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Old 07-08-2014, 01:08 PM   #31
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Towed for years with a half ton truck and it did a fine job. Upgraded to 3/4 ton truck, big improvement. jmo.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:47 PM   #32
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Just did my first ever real tow with the rigs in my sig. TV did fantastic going uphill. Going downhill was a little different. Could've been just me not knowing exactly what my setup could do, or my newb comfort level, but I felt the engine braking lacking in the ecoboost.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:08 PM   #33
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No such thing as "too much truck". After trading up from 1500 to 3500, my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. Takes a lot of pressure off knowing you can tow pretty much anything and go pretty much anywhere.....
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:21 PM   #34
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Dynamic braking while in Cruise control in an Eco is different than out of cruise, give it a try.

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Old 07-08-2014, 03:21 PM   #35
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I tow a Flagstaff 27rlws with a 2010 ford crew cab. 5.4 engine and a 3:55 rear end with tow package and intergrated brake control. I do have the equalizer hitch with built in sway control and LT tires which makes a world of difference to me.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:51 PM   #36
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Just did my first ever real tow with the rigs in my sig. TV did fantastic going uphill. Going downhill was a little different. Could've been just me not knowing exactly what my setup could do, or my newb comfort level, but I felt the engine braking lacking in the ecoboost.
Did you have tow/haul on? It really helps out with the engine braking on descents.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:01 PM   #37
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Did you have tow/haul on? It really helps out with the engine braking on descents.
I did. Like I said, it was probably me being such a newb and not knowing what my setup could do on a descent more than the truck's fault. I literally popped my towing cherry this weekend so I'm not nearly experienced towing than some of you guys lol.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:55 PM   #38
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2011 F150, 5.0l, 3.73 gears, tow package, Reese torsion and sway control. .

We have towed our 829fkss flagstaff through the Canadian Maritime Provinces, the Adirondacks, around the great lakes, Myrtle Beach thru the hills of Pennsylvania and West Va. with no problems at all. I did install E rated 10 ply LT tires on the truck and E rated 10 ply ST tires on the trailer. You DO NOT need a hd truck if your 1/2 ton is properly equipped and matched to the size of the trailer you want to pull. .
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:47 PM   #39
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I'd think at 6200# the F150 would still do rather well.


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As I said, it does OK, but not great. Probably because my rear gear is 3.55 and I do not have the Max-Tow package. It's a 5.0 V-8 and not the Eco-Boost. The main reason I'm upgrading now is to upgrade the TT in a year or two. If not for that, I'd keep what I have. I'd consider getting the 1-ton but it is my daily driver and I doubt I'd ever have the need for it. The F-150 has been a great truck, and is still clean as a pin... complete with sling-in bed liner... (old furniture-movers quilt)...
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