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Old 02-16-2016, 01:53 PM   #1
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Who is towing with a 2.7 EB?

There was another thread about the 2.7, but it seemed to get off topic pretty quickly. So who is towing with one of these and what are you towing? Impressions? Pics?
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Old 02-16-2016, 02:12 PM   #2
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I hope your thread stays on track. It would be really nice to hear from people who actually OWN the truck and TOW with it. IMO, there is a tendency to write this engine off; especially among people who have never experienced what it can do. I've driven a couple of them and will say that I have been mightily impressed. Nice torque curve as with the 3.5 Ecoboost.
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Pickuptrucks.com seems to like it.

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I towed 7000# loaded TT with a 2015 F150 2.7. Alone fuel was usually 22 MPG. Once hitched 9.3. Towed from the NC coast to the mountains around Asheville NC and the mostly flat Outer Banks with about the same MPG. It certainly had no problems maintaining 60 MPH in the mountains. Went to a 5er and a 2016 F250 Diesel. Used an Equalizer 4 point hitch with sway control and hardly noticed passing semis or the winds on the coast.
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Here is a review of 1/2 ton and includes the 2.7 EB.

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Old 02-17-2016, 09:24 PM   #6
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I towed 7000# loaded TT with a 2015 F150 2.7. Alone fuel was usually 22 MPG. Once hitched 9.3. Towed from the NC coast to the mountains around Asheville NC and the mostly flat Outer Banks with about the same MPG. It certainly had no problems maintaining 60 MPH in the mountains. Went to a 5er and a 2016 F250 Diesel. Used an Equalizer 4 point hitch with sway control and hardly noticed passing semis or the winds on the coast.
Thanks for sharing! Had you not gone to a 5er, would you have stuck with the 2.7? Sounds like a good mountain tower. Seem more or less effortless towing your 7k TT on flat roads to slight inclines?
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I have a 2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4x4 EB 2.7 and tow a FR Wildwood 28RLDS. WHICH WEIGHS 6782 DRY. Never had any problem towing nor highway sway. Gas mileage was about 9 per gal hwy. Tow better than my other TV which was a 2014 Ram 1500. Hemi 5.7L. So for us the ecoboost turbo is a better ride and tow along with better gas mileage.
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Thanks for sharing! Had you not gone to a 5er, would you have stuck with the 2.7? Sounds like a good mountain tower. Seem more or less effortless towing your 7k TT on flat roads to slight inclines?
Had I not gone up 4K# I would have kept all as it was. Unless down hill never saw 6th gear ~ nearly always in 5th with a drop to 4th rarely. Did not drop speed, just added RPM. I was considering a different route to/from my daughter's home in NE OH as there is a 7 mile steep mountain to climb and come down. The alternate would have added an hour. With the diesel brake that is no longer a consideration. Prior to the 2.7 I would not tow that VA mountain with a V-8 3/4 ton truck either with a 10.5K TT. I would have preferred the 3.5 but it was the truck I had and it worked just fine.
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I have a 2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4x4 EB 2.7 and tow a FR Wildwood 28RLDS. WHICH WEIGHS 6782 DRY. Never had any problem towing nor highway sway. Gas mileage was about 9 per gal hwy. Tow better than my other TV which was a 2014 Ram 1500. Hemi 5.7L. So for us the ecoboost turbo is a better ride and tow along with better gas mileage.
MPG about the same ~~ had 9.3 from the coast to Asheville through the mountains and 9.5 following the coast with a lower % of highway miles to the Outer Banks (down Hwy 12 to Hatteras in Nov).
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I have a 2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4x4 EB 2.7 and tow a FR Wildwood 28RLDS. WHICH WEIGHS 6782 DRY. Never had any problem towing nor highway sway. Gas mileage was about 9 per gal hwy. Tow better than my other TV which was a 2014 Ram 1500. Hemi 5.7L. So for us the ecoboost turbo is a better ride and tow along with better gas mileage.
A newer 1500 is another vehicle I am looking at. Is the difference pretty significant between the two? A new 1500 is quite a bit cheaper around here than these F150's. Just trying to get as much info as I can.

And for both you and CaptnJohn, how are/were your trucks configured? 3.73 axle, 2.7 payload package? SCAB/SCREW?
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