Originally Posted by Living_The_Dream
LOL, Two years ago I sold my 08 F350 when we bought the Solera.... Maybe in a couple of years when we are looking for a new layout, I will get a 3/4 or 1 ton. I think we are focusing on a few 7500 GVWR 31 footers that my F150 should pull with ease. Thanks for all the posts. Lots of good info.
New F150 EBs actually have more tow capacity than my entry level 2011 Ram 2500 CC w/5.7 Hemi: (9,100 TC & 15,000 GCVW). My TV is my daily driver so I have considered "downgrading" to a F150 EB for better commuting mpg... However, we really need/use the extra payload a 3/4 ton provides.
Our Ram 2500 has a payload of 3,000. Empty our "1/2 ton towable" 31' TT is 6,500 w/tongue weight of 650, but loaded we're 8,000+ w/1100+ tongue. The F150 would only have about 500 payload left, which would be fine for just the DW & I plus our dog & some tools in the PU bed. However, we have 3 (growing) boys, generators, bikes, kayaks, firewood, etc. & like to keep it all dry under a fiberglass cap. Therefore we have an average payload of 2,500 & are close to our GCVW 15,000 (TV & TT combined).
So, IMO the F150 EB w/out HD upgrade would be fine for a couple w/out kids & TT in the 7,500 (loaded) range. IMO the EB engine is capable but make sure you have your WDH & TT brakes setup properly. Our Equalizer 4 1200 is dialed-in just right & it feels much like towing a 5er or gooseneck. We switched from the OEM brake controller to a P3 and feel a definite increase in safety/emergency braking. Ram replaced my Hemi under their no hassle powertrain warranty so I plan to keep her for a while 'cause it's all working well together right now...