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Old 03-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #41
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If I could get the wife to sign off on the F150 ecoboost I probably would. My F250 is my daily driver, but then, I also got it used for less then half what it cost new.

As far as I know, the ecoboosts with a crew cab and the right gear ration approach 40k quite quickly. You can get a used 08/09 250 Diesel for around 30. Seems to me 10k would pay for a lot of gas.

My commute one way is 35 miles, so its not ideal, and I hope to get a beater car at some point, but I still feel I saved money over the brand new 1/2 ton option.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #42
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Pulled my new 318 BHS for the first time today...1/2 ton ram 1500 outdoorsmen with HEMI..10000lbs capacity...no problem whatsoever ever , and power to spare. Once truck was hooked up with the WD hitch..it squared about an inch...handled smooth and no sway or bounce. Excellent all around
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:46 PM   #43
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Pulled my new 318 BHS for the first time today...1/2 ton ram 1500 outdoorsmen with HEMI..10000lbs capacity...no problem whatsoever ever , and power to spare. Once truck was hooked up with the WD hitch..it squared about an inch...handled smooth and no sway or bounce. Excellent all around
As I posted earlier...I felt confident that you would be fine.....The 318 tows very nicely. Well balanced and the ez tow axles help as well...I got more wiggle out of a 24 foot Roo than I do out of my 35 foot Lacrosse. I am very happy to hear that everything went well. Happy Camping
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:58 PM   #44
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Pulled my new 318 BHS for the first time today...1/2 ton ram 1500 outdoorsmen with HEMI..10000lbs capacity...no problem whatsoever ever , and power to spare. Once truck was hooked up with the WD hitch..it squared about an inch...handled smooth and no sway or bounce. Excellent all around
Awesome! The Hemi's a good engine and while she don't have the grunt of some big blocks or the oil burners, she makes up for it many other ways. I'm curious (and for the OP's benefit) what the numbers will be when you hit the scales with the TT loaded.

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You will be fine pulling that trailer with your F150. We have the same trailer and it pulls very well. I'm pulling mine with a 2010 F150 with the 5.4.

Quite honestly, the Lacrosse pulls way better than our 2009 Jayco 23FB. And that trailer only weighed 5000LBS.
Difference will be his 4 speed auto vs your 6 speed. That makes a substantial difference in performance.
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