Originally Posted by madmaxmutt
I am not going to say it is a good idea to pull 15K with an F150 Ecoboost, but he did come back down the hill using the engine braking in tow/haul mode.
Up, down, 15000, 20000 ?????
I still do not see what the point is. Lets take a perfectly good truck and just abuse the living crap out of it? Either this guy is just an idiot or he is an entitled brat and has no idea what a truck like that costs or costs to repair and maintain. Maybe daddy bought it for him.
I'm not a Ford basher either.
So what. He went up and down towing something about 30% over rated capacity. I'd bet i could pull a 18500lb trailer with the 2015 GMC in my signature, and a 12600lb trailer with the F150 in my signature, up and down that same 20% grade. Those would be both 30% over the rated capacity of each truck. I can't figure out for the life of me why I would want to and what it would prove.
Maybe I just have better things to do with money than make bragging rights videos for Youtube by taking chances of breaking something expensive, on a perfectly good pickup truck.
Originally Posted by goduc
The only difference between an F150 and a SD Ford is the P rated tires on the F150. Springs might be a little softer for ride, the frame is a little thinner to save weight and the drive train is lighter duty to save mpg. It's also cheaper than a 3/4 - 1 ton, so looks like he's good to go. I can see why lots of guys tow over weight with their F150s. It's really just a rebadged SD with a couple changes.
I think Tundras are similar. That's why Toyota never made a 3/4 ton truck. They already have one.
That's a good one. I don't know why they even manufacture SD's