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Old 04-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #21
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I just wanna see how the turbos last after being at full boost on a hot day pulling and then getting shut down I smell disaster. This coming from a diesel mechanic. But I'm sure some of you will differ
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Also rember that ya gotta stop all that weight. I'm a mechanic by trade and you would not believe the things people will do to machinery........Better to have too much truck rather than not enough....
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I just wanna see how the turbos last after being at full boost on a hot day pulling and then getting shut down I smell disaster. This coming from a diesel mechanic. But I'm sure some of you will differ

I've been thinking the same thing and I'm not even close to being mechanically minded. That turbo roaring all the time while towing, somethings gonna give. The truck may have the towing capacity, but I'm still skeptical about the powerplant.
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I've been thinking the same thing and I'm not even close to being mechanically minded. That turbo roaring all the time while towing, somethings gonna give. The truck may have the towing capacity, but I'm still skeptical about the powerplant.



Me too!

A 6 cylinder that is only 3 point 5 liters in capacity has got to be too small to tow around anything other than some baby diapers and a tootsie roll!

Gimmie a break!

The F150 ecoboost is a great setup and is nothing but extraordinary when it comes to towing.

Every truck has its limits, but this thing is amazing and tows with the greatest of confidence.
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Also rember that ya gotta stop all that weight. I'm a mechanic by trade and you would not believe the things people will do to machinery........Better to have too much truck rather than not enough....
The brakes on the camper stop the camper...if you think otherwise try turning off your brake controller and try to stop with your camper on a downhill grade.

The truck's brakes are designed with their GVWR in mind, not what it may ever tow behind it.

If I compare my current TV to the Ram 1500 I used to tow with, no question the F250 has bigger brakes. That's because it weighs 1800 lbs more than the Ram 1500. I needn't have say which of the two has the better brake performance.

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The Max payload is 3,100lbs, so I should be okay.
Holy smokes! That must be a super duper F150.

I have not seen that truck in any of the literature.
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For those who doubt the ecoboost's reliability under tough conditions.



However good questions about the brakes though....
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I just wanna see how the turbos last after being at full boost on a hot day pulling and then getting shut down I smell disaster. This coming from a diesel mechanic. But I'm sure some of you will differ
Water cooled and oil cooled; I'm not worried. And they have anti-coking technology after engine shutdown.

Would it be any worse than a turbo diesel at full boost and then shut down? People get wound up about the turbo's on a gas engine. But diesels have been turbo'd for years; how many turbo failures do you hear about?

I really don't think it is a problem.
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If that heavier rear end includes a full floating axle, then that is a whole different ballgame.
What is a full floating axle? I've heard the term but never understood it.
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