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Old 03-02-2016, 04:08 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by mike.t View Post
I have a 8k travel trailer. I towed it with a 2011 2500HD Silverado. While pulling out of my driveway I had to be careful because the tongue jack would drag on the sidewalk. My Ram 2500 has coils and is much firmer and the tongue jack doesn't drag. Plus it doesn't mind going to the grocery store.Read up before you speak out!

So Your chevy didn't like going to the grocery store ? being as the chevy 2500 is one of the best riding trucks out there i find it hard to believe . if your TT is set up the same and your level when towing then the tongue jack would be the same height off the ground no matter the truck . as far as coil springs in the rear VS leaf ,the leafs will win every time . you must have had issues with your truck

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Old 03-02-2016, 04:48 PM   #62
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I will say that the people I have know with gas turbos have all had problems and they were not towing. They cringed when they got the repair bills. If you are towing, the turbo is going to be working much harder than street driving.

Below are some reviews and comparisons that may interest you. You can also google "Ford Ecoboost reviews" for more information. By the reviews, the V8 may be the safest strategy.

The Ford F-150 Ecoboost Engine Might Kinda Suck, Says*Ward's [UPDATE]

2015 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Engine Shootout – Consumer Reports

2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test - MPG

F150 Ecoboost Problems

Ford Sued Over EcoBoost Design Problems, Engine Flaws

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Old 03-02-2016, 04:52 PM   #63
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Old 03-02-2016, 04:53 PM   #64
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I have a 2011 Eco boost and have been pulling a 9800 lb 5th wheel over 30,000 km over the past 5 years all over the Eastern US between Miami FL and Sudbury Ontario with no problems. I ordered the max tow package and then upgraded the tires to 10 ply and added air bags on the back for stiffer towing. I never had a lack of towing power. The gas mileage was a little higher than similar F 250 trucks with Diesel engines. But I don't tow every day so I did not think that the cost difference between a gas was worth it. I am very happy with my ecoboost. No problems, just normal maintenance
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Old 03-02-2016, 04:59 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by Mars View Post
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.

Wow must be a regular cab short box. My SCrew weighed in at 5820. That includes some extras like running boards and box liner tonneau cover and half a tank of gas.
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I own a 2015 Lariat eco boost 3.5L and tow a FR TT with weight 6782 dry and love the Ford. Tows great no sway, would highly recommend. My has the 35 gal fuel tank, max tow package, we also bring 2 german shepherds along and never a problem.. Hope this helps.
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Seven pages of positive reviews by EB owners, and the only negative comments are by those who do not own or operate them, but have "heard" negative things from their "friends" or " once knew a guy" who had issues, .......very interesting!
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:00 PM   #68
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Seven pages of positive reviews by EB owners, and the only negative comments are by those who do not own or operate them, but have "heard" negative things from their "friends" or " once knew a guy" who had issues, .......very interesting!
Ya like they are going to bad mouth their ride. Duh.
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Man I love these truck threads. I have owned 4 chevy's, 2005 Avalanche w a 5.3, this one couldn't tow a 4500 lb trailer well. 2007 Suburban 2500 w 6.0 liter. Great truck towed ok but engine screamed going up hills very competent though, 2010 2008 Dodge Mega Cab ctd, best truck I ever owned should never have sold it, 2010 Silverado double cab truck for work w 4.8 liter v8. Nice motor couldn't tow crap, and now a 2016 dodge Eco diesel. Amazing truck, rides like a caddy quiet and remember it makes max torque at 2000 rpm. No screeming up hills. Getting 25.5 mpg average right now. My buddy has one and pulls a 12000 lb trailer to Indy once per week w no problems. That's overloaded it's rated for 8950 lbs but only 1250lbs cargo.

I've driven the new ford several times. Nice truck for sure. Probably best work truck out there. Dodge is like a cross between the ford and Chevy. Although this one feels like a caddy.

Good luck I think for that trailer any of the manufacturers make a truck that will work fine.
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Chevy vs Dodge vs Ford comparison always interesting. Here's some comparison test for towing capability:

The 2.7L EcoBoost beat the Dodge Eco diesel:

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