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Old 11-24-2015, 10:16 AM   #21
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We just downsized from 15000Lb 5th wheel with a F350. We pick up our 2014 8528RKWS from dealer in spring.
Looking for F150 with 5.0L TI-VCT V8 with trailer package instead of 3.5L Ecoboost V6. Only a couple of mpg difference. Any advice would be appreciated
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I would not buy a new 2015 F150. I had a 2014 and traded and wish I did not. Ford has really gone down hill with there new design. I would go with the steel truck.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:37 AM   #22
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I'm driving a 2014 Sierra 1500 5.3L V8 4 x 4. I put it in tow mode. Pulls smoothly at 62 mph at 1800 RPM. I have the 8528 IKWS. No problem so far.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:39 AM   #23
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I have the flagstaff 8528 bhws tow it with a 2013 ram 1500. I installed timbrins in place of stock bump stops the 5.7 pulls the rig beautifully I've towed to Maine, New Jersey, up to the Adirondacks in NY never s problem. Brakes beautifully I replaced pads and rotors at 22k just because and I would never resurface rotors they don't cost that much and why have a thinner rotor with new pads? The good year tires that came on the truck were crap, truck was very "squishy" put Firestone destinations on it they are an LT tire and that made a huge difference.
I tend to be tighter than bark to a tree and like to not spend money but when it comes to the wife and kids safety I'll go for a few bucks more. I can't pony up the dough for a 2500 at the moment but feel very confident and safe in my set up.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:04 AM   #24
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I too am pulling a Rockwood 8289WS FW with a 2013 Ram 1500 Hemi. I added Airlift 1000 airbags in the rear coils, as Ram doesn't use leaf springs in the rears. I pull my FW with no issues as well. The hemi has enough power and torque for my liking. But if i were to go somewhere that required big hills to pull, say Mtn Eagle, I definitely would look into a 2500. But I sure hate to give up my Ramboxes....waited 9 months for them. Guess I'll have to get a 2500 with them.
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Old 12-02-2015, 08:16 AM   #25
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I have the flagstaff 8528 bhws tow it with a 2013 ram 1500. I installed timbrins in place of stock bump stops the 5.7 pulls the rig beautifully I've towed to Maine, New Jersey, up to the Adirondacks in NY never s problem. Brakes beautifully I replaced pads and rotors at 22k just because .
??? My 04 Silverado 1500 has 59k miles on it and brake pads are less than
half gone....
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:46 AM   #26
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Thanks for the tip I watched the you tube ecoboost torture test. It was very interesting and certainly informative, and answers a lot of the questions about the ecoboost.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:55 AM   #27
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Saw another eb in the shop yesterday.
130km. In for timing chain. Customer pay. $2500
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:59 AM   #28
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Very Interesting.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:25 AM   #29
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Have been towing the 8289ws for two years. Before the Rockwood I was towing a 2008 Cougar 291RLS both with my 2008 5.7 Tundra. The Tundra has over 80K on the clock and has pulled 5rs in the Rockies and Cascades with no issues. Still on the original brake pads and rotors, may change those in the spring depending how the pads look. I use trans gears and engine along with occasional brake tapping to maintain speeds on long steep downgrades.
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Thanks for the tip I watched the you tube ecoboost torture test. It was very interesting and certainly informative, and answers a lot of the questions about the ecoboost.

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