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Old 03-08-2016, 08:02 PM   #111
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Been looking at 2010 EB Ford 4x4. Good info from yall. Can anyone help me with towing 5500 lb Sunset? May get Nisson Titan, Pro 4, chrome edition. Anyone using a Titan?
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:12 PM   #112
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Been looking at 2010 EB Ford 4x4. Good info from yall. Can anyone help me with towing 5500 lb Sunset? May get Nisson Titan, Pro 4, chrome edition. Anyone using a Titan?
I'm confused.your profile says you own a Flagstaff.
What's a 5500lb Sunset?
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:12 PM   #113
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I'd personally avoid anything Nissan. I've owned over 20 Nissans in my life and used to call them "poor man's Toyota" because they were extremely reliable and well built. Something happened about 13-15 years ago and Nissans aren't as reliable as they used to be from what I've hear and see with friends and neighbors who own them.

My last Nissan was a 2000 Xterra. It was my least reliable Nissan I've ever owned. It needed a steering box at 80k, had cracked exhaust manifolds at 50k, and the step rails were beginning to rust.

My mother in law's 1999 Nissan Altima is stll going strong today and it has been the most reliable car she has ever owned and at age 75, it will be her last car too. She has only had to replace a thermostat and a window power regulator in over 15 years of ownership.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:20 PM   #114
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Been looking at 2010 EB Ford 4x4. Good info from yall. Can anyone help me with towing 5500 lb Sunset? May get Nisson Titan, Pro 4, chrome edition. Anyone using a Titan?
The 2010 F150 came with a 5.4 not a 3.5 EB.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:23 PM   #115
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All I can add is I have a 2015 F150 with Eco boost and I have not problems with 7200# behind me and gas mileage is great 16.5 with the load and 65mph.. My truck has towing package for 12200#. I'd have gone diesel but the amount of daily driving at 21.7mpg at 70mph I couldn't argue with. I love my Ecoboost



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Old 03-09-2016, 12:45 PM   #116
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A stock F-150 is closer to 4100 lbs, I buy a lot of them for work.
A dully to an F150 can not be compared. They are built for different purposes. I towed a 11,000 FW with my 7,900 F-250 without issue. The F-250 was spected with max towing in mind.
My '13 F150 SuperCrew 5.5' bed 4x4 5.0 was 6004 lbs with a full tank of fuel, and me in it... So that puts the truck alone about 5800.
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No way you're getting 16.5 mpg towing 7200lbs @65 mph. Really?
Funny how everyone gets better mileage when cruising the net.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:46 AM   #119
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Thanks to all on this forum.
Very helpful info.
I notice a lot of "vets" on here with number of days camped posted and some with numerous combinations of truck and trailers over the years. A lot of wisdom for sure.
The title of this forum caught my eye, as I am really close to purchasing a new EB Ford and a TT.
I am looking to configure the truck for max tow capability. The model I am considering has a tow rating of 11,400 lbs.
I like what I am reading about the EB performance but also understand that when you drag a box behind you uphill, you use more fuel. A given.
I really like the Forest River Surveyor 291 BHSS TT. The weights seem to balance within limits, but so real world applications would be appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:20 PM   #120
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Our 2016 F150 XLT SuperCrew with 3.5L EcoBoost engine does a great job of pulling our 5,000 lb Rockwood 2504S trailer. When pulling the trailer, the truck cruises in 6th gear (about 1,500 RPM) unless I am going up an incline, but even then it only drops to 4th or 5th gear. The only disappointment is the gas mileage (10-11 MPG) pulling the trailer still isn't that great ...an unfortunate fact-of-life when trailering...otherwise mileage is decent (18-21MPG).
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