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Old 02-17-2015, 08:53 PM   #31
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I keep going back and forth about the Ecoboost. It is the lure of over 400ft of torque available at such low RPMs in a gas engine. The Max Tow 11k tow rating is actually greater than the 9600lb rating on my 2012 Chevy HD with 3.73 gears. Seems absurd but it is true. I would think my 9000lb 34ft trailer is too heavy for this truck although the payload and towing rating are within spec and 1/2 ton owners regularly tow large trailers with few problems I have heard of. Want to be safe but also would like to get more than 11mpg when not towing. Decisions decisions!
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:01 PM   #32
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Sorry to burst your bubble but its the 420 LB-FT of torque that is the benefit with a 3.5l.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:04 PM   #33
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Sorry to burst your bubble but its the 420 LB-FT of torque that is the benefit with a 3.5l.
No bursting my bubble, my RV is self propelled (My truck will carry all the beer I can drink ) Have a good one
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I have a 2014 Ecoboost F150 not max tow and a 06 F350 Diesel. My trailer runs about 9k with a 1250lb tongue weight. I have hitched it up once but the F150 is definitely overloaded as far as payload weight and I didnt feel comfortable with that much weight hanging off the back. I have no doubt the ecoboost could tow it but I dont think it is safe with my family in the truck to tow that tongue weight with it all the time. Maybe in a pinch for a short run if the old diesel was down it would be ok... The F350 tows it great. I guess it is what you get used too. If there was a ecoboost in F350 I would be all over that.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:33 PM   #35
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What you experienced is exactly what I worry about: Buying the f150 for the Ecoboost and then regretting the chassis is not up to the load especially in difficult driving conditions. I have read Ford is working on a Ecoboost V8 for the Mustang and it would be great if they put in a 3/4 or 1 ton as a nice alternative to their diesel.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:42 PM   #36
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I had a smaller trailer before getting my new Rockwood it pulled it fine with no issues. It could probably do it in a pinch (if the other truck broke down) but wouldnt want to depend on it. We are headed this year from Dallas to Yellowstone and no way would i do it in anything but a Super Duty
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As stated many many times on this forum, run the numbers for the truck vs your load, then decide. I bought a 5th wheel that was within all the numbers while loaded, so I feel good about mine. However, if I went any bigger, I would want something with a heavier rated suspension.
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No bursting my bubble, my RV is self propelled (My truck will carry all the beer I can drink ) Have a good one

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I have read Ford is working on a Ecoboost V8 for the Mustang and it would be great if they put in a 3/4 or 1 ton as a nice alternative to their diesel.
I think a lot of people would love an Ecoboost v8 in the super duty. I don't think you will see it though as it would take too big of a bite out of the diesel sales. Why buy the expense of operation and complexity of a diesel when a v8 Ecoboost would offer similar low rpm torque.
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If market share is important Ford mat provide a Ecoboost in a F350. As far as cutting into diesel sales I don't that would be a show stopper. People like the Diesel and for extreme service on the pipeline or construction they would still be number 1 choice. For RV towing, horseman hauling trailers or others that drive it dry 80% of the time Gas would be just fine, a heavier consumer truck segment all optioned out.
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