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Old 10-30-2015, 07:31 PM   #21
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Hi all. We have narrowed our search for a new tow vehicle to the Ford F-150 and the GMC Sierra 1500. It will replace our 1999 GMC Yukon. Both pickups have the Max Tow package with the GMC having slightly greater tow capacity and payload (about 300 lbs.). The Ford has the 3.5 EcoBoost and 6 speed trans, the GMC the 6.2 liter V-8 and 8 speed trans. The Ford has standard mirrors but the GMC has power extendable tow mirrors. Otherwise, equipment is similar. We expect to upgrade our travel trailer in the near future to one with a GVWR of no more than 9K lbs.

We are leaning towards the F-150 because of it's better reliability rating, fuel economy and larger gas tank (36 gal. vs. 26 gal). The GMC is slightly more comfortable and $1400 cheaper.

Any thoughts to help us choose? Thanks & happy trailering!
Here's my 2 cents worth. The eco you can use regular gas even when towing even though the manual says you should use premium when towing. The 6.2 you have to use premium all the time. The 6.2 has a torque peak and will keep trying to find that peak when going up hills where the eco has a flat torque curve from 1500 rpm's to 5,000 rpm's. In a towing test on youtube and on a acceleration test on youtube without a load, the eco stomped the 6.2. I have an eco and I love the motor, it tows very much like a diesel.
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:04 PM   #22
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I'd say the GMC as it has the 8 speed and depending are Gear ratio selection and available 12,000 towing depending on truck loading and rated 460 ft torque with 420 hp should do quite well towing. Have not seen any fuel mileage figures on this set up. Fuel tank wise I really do not see the need for larger tank unless you plan on driving long distances without stops. We 200 miles and then it is time for a break anyway. I have a 3/4 ton 6.o and does quite well with towing getting 9.4 and non towing 19mph with 4.10 gear. Later RJD
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:11 PM   #23
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I tow a 5er that weights 8900 lbs .with a 1/2ton Silverdo 1500 series . If I had to replace my truck I would upgrade to a 3/4ton Chevy or GMC . Never had much luck with Fords .
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If the gmc is $1400 cheaper add a second fuel tank ! You will regret less hp.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:51 PM   #25
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Hi all. We have narrowed our search for a new
Any thoughts to help us choose?

Lets see so far.

People that own Fords say.......Get the Ford
People that own GM's say........Get the GMC

I'm confused
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:05 PM   #26
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:42 PM   #27
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I purchased a Ford F150 XLT supercab HD with 5.4 liter gas engine. The biggest factor for me was the integrated brake controller and automatic sway control that the Ford offered. Not sure if Chevy offers this now or not?

We tow a Crusader 270RET fifth wheel. Have traveled about 35,000 miles in three years with only minor issues.

https://owner.ford.com/how-tos/vehic...-150&year=2015

My Chevy Tahoe has the integral brake controller and the sway stabilizers that are coupled to the Stabilitrack. Every GM truck or SUV equiped for towing has these features. If the trailer starts swaying or fish tailing, the Stabilitrack will apply the brakes in the TV or the TT to stop the oscillation. We had it happen with a rental trailer we were towing last year. It startled us because we didn't know what happened and thought we were experiencing a mechanical failure. The Owner's Manual straightened us out and we enjoyed the rest of the trip knowing the Tahoe wasn't broken but functioning normally.

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I would look at 2500 series of either as they sometimes cost less if you can live without all the bling... F250's really look nice and you dont have to spend $60,000
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Lets see so far.

People that own Fords say.......Get the Ford
People that own GM's say........Get the GMC

I'm confused
I am surprised at those results!
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