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Old 07-08-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Need new Truck, ecoboost owners w/ 30ft TT please advise

I am going to replace the expedition for a new tow vehicle and daily driver. Lets hear it from the Ecoboost owners with a 30ft TT and a 8k lb load.
Also considering an F250 6.2L gas.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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I had a friend pull my fifth wheel home one day, and I was surprised how easily it handled the camper. My fifth is 7600 lbs dry, and it was fully loaded for camping, so probably in the 8500 lb range.
He pulls a slightly lighter fifth, about your weight, and has no issues whatsoever.
His empty gas mileage isn't as good as advertised, although he doesn't drive slow. He says that if he stays out of the turbos, it will do slightly over 20 mpg.
All things considered, he really likes the truck. But he does have all of the towing options, so it isn't a cheap truck.
If you aren't stuck on Ford, Dodge is coming out with the big hemi in their 3/4 tons in the fall. That would pull the heck out of your camper!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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Been there, done that ~ buy stock on oil companies...... just sayin'
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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We have a seasonal site, with limited towing, but the Ecoboost handles our 8k V-Lite very well. I have the MaxTow package, with the 3.73 axles. Stickered payload on truck is 1845 lbs. I also use an Equilizer WDH. Power is definitely not an issue. I still smile everytime those twin turbos spool up. As always, YMMV.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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I also use an equalizer wdh. Well worth the money! Thanks did the input
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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I have a 2012 ecoboost and pull a 28vbh v-cross around 7700 lbs. It tows great and have had no problems. I had a 07 F150 with the 5.4 and the ecoboost tows the tt much better.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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We pull our Crusader 295RST with out 2012 F-150 Ecobeast, it is a HD Payload + Max Tow combo though. It'll pull the gates off hell....

Your ability to safely pull that sort of weight TT will depend on the build of your truck. You'll not want for power, but you'll have to watch your RAWR and payload.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:08 AM   #8
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I finally tried mine out this weekend. I bought it last year but didn't get the chance to use it. I have 2012 screw 5.5 box xtr 4x4 eco max tow. I have a northtrail 31bdss, five kids, bikes and full weight today was 15189 lbs. The trip was only about 150kms but I was fairly impressed with the power. I would set it in tow/haul and limit it to fifth gear. I set the cruise at 100km and it was revving around 2100. It would rarely downshift, but I was only on rolling ground, no mountains. There was one steeper pull of 7% grade. I had to slow to 80km to go by someone. I wanted to see what it would do and it picked up to 100km/hr going up this grade with no problem. Gas mileage was around 8-8.5 mpg on the dash. The biggest problem I have now is its about 600 lbs too heavy on the truck weighing 8250 with 700 too much on the rear axle. I'm going to have to adjust this the best I can.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #9
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15000 lbs. ????
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #10
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I am not pulling anything as heavy as your rig, but I am very happy with my ecoboost. Did not get max tow package and only have the 3.55 gears. Completely loaded would guess trailer is around 6000 to 6500 lbs or so.
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