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Old 08-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #51
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2011 F150 Ecoboost 3.73 6 1/2 bed screw cab max tow
Where can I get one of those cabs?...
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #52
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Let us know how it goes with your first tow....I bet you will be impressed....
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #53
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Put the first 1000 miles on my new Ecoboost and hooked my 2900BHS just to see what it would do. It put my old 2500HD 6.0 gas to shame. Got 9.5 miles to the gal going 65. Could have gone faster but I need to fine tune my hitch. It was AWESOME.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #54
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You guys are right, I started this post asking about the Ecoboost and if anyone had used one to pull their TT. Between the info I got here and my own research I bought one. I've been a die hard GM guy for as long as I can remember but, I got to tell you my new F-150 ecoboost is one awsome truck and I can't wait to get my first 1000 miles on it and hook up my 2900BHS just to pull it down the road. My truck, your truck their truck, it's all good, as long as you like it, that's all that matters.

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Good choice 425, I have the same truck and pull a 8500lbs Rockwood 8280. Just got back from a trip to old orchard beach, through the white mountains, altitude 2000 feet, drove 7 hours at 65-70 mph. YOUR going to love those turbos. while going up this 3-1/2 mile hill I floored it to try that ecoboost. It just kept gaining speed (untill I got an elbow) so I had to stop passing THE SLOW ONES, I averaged 10.5 MPG but they were really big hills on highway 95S to 101 to 93N then to 91N. Your going to really enjoy you ecobeast.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:12 PM   #55
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Pulling 265BHS 29' 10" 6500lb dry. Towing, best MPG 12.7, worst 7.9. I usally see 9.5 to 10.5. Solo 20-22.
I put 39,000 miles on it in the first 12 months. Best tow rig I've ever used. My only complaint is the front door speakers are starting to get intermittant.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #56
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Hooked up the trailer and went camping this last weekend and was shocked on how much power my new ecoboost has. Can't wait till we head to Colorado next summer. Thanks everyone
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:09 PM   #57
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Good thing you've chosen a Dodge to tow a heavy trailer. Since they have such a long, outstanding history of mass producing nothing but perfect vehicles, we'll just have to wait and "see where that goes....."
Define "Dodge". Online Dictionary = "AVOID"
But their HD series is the longest lasting truck in Canada.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:17 PM   #58
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Hooked up the trailer and went camping this last weekend and was shocked on how much power my new ecoboost has. Can't wait till we head to Colorado next summer. Thanks everyone
Look at replacing the original air with a cold air intake and put on a Firestone air bag system number 2525.
It will outhaul anything around you and give you better than great mileage to boot.
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Look at replacing the original air with a cold air intake and put on a Firestone air bag system number 2525.
It will outhaul anything around you and give you better than great mileage to boot.
I got the max tow package, with my blueox hitch it rides level and smooooooth. I only have about 700 to 750 lbs tongue weight. I'll pull the trailer a few more times but right know every thing seems to be working well. I'll keep the airbags in my back pocket just in case I need it later. Thanks for the info.
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I HAVE THE REGULAR 4X4 and wasn't coming close to the posted mileage on the glass.
cold air gave me more torque, better response and lower consumption. Last weekend with just the truck and camping stuff in the box at 60 miles an hour in New Brunswick it was going through 10.2 liters per 100 kms.

4.5454 litres is a gallon in Canada. 100 KMS IS 61 MILES.
so just over 2 gallons for 61 miles or about 30 miles to the gallon.
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