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Old 04-13-2016, 04:10 PM   #11
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Deb - check the yellow and white sticker on the drivers doorframe for the CCC ! The 5.0 is a nice motor, however, test drive the Ecoboost before you decide!

Good luck!
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Don't believe the Ford chart.
Look at the yellow drivers door sticker for actual payload.
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5.0 not big enough

I can tell you right now the 5.0L will not be big enough. I pulled with a 5.4L
a 7300 LB dry Fifth wheel. On flat ground it is OK but get on a long grade uphill the engine will be screaming. Unless you slow down to 45MPH. Gas mileage on the 5.4L was terrible, with a tail wind maybe 8-9MG. From what I read the Eco boost is another story. A lot are using the V-6 With eco boost with good luck.


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Had a f150 crew cab with 3.5 pulling a 8500 lb trailer from Ontario to Florida three times and many other trips shorter. Worked great but mpg were usually about 8> Also had a 5.4 before that and the 3.5 out pulled it hands down. Eco Boost had good mpg when not towing. Would love to see the 5 litre with turbos. I moved to a 12000 lb 5th wheel so moved up to a F250 diesel which tows with no problem on any hill. Better to have too much power than not enough.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:25 PM   #14
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I pulled the TT in my sig with a F150 Ecoboost. Get one with the tow package and you will be happy with the trailer you have. Much better than a 5.0. BUT make sure you check the payload capacity as others said.

@Highway: you can't get a 6.2 in a non-Raptor F150 anymore.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:43 PM   #15
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To the F150 question, I would ask where you get the 2000lb rating from? Is that on the door sticker. If it's from the ford web site then that's usually for a stripper.
Any way you should be fine for power.
This is not true. My 2015 XLT Super Crew 4x4 3.5eb with the 302a package(best package for the xlt) has a 1980# payload on the door sticker.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:49 PM   #16
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Update, didn't get the Ford. Husband chose a 2016 Dodge Ram 2055 6.4L V8 Hemi 3.73, its a beast (at least to me) Thank you all. We have learned so much from all of you ! Didn't realize how much there is to know when towing a camper.
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F-150 EcoBoost

I have a 2013 F-150 EcoBoost. 3.5 4x4 4 door with Ford's Max Tow package.
420 FTLB Torque, 365 HP. Pulls my 26' Stealth Toyhauler (loaded about 10,000+lbs) up & down Colorado's steep mountains just fine.
Towing mileage in Colorado is 6mpg. Just driving 15-19 mpg.
Did 7,300 miles to NoLa, Golf Coast, the Keys & back 2 summers ago. Purrs!
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That Dodge 2500 with the bigger Hemi does look good!

Denver to the Fl Keys is a loooong drive! I'm in north central Florida and think it's a long drive....LOL !
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I can tell you right now the 5.0L will not be big enough. I pulled with a 5.4L
a 7300 LB dry Fifth wheel. On flat ground it is OK but get on a long grade uphill the engine will be screaming. Unless you slow down to 45MPH. Gas mileage on the 5.4L was terrible, with a tail wind maybe 8-9MG. From what I read the Eco boost is another story. A lot are using the V-6 With eco boost with good luck.


Just my opinion and experience!
I have towed with a 5.4 and now the 5 liter. No comparison the 5 liter is a great towing motor with more torque and HP than the 5.4 . I prefer the v8 over the eb as I am not worried about heat related issues running the turbos on a long distance tow.

To the OP we tow a 32 foot trailer at 7700 lbs.
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I tow about 7200 loaded, with the truck in my sig. Almost effortless.

The truck you ended up with is a better choice for towing, but harder to live with as a commuter (in my case).
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