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Old 10-13-2016, 12:27 PM   #31
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My dealer installed a new equlizer type hitch loose. It cut my ambical cord and it had to be replaced on the road. We went back to our original dealer for reimbursement. After much yelling and bickering he gave me the cost of the repair, but the owner said "don't come back". We haven't had problems with other dealers and since we are all over the country. We can't come back easily anyway.
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:27 PM   #32
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Well we're picking it up Wednesday I'll let everyone know how it goes, thanks.
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:48 PM   #33
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Well brought her home last night and taking it camping this weekend. Everything went well at the dealer other than only getting a 90 day registration and now having to pay to get our own because we bought in another state. Not a big deal but it wasn't mentioned to us before. Doing 65 on the highway in my f150 pulling a 6500 pound trailor was interesting. Semis passing would suck us towards the trailor a bit. Now wondering if i should look at an f250, haha.
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:57 PM   #34
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If you upgrade skip the F250 and head right to the F350. If it is an Eco and max tow your F150 is fine.
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:58 PM   #35
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I know how you feel. I have a Silverado 1500 pulling a 7800lb Flagstaff Classic Super Lite. It is under weight but I can feel it back there. I just take it slow and use the TT electric brakes if I start feeling too much movement. Bought her on 10/8 and have been out the last two weekends. I am starting to get the feel of pulling her on the highway now. I had a 25ft boat but the TT is 10ft longer and you can tell!
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:03 PM   #36
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I pull 9080 lbs. loaded and weighed and have about 3000 great towing miles on it with an F150 with max tow and the Ecoboost. The real trick is setting the WDH up properly. It is night and day if it is not. Pleasantville or white knuckle.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:07 PM   #37
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It's the 5.0 tow package with a max gvwr i think it's called of 13500 with the truck. The rv guy said i could pull even a bigger trailor but i think it's about the max. Haven't pulled a big trailor in a few years so just need some getting used to again. Any water in it and luggage would be over 7k easy. I think I'll tow it empty and fill with water when i get close. We will be doing mostly dry camping.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:08 PM   #38
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Mpg went from 20 down to 10 as well.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:14 PM   #39
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I gave my old F150 with the 5.4L to my son. It was doggy compared to the Ecoboost. The limit you hit is normally always the payload and rear axle limit and not the towing capacity. You can use the yellow sticker on the drivers door to get those numbers. Overloading the truck with the TT tongue weight plus gear and passengers is where it will run out of capacity.

I get about 11 mpg at 65 mph towing on mainly level roads. I think that is pretty good.

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It's the 5.0 tow package with a max gvwr i think it's called of 13500 with the truck. The rv guy said i could pull even a bigger trailor but i think it's about the max. Haven't pulled a big trailor in a few years so just need some getting used to again. Any water in it and luggage would be over 7k easy. I think I'll tow it empty and fill with water when i get close. We will be doing mostly dry camping.
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