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Old 05-13-2016, 05:25 AM   #11
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Remember 10,050 lbs trow rating may not be for your truck

Remember that the max tow capacity for the any truck is based on an optium configuration..Ie V8, 8speed, 2wd, big pumpkin, reg cab long box no comfort options with towing extras..IF you have any thing different iE 4wd, crew cab etc. there can be a trowing penalty. Always check the rating of your configuration

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Old 05-13-2016, 05:45 AM   #12
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I towed my Cherokee with my F150 with Ecoboost and it did an amazing job. I think the rv was about 7500lbs or so. By the way my F150 is for sale because I upgraded rv to 5th wheel. See classifieds on this forum for the pics and description.


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Old 05-13-2016, 05:59 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Hutch333id View Post
Best advice I can offer is, get as big a truck as possible such as as a 3500 dually (or bigger) because very soon you are more than likely going to want a bigger trailer or a 5th wheel. Save yourself all the hassle of continually upgrading vehicles.

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Old 05-13-2016, 10:10 AM   #14
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Having a V8 going down the mountain is much more important to me than getting passed by a Prius going up. Many people have traded their Ecoboosts because of the lack of engine braking when compared to larger displacement engines.

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Old 05-13-2016, 11:43 AM   #15
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:51 AM   #16
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RAM 1500

We just purchased a 2504S, I have a 2012 RAM 1500 5.7l with factory tow package and trailer break controllor. The tow rating is 10,500lbs with a WDH, This truck pulled the camper home without any issues up step hill in Northern VT and NH. I did have the dealer install a Husky WDH.
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:16 PM   #17
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Lots of good advise, I wish I had gone after a better equipped truck because it has limited me on moving into a dream trailer and settling for one that is close! Good luck!
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:25 PM   #18
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I live in Colorado and would not tow a camper without a turbo. All engines lose 3% in horsepower for every 1000 ft gain. I would hate to see you get passed by a Prius climbing a pass while towing a camper.

This leaves few options but I am comfortable recommending:

Either a Ford 150 ecoboost with max tow pacakge, possibly heavy duty paypload package, or 3/4 ton diesel of any brand. All modern diesels are turbocharged and most are rate for full HP up to 10,000 feet ASL.

I would not go with an aspirated gasoline engine if you live in Colorado. If you do get a non-turbo engine expect things to go VERY slow.

You can find a decent low mileage '13 or '14 F150 ecoboost for a reasonable price.
Agree completely. Although now living in Missouri, my home was Laramie and my RV-ing was mostly in the northern Rockies. It still is, today.

Without a turbo, you are asking for stress and strain......and some bad words going up Independence Pass.

My '12 F-150 ecoboost pulls our 7500 (or so...loaded) very efficiently, and its tow mode, with auto downshift gives us the added safety we like.

Friend swears by his RAM ecodiesel, also. It makes its torque at lower rpm's.
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:14 PM   #19
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My daughter and son-inlaw just purchased a 30 ft Surveyor this spring and he tows it with a 2015 Ram 1500 eco-diesel and they just returned from a week down in the outer banks and said he didn't even know the camper was there. Living in Northern NY he had to pull it thru the ADK mountains and through Penn. and he averaged 15 miles per gallon, you won't even come close to that with a F150 eco-boost. At best the fords are getting 8 or 9 mpg towing anything. When he's not towing he's averaging between 27 and 30 on the highway, far better than the Fords. Buy the Ram eco-diesel if you can find one you will be much happier.
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:32 PM   #20
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We bought the cheapest F150 we could find, with trailer tow package, to pull our 2604. No problem at all.

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