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Old 05-25-2016, 12:50 PM   #11
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I just bought a RAM 2500 Diesel 8 months ago with my TT in the neighborhood of 8K loaded I really didnít need a diesel but I wanted to get one regardless of the associated increase in cost and maintenance. I believe I got a good deal on it stickered around 60K and little over 20% off so in the upper 40K range the dealer threw in 4 free oil changes and discounts on parts and accessories.



Not being brand loyal I was thinking that if I didnít buy a ĺ ton diesel from any other MFG. I believe I would have gone the Ecoboost route I do also enjoy reading the posts about them from there loyal owners so here lies my questions so I am sure there are a bunch of configurations they come in so I will go with this build scenario for towing a 3.5, 4X4, Crew Cab, moderately equipped, GPS, Towing mirrors, Max Tow, Max Payload if I forgot anything please feel free to let me knowÖ..


Ok so what kind of base price would I be looking at ? How much are they discounted ? What are owners typically paying for them ? Iím just curious since I read a lot about them on the forum but donít know know much other then what I read on here.
You will get views like Tony's here and there.....my stepson, the supertrucker, is a Chevvyman and will pull a trailer with a plowing harness if the alternative is a Ford.

Everyone should have a "family mechanic" like having a family doc. Talk to him.

I live in cattle country. Great numbers of ranchers are trading in their diesels for EB's. They are all practical folks who pinch pennies until they squeal.....must be sumpin' goin' on.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:01 PM   #12
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...my stepson, the supertrucker, is a Chevvyman and will pull a trailer with a plowing harness if the alternative is a Ford.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:03 PM   #13
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Log on to the Ford website and build one. You will be much happier with your 3/4 ton anyway and won't have to upgrade your truck if you get a bigger trailer.


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My ecoboost out-tows both of my last two Fords. One was a 5.4/3.73 and the other was a 5.0/3.73. The 5,0 was actually better than the 5.4...
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:18 PM   #14
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Tony D. Who pays you to write this stuff. I have an ECO Boost towing about 12,000 lbs. for over a year now and have 16,000 miles on it and NONE of the problems you mention exist. In addition I am rewarded with a nice grocery getter when it's not working like a bull. It's really ok to like the decision you made purchasing a heavier duty truck but it's not ok to belittle someone else's decision with cherry picked problems.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:31 PM   #15
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My ecoboost out-tows both of my last two Fords. One was a 5.4/3.73 and the other was a 5.0/3.73. The 5,0 was actually better than the 5.4...

So what is your point? The OP has a 3/4 ton Cummins diesel.


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Tony D. Who pays you to write this stuff. I have an ECO Boost towing about 12,000 lbs. for over a year now and have 16,000 miles on it and NONE of the problems you mention exist. In addition I am rewarded with a nice grocery getter when it's not working like a bull. It's really ok to like the decision you made purchasing a heavier duty truck but it's not ok to belittle someone else's decision with cherry picked problems.
Give it a couple of years and GM will have a boosted V6 engine out- and it will be the best thing since sliced bread.

FWIW, my parents 2011 EB has over 100K on it now with zero issues. I take that back, they had to have it reflashed for the tranny shudder- simple fix. I'll also add this- I now have a 2015 F250 6.7PSD. Over ~7500 miles of driving the average mileage for the time I've owned it is actually about 1MPG less than I had for the 30K I put on my 2013 F150 EB. Same type of driving for both and towing the same camper.
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Sorry guys I really didn't mean for my post to go a different direction from what was Intended I should have been more clear...

Really all I wanted to know what options make up the best TT towing Ecoboost and what are they selling for and what discounts are offered compared to other trucks on the market.
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Depends on if you got an XLT, Lariat, King Ranch etc. My 2013 XLT, 3.5 ecoboost with the max tow package, ext range fuel tank, towing mirrors, chrome package etc, sticker price was $47, 000 and change. With all the incentives they were giving on that truck it was mine for under $42,000. The 2016 King Ranch with all the same equipment plus every option they have, loading ramps, electric steps, twin panel moon roof and a million other things sticker was $68,000 and change. Ford's incentives brought it down to $65,000. and at the time I bought this one, ford was giving everyone employee pricing which brought it down to $55000. and change.
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The Ecoboost in the new F150 is a great combination. I have a friend that has one and have ridden in it, definitely quicker than my hemi with 3.21 gears. I think most of the engine bugs have been worked out. (that is expected with a new engine in any make)

My main concern with it is the reported lack of engine braking in hilly/mountainous terrain with a heavy trailer. No replacement for displacement in this situation.
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My main concern with it is the reported lack of engine braking in hilly/mountainous terrain with a heavy trailer. No replacement for displacement in this situation.
I have found that, in tow mode, the "computer" downshifts me to whatever is needed for downhill.

It has gone to second gear a time or two.

That, and right hand on the trailer brake controller, gives me a wide margin if safety.
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