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Old 10-16-2014, 04:45 PM   #21
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Still looking at a newer TV for my 3065 Windjammer. Currently have a F250 w/5.4 (155000 miles ) getting a little tired. Don't wish to start the diesel debate, just looking for info from 150 owners on how their ecoboost handles the job, especially mountains. I tow less than 3000 miles a year . The rest would be used as a daily driver. Lots of info on line mostly from ford sites, want the straight scoop from people who own them and use them . Thanks in advance
By the way gas in my area is $2.95per gallon, diesel 0.47 higher

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I've pulled various trailers ranging from 25' @5000lbs to my current 34.5' @ 9400ish lbs with various TVs including a 7.3L F250, an '11 F250 w/6.7L PSD, and my current '13 F150 EB. I have no regrets going with the EB. You should seriously consider getting the F150 with the MaxTow. I don't have the MaxTow as I was purchasing at the end of the year and was going to have to go to a newer year model and pay several thousand more for the MaxTow option. You won't be disappointed. If you buy it and don't like it, I'll give you a full refund on this advice!!!
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:06 PM   #22
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Your numbers don't make sense. You balk at the idea of the EB putting out 420 ft.lbs but you'd never question a 6.7L putting out 800+???? Do the math and you'll see that the diesel has a higher torque to liter ratio, meaning it should have TONS of problems per your deductive logic.

Not apples to apples there. Comparing an aluminum block to an iron block.

This seems to be getting off to a gas vs diesel thread.


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Old 10-16-2014, 06:05 PM   #23
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Your numbers don't make sense. You balk at the idea of the EB putting out 420 ft.lbs but you'd never question a 6.7L putting out 800+???? Do the math and you'll see that the diesel has a higher torque to liter ratio, meaning it should have TONS of problems per your deductive logic.
Calm down. I didn't quote any numbers or try to show any logic. Just stating the facts. Diesels are made for torque and have the mass to displace the heat it creates. Since you mention a 6.7 liter, the tractors I dyno test at work that have a 6.7 Iveco put out over 1200ft.lbs of torque, yet just 180hp. So with your logic, can a Ford Focus pull a plow through a field since it has more HP?
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:27 PM   #24
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Diesel, without a doubt if I towed things for a living or owned a big 5th wheel. My towing would be probably around 1000 miles per year, unless I am able to make that cross country trip. Towing would be 5-10% if that ,and the rest would be daily driver. I do like big trucks, my f250 has treated me well since 2001. But I also know its time to update, just weighing my options. I could almost by a new f150 for the price of a used diesel. Once again, I don't want to start a diesel debate. I am looking for feedback from ecoboost owners with real numbers and feelings. So far no owners have bad mouthed their ecoboost
so it would appear that they are up to the job. Gas mileage is a variable depending on how one drives and conditions not a big deal to me, I am looking to see if it will pull safely a 7000TT. Thanks for the reply's.


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Old 10-16-2014, 06:34 PM   #25
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if that's all the towing you will do each year, I see no reason why it wouldn't be capable, as long as you get one with all the towing and payload options.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:30 PM   #26
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I have a 2013 Ecoboost pulling a 8,750 lb. 5th wheel. GCW 14,825 lbs. Last year I traveled 6,000 miles from FL to PA to IA and back to FL through MO averaging 12 MPG. This year I traveled 3,000 miles including WV, VA, and NC and averaged 11 MPG. At no time did the truck balk at pulling the weight. At times I have wondered if a different engine would give me more back pressure to help me keep the speed down while going down hill. That was never a big problem, but it was in the back of my mind. The only reason I would trade to a larger TV is if I bought a larger RV.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:10 PM   #27
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Towed out Current Fiver with my EcoBoost (Heavy Duty Payload Package), it did a great job. I was under payload, but wanted 4x4. Going to 4x4 would put me over the payload rating, so I went to F350.

Anyway, your issue will be the tongue weight. The F150 is rated at 1150lbs max tongue weight (assuming MaxTow package). MOST modern travel trailers in excess of 27' are going to exceed that tongue weight. I know there are people doing it with an F150, but know going in that you are likely going to exceed the tongue weight, and unless you find one with the Heavy Duty Payload package, you will likely be over payload rating as well.
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I tow a 26 foot TT with a 7.3 ltr F350. Couldn't be happier and that truck is gona last a looong time hauling that light load. Its also my daily driver. Its a no frills drive each time I hook up and I like that.
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:43 PM   #29
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Charles..

Back to F 150 EB S Crew here.
I towed a 8000 lb 32 FT TT with it, walked up 10 degree hills passing everything in site.
Towing a 10,000 lb Fiver walked up the same hill no issue whatever. Put 10,000 KM towing miles this summer all over Ontario to Goshen and Back.
It turned over 40,000 km tonight actually
Very Happy with my truck, no repairs other than stitching on the seat cover.
Stock Truck except LT Tires 285 20 inch tires. Daily Driver. Will the truck last 10 years, likely not. I will look at F350 when its time, for now the F 150 meets my needs.

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Old 10-17-2014, 09:21 AM   #30
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So with your logic, can a Ford Focus pull a plow through a field since it has more HP?
Wow. This is WAY out in left field. We went from comparing heat output from torque production to a claim that I think a Focus can pull more because of it's HP rating??? I'm not even sure how to respond to this it's so far off base from ANYTHING I said or even remotely implied.

But, back on topic. Chuck, you'll notice that only one person here has complained about their EB. It is possible to have a bad experience with anything. fx2 had a bad EB experience. The bulk of owners love them.
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