Originally Posted by gd5629evans
First time RV'ers
Settled on a 2016 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost, Max Tow Package, 3.55 Diff.
The new trailer is a 2016 Forest River Flagstaff 831BHWSS. The GVW for the Trailer is 9115. We've only had the trailer for 2 weeks so I've yet to run it over the scale to see what the actual weights are. Based on ALL my research, ( and 2 camping trips already) the EcoBoost can more than handle towing the trailer. Towing is a bit more work with a F-150 but I like the MPG I get when not towing...
I tow with an Equalizer 4 Point WD Sway control 10K hitch. This helps considerably with the sway. However, I still get some movement in High winds and can feel ever car/truck approaching from behind. For the most part, I can easily pull the trailer @ 65 mph with little effort by the truck.
I would like to hear if anyone else is pulling as much weight as I am with the Eco and what their experience is...
Well I HAD a 2010 F150 Lariat, 3.55's, 4wd, full load truck with a 5.4L. My issue was suspension and payload limitations. 2013 HG 272BH, @ 7000# dry. Truck had all kinds of power and brakes, just wasn't stiff enough for me. Went to a Ram CTD 2500. Doubled the payload. Fuel mileage isnt that much different really.
I think the Ecobust will be ok. Out of curiosity, what is the payload limit? (from the yellow sticker inside the door).