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Old 05-07-2016, 07:15 AM   #21
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Congrats sir... you will certainly enjoy pulling much more with this 6 cylinder!

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Old 05-07-2016, 06:25 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by RooVader View Post
Well you just jumped up to a whole other price range. It better be an improvement. Looks like a great truck and I hope to step up someday as well for the payload. That said I don't like the notion that an ecoboost isn't a good tow vehicle. They can pull anything...pure awesome if you ask me...but they suffer the same payload restrictions all half-tons deal with.
Very well said. That was my issue... payload. I was overloaded and didn't feel safe. I didn't want to go to far from home. It feels great knowing I'm free to roam now! Already planning a trip from Texas to Florida. That would never been an option with my old setup.

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Old 05-07-2016, 06:43 PM   #23
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I pulled for several years with an Ecoboost. For a 1/2 ton it did great. Going up and down the mountains with our old TT which full weight was 8k, it didn't even act like a trailer was behind it.

Daily driver? Drove just like a nice car. (Granted I had 2, one was returned via lemon law, second was rock solid).

The bad parts were going down hills, and stopping. A bit of tail wagging the dog... That wasn't the Eco but the 1/2 ton instead.

Recently I moved up to a 1 ton to tow my new 5er and I towed the old TT a couple of times with it. The stopping was noticeably better. Other than that the real difference is between the TT and a 5er. No comparison.

Congrats on your new truck! You will enjoy the peace of mind!
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:35 PM   #24
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Kind of curious... what model tt is that? Looks a lot like the 2906ws we got a few months back.

Also, what was the payload on your Ford? I pull our 2096 with a 1/2 ton much like that... only crew, not super crew and 5.0l not ecoboost and 3.31 rear end and not 4x4. So...a little similar anyway. But your 3/4 ton payload is only about 300lbs more than mine at 1724 on the sticker. Your new tow capacity is almost double though.

Just curious to know your tt weight and if/when you notice a difference in stability.

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Old 05-07-2016, 10:56 PM   #25
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It's a 2905ws. TT is 6500 pounds empty I believe. I just got the truck Thursday and haven't towed the trailer yet.
All I know is last week my ecoboost wouldn't shift out of 4th gear on the trip home.

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Old 05-08-2016, 10:18 AM   #26
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:39 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by tragusa3 View Post
You threw the bait out, so I'll nibble.... Ecoboost towed like a car? What was the weight on that trailer? Mine is towing 7k pounds like nobodies business.

My feathers aren't ruffled, but you've given the worst towing review of an ecoboost that I've heard, and I've read hundreds.
Most of the issues I had were self inflicted. I had a 2012 ecoboost with a 3.55 rear and when I got my 2014 ecoboost I fell in love with the color and options and never even thought twice about the rear. The next day fter i bought it I pulled a golf cart on my 12' trailer and knew right away something was wrong. I looked it up and it had a 3.31. The difference was huge in my 2012 and 2014. My neighbor did the exact same thing and both agree our 2012s had much more power than our 2014s. We both now have upgraded to diesels. He got a Ford and I went Dodge.
I upgraded the tires to load E at only 14000 miles, added an extra leaf and even added timbrens. So I gave it an opportunity and tried to make it work. If all I wanted to do was stay local I would be fine overloaded probably, but having the option of going anywhere we desire is a great feeling!

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Old 05-09-2016, 09:09 AM   #28
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The OP-title clearly suggests dissatisfaction with the Ecoboost truck, then posts a picture of a Ram. For the first half-page, I thought this was comparing to a 1/2-ton Ram (maybe the EcoDiesel?).

Then I find out that the comparison is to a 3/4-ton Ram diesel!
Really? That's how you slam the Ford, is to compare it to the next class?

Come on, guys!!! Be serious. If you want to try slamming Ford, compare it to what Ram offers in a 1/2-ton. And if you want to trumpet the 3/4-ton Ram, compare it to Ford's 3/4-ton (also with a diesel).

Do people really believe it worth the time to compare the towing abilities of a 1/2-gas-turbo, to a 3/4-turbo-diesel?

NOTE: I have no experience with either. I'm just pointing out an unfair comparison here.

PS - Nice looking truck (except the mirrors, haha). Enjoy!
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:18 AM   #29
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You will like those mirrors. Regardless of what some might say, they are reliable and work great. Unlike the overpriced junk on my last truck. Only thing I miss is turn signal lights built into them.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:52 AM   #30
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