 2016 F350

Hi guys , just see alot of posts on the F150 eco boost, shows tow capacity of 11,500 lbs trailer weight which is correct. Can testify I owned the same vehicle. My 33 ft trailer is bumper pull dry weight of 6782lbs and have been using it from November last year till July of this year meaning the F150. And then took our 1st long trip from Atlanta Ga to Orlando Fl and it pulled just fine down and back, BUT when got back home needed to bring F150 vehicle to dealer because engine was racing alot without towing anything just under normal everyday driving and the front end when braking had a shaking vibration to it. Well long and behold my rotors needed turning and the computer needed calibration now keep in mind the is a vehicle with only 6200 miles yes 6200 not 62000. Now being said i was extremely discouraged and with great thought i decided to take the hit now and upgrade to the F350 Diesel King Ranch. Hard hit but now im secure, and man like day and night. No sway, no turbos racing wild, just smooth confident driving, and peace of mind. I look at it this way one day I'll probably get the 5th wheel trailer and the tow vehicle wont even be a concern. So my Attachment 117153suggestion is dont go small on tow vehicle and want big on travel trailer. I know how much i lost in $$$ only to learn a lesson. so my advice get the most truck you can get better to have overkill than be unsafe.
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