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Old 09-06-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Ford ecoboost help needed

Has anyone pulled with a ecoboost in the mountains? What type of rpm were you turning ? And what size and weight is your trailer?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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2011 Ford F-150 | Watch Truth About Trucks Videos | Ford.com

Pick the "Power to Spare" video. It is Ford advertising of course but it may be helpful to you.

The Ecoboost is going to beat everything else in the mountains because of the turbo's. Less horsepower loss.

Good luck. IMO it is the best towing 1/2 ton on the market.
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I am interested in the responses - I am also considering one because we want to travel through the Rockies next summer and our Dodge Hemi was not happy at all when we were in the Grand Tetons. We test drove an Ecoboost last night and were very impressed.
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Here ya' go, perfect response to your querie:
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: Ecoboost towing heavy (moderate) in Colorado Mountains

I'm looking to replace my V10 with an Ecoboost in the near future....if I can only convince my dear wife

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WOW! 9,000 pounds, 12,000 feet, 7% grade, . . and 1,500 RPM . . . and a towing average of 10 MPG!!! Sign me up . . .
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WOW! 9,000 pounds, 12,000 feet, 7% grade, . . and 1,500 RPM . . . and a towing average of 10 MPG!!! Sign me up . . .
There ain't no way it's holding 1500 RPM on a 7%. I take that back....It was probably in low gear.
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There ain't no way it's holding 1500 RPM on a 7%. I take that back....It was probably in low gear.
Glad you know more than the guy that was there! Thanks for the enlightenment.
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Looks like they are increasing the payload a bit for 2012. There is a rumor that they are doing a complete redesign of the F150 for 2013. Don't know if it is true or not but I think I am going to wait and see. An Ecoboost is in our future though.
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I wouldn't bet the farm on one internet post. Maybe your 2004 hemi is just getting a little tired.
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Glad you know more than the guy that was there! Thanks for the enlightenment.
Numbers are numbers. It is making a whopping 65 hp and 225 lb/ft at 1500 rpm's. It is going to be in a low gear with 9000# on a 7% grade.

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