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Old 03-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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F 150 eco boost updates

Anyone that has towed a 5th wheel with their F 150 eco boost or TT with a dry weight of 7,700 lbs (or more )...Towing it out west... or ...any other mountainous area in the U.S. or Canada .. I am thinking about a 2012 XL , Crew cab, 6 1/2 ft box , heavy duty payload pkg, 3.73 rear end, max towing pkg, work pkg, etc.....Thank you !!
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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FWIW, I had a posting earlier requesting actual weights of a F150 ecoboost CC. From the responses it looks like the max payload (8200 lb GVWR) option would allow a loaded pin weight around 1800 to 1900 lbs.

You may also want to do some reading on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forum. Losts of info on the ecoboost and towing.

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Old 03-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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FWIW, I had a posting earlier requesting actual weights of a F150 ecoboost CC. From the responses it looks like the max payload (8200 lb GVWR) option would allow a loaded pin weight around 1800 to 1900 lbs.

You may also want to do some reading on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forum. Losts of info on the ecoboost and towing.

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I have been using the Ford build and price web site. The truck i am talking about, would have a payload capacity of 2,700 lbs...and a towing capability of 11,300 lbs..
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I have been using the Ford build and price web site. The truck i am talking about, would have a payload capacity of 2,700 lbs...and a towing capability of 11,300 lbs..

If that payload number is correct, that is 300 more pounds than my 3/4 ton diesel. Are they putting the eco boost in a 3/4 ton or just 1/2 tons?
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If that payload number is correct, that is 300 more pounds than my 3/4 ton diesel. Are they putting the eco boost in a 3/4 ton or just 1/2 tons?
They have not paired an Ecoboost with a V8; just the V6 and just the F150 right now.
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As Dave points out, if you do some googling, you can find numerous reports of people successfully pulling 5th wheels with Eco's. Not the biggest ones of course but seemingly without issue: including mountains.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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I have been using the Ford build and price web site. The truck i am talking about, would have a payload capacity of 2,700 lbs...and a towing capability of 11,300 lbs..
Don't read too much into factory payload numbers as they're terribly inaccurate. They're based on a unoptioned truck with a 150 lb driver...not sure if it includes full fuel.

The thread I mentioned, other ecoboost owners reported their scaled weight of their truck, with passengers, gear, fuel, ready to camp. That weight subtracted from the truck's GVWR of 8200 is the actual payload you have available. I'll guarantee that calculated payload number will be a lot less than 2700 lbs.

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Don't read too much into factory payload numbers as they're terribly inaccurate. They're based on a unoptioned truck with a 150 lb driver...not sure if it includes full fuel.

The thread I mentioned, other ecoboost owners reported their scaled weight of their truck, with passengers, gear, fuel, ready to camp. That weight subtracted from the truck's GVWR of 8200 is the actual payload you have available. I'll guarantee that calculated payload number will be a lot less than 2700 lbs.

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just did a double check of the 2012 ford f 150 towing guide on line ..look under payload capacity...2,700lbs for the truck i am talking about
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Several people over on RV.net have recently purchased the same truck, 2012 HDF150 Crew cab and payloads were all in the 2150-2300 range depending on options. Forget about the 2700 number. Get your numbers from real life, not a brochure.
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Thought you might like to read this 5th wheel towing with F150- I am doing it!!!! - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans
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