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Old 01-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #71
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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

Great info! Thanks for sharing, this kind of factual explanation will help many folks looking for a similar setup
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:07 PM   #72
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I pull a 2011 26ft Heritage Glenn with a 2003 F-150 with a 5.4 liter V8. It has the factory tow package that includes the electric break wiring harness and the transmission cooler. My tow weighed 5740 dry and I do not have any problems towing it in the east. I have no intention of heading to the Rockies but the Appalachian trail has not been a problem. I average around 8mpg with the trailer loaded for a two week trip. We do not travel with more than five gallons of water in the fresh water tank. This way if we have to make an emergency pit stop we have flush water.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:15 PM   #73
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I pull a 2011 26ft Heritage Glenn with a 2003 F-150 with a 5.4 liter V8. It has the factory tow package that includes the electric break wiring harness and the transmission cooler. My tow weighed 5740 dry and I do not have any problems towing it in the east. I have no intention of heading to the Rockies but the Appalachian trail has not been a problem. I average around 8mpg with the trailer loaded for a two week trip. We do not travel with more than five gallons of water in the fresh water tank. This way if we have to make an emergency pit stop we have flush water.
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We towed a Rockwood 2604 with a Silverado all over the midwest and west, including through the Rockies, and had absolutely no problems.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:09 AM   #74
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I have a 2012 Ford F-150 Ecoboost with the heavy tow package that I tow my 2013 26TBSS with. It tows like a champ and is a great truck. I really love the backup cam for hooking up to the trailer. Plenty of truck for the 26TBSS.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:13 PM   #75
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I'm towing with a 2011 F150 FX4 with EcoBoost and today was my first time toeing with it. It preformed like a champ. Awesome truck
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #76
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I'm pulling my 29ft Cardinal 5er with a 2010 XLT 5.4 with factory tow package and a factory Ford brake controller. Out here in good ole flat Kansas I have no trouble at all, but I'm going to go with Firestone air bags this spring. jdadoug
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:11 AM   #77
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I'm pulling my 29ft Cardinal 5er with a 2010 XLT 5.4 with factory tow package and a factory Ford brake controller. Out here in good ole flat Kansas I have no trouble at all, but I'm going to go with Firestone air bags this spring. jdadoug
I just bought a 2010 F150 with 18k! on it today. It replaces a 2007 Expedition as a TV for my Greywolf 26BH.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:24 AM   #78
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*sigh* I am having a serious case of "truck envy"....what kind of mileage of the F-150 w/ecoboost? Under tow conditions and without a load?
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I pull a new coachman 292 with a 2005 f150 5.4 with trailer tow and no problems. PBtraveler, you should be ok, remember your 5.4 is about 40-50 hp and less torque than mine and 100hp less than the new ecoboost. The ecoboost is a beast, a pulling machine.
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*sigh* I am having a serious case of "truck envy"....what kind of mileage of the F-150 w/ecoboost? Under tow conditions and without a load?
I get about 12-15 city and 20-25 highway without a load, I haven't towed much with a load to give you an answer on that
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