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Old 08-22-2012, 09:32 PM   #21
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We have a 4x4 so it's a little less than the 4x2. That one tows close to 17,000 I believe.
Sounds more like GCWR (combined truck and load) numbers. 11,300 max tow+5700lb truck would put you at 17k GCWR. Hauling 17k would put you in the 1 ton line-ups.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:41 PM   #22
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...you cant fit a dirt bike or a sheet of plywood in that shorter bed...
I put this in the 5.5 bed yesterday....



...just have to put the front wheel in the front corner (don't need a wheel chock that way either) and angle the rear tire to the opposite end of the rear. I did remove the quick detach side cases, and even got the tailgate to close...
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #23
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Sounds more like GCWR (combined truck and load) numbers. 11,300 max tow+5700lb truck would put you at 17k GCWR. Hauling 17k would put you in the 1 ton line-ups.
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We've towed our TT about 8-9,000 miles so far and are 100% happy with it's power and comfort. We've towed all over the midwest, from MI to FL, and cooler/humid/hot temps. Our TT weighs about 8500lbs loaded down for a week.

Because it is lighter than 3/4 tons, I still had sway with a Reese Dual Cam. I blamed the hitch, replaced with a Hensley and now we are wearing manure eating grins.

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Old 08-23-2012, 12:23 PM   #24
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I got a Blue Ox SwayPro with the bolts torqued down to about 65lbs and driving with a West Texas crosswind the trailer tracks right behind the truck.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:02 PM   #25
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I got a Blue Ox SwayPro with the bolts torqued down to about 65lbs and driving with a West Texas crosswind the trailer tracks right behind the truck.
What I'm saying is that you might not get that same result with a lighter truck like the F150.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:38 PM   #26
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I pulled the trigger today and a bought a new 2012 Ecoboost 4x4 supercrew longbed with the maxtow package. I swear I looked at every Ford dealer in Texas before I found one 350 miles from my house. Traded in my 08 2500HD 6.0 4x4 crew cab and not really sorry to see it go. Got about 17 MPG with a 15 to 20 mph head wind all the way home. Iím sure it will get better the more it breaks in, Iím guessing it didnít help I was running 80 mph. The interstates in West Texas are 80. Canít wait to get the first 1000 miles and hook my 2900BHS. I really want to thank everyone for their opinions and input about the new Ecoboost.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:14 AM   #27
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[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I pulled the trigger today and a bought a new 2012 Ecoboost 4x4 supercrew longbed with the maxtow package.
Congrats...

We're hooked up and ready to hit the road on our maiden voyage in the morning...



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Old 08-26-2012, 08:44 AM   #28
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I pulled the trigger today and a bought a new 2012 Ecoboost 4x4 supercrew longbed with the maxtow package. I swear I looked at every Ford dealer in Texas before I found one 350 miles from my house. Traded in my 08 2500HD 6.0 4x4 crew cab and not really sorry to see it go. Got about 17 MPG with a 15 to 20 mph head wind all the way home. Iím sure it will get better the more it breaks in, Iím guessing it didnít help I was running 80 mph. The interstates in West Texas are 80. Canít wait to get the first 1000 miles and hook my 2900BHS. I really want to thank everyone for their opinions and input about the new Ecoboost.
I think you made a great decision. The fuel mileage will improve. My friend has the same truck, and even at 20,000 miles, his fuel economy is still getting better. And he loves the truck!
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My cousin tellsv me it's closer to 9k. But still plenty forv him. Another note a 5th wheel will have chug. His TT pulls smoothly with out the chug.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:27 PM   #30
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My cousin tellsv me it's closer to 9k. But still plenty forv him. Another note a 5th wheel will have chug. His TT pulls smoothly with out the chug.
"chug"?
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