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Old 06-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #51
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Not having a dog in this fight, I would say a lot of folks have hijacked the tread as the OP was alerting folks to the EcoBoost, not any other engines or problems.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #52
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Not to you bob-

See, some of this crap, makes me and other people not want to bother with this forum.

ALL makes will have problems with some models or options, that's why they have updated computer flashes and different generations of engines and such. Some makes are more problematic in a certain area than others, and I'm sure if they want to thrive in buisiness they will work on these areas.
- and NOBODY cares who anybody thinks might own part of a certain company! I own 4 of my vehicles, and the bank owns one of them- I don't care how many people or who owned it before me.
Be nice if you'd quote what yer offended by, so I know what to be offended by.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #53
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Amen!Thanks OldCoot.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #54
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Not having a dog in this fight, I would say a lot of folks have hijacked the tread as the OP was alerting folks to the EcoBoost, not any other engines or problems.
Yea this thread got way out of control. It was nothing but to inform Ecoboost owners of the issue nothing else. If it had been a Dodge, Chevy, or any other brand I would have done the same thing.
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Be nice if you'd quote what yer offended by, so I know what to be offended by.
I believe your "x3" was a simpler way of saying what I was getting at- pretty much the bickering like little kids doing the " my daddy can kick....." and deviating so far from the OP.
I'm out!
-sorry op for my part
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I have a 2012 F-150 ecoboost with the 145" wheelbase. My wife and I are looking to become RVers. We are currently looking at a Windjammer in the 3000 series...35'. Will that be too much for my truck? We plan to pull 1000 miles on relatively level roads. I would appreciate any and all advice. Thanks
You will likely be over your GVW unless you have the max tow or max payload. My Screw weighs about 7550# with trailer and everyone loaded. My trailer weighs about 8800# and is 32' long. I am pulling it with a 5.4 with no problems. Some folks on this forum think you need a f450 to pull a popup!
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You will likely be over your GVW unless you have the max tow or max payload. My Screw weighs about 7550# with trailer and everyone loaded. My trailer weighs about 8800# and is 32' long. I am pulling it with a 5.4 with no problems. Some folks on this forum think you need a f450 to pull a popup!
This setup on a half-ton? The F150 GCVW is only around 15000lbs...which puts you over....it can do it...just not optimal..had similar setup with a harrowing experience and went to a F250. And only got around 8mpg with the 5.4 and a similar trailer. 5.4 is a beast, but the motor will not be the issue..like you said he may have issues with GVW and GCVW.
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You will likely be over your GVW unless you have the max tow or max payload. My Screw weighs about 7550# with trailer and everyone loaded. My trailer weighs about 8800# and is 32' long. I am pulling it with a 5.4 with no problems. Some folks on this forum think you need a f450 to pull a popup!
What size pop up?
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The F-150 with Ecoboost.........a bunch of guys at my work have them 2012-2013 models. One guy has the max tow package and all blinged out with extras. NONE of them complain about a lag in acceleration during cold damp humid conditions. Those conditions have been in Minnesota now consistently for over a month now. They are bitchin about the weather, not their new trucks.

So the remote possibility exists that under the just the right conditions, the engine could stumble, lag, etc. So the truck is under an investigation. La de dah. I bet ya the Jeeps in the news this week get recalled for gas tank fires before the Ecoboost F-150s get a recall for the throttle lag issue. And Jeep said no way to the recall.

Oh and bubba, here is a nice entry level popup. Yup this luxury rv has a 2nd floor that pops up.

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Old 06-07-2013, 08:26 AM   #60
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ALL manufacturers have had their issues over the years.
As cars and trucks get even more sophisticated/complicated it can only get
worse.

MY 04 left me stranded in the Colorado mountains twice!
First time was way back in 05. We were on our first "out west" trip.
I was somewhere in Colorado, don't remember where but we were climbing
a pass. I was in 2nd and hard on the gas for several minutes. As we approached the top the engine suddenly lost power and started to stumble.
It felt exactly like vapor lock. In fact the engine eventually died completely.
We sat on the side of the road wondering what the heck to do. No cell
signal! I kept trying to re-start. Eventually after about 20 minutes it started and stumbled over the top.
We had not more problems that trip.
It didn't happen again for 5 years and I literally forgot about it.

Fast forward to 2010. 2nd time to Colorado. This time with a bigger
trailer! As soon as we passed Colorado Springs and were climbing to
reach Canon City the same thing happened! At one point I was free
wheeling down the hills and re-starting and gunning up the other sides.
We eventually wound up on the side of the road again
Popped a cold one and opened the hood and waited for it to cool.
After 30 min, it re-started and we made it to Canon City.
There is a chevy dealer there!! The shop manager immediately knew what
the problem was.
He said Chevy had a "bulletin" out for this exact problem. He sees it all
the time from flatlanders like me who are visiting his state! The cure was
a "high performance" fuel pump. It was vapor lock. The higher pressure
pump will compress the fuel in the injector rails enough to keep it from
vaporizing.
My extended warranty paid for itself that day. The cost for "repair" was
over $1000
I think it should have been a recall and not my problem at all.
Or those era trucks should have come with a dash warning sticker that
said "not for use in the mountains"!!

Long story-- sorry. My point is they all have issues. Sometimes they
step up and fix them, sometimes they don't .

PS When we crossed Monarch Pass with no problems, I bought a post
card and send our heart felt thanks to that service department and specifically the mechanic who worked fast to get us back on the road.
They literally saved our vacation!
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