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Old 08-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #61
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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.

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Just caught up on this thread. Next year we go for one month to the west coast and hence through the Rockies.
Have only tackled the hills through the Finger Lakes of New York so far. A few decent long grades and the truck was capable of acceleration on the inclines. Transmission temps were always constant and the outside temps were in the high 90's with lots of humidity.
I have no doubts that this truck will be just fine through the mountains.
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Towed the TT for the first time, family with two teenage girls and two dogs fully lauded, towed very well and we are happy with the new Ecoboost F150.

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:21 PM   #63
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Towed the TT for the first time, family with two teenage girls and two dogs fully lauded, towed very well and we are happy with the new Ecoboost F150.

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Super! I can only imagine that their is very, very small percentage of dissatisfied Ecoboost owners out there towing within their specs and properly hitched!
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:11 PM   #64
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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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Are you pulling close to 13,000 lbs with your Eco boost also ?
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I pulled 8K lbs like it was not there, love my new Ecoboost
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #66
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I pulled 8K lbs like it was not there, love my new Ecoboost
They are... GREAT TRUCKS !!
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #67
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I pulled 8K lbs like it was not there, love my new Ecoboost
Congrats on the new tow vehicle Dan, hope it gives you many years of good service.

Now, it's time to make it official and replace the Expedition in your signature and replace it with that EcoBeast!
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Are you pulling close to 13,000 lbs with your Eco boost also ?
Nope, Man would be a fool to tow that much around. Might as well stay home, hook a chain around the house, tie it to the truck and start pouring gas/diesel into the ground. Same thing! Lighten up literally--it's more fun. They will even let you camp in the national parks then. Remember the old saying"less is More".

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Pulled my 25FKV (empty around 7100lbs) for the first time a week ago.. even with the WDH not set up completely right I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the EB and the F150 handled the load.. Once I am loaded with one of the motorcycles and stuff for a trip, I will probably be pushing 9000lbs but I think the truck/EB will handle the load. Coming from a '09 F450 I was somewhat apprehensive but I think as long as I watch my loads all will be good...
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Pulled my 25FKV (empty around 7100lbs) for the first time a week ago.. even with the WDH not set up completely right I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the EB and the F150 handled the load.. Once I am loaded with one of the motorcycles and stuff for a trip, I will probably be pushing 9000lbs but I think the truck/EB will handle the load. Coming from a '09 F450 I was somewhat apprehensive but I think as long as I watch my loads all will be good...
What rear axle ratio did you get? I got my EB with the 3.55 locking rear end 145" wheel base supercrew 4x4 rated at 9600 lb towing capacity, fully loaded I am at 8k with family and gear, gas, etc. Tows very well and that low end grunt has you away from the red light in no time, really gets up and goes. I pull a 29BHSS about 6.5 k dry.
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