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Old 02-14-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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F150 Ecoboost Vehicle Weight

There seems to be lots of members out there that have the Ecoboost F150 for a tow vehicle. Has anyone had theirs over a set of scales and have front/rear axles weights. I'm real curious what the truck weighs to know it's true payload capacity...not some fictional, advertised number.

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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My '10 F150 Screw with a 5.4L weighs just about 6200# with a full tank, myself (150#), a spray in bedliner and a folding soft tonneau cover. I don't know the weight at each axle. I can't believe the Ecoboost is too much different. I know the new long bed Screw's have a larger rear axle and heavier frame to allow the 8200# GVW. Mine has a 7675# GVW
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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Have 2011 Ecoboost Screw 6.5' bed, spray in liner with snugtop shell. With myself (200#) and full fuel tank front axle weight was 3460#, rear axle 2820# Total:6280#.
FYI: as a test, hooked 7000lb travel trailer with equalizer hitch, pulled out of Denver to Lookout Mountain exit on I-70, this is 6-7% grade. Slowed down by traffic to 40 mph, passed traffic and put foot on the floor, hit 80 mph before traffic got in the way again. Had RV salesman with me and now he wants an Ecoboost. Considering getting a Windjammer 3001 or 3002, any comments from current owners?
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Have 2011 Ecoboost Screw 6.5' bed, spray in liner with snugtop shell. With myself (200#) and full fuel tank front axle weight was 3460#, rear axle 2820# Total:6280#.

Thanks. That's exactly what I was looking for. What trim level is your truck? That snugtop shell you refer to...is that a cap or a tonneau cover?

So with the optional max payload of 8200 lbs, you still have 1920 lbs for extra passengers, hitch and gear. Pretty awesome for a half ton!

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Old 02-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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The last time ford updated there tow ratings all they did was raise the height of the box.
just goes to show you that tow ratings are misleading sometimes.

Imo if you don't pull mountains in regards to engine/trans a half ton can pull just fine in most cases.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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I think the ecoboost is a machine. I love mine.
I am having a Leer QX put on it in 3 weeks. If you are still interested, I will pass it over the scales and report back the weights.
Mine is a 2011 F150 SCrew FX4 3:73 5.5 bed Nav Sunroof. Pretty much all options but chrome. for the 2-3 times a year I will pull my 312QBUD (8700 lbs) it should do the job. It does NOT have the max tow.

The turbo, while not a diesel, pulls great on hills; at least better than regular gas engines.
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My Supercab 2012 FX4 Ecoboost is 5,700 pounds. So, the rated 7,700 GVW is right on with a load capacity of 2,000 pounds.
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Most 3/4 tons only have 2400# of payload! Pretty impressive. My next one will be an Ecoboost with an 8200# GVW.
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Could someone with a truck that has the 8200# GVW look on their sticker and tell me what the GAWRF and GAWRR are on that truck. I can't seem to fine it online anywhere.
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Not sure I have ever seen anyone on this forum with the 8200lb GVWR. Got these numbers from a sticker photo on another forum.
Front 4050
Rear 4800

The 7700 GVWR trucks typically have 3750 and 4050. Have to be careful there to not overload the rear axle. You will overload the rear axle before reaching GVWR.
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