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Old 06-06-2014, 07:54 PM   #31
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X2...anyone question what the eco can do, just look up "the fast lane" videos on YouTube at the Ike Gauntlet test, no BS testing and I reviewed most of the trucks and the eco does it's job very well...BTW, look at my sig...I'm not bias by any means
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:50 PM   #32
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You should not be towing with the TV in OD. That is why they have the tow haul switch. When you set for tow haul you are taking the transmission out of OD.
Not in my 2011 F150. Tow/Haul makes the gears longer but it will go into OD at a certain speed in certain conditions. There are no warnings about towing in OD applicable to my truck that I know of.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:21 AM   #33
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I just recently upgraded from a Nissan Frontier SV V6 to an F150 Ecoboost FX4 for towing my Mini-Lite 2306. The difference is amazing! The Frontier needed to have Overdrive disabled (specific warnings to do so in the manual), and it struggled with the Western PA hills--a lot of hills it just couldn't maintain speed without putting the peddle to the floor. With the F150 and the torque of the Ecoboost, it just goes. It will climb the hills without issue. The tow/haul mode makes a big difference in gear selection, keeping the engine in the right power band.

I don't have the Max Tow or HD package. I went into the dealer to get those, but they gave me a good deal on a demo with a lot more options. The payload and tow rating would allow me to upgrade trailers in the future, and I'm confident the Ecoboost will have the needed power to get it done.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:32 AM   #34
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:55 PM   #35
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One more question. For those with the large factory tow mirrors, are you glad you have them or do you now feel they are too big?
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:39 AM   #36
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I had the dealer install the tow mirrors as part of the deal. It would have been better if they installed the ones with the power folding and power extension. I really like the extra visibility. I believe they are only about 1.5" wider on each side when retracted, but they do feel bigger than that at times.

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Old 06-09-2014, 07:36 AM   #37
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I added the factory tow mirrors to mine. Will pull them and put the smaller factory units back on at the end of the lease. I like the two seperate sections of mirror. This is the second truck I have used them on. Will most likely sell them after this truck, motorhome has the nice big mirrors already.

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Old 06-09-2014, 11:10 AM   #38
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If you don't like the big factory tow mirrors Cipa makes them that slip over the std mirrors. Don't get the strap ons if you can help it. They vibrate bad

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Old 06-09-2014, 04:49 PM   #39
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One more question. For those with the large factory tow mirrors, are you glad you have them or do you now feel they are too big?
Absolutely LOVE our tow mirrors! They retract out for when we are towing and when retracted in are GREAT blind spot mirrors!! With them, our large rearview mirror and our camera I never have to look over my shoulder!
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One more question. For those with the large factory tow mirrors, are you glad you have them or do you now feel they are too big?
Absolutely love them. As a matter of fact when I get in our expedition, I can hardly handle the little tiny mirrors...
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