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Old 09-24-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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New Tow Vehicle - Ecoboost!

The wait is over. We finally found an F150 ecoboost equipped the way we want.

The power from the EB and overall ride quality is very impressive.

I can't wait for our next campout and the opportunity to hook up the tt.

Ended up trading in the 2004 Titan and a 5 year old base model mustang.

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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Congrats! That is a sweet truck. We took one for a test drive and were very impressed. I think we may be trading the old Dodge in on one next spring.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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Congrats! That is a sweet truck.
Thanks!

If you decide to pick up one of these trucks you should be very pleased. The power from the little 3.5 L v6 is pretty amazing - we call it the Eco-Beast.

We could not pass up on the deal -- got x-plan price + $4k in incentives and a very favorable trade in for both vehicles. It was too good to pass up for the price.

The truck will meet our needs nicely.

FX4 - EB
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:42 PM   #4
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Just got back from our first trip with our Ecoboost pulling our TT. You will not regret the purchase, I could hardly feel the TT and pulling up hills was effortless (ok, it was in Oklahoma so what hills? right?lol) The only thing is you have to drive VERY conservatively to reach the mileage estimates, those twin turbos will kick in easy and gulp the gas, but I still love it. Good luck and great camping.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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We bought ours in March and have not been disappointed. I was a lifelong GM customer. The F150 and the Ecoboost have converted me! We have no trouble pulling our XLR 27HFS.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #6
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Here is a photo of our Ecoboost and 21RS having just gone over Roger's & Kicking Horse Passes.
Just back from a great two weeks in BC. Swimming in lakes in Canada towards the end of september, has got us wondering if we get get one more trip in before the deep freeze starts this year.

Well I hope the photo loads ok ....
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:16 PM   #7
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Here is a photo of our Ecoboost and 21RS having just gone over Roger's & Kicking Horse Passes.
That is a sharp truck! Looks like a great setup.

Can't wait to get out for one more outing and trying out the new Eco-Beast. Perhaps one more outing is in order - just to check out the new T.V...

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Old 09-25-2011, 11:54 PM   #8
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congrats! i want an eco boost really bad but im stuck with my 07 with the 4.6 v-8 atm. I test drove one and wow did it put me in the seat!
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buzzmonster, nice lookn' setup.

Wondering if you did the fender measurements or some weigh-ins with your WDH setup ?? You truck looks like it might be sagging in back......or course, that might be because of the load in the bed....can't tell what that is.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:38 AM   #10
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Here is a photo of our Ecoboost and 21RS having just gone over Roger's & Kicking Horse Passes.
Just back from a great two weeks in BC. Swimming in lakes in Canada towards the end of september, has got us wondering if we get get one more trip in before the deep freeze starts this year.

Well I hope the photo loads ok ....
Nice! That's the color I would probably end up getting. The dark browns are sweet looking too. I heard the 2013 will be the redesign so I'll probably wait until late next year to start looking at them seriously.

For those that have the Ecoboost what is your towing and non-towing MPG?
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