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Old 05-25-2011, 12:26 AM   #41
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Pull Rite 12K Hitch weight

I am considering a Pull Rite 12K for our new F150. I saw a hitch weight of 350 lbs! Is that correct? That would be 18% of my gross payload. Am I missing something here?
Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:51 AM   #42
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well I wont be in the market for an eco boost for a few years now. I just bought an 07 f150 with the 4.6 v-8. i could NOT pass up the price for it.. put it this way, it would be a nice down payment on a new eco boost :P
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:10 AM   #43
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I just bought a 2011 F150 4X4 Lariat with Max Tow, 7650 GVWR, short bed. We are considering the Rockwood Ultra Lite 8280WS. Anyone out there have an experience with that?
No fiver experience here. That must be one of 'half ton' towable models I assume. Good luck with that.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:39 AM   #44
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I just bought a 2011 F150 4X4 Lariat with Max Tow, 7650 GVWR, short bed. We are considering the Rockwood Ultra Lite 8280WS. Anyone out there have an experience with that?
Me thinks a 5th wheel is best pulled with a 3/4 ton or bigger (F250), the total weight, pin weight and height/wind resistance are all factors to consider.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:40 AM   #45
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here is a update, ( 2011 150, 4x4 crew, shortbed, tow max, ecoboost )
we are towing a flagstaff, 26 rlss, total wt, about 6500 lbs. We have towed 16oo miles so far on this trip to alaska, starting from tennessee and now in Rapid city SD, I have ave. mpg of 8,5. The best was 10.1 and the low was 6.9. (HIGH WINDS FOR TWO DAYS) This is a long uphill drive, hard to stay in 6 gear. But the motor has great power, no problems at all with hills etc.. I keep the speed around 65 mph or less, much less in the winds, even with great sway control we get push around alot. So happy with the power, not happy with the mpg, and just 26 gals. of fuel. I hope this helped. tugboat
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I don't know what Ford was thinking when they limited the ecoboost to a 26 gallon tank. they have to know that this is a primary engine for towing. doesn't make any sense at all . . . .
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here is a update, ( 2011 150, 4x4 crew, shortbed, tow max, ecoboost )
we are towing a flagstaff, 26 rlss, total wt, about 6500 lbs. We have towed 16oo miles so far on this trip to alaska, starting from tennessee and now in Rapid city SD, I have ave. mpg of 8,5. The best was 10.1 and the low was 6.9. (HIGH WINDS FOR TWO DAYS) This is a long uphill drive, hard to stay in 6 gear. But the motor has great power, no problems at all with hills etc.. I keep the speed around 65 mph or less, much less in the winds, even with great sway control we get push around alot. So happy with the power, not happy with the mpg, and just 26 gals. of fuel. I hope this helped. tugboat
Tugboat... It seems that the eco boost has the power that some non Ford belivers are questioning. And when you are not towing... which will probably be like 90% of the time ,throughout the year. What kind of mileage do you get then ??
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Far as I know, gas tank size is related to the pick-up bed size. 8ft. Chev is 34 gals., 8ft. Ford is 38 gals., and the short beds are 26 and 28 gals. (at least used to be).
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Far as I know, gas tank size is related to the pick-up bed size. 8ft. Chev is 34 gals., 8ft. Ford is 38 gals., and the short beds are 26 and 28 gals. (at least used to be).

that would make sense. less room to store the tank. Truck i picked up definately has the larger tank and is a long box. (yay $150 fills)
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2010 F250 4x4 SB CC here. I only have a 30 gallon tank for diesel.

Wish it were 40-60.
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