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Old 04-12-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Looking at 2015 Ford 150 5.0 V8 FFV 3.73 axle

towing capacity is 10,900lb per Ford chart and payload was over 2,000lb
I want to tow my TT
26 feet dry weight 4087 loaded 7705 (don't think I would load that much in TT)
What do you think? Don't want to use my Durango with 6200 towing, not a good match. Thanks
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:06 PM   #2
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Is this a S-CREW or just regular cab?
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Is this a S-CREW or just regular cab?
SuperCrew 4x4
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:39 PM   #4
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The numbers support what you want to do.
After towing my TT with an F-150 with 5.4L, I must admit I have a really hard time believing this is going to work, but I don't see any problems.
Even with a 1000 lb TW, you've still got 1000 lbs payload.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:46 PM   #5
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I have the 2014 Ford extended cab 5.0 (3.55) and it will tow a 7900# trailer very well. I am really impressed with the towing ability. Towed up the Lewiston, Id. switchback passing DP coaches without any problems. Tow/haul was on down the Lo Lo pass for 99 miles without any problems. I didn't have to touch the brakes more then a couple times.
The 5.0 motor is very impressive.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:23 PM   #6
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I have a 2011 F150 Super Crew with the 3.5 liter ecoboost engine...while it has plenty of power very close to the 6.2, if I were doing it again, I would opt for the 6.2 liter V8. The Ecoboost still has some bugs to work out, and the 6.2 is pretty time tested and reliable. I think the 5.0 is on the smallish side for heavy towing and works pretty hard on long grades. Just my two bits worth.
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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.
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I have a friend who has the same f-150 your looking at. 5.0 super crew with the 3.73s. He loves it, pulls his Tracer 26' trailer well. They go to FL from Ohio yearly. Personally I'd rather have the 5.0 over the Eco boost. The 5.0 is a proven platform.
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I have a friend who has the same f-150 your looking at. 5.0 super crew with the 3.73s. He loves it, pulls his Tracer 26' trailer well. They go to FL from Ohio yearly. Personally I'd rather have the 5.0 over the Eco boost. The 5.0 is a proven platform.
The 5.0 would be great on the Eastern Seaboard, but if you are going to pull any real serious hills, that 6.2 would be a welcome option.
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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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