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Old 05-15-2016, 08:55 PM   #341
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:27 PM   #342
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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...
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:56 PM   #343
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:27 PM   #344
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Tacoma Power!

Picked this up in Maine on the 21st.
Pulls like a dream! Did not experience any sway at 60 mph.
On a fairly steep grade 60 mph at about 2300 rpms.
She wasn't sipping fuel I must add.
Tacoma Power!

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Old 05-27-2016, 02:08 PM   #345
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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).
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:35 PM   #346
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Ecoboost payload

Thanks for your reply,
The payload for my 2016 EcoBoost is 1872. Considering a 900lb tongue weight, which should be several hundred pounds heavy, gives me roughly 1000lbs for additional weight.
I will finally get to weigh everything tomorrow in preparation for our next trip.
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Ford F150 XLT. Over kill for a Pop Up? No problems here
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:06 PM   #348
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The best thing I have done for towing was switching to the ProPride 3P hitch set up. This changes everything, towing is a breeze now.


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