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Old 02-14-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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F150 Ecoboost owners...

Anyone towing a 9000lb TT with their Ecoboost? I was looking at the specs and it appears the payload with the Max Tow package is 1840lbs with a curb weight of about 5800. The Supercrew F150 weighs surprisingly only a few hundred pounds less than my 2012 crew cab Chevy HD which makes me wonder if it is more stable towing than most would believe a 1/2 ton to be. The reason I am considering this is the Chevy 6.0 is terrible on gas even when not towing and is not as powerful especially in low-end torque. I will probably go diesel once I retire and can travel as much as I want. But in the mean time I'm am looking at the Ecoboost as something in between. Everyone raves about the towing power and they seem reliable. I was wondering about towing stability and braking. I know I would be very close to max payload. Also, can an F150 have a Max Towing package and NOT have the big towing mirrors? In searching Autotrader and judging by the mirrors, Max Tow packages seem quite rare.
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You are correct maxtow trucks are hard to find . I had to order my truck.As for the mirrors they are part of the maxtow package and you will love them.as for towing I am currently only towing just under 7000lbs no problem whatsoever plenty of power you won't be disappointed in that department the truck is a beast. That being said you still have to worry about payload .one more thing as a daily driver I get about 18 to 20 mpg. 9 to 10 when towing. Over all I love the truck. I am actually in the process of getting a bigger. TT about 1200lbs heavier with no concerns. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the input! I do like the big towing mirrors but was wondering if a truck does not have them does it mean it doesn't have the Max Tow package. Also does the integrated brake control come only on the Max Tow?
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Yes if the truck doesn't have the mirrors it doesn't have Maxtow.As for the break controller it is part of the package but is commonly added to the trailer tow package as an option.Also with the maxtow package you have 3.73 gears
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There are many here towing 9500 lbs Fifth Wheel with Ecoboost, I am and no stability problems. Need LT Tires as a minimum. There was a thread here recently with all specs outlined. My truck is 7650 lb package. Max Tow
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That's what I thought. I noticed dealers say in their ads that a truck has Max Tow but I see no tow mirrors so I was confused. Apparently they are confused as well. How does your truck handle crosswinds and passing semi trucks?
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You are correct maxtow trucks are hard to find . I had to order my truck.As for the mirrors they are part of the maxtow package and you will love them.as for towing I am currently only towing just under 7000lbs no problem whatsoever plenty of power you won't be disappointed in that department the truck is a beast. That being said you still have to worry about payload .one more thing as a daily driver I get about 18 to 20 mpg. 9 to 10 when towing. Over all I love the truck. I am actually in the process of getting a bigger. TT about 1200lbs heavier with no concerns. Hope this helps.
I agree the Max-Tow is hard to find. I also wanted a 6.5' box XLT Crew-Cab, 36g gas tank. Ford finally found two meeting my requirements. One in Indiana and the other in Kentucky.

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.

I made my first trip pulling with the truck this past week driving up to Bull Shoals SP and through the Ozarks. The truck had no problem handling my TT weighing around 7,300 lbs..
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My local Ford Dealer orders many Max Tow packages. A lot of tradesman haul a 24 ft covered trailer for all stock and tools. The law changed in Ontario and the Cube Trucks are classified full trucks now with circle checks, log book etc.

My combination with the 2829 WS Rockwood, F150 Ranch Max Tow and LT Tires is stable. I run a lot of 2 lane blacktop in Ontario being passed by 18 wheelers etc with no issues and no white knuckle moments.
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With a properly installed WDH hitch you should no problems with cross winds or semis .at least I don't. There's one thing that I am going to do if I do. Get a heavier TT is get some LT tires.I can't believe that Ford doesn't include them with maxtow package.
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I agree jdfeo1, the ride is rougher with LT tires dry. When loaded it is softer and less rough.
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