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Old 11-09-2011, 09:59 AM   #71
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Crocus,

It seems you go to great lengths on this forum to tout the ecoboost and the F150. Every other word, ecoboost this, ecobeast that, etc etc etc. Yet you drive a F250. Why don't you give it a rest until you actually have some experience pulling with the F150.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:04 AM   #72
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Okay, thanks all for your insight and experience. Not sure what I'm going to do now. I had everybody at the Dodge and RV dealerships telling me my truck selection was "fine .. no problem". Now I'm not so sure.

Thanks again all.

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This in itself is the problem; RV and truck dealerships giving out incorrect information.

When we are new to all of this, we do not even know what questions to ask, so why would we not trust and believe what the salespeople are telling us?
It is their job right?
Who else would know more about towing than them?

When I shopped for the TV and TT, never once was I told any correct information regarding any of this, which is pretty sad.

I was curious about how 'payload' was defined, and if the tongue weight was included in it or not.

I called dozens of TT dealerships.
I searched on the internet.
I called hitch installation garages.
I called Chrysler Customer Service.

Each one of these places informed me that tongue weight was not included in the payload.

Then found this forum and made an ass out of myself, when I posted a reply on here telling a guy to not worry about payload because tongue weight is not included.

So to make a long story short (which is impossible for me) I wanted to throw out the idea to all you guys...

Can we make several threads with many, many, tags, that will be easy for people to find when they search on the internet with questions regarding how to choose a truck, TT, etc?

Or perhaps one of you 'smarter' guys can create a page on this topic separate from FR forums, that could be viewed when the topic is searched.

Not everybody knows that this forum even exists, and also, it would be nice to educate all RV'ers, and not just owners of FR trailers, of the proper ways to calculate TT and TV combos.

Hope this did not hijack the thread.

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:14 AM   #73
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"The ecoboost is a very fine engine, if it was put in anything but a Ford"
It would have been an injustice to put this great engine in anything else
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Back in 2000 when I was looking to buy my first 5th wheel, one site said there was no such thing as having too much truck. Wayne
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:25 AM   #75
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It would have been an injustice to put this great engine in anything else


I can't take credit for that quote. I stole it from another source on a different forum. I thought it would be appropriate to inject it here given the hype around the subject matter; just for a laugh. I did own a Ford truck once, loved it. This time around purchased a Dodge and I love it as much. I opted for the tried and true Hemi. The Ecoboost wasn't available when I purchased. Would I have bought the Ecoboost truck if it was available, probably not. No appreciable difference and the Ford truck is a tad ugly.
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I can't take credit for that quote. I stole it from another source on a different forum. I thought it would be appropriate to inject it here given the hype around the subject matter; just for a laugh. I did own a Ford truck once, loved it. This time around purchased a Dodge and I love it as much. I opted for the tried and true Hemi. The Ecoboost wasn't available when I purchased. Would I have bought the Ecoboost truck if it was available, probably not. No appreciable difference and the Ford truck is a tad ugly.
And.... Beauty is in the eye of the beholder !!! I am pretty sure the "new" 2012 F150 ecoboost.. can give someone 3,000 lbs payload capacity (8ft box) 11,300 lbs tow ing ( conventional TT OR 5ver ) and yet get over 20 mpg when NOT towing... And Oh by the way being a Ford Retiree i would save THOUSANDS OF $$$$$$ !!!!!! When i get one...
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:09 AM   #77
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And.... Beauty is in the eye of the beholder !!! I am pretty sure the "new" 2012 F150 ecoboost.. can give someone 3,000 lbs payload capacity (8ft box) 11,300 lbs tow ing ( conventional TT OR 5ver ) and yet get over 20 mpg when NOT towing... And Oh by the way being a Ford Retiree i would save THOUSANDS OF $$$$$$ !!!!!! When i get one...
Hey! Hey! Enough with the facts, we just want opinions here, lol.
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Back in 2000 when I was looking to buy my first 5th wheel, one site said there was no such thing as having too much truck. Wayne


And 3 scoops of potatoes is better than 1 scoop.
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Hey! Hey! Enough with the facts, we just want opinions here, lol.
Sorry !! I KNOW i have a Jaded opinon about FORD F150s and will be the first to admit it !!
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Supposedly.. The ecoboost will get 22-25 mpg. when NOT towing.. And probably with a 3.31 rear gear ratio.. NOT What we would want for towing.. I would like to know what kind of true Mileage people are getting with a 3.73 or 4.10 rear axel ratio ??
I have the 2011 f-150, 4X4, EB, with 3.73 and 6.5 bed and I get 16 MPG US. On the highway but I ALWAYS drive at 75 MPH
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