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Old 11-26-2012, 09:56 PM   #61
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Just hit the scales today. Fully loaded with two adults, two dogs, two bikes and wood for the fire.

2012 F150
3.5L EcoBoost V6
Axle Ratio: 3.55
145-inch wheelbase
GVWR: 7,050
GCWR: 15,200
Max Loaded Trailer Wieght: 9,800

On Scales
GVW: 6,840
GCW: 13,080
Trailer Weight: 7,000
Tongue Weight: 760

It rides nice and performs great.
What's the length of that trailer? Very nice. That trailer is only 7k pounds? It looks huge! What's the hitch wieght?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #62
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Towing with 2011 f150 screw Eco Boost tows a 2012 rocckwood 233s with ease have a 5000 mile trip planned for next summer cant wait love the truck and the camper.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:09 AM   #63
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As earleir poset we are using the 2011 Ecoboost 4X4 XLT love it but recently both my wife and I have noticed a front end noise occuring between lower RPM shifting.

Sounds simialr to as my wife says a door flapping. Just a single flap.
I compare it to the noise of a camping cooler lid dropping onto the empty cooler.

Took the truck into the Ford dealer for routine seervice at 28,000 kms and they couldn't locate the source of the noise. They did however replace the front brake rotors. If anyone is experiencing an unusual flap noise when low RMP shifting which seems to come from the front passanger side - can you please PM me.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:23 AM   #64
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Do you get the noise after you are stopped and start off or when you have been moving and slow down then go again. Did you have your foot on the brake or off the brake. Were they wheels straight ahead or in a turn? 4 wheel drive or two wheel drive?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #65
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Do you get the noise after you are stopped and start off or when you have been moving and slow down then go again. Did you have your foot on the brake or off the brake. Were they wheels straight ahead or in a turn? 4 wheel drive or two wheel drive?
Early morning mid afternoon evenig.
No specific times of the day
seems to be when low rpm automatic shifting
Haven't heard it when I use the Manual feature because I can run the revs higher before shifts.

Does it in 2 wheel drive while driving but haven't heard it in 4 high.
Almost sounds like an engine gas misfire internally. Not a loud shot gun backfire but a flap noise.
if I decelerate between gears it did it this mornign. Meaning that at low 6th gear rpms it returned to 5th when I had to let off othe throttle. when it down shifted it made the noise 2 times.

They checked all vacum lines - and no problems found so they say.
No codes registered.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:31 PM   #66
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I am towing a 30' Wildwood with a 2011 Ford F150 with 5.0 engine and I love towing with it, I hardly know it's back there and the power and mileage are good. Very pleased
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:14 PM   #67
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Attachment 11459Here is a more recent pic..On the way home from Florida..in Ohio..
Dretired, I have a 2010 F-150 crew cab ( 5.5 bed ) with a Pulrite 12k SuperGlide hitch. Lease ends in Feb., so I need to order a new truck next week. I hate my hitch, so I am going back to a super crew ( 6.5 bed ) for more cab clearance. I have a Crusader 5ver and was wondering if a standard hitch ( no slide ) will work with my trailer. The front nose of my trailer has the same contour as yours. Also looking at a 3.73 limited slip axle with the max tow package ( my 2010 has both ). My 2010 has a little sag but not to bad . Any comments would be appreciated.

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I'm towing a 2011 Rockwood 8285WS with my stock 2012 F150 EcoBoost 2X4, Heavy Duty Payload package and it tows like a dream. I had a 2006 F150 5.4L and it struggled with this Fifth wheel, and I had to put Firestone air bags on it. The 2006 was just not enough truck.

Here's a picture of our setup, notice there is very little sag. The rear only dropped 2" after hooking up. The Heavv Duty Payload package helped there.



Now lets look at the specs. The truck has a Gross Vehivle weight of 8200 lbs and a payload of 2413 lbs.




I weighed the truck after I had the FW Hitch installed, full tank of gas. It weighed 6260 after adding 100lbs for the wife.





I weighed the entire rig before our first trip. I wanted it to be fully loaded with all of the stuff we normally take camping plus a 2/3rd full fresh water tank.




If you do the calculations you will see that the truck without the FW weighs 6260 lbs. the truck with the FW weighs 7920lbs (3460 + 4460) which gives me a pin weight of 1660lbs. 1606lbs + 7340lbs (trailer Weight) = 9000lbs well under the 11300lbs towing capacity.

The truck has a max gross weight of 8200lbs - 7920lbs (fully loaded truck and trailer) leaves me with 280lbs to spare. Not a lot but enough.

As you can see the F150 EcoBoost with the Heavy Duty Payload Package is well equiped to tow a lightweight Fifth Wheel
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Thanks for providing some real weight scale numbers for your set-up. For clarification, is the truck a crew cab, 6.5' bed and what trim level?

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Thanks for providing some real weight scale numbers for your set-up. For clarification, is the truck a crew cab, 6.5' bed and what trim level?

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It's a SuperCrew Lariat with 6.5 bed. Here's the window sticker if that helps..

http://fordlabels.webview.biz/webvie...VW1CTXCKD63530
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