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Old 07-04-2016, 06:20 PM   #1
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F150 FOS?

Looking at new tow vehicle for a 7300lb TT. Ford says 2016 F150 with 6 cyl 3.5L ecoboost and 3.55 ratio and their heavy duty payload pkg can pull 12,000lbs conventional. Are they FOS? Doesn't seem possible to me that a tow vehicle weighing <5000lbs with a six cylinder could pull that big a load going uphill at hwy speeds.
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:51 PM   #2
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As with any 1/2 ton, PAYLOAD will be the limiting factor, not towing capacity.

But the Ecoboost has proven to be a quite capable tow vehicle.
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:58 PM   #3
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Looking at new tow vehicle for a 7300lb TT. Ford says 2016 F150 with 6 cyl 3.5L ecoboost and 3.55 ratio and their heavy duty payload pkg can pull 12,000lbs conventional. Are they FOS? Doesn't seem possible to me that a tow vehicle weighing <5000lbs with a six cylinder could pull that big a load going uphill at hwy speeds.
For a TT that size, I would recommend a F-250 - 3/4 ton. As stated, you will need the payload capacity.
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I tow a similar sized TT with the 3.5 Ecoboost. Power isn't the issue, but the weight of the truck vs the weight of the TT means that it's not all that fun for long trips. Also mpg drops from AV 19 when not towing to less than 9.


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I tow a similar sized TT with the 3.5 Ecoboost. Power isn't the issue, but the weight of the truck vs the weight of the TT means that it's not all that fun for long trips. Also mpg drops from AV 19 when not towing to less than 9.


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Agree I also own the F150 Eco 3.5 and it has all the power you would ever want and or need to tow anything, But if you are going to be towing alot of weight and a trailer over 30 feet there are some things I would upgrade. Such as Rear Bilstein 5100 shocks, Rear Hellwig Sway Bar, and Airbags in the rear.

These little self install items make a tremendous change to the towing and handling of the truck. Rock Solid!!!

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