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Old 05-22-2012, 12:33 AM   #31
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I think you will be pleased how that EcoBEAST pulls!
Good choice.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #32
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You (OP) certainly evolved over the course of this thread and in the process I think we all learned a few things along the way...

Enjoy!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:17 AM   #33
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I bought my 2010 F150 used a few months ago and it has the 5.4L w/3.55gears. It pulls my 28BH no problem. I know some people cringe at using 1/2 tons but they are usually people that have owned older 1/2 tons.

Mine has a towing capacity of 9800lbs with the 5.4 3.55 gearing and tow package. it's a beast.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:22 AM   #34
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BlakeB - I almost bought a 2010 as well, but I was able to get a good enough deal on the new one that didn't mind spending the extra money. That and the wife was like well this should be the last vehicle we buy for a long time so might as well spend the money and get all the options we can.

FreedomTracker - Thanks for the comment. I have defiantly learned a bit over this thread.

This is a really nice forum with a lot of very helpful people. Plan on sticking around here for a while.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #35
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Well I did it. Bought a new truck. Bought a 2012 f150 lariet platinum with the 3.5L v6 with echoboost. Did not get the Max tow package though. Will get to use it this weekend pulling the trailer. Looking forward to seeing how it works out.
Pics! Pics! Pics! We gotta' have pics!
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:57 AM   #36
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Yes, I will put pics up. Don't pick it up till tomorrow. Will try and get pics this weekend with the trailer on our lake lot.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #37
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I have a new 2012 f150 Super crew and haul about 8500lbs loaded. We have the 5.0 as it had better rebates than the Ecoboost and my wife uses it as a daily and gets about 19MPG ( I get about 14 when I drive it). I am going to go with Glenn5995 here and say, if it is paid for and you like it, make minor upgrades and maybe the rear end before you go all out.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #38
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Yes, I will put pics up. Don't pick it up till tomorrow. Will try and get pics this weekend with the trailer on our lake lot.
Is it too late to change it ??? A 2012 F150 Supercrew with a 6 1/2 foot box.. 3.5 ecoboost engine.. 3.73 limited slip.. Heavy Duty Payload package... Max Towing Package... Would give you .. 11,300 lbs towing in either a 5th wheel ..or TT.. and about 2,600 lbs payload in a 4x2 ..a little less in 4x4...AND ..You.. could get it in the Lariat model
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I thought about that but I don't anticipate getting a bigger trailer and the 3.55 limited slip will help a little bit with the gas mileage. Figured just the standard tow will pull my trailer just fine. Has to be better than what I am driving now.

But will know more this weekend after pulling. Lake time and lots of .

Thanks for the idea though.
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I thought about that but I don't anticipate getting a bigger trailer and the 3.55 limited slip will help a little bit with the gas mileage. Figured just the standard tow will pull my trailer just fine. Has to be better than what I am driving now.

But will know more this weekend after pulling. Lake time and lots of .

Thanks for the idea though.
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