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Old 08-06-2013, 09:58 AM   #51
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Doering,

Do you tow in the mountains with your F-150?? I am planning a three week trip to the Rocky Mountains soon and although my TT, fully loaded, weighs in at 6,500 lbs, I am looking at the Ecoboost with the MAX TOW Package in a Lariate package.

Please advise.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #52
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I had come real close to getting a Eco boost F150 when i had my first 5ver ..that was 7,700 lbs dry with 2 slideouts.. Until i priced one the way i wanted it equipped..Max tow package...Heavy duty Payload Package Click image for larger version

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ID:	37041 3.73 axel..even with My Ford retiree discount the "out the door" price would have been $38 k..I instead.. found a slightly used 2012 F250 diesel XLT supercab..with 3,300 miles on it.. $35k "out the door" .. for it ..I love the fact ...i can fuel where the semis go at Travel centers..Flying j & pilots...loves ...TA..Also engine braking when pulling off the freeway exit ramp...and.. i now own.. a 3 slide out Prime Time Crusader 325 ..over 10,000 lbs dry weight..The Eco boost F150s are great trucks...But i am glad i thought about the future
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:09 PM   #53
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My plan is to get a 5th wheel in the future (after I retire from the army) but for the next 5 years I will stick with my 2012 Surveyor SP-260.

I certainly am a Ford man and do like the F250 Diesel w/the newer 6.7. Have you kept track of the city/highway miles without towing and also what is your towing miles per gal?

I appreciate your input sir - thank you.
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My plan is to get a 5th wheel in the future (after I retire from the army) but for the next 5 years I will stick with my 2012 Surveyor SP-260.

I certainly am a Ford man and do like the F250 Diesel w/the newer 6.7. Have you kept track of the city/highway miles without towing and also what is your towing miles per gal?

I appreciate your input sir - thank you.
Without towing 18-23..mpg....i have only flat towed the new Crusader... that was.. between 14-17 mpg.. hope that helps
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OP...consider finding a deal like dretired & you'll have a truck that'll grow with you through the years!

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #56
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F150 v.s. F250

I am thinking about taking a look at a used (maybe 2012) F150 model with the MAX Tow pkg and see how badly they'll gouge me. I have been looking at used (2012/13) F250's and I can get a fully loaded with low miles around low to mid 40K range. A low mile 2012/13 F150 with the MAX Tow is a bit harder to find than the FX4 package for the F250.

This will also be my everyday vehicle so mileage will be a factor. Sounds as though the 6.7 Turbo get's fairly descent mileage for a big truck though.

Thanks for the posts gents!
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I am thinking about taking a look at a used (maybe 2012) F150 model with the MAX Tow pkg and see how badly they'll gouge me. I have been looking at used (2012/13) F250's and I can get a fully loaded with low miles around low to mid 40K range. A low mile 2012/13 F150 with the MAX Tow is a bit harder to find than the FX4 package for the F250.

This will also be my everyday vehicle so mileage will be a factor. Sounds as though the 6.7 Turbo get's fairly descent mileage for a big truck though.

Thanks for the posts gents!
I have the 6.7 turbo also..and iam not trying to hi-jack this F150 ecoboost thread..My truck is NOT a dailey driver..We do use it when we snow bird to Florida in the winter though
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I have the 6.7 turbo also..and iam not trying to hi-jack this F150 ecoboost thread..My truck is NOT a dailey driver..We do use it when we snow bird to Florida in the winter though
My ecoboost is a daily driver and occasional tower'. $55000 sticker, I paid $47000. It is a "Titanium". Boy do I love it. I also own a new 2013 Yukon XL Denali with a 6.2 L engine. The Eco will out pull it hands down.

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Old 08-07-2013, 08:37 PM   #59
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OP...I have two neighbors in my subdivision, one with a Ford 6.7, the other Ford Eco...Eco guy is always trying to find a way to borrow his friends 6.7...that'll tell you something...move up to one bigger truck vs smaller truck now & larger later.
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Doering,

Do you tow in the mountains with your F-150?? I am planning a three week trip to the Rocky Mountains soon and although my TT, fully loaded, weighs in at 6,500 lbs, I am looking at the Ecoboost with the MAX TOW Package in a Lariate package.

Please advise.
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Mostly mountains. My W&P weighs the same loaded as your trailer. Make sure you have the Max Tow Package not just the tow package that comes standard. You will love the torque and power!

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