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Old 01-22-2016, 06:52 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies, puts me at ease now. Just was curious but feel more. Confident now. Thanks Jim
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:53 PM   #12
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Hi my wildwood weighs 6789 dry. I have pulled locally no problems. But wondering if enough vehicle for long trips, safety issues etc. any ideas?


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Should be ok with Max tow on either EB 2.7 or 3.5 my 2014 pulled my 7,000# Shasta 32' up and down hills of PA with no issues my max tow is 11,200 and I never exceeded 8,000#'s


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Old 01-24-2016, 08:34 PM   #13
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I kinda figured would be ok. But just bought the 2015 F150 eco boost. And wanted to hear from others that pulled with the same vehicle. Thanks Again. Jim
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I have a dry weight of 5400 pounds. Loaded with family of 4, dog, generator, bikes, etc. I have only one concern...when trucks pass, I can feel the "suck". I use a WDH and friction sway bar. Next step is LT tires.

In the flats it is truly a dream. In the mountains, I dig into the throttle very rarely.

My mileage for the last year was averaging 10.5. However, my last 600 mile trip struggled to get 9.5. There must have been winds I was fighting and didn't know it.

This same truck towed our last trailer (4k pounds) all over the Rockies like it wasn't even with us. In the 6k mile trip we averaged 12 mpg. It was an amazing truck at that weight. With my new weight, it no longer feels "amazing". I just give it a "very capable" rating.
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:32 PM   #15
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I have a 2011 ecoboost with max tow. I have been pulling a 35 ft fiver at 9800 lbs for 4 years and 30,000 km all over US. With no problems. We just ordered a 42 ft heritage glen at 10,600 lbs. I added air bags in the back of the truck for about $500 which took the towing from 11500 lbs to 13500 lbs. I also found out, 2 years in, that the stock tires are 4 ply only. I had been overloading my tires. I upgraded to 10 ply michilins. They are at 40 most of the year and then 70 lbs when I am towing. The ecoboost has never had a problem with power. I compared a neighbour how had a f250 desiel and he got 25.6 km/100 where I used 28.8km/100. I would have to tow over 100,000km to break even on the up-cost of the desiel Just my experience
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Not sure where you were told air bags and/or higher ply tires would increase the payload but it did not come from the truck mfg, the air bag mfg, or tire mfg as it does not happen Add helper springs too and you still have the TV mfgs payload with zero increase.
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I have a 2011 ecoboost with max tow. I have been pulling a 35 ft fiver at 9800 lbs for 4 years and 30,000 km all over US. With no problems. We just ordered a 42 ft heritage glen at 10,600 lbs. I added air bags in the back of the truck for about $500 which took the towing from 11500 lbs to 13500 lbs. I also found out, 2 years in, that the stock tires are 4 ply only. I had been overloading my tires. I upgraded to 10 ply michilins. They are at 40 most of the year and then 70 lbs when I am towing. The ecoboost has never had a problem with power. I compared a neighbour how had a f250 desiel and he got 25.6 km/100 where I used 28.8km/100. I would have to tow over 100,000km to break even on the up-cost of the desiel Just my experience
you have been misinformed. Your ratings are the same. You have added stability and safety only. Your new 5th wheel when loaded will put you over your rated capacity, and I would bet over payload also.
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I have a 2011 ecoboost with max tow. I have been pulling a 35 ft fiver at 9800 lbs for 4 years and 30,000 km all over US. With no problems. We just ordered a 42 ft heritage glen at 10,600 lbs. I added air bags in the back of the truck for about $500 which took the towing from 11500 lbs to 13500 lbs. I also found out, 2 years in, that the stock tires are 4 ply only. I had been overloading my tires. I upgraded to 10 ply michilins. They are at 40 most of the year and then 70 lbs when I am towing. The ecoboost has never had a problem with power. I compared a neighbour how had a f250 desiel and he got 25.6 km/100 where I used 28.8km/100. I would have to tow over 100,000km to break even on the up-cost of the desiel Just my experience

Wow I would never tow over 9800 with my 2014 F150 EB SCREW SB. Going up hills in PA I like to have a lot of wiggle room hence why I decided not to get an 800# Crusader 295 with a pin of 1520 even though my Pin goes to 2200 capacity. I now have a Rockwood Roo Hybrid 23ikss which is less than 6000# loaded and I have plenty of room. Switching to BFG AT KO2 with a 10ply and adding 2.5" air bags just for safety as I am adding the 2.5" front leveling kit to my truck.

I was thinking about an F350 SCREW Diesel regular box but can't justify the cost as I use my F150 as a daily driver


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A 42 ft trailer being pulled by an F150 should be interesting.
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A 42 ft trailer being pulled by an F150 should be interesting.
I'd like to see that ~~~ but not from the same highway..
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