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Old 07-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #31
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Given the Ecoboost that they have on their lot that they're trying to sell- how is it on payload capacity for carrying the camper that you have? Carrying the camper, your family, your stuff and hitch weight - will it be under GVWR? If over, will it (at least) be under rear axle weights and tire load capacities?

(I'm not knocking the Ecoboost or anything- just something to think about. Another member switched from a Tacoma to an Ecoboost and is still butting up against his limits and sounded frustrated in one of his posts.)
I use a equalizer WDH and maxed out we hit 8k lbs towing. Tongue wt is 850 with loaded propane bottles and battery and power jack, I think that is well within the F150's abilities and my family will fit. We pack the camper not the truck so I think this would work.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:10 PM   #32
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3.55 diff, short bed 4dr 152"? Wheel base I think he said. XLT Texas Edition, towing package. This is one of the largest volume ford truck dealers in Texas. Sticker price 42+K. Ill probably get the 3.73 diff if get the F150
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #33
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Picked this up today. Ecoboost 4x4 tow package, plenty for our needs

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Old 07-13-2013, 10:16 PM   #34
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You may have a tow package on your truck but unless Ford has changed the way they configure their F 150's, you don't have the max. tow package which, IMO, you should have for an 8000 lb trailer. If you had the max. towing package, you would have the large mirrors.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:24 PM   #35
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You may have a tow package on your truck but unless Ford has changed the way they configure their F 150's, you don't have the max. tow package which, IMO, you should have for an 8000 lb trailer. If you had the max. towing package, you would have the large mirrors.
Your correct it is not the max tow package, I
am well aware of what I purchased. It will tow 9600 lbs as it is rated from the factory. Maxed out TT, Family members, and gear, is the 8k number I have. Truck is well capable of towing that. Thanks for trying to knock my happy day.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:28 PM   #36
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If you had the max. towing package, you would have the large mirrors.
Only in 2011 was that a way to tell. My 2012 has max tow and no "large mirrors"
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #37
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Nice truck btw you're going to love that ecobeast! I know I sure love mine!
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:40 PM   #38
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Nice truck btw you're going to love that ecobeast! I know I sure love mine!
Thank you!
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:13 PM   #39
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Picked this up today. Ecoboost 4x4 tow package, plenty for our needs

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Beautiful truck, and don't worry about the ones trying to knock your choice.
You have a lot more truck than many pulling even more weight.
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Beautiful truck, and don't worry about the ones trying to knock your choice.
You have a lot more truck than many pulling even more weight.
Thank you, we look forward to many camping trips and just scheduled our first one with this new truck
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