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Old 11-14-2015, 12:19 PM   #1
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Towing fiver with an ecoboost

If you are towing a fiver with your ecoboost please give me some info:

what trailer are you towing (length, height, and weight)

What gear ratio does your truck have?

How fast do you drive?

What kind of fuel economy do you get?
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:49 PM   #2
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You have to find one that fits your truck. There are F150 with 1200 lbs cargo capacity all the way up into the mid 2000 lbs range or more. If you have F150 decked out and the door sticker says Max Cargo Capacity is 1200 lbs after subtracting 200 lbs for hitch, 300 lbs passengers, and 100 lbs for misc cargo capacity (pin weigh) would be around 600 lbs max. If you Max Cargo Capacity is say 2,000 subtract hitch, passengers, misc cargo you could have a Max Cargo (pin weight) of 1400 lbs.

Here is a excellent guide to what you can tow using your Cargo Capacity for Your Truck. Towing Planner - towing capability calculators
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:59 PM   #3
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If you get the 150 EcoBoost, make sure you get the "max tow package" and "trailer package" This will put you up to the max limits that Ford has for the 150 EcoBoost.

I drive between 65 and 70 MPH, MPG are around 8.5-9.

But like I've always said, if your worried about gas mileage you shouldn't be in the RV group. Just go get a small Smart car and enjoy those high miles per gallon.
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Old 11-14-2015, 01:20 PM   #4
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It appears you need the may payload package to have the maximum capacity This gives you 3.73 gears, a larger rear end, larger tranny cooler, heavier frame and extra spring
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Old 11-14-2015, 02:35 PM   #5
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Can you even get a 2015 or 2016 max payload f150? I have not heard of one being available yet.
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Old 11-14-2015, 02:47 PM   #6
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Last I read they are still on hold.
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:39 AM   #7
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2009 27RL Wilcat which advertises 950 lb dry pin weight. 2013 F150 EB wtih 1600 lb cargo, 3.73 rear axle, Max tow rating. Tows great at 65mph about 9mpg on flats. Installed Road Master Active Suspension and have it dialed in at max setting-black spacer.

Plan on reducing pin weight a bit by switching to AGM batteries and moving them to under dinette. Probably going to go to two 20 lb tanks which easily last 2 weeks for us, and will be carrying generator and spare water in rear of the camper.

Spare F150 tire is very heavy and we removed it and will be beefing up the camper bumper to install it there.

Removed rear seats (never used) so our 3 dogs have extra room in the back of the F150.

With these "mods", I'm very comfortable towing our Fiver (~7300 lbs dry) with my wife and our 3 dogs inside the truck.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:49 PM   #8
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I dirve between 60 & 65. Towing MPG is around 9mpg. Trailer & truck specs. are in my signature.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:49 PM   #9
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Borrow a friends 3/4 ton and see what it's like to have the right equipment, just saying
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:51 PM   #10
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Borrow a friends 3/4 ton and see what it's like to have the right equipment, just saying
I have a 1 ton right now. My arms can't take the wear and tear of the constant movement of the steering wheel on rough roads.
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