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Old 05-14-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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towing with ecoboost

Do any of you tow with the new ecoboost. I want to buy one but am not sure how it will tow the 3065w. any help would be great!

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #2
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For me, it all comes down to staying within ratings and math from there. See if this helps you:
http://learntorv.blogspot.com/p/what-can-i-tow.html
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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We have a 2011 f150 screw with the 3:73 and the 6ft bed gears and we tow a Roo 233s we have the max tow pkg on the truck with the intergrated trailer brake. Love the power of a v8 and the fuel eff of the v6.
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You will have plent of motor but like said above, do the math with weights. I towed similar weight TT with a 2009 F150 with max tow package(says able to tow 11,300#). Motor was great but the truck is too light and didnt make for a comfortable experience. I upgraded to a larger TV
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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You may need to order a truck to get the max payload/towing options with the interior/exterior/luxury package(s) that you want.
For the cost of a loaded F150 you can buy an F350...
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:28 AM   #6
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Thanks guys

its hard to know which one is right. my 2005 fx4 tows the 3065w windjammer, but not well. I put 4.10 gears and a K&N filter. the truck seems to handle the weight fine but i dont have the power to handle hills. I want a desiel but dont want to pay $48,000 for a used fx4 250 when i can get a used eco for $37,000.

Thanks for the help! cheers
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I have a 2012 FX4 ecoboost and it tows great. My truck has the 3.73 gears and the trailer tow package with the built in brake controller and I have not had any issues with it. My trailer loaded is 8300lbs with a tongue weight of 840lbs so it's not too far off from yours.

My 2cents, provided you are within all the weight limits and depending how often and far you tow, an ecoboost with the Max Trailer Tow package would work well. A larger truck will do a better job but in my case I bring the trailer to the lake in the spring, leave it there all summer and tow it home in the fall so a larger truck just doesn't make sense for about 300miles/year of towing.

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Old 05-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #8
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Do any of you tow with the new ecoboost. I want to buy one but am not sure how it will tow the 3065w. any help would be great!

Lloyd
Well, we love our Ecoboost. It has way enough power and good economy. BUT, the 3065 looks like the tongue weight is 950 pounds dry. I think that is too much for the payload of a typical F150 unless you the the HD payload package. Even then, check the hitch capacity. You may be close to or over the limit. I'm not sure whether the HD payload package gets you any more hitch capacity than Max Tow; 1,150 pounds.

Also, that's a pretty long trailer. It just seems that an F150 will be too light.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #9
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thanks guys

Right now I tow 5 times a year for a total of 25 miles....... not much. but I would travel if my rig had more power. great advice out there!
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #10
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I have about 450 miles on my Solaire 317bhsk and 2013 EcoBeast with Max Tow combination and have had great success. I have only had one 65 mile stretch that made me nervous. I was towing on WB I-88 when 30+ mph cross/head wind kicked up. I think those conditions would have been rough with most trucks. Overall I have been extremely pleased with the performance of the EcoBeast while towing. My SolAire is about 9k loaded and around 925 on the tongue.

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