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Old 03-02-2016, 12:22 PM   #31
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Very good post. Your point about the fuel mileage is very important. The Ecoboost throws many people off because they don't understand how a turbocharged vehicle works. The natural inclination for many is that, if I'm not dropping a gear and revving, I shouldn't be using more fuel. But in an EB, they may be spooling boost which is using more fuel without even realizing it. In addition to driving habits, changes in wheels/tires seems to have more impact on EB trucks. My mom and I had pretty much identical trucks, hers a 2011 and mine a 2013. Only difference was mine had 20's and hers 18's. I took hers on an ~400 mile road trip and averaged like 21.2. My truck with the 20's and LT all terrains averaged 19.0 on a 1000 mile trip to Ohio.
Yes, the heavier the wheel, the lower the fuel mileage. My experience is that it can make quite a difference when all else is equal.

I suppose this is a little off topic . . . . sorry.
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:31 PM   #32
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How about a Ram 1500 Laramie, Hemi with 4 corner air suspension. Towing
9-12 mpg ( 7500 lb trailer) depending on head wind and 17-19 w/o trailer. The Hemi will not be intimidated by any hill and the ride is unbelievable.
Co-Worker has the Hemi and says it gutless towing on Ontario flat lands. Just a 24 ft Trail-Light behind it. Waiting on new truck prior to getting his Coachman.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:13 PM   #33
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F150 EB

I have a 2015 ECO SC - I've had a GMC V8,a F150 V8 all did the job BUT that ECO is a Beast- will keep up the pace at a much lower RPM- IMHO the best 1/2 ton out there.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:53 PM   #34
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F150/supercrew/3.5 ecoboost/max tow is a great package. We are towing a 28fkss flagstaff with ours with absolutely no issues. I would recommend upgrading to load range E tires for the trailer and truck when replacement is needed.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:01 PM   #35
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Very good post. Your point about the fuel mileage is very important. The Ecoboost throws many people off because they don't understand how a turbocharged vehicle works. The natural inclination for many is that, if I'm not dropping a gear and revving, I shouldn't be using more fuel. But in an EB, they may be spooling boost which is using more fuel without even realizing it. In addition to driving habits, changes in wheels/tires seems to have more impact on EB trucks. My mom and I had pretty much identical trucks, hers a 2011 and mine a 2013. Only difference was mine had 20's and hers 18's. I took hers on an ~400 mile road trip and averaged like 21.2. My truck with the 20's and LT all terrains averaged 19.0 on a 1000 mile trip to Ohio.
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F150/supercrew/3.5 ecoboost/max tow is a great package. We are towing a 28fkss flagstaff with ours with absolutely no issues. I would recommend upgrading to load range E tires for the trailer and truck when replacement is needed.
Thanks...can you explain a little bit deeper the tires (load range "E") issue?...don't know what tires the truck comes equipped with but is good to know.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:07 PM   #36
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Eco boost

I had one with max tow package. Great motor had as much power or more power than the V8. Got a little less gas mileage than the ones without towing package because the gears in rear end. When I sold the trailer the guy that bought it came with 2500 Chevy and his rear end squated more without hitch hooked up than my F150. I prefer the lariat even more than the King Ranch.
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Like MiCamper6, we just took delivery of a 2016 F150 Supercrew Cab XLT with max tow package and mirrors and the twin turbo V6 (Ecoboost), which is the most powerful engine Ford makes for the F150. We couldn't stomach dropping $65K for a diesel, which we think would be an overkill for pulling our trailer.

I am going to test pulling our Rockwood 2504S trailer this weekend. The truck flat out hauls...0-80 in a couple bats of your eye. We believe we will hardly know our 5,200 lb trailer is behind us...I'll post the results after the test drive.
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My '11 - F-150 was the 5.0 V-8. I didn't buy the EB because it was new and I didn't trust it. I knew several that had them and my unloaded mileage and towing mileage was as good as theirs. I questioned how long that little turbo-gasser would last. I was a died in the wool Ford guy, having had several totally trouble-free Fords over the last many years, and at work, being responsible for a fleet of up to 21 company vehicles. My last company vehicle was an '02 - F-150 that I put 340K miles on...

However, I have to admit that I was wrong about the EB and it's durability. From what I've seen, they are lasting very well, and maintaining their torque, horsepower, and towing ability well beyond 100K miles. I traded trucks almost 2 years ago and still didn't buy the EB. I am looking at larger TTs and wanted at least a 3/4 ton. Ford priced themselves out of my market in that arena. Fords had served me very well, but the deal on the Ram was too good not to try it out. I'm still a Ford fan... but I like my Ram at least as well. I also got to keep about $6,000- to put toward a larger, nicer TT. But, if the EB will fit someone's needs... I'd say, go for it. They've got a really good reputation among those that own/drive them... Who am I to argue with that?
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Guys I'm about to get a new truck and would like to hear opinions and experiences. I'm inclined into purchase the new F-150 (XLT or Lariat) with 3.5L Ecoboost engine due to it towing capability and gas saving. I'm currently have a 2015 Heritage Glen 272RLS with aprox. weight of 7300LBS.
Let me have it....
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If you get a F150, Ecoboost...always! We towed a 5er with a EcoBeast for 3+ years - great towing experience!

Another thought: Since you are getting a new truck...how soon do you see yourself getting a new camper? Is that Cardinal or Cedar Creek tempting you? If so you may want to strongly consider getting a 1 ton so you will be ready for that "Cardinal you can never see yourself needing"

"Truck Regret" is a very common theme in this forum
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If you get a F150, Ecoboost...always! (See my Sig )

Another thought: Since you are getting a new truck...how soon do you see yourself getting a new camper? Is that Cardinal or Cedar Creek tempting you? If so you may want to strongly consider getting a 1 ton so you will be ready for that "Cardinal you can never see yourself needing"

"Truck Regret" is a very common theme in this forum
LMAO...no new trailer for now...just upgraded to the Heritage Glen last year (our 5th), and after this truck upgrade, it will be a while for the next one!! LOL...
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