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Old 09-10-2012, 06:54 AM   #41
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Our 2011 F 150 is very well equipped (11,300 towing capacity). We have now towed our Sterling 30RL over 10,000 miles in all kinds of weather and terrain. The six speed transmission, sway control and 6.2 make all the difference. The 6.2 is also used in the F 250 and larger trucks. We keep the total loaded weight under 10,000 and enjoy the comfort of a less stiff ride of heavier trucks.

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I had a 2010 F150 xlt 5.4..4x2 It.. towed our first TT and our current 5th wheel very nice...mine was a supercab ..6 1/2 foot box..i really like the Prime Time Crusader 325 RES... And i found a "DEAL" on a 2012 F250 Superduty..6.7 diesel .supercab.4x2...6 3/4 box ...it sits a little taller than the F 150 did ..the ride is smooth.. and ..towing mileage so far between..13.5 mpg and 16 mpg.. with our current 5th wheel...
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:56 AM   #42
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picking up our 2012 Wildwood 26BHXL in about 4 hours - will bring it home with our new 2012 Ford F150 Platinum Crew Cab Eco Boost - it's been a good month
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:38 AM   #43
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Our 2011 F 150 is very well equipped (11,300 towing capacity). We have now towed our Sterling 30RL over 10,000 miles in all kinds of weather and terrain. The six speed transmission, sway control and 6.2 make all the difference. The 6.2 is also used in the F 250 and larger trucks. We keep the total loaded weight under 10,000 and enjoy the comfort of a less stiff ride of heavier trucks.

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #44
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yep, got her home

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tow vehicle : 2012 F150 EcoBoost, Platinum, 4x4, all options
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flat freeway towing home but didn't know I was hooked up, 'cept when I checked the mirrors - Wife brought home a 22" digital tv - got that up and running today (along with a few little things that needed to be done) - now will design a mod for mounting the tv (thinking of a swiveling mount/bracket so as to "aim" at the bed or the livingroom/kitchen/breakfast room) - will post if I come up with something good



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Old 09-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #45
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I hope not to tow with? They suck at tryin to tow, but hella fun on the dunes


Why wouldn't you tow with a raptor? It's an f150 that can tow 8000lbs
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:11 AM   #46
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flat freeway towing home but didn't know I was hooked up, 'cept when I checked the mirrors - Wife brought home a 22" digital tv - got that up and running today (along with a few little things that needed to be done) - now will design a mod for mounting the tv (thinking of a swiveling mount/bracket so as to "aim" at the bed or the livingroom/kitchen/breakfast room) - will post if I come up with something good
You should do well with the Ecoboost - we do.
I just replaced my stock exhaust with a JBA performance unit for a boost in HP and mileage.
I suppose if I was worried about hauling weight I could have gone with an older Dodge....
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Dave here, joined here because saw the F150 with ecoboost. I have a 2011 F150 4x4 and pull a KZ 32 foot. I put on a equalizer hitch with sway bar and that helped. Did not know they have air systems for the eco boost already. Also read where somone add 2 leafs? You have a nice forum here. Thanks. Dave in Texas
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Dave here, joined here because saw the F150 with ecoboost. I have a 2011 F150 4x4 and pull a KZ 32 foot. I put on a equalizer hitch with sway bar and that helped. Did not know they have air systems for the eco boost already. Also read where somone add 2 leafs? You have a nice forum here. Thanks. Dave in Texas
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My 2wd 05 5.4L 3 valve came with the towing package which in 05 amounted to the bigger 9.75" rear end with 3.73 gears, trans cooler, etc... Towing my previous TT in the 5500lb range at altitudes from 5000 to 8000 at 65mph was dismal. I found through experience the 3 valve likes RPM's. If I got over 3000 RPM it pulled pretty nice even with cruise but with the 30" diameter tires that was 75 MPH!

Coming home from Douglas to Cheyenne was impossible at 65mph. When the up hill started I would floor it and watch the speed drop until it down shifted into second then it was NASCAR time the rest of the way up the hill somewhere around 4500 rpm. This is unacceptable, I don't like thrashing my equipment this way. After stating this and letting anger get the best of me I kept it floored over the top of one hill and ran it up to 75mph. Running like this for a while damn if this thing didn't go right up the hills with out even unlocking the torque converter. I set it on cruise as I started finding my self approaching 80.

I almost had Ford install a 4:10 gear when my TT got wiped out by hail. Well life went on and I found my self with a set of 20's on the truck with 32" diameter tires, Volant CAI, custom true duals with balance tube, SCT Flash tuner, and the wife wanting another camper. Time for the 4:56's and while at it a Truetrac diff.

Picking up the new TT (a full 1000lbs heaver) in Ohio I crossed Indiana in over drive with just enough power. Thought I had over done it with the 4:56's. As altitude climbed crossing the great plains I was reminded of the MASSIVE difference altitude makes on an already under powered situation. Experiencing way too much shifting it was OD off the rest of the way and 3300 rpm.

Now with my current configuration and a 1000lb heaver camper I can run 65mph at 3300rpm with cruise on most of the time. Some big pulls like coming into Casper from from Douglas it will unlock the converter and loose a few mph but as long as the rpm stays above 3000 it will regain 65 and maintain it. It's right at the edge of it's capability. Don't let it fall below 3000rpm and you can just make it. I'm getting 6-8 mpg depending on head wind.

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We bought our F150 V6 Ecoboost in February and it does a great job of pulling our Travel Trailer. Like the sound of those engines!
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