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Old 02-14-2015, 08:50 PM   #11
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I have manage to find a few around in the color that matches my camper. Do you guys get much sag when hooked up? My trailer is a bit tongue heavy. It seems Max Tow should come with LT tires but I suppose they are easy to add if necessary. I'm glad to hear the truck is stable in windy conditions. I don't want to be one of those guys trading back to a 3/4 ton although it seems today's 1/2 tons are where 3/4 tons were at not long ago.
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:57 PM   #12
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I do not have air bags or timbrens. I have 2 inches of rear displacement from unloaded to loaded. The truck measurements are exactly the same on the front wheel and rear wheel openings. Level wise measured with a 6 ft level flat in the bed it is level.

I have calculated Pin Weight 1800 to 1900 lbs. Depends on whether I have water or not on board. I also have a Thule rack on top of the cab with a pair of mountain bikes, they just add weight, the aerodynamics are not affected at all.
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Has anyone had any serious mechanical issues or overheating? My old school way of thinking tells me a 1/2 ton can't tow that much weight reliably but it appears times are changing. There is a Fast Lane Truck video on Youtube showing an overloaded Ecoboost actually accelerating up the Ike Gauntlet highway much like a turbodiesel.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:34 PM   #14
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Here's my door stickers I have 7700 gvwr and 1958lbs payload. I get just over 1 inch drop when loaded to camp But wdh takes care of that . I must tell you that I was having a little sway problem with my old Reese duel cam hitch . thought it was the p tires so I went to my dealer and asked him about it and he told me that I would get better results with a new equalizer hitch so I put one on and what a difference no sway at all. Glad I listen. I am putting LT tires on when they wear a little more or if I go bigger witch ever comes first'
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My transmission temp today at -20 C is 89 C when towing up a 10 percent grade when it is 30 C is 94 C. I do not see the temp going up that mush at all. When towing up that hill in the passing lane at 60 mph it blows black smoke but just goes staying in 4th all the way.

1/2 ton are not what they were especially the 2015 with 12,200 tow capacity.
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Never had any problems with over heating . I am telling you this truck has so much power and torque you wont believe it . Its a pleasure to drive. I had the 5.4 in my 2010 and getting on the highway was a struggle not this truck just hit the pedal and bam you doing 60 before you know it.
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That is what I keep hearing about the power. I looked hard at the diesels, but right now most of my trips are short runs of just a few miles at a time. Not the best use of a diesel. I am really looking hard at f150 because of the Ecoboost, the towing performance and the non-towing fuel economy. I was at first skeptical that a twin turbo six cylinder would prove to be reliable but time seems to have proved it to be true. I am not convince yet it will last 200,000 miles but I only average 12K a year so it is a mute point for me.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:27 PM   #18
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I like the tow mirrors but I do not like the larger passenger side mirror being concave. It wasn't concave on my F250. I'd like to replace that larger mirror with the same type as the drivers side.
This has been my biggest adjustment also. I am coming from an F350 and I hate the concave effect on the passenger side. I am relatively new to the Ecoboost; I have had mine since October. I have been very impressed with its ability to tow my toy hauler. My trailer when fully loaded for camping weighs in at about #7300, with about #900 on the tongue. I am right at my GVWR (7700), but about #200 over on my rear axle. I would be okay on the rear axle, but have 2 Great Danes and a fiberglass canopy that add about #450. I have the Tow-max, but not the Max-Cargo package. I have LT tires, and have added Timbrens...don't really know if I needed them but I added them when I bought the truck.

I haven't had any long distance tows, just a few local so I am not really sure about the mileage. My trips have ranged from the 9-14 mpg, and transmission temp has never exceeded 204. One thing that I have added that I never used with the F350 was a friction sway control. I got the bow-wave of larger sized vehicles passing me that I never had with the F350.

I have to say: the Ecoboost pulls the weight of my trailer better than my 6.0 powerstroke did. I don't know what the Ecoboost would feel like towing at its max (#11,200), but it has been very solid for me.
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it is still to believe such a small engine can make so much power. My Aviator weighs about 9000 loaded so I am well under the 11,200 allowed. A tongue weight of 980lbs leaves me with just under 1000lbs for a passengers, bicycles and firewood. Might just work out.
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Has anyone had any serious mechanical issues or overheating? My old school way of thinking tells me a 1/2 ton can't tow that much weight reliably but it appears times are changing. There is a Fast Lane Truck video on Youtube showing an overloaded Ecoboost actually accelerating up the Ike Gauntlet highway much like a turbodiesel.

I had overheating issues with my Eco Boost Max Tow. Ford played a lot of games and rather than fight them I traded it in on a Ram 2500. EcoBoost towed my 8300 lb trailer fine, had about 2 inches if sag, my tongue weight was a tad under 1k lbs. The experience with Ford on the overheating issues solidified that I'd never buy another Ford. My experience does seem to be a rarity as many have great experiences with the EB. I would prefer the Ford mirrors over the Ram folding mirrors


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