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Old 01-21-2016, 09:11 PM   #1
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Towing a 2015 wildwood with a 2015 Ford F-150 eco boost

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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Old 01-21-2016, 09:15 PM   #2
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depends on how your truck is optioned. There is a wide range of towing capacities and payload ratings.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:36 PM   #3
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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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My 2013 F150 Ecoboost 3.5 pulled my 6500 + lb (loaded) Surveyor 11K miles this year with no truck issues. I have replaced the brakes with a complete set of drilled/slotted PowerStops with their Z36 towing pads. I also added a set of AirLift 5000 Ultimates to help level the truck.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:01 PM   #4
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I'm about 1000 lbs higher weight dry on my 5th wheel and have no problem with it going long distances other than the pain at the gas pump. I have road master active suspension on the leaf springs and love how they handle loaded/unloaded.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:21 PM   #5
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You should have no problems. I have the max tow pack on mine and am rated to tow 11,900 lbs (for a travel trailer) and 10,500 lbs for a 5th wheel.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:39 PM   #6
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I have a 2011 Eco boost installed load range e tires big difference the general purpose tires don't cut it other than that the only issue is when big rigs pass you I installed a helwig sway bar and it has helped big time. Enjoy and safe travles


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Old 01-22-2016, 01:17 PM   #7
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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?


Jim and Ruby
If you have the tow package on the truck which I assume you do, don't even give it a second thought. Enjoy. Speed is the gas mileage secret. I'm pulling a hell of a lot more weight than you are and if I keep it a 55 I get in excess of 12 MPG At 60 I get about 11.5 MPG. I don't drive any faster than that because I'm never in that much of a hurry.
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:20 PM   #8
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I have a 2011 Eco boost installed load range e tires big difference the general purpose tires don't cut it other than that the only issue is when big rigs pass you I installed a helwig sway bar and it has helped big time. Enjoy and safe travles


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Very good move.
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I've pulled a 3029 Windjammer (dry weight 7469 lbs/loaded 8200 lbs) with an F150 Ecoboost 3.55 for 8,000 plus miles with out any issues. No modifications on either the trailer or truck.
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Do you know gearing your truck has? CCC weight? (Yellow sticker inside drivers door). Ford produces ECOs for high gas mileage......OR.....pulling / hauling.

I have the 6.5 foot bed (see sig) and with my dry weight TT at 5748, I estimate loaded weight at 6500lbs. I don't carry water, wood, generators, four wheelers, etc.

My combo is very smooth, quite and without issues. Here in the flats of Florida I average 9.5 to 10.5 MPG @ 63 MPH. 63 MPH just seems to be a smooth comfortable speed for me while I'm towing.

Again, check your tongue weight with your CCC.

Good luck.....Happy camping!
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