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Old 06-19-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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Hi all -
Thanks for any advice....looking at a Lacrosse 2011 305 RES - Living space seems huge...wondering if a Ford 150 econoboost could handle it...??
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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PS1 - of course, we are biased, but we suggest the 305!

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Old 06-19-2011, 12:58 PM   #3
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Okay then ;-)
So what about the F150 econoboost or should we get a f250?
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #4
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Get it with the 3.73 axle ratio and you should be fine. Here is Ford Towing guide,
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #5
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If you have not yet purchased the truck, I would highly recommend the F250 over the F150 ecoboost, the ecoboost is receiving great reviews but the overall length of the 305res is a big factor, also the gvwr from what I can tell is around 9500 pounds. Personally I would go with the 3/4 ton and as long of a wheelbase you can get. Just My Opinion.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:57 PM   #6
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We are towing a 305 res (love the space) with a stock 2010 Tundra Crewmax. It seems to handle the load without any problems. We have not made any long trips with it yet but I would not be afraid at all. I did pull it home from dealer, about 60 mile in moderate cross wind without any sway problems. Tundra serves as a daily driver. I cannot say how well the new Fords will do but the specs. appear good. That said if you have the money to throw at a 3/4 ton it would probably be better.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:36 PM   #7
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1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, ultimately you will choose. No one can tell you what to buy. What I can tell you is that there are a lot of RV'ers that drive 3/4 tons that used to drive half tons. Gas 3/4 tons are not much more money than half tons.

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Old 06-19-2011, 07:42 PM   #8
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I tow a trailer that weighs 350 pounds more and is a foot longer with a Nissan Titan without any issues. The Ecoboost will do the job very nicely. Get an Equalizer and you will good to go. I would recommend the longer wheelbase in the F150...If I were to buy a new truck right now, it would be an F150 ecoboost. I cannot afford a tow vehicle that's sole purpose is a TV. My truck is a daily driver. I do not want to get 12=13 mpg's that the 6.2L 250 will give when you are not towing.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:16 PM   #9
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Thanks much for your quick responses - ready to pull the trigger in the next week....the econoboost was what I was thinking about....will be used primarily in non-tow situations. Really like the layout of the 305 though - we're 2 adults with 2 dogs --- who travel with other other half is a musician - the space in the back makes it feasible to have a couple of people playing guitars inside when it rains or is cold....oh well, maybe should think about downsizing the trailer....
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:02 PM   #10
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One advantage the LaCrosse trailer has is the the Easy Tow axles. I do believe they help with sway issues to some degree.


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