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Old 04-10-2015, 10:49 AM   #31
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Have a 2014 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Max Tow at 11,200 pulling Shasta 32' 7000# TT works great WDH makes a huge diff. I am moving to a Roo 23IKSS this weekend better layout and 1700#'s less so it should work way better but F150 is a Beast powerwise no trouble with hills or braking no turbo lag either, F250/350's are 62-66K too much for a TT


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Old 04-15-2015, 06:14 AM   #32
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I'm a V8 fan always. I would have never believed a V6 EcoBoost would be in the plan pulling a TT. Have a 2013 F150 EB never been more satisfied. Many nay sayers said this about V6s in NASCAR, the V6 in the 80s produced great HP. Buick V6 blocks were indestructible.


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Old 04-15-2015, 08:19 AM   #33
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Buick 3.8 Turbo Charged Grand National was a fast engine


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Old 04-15-2015, 09:44 AM   #34
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I agree to close to max weight, no wiggle room. The tranny temps will be well in the 200 degree area most of the time. Time will not be your friend, something will fail eventually. I have an Eco, 2013, pull TT 5100lbs, well within the weight limitations.


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My 2013 F150 EB runs 195 trans temp unloaded.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:48 AM   #35
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My 2013 F150 EB runs 195 trans temp unloaded.
I run below 96C , 100C is boiling point.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:02 AM   #36
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We are towing a Rockwood fifth wheel, 8280WS, weighs in close to 8K lbs. We drive a Ford Ecoboost with heavy duty tow package and 3.73 rear end. The 3.73 makes the difference - we have towed from Ohio to WV to Smokies to Grand Canyon to Phoenix. Now leaving for the Sierra Nevadas and Oregon Coast. Never a hiccup with this truck. Pulls like a champ, handles well, brakes just fine. When not towing (a big consideration for us as that is where we put on all the miles) I am getting 20 MPG combined city highway. You are not allowing enough leeway for towing with what you have. Our F-150 can tow 11,300 lbs, and that makes it comfortable under all conditions.
Just an FYI. The 2015 EB truck with the 3.55 gears is rated to tow 10,700 to 11,900. Same engine with same specs, same tranny, but now able to tow 1K-2K+ more (even if accounting for the loss of weight with aluminum). I think the OP has plenty of "wiggle room." In reality, with a 6 speed tranny and a truck that puts out peak torque at 2500 instead of 4500, there is very little reason to run the 3.73 gears. The 2015 numbers attest to that. The 2015 doc actually shows that the 3.55 is rated to tow MORE than the 3.73 trucks!!!!
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:06 AM   #37
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I run below 96C , 100C is boiling point.
195F is ~91C so it looks like we are in the same boat. And 100C is boiling point for water at sea level( I think this varies based on mineral content, though)- not sure that really applies to trans fluid.
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After I purchased an F-150 Eco-Boost with Max Tow Package, I started looking at fifth-wheels... Although there are many fifth-wheels on the market that are advertised as "1/2 ton towable", I found very few (maybe 1 or 2) that would allow me to stay within all maximum weight ranges of the truck. The one that was virtually impossible to hit was the rear axel weight limit. Being new to this RV'ing lifestyle, I was pretty anal about staying legal and within the limits of the truck, for safety, liability and to protect the $$$ I invested in the truck. Ended up going with a TT (Cherokee 264RLS) and the truck handles it beautifully... Good luck !!
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:27 AM   #39
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Just an FYI. The 2015 EB truck with the 3.55 gears is rated to tow 10,700 to 11,900. Same engine with same specs, same tranny, but now able to tow 1K-2K+ more (even if accounting for the loss of weight with aluminum). I think the OP has plenty of "wiggle room." In reality, with a 6 speed tranny and a truck that puts out peak torque at 2500 instead of 4500, there is very little reason to run the 3.73 gears. The 2015 numbers attest to that. The 2015 doc actually shows that the 3.55 is rated to tow MORE than the 3.73 trucks!!!!

I have the 2014 F150 EB with 3.55 Ford mechanics say 3.73 are not needed just have the six tranny cooler and you can safely tow 11,200#'s.

I get 20-24 all highway, 17-20 highway/city and 15-17 local city driving. No matter what I do I can't get any better then that and I get 7-11 towing my Roo 23IKSS


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I have the 2014 F150 EB with 3.55 Ford mechanics say 3.73 are not needed just have the six tranny cooler and you can safely tow 11,200#'s.

I get 20-24 all highway, 17-20 highway/city and 15-17 local city driving. No matter what I do I can't get any better then that and I get 7-11 towing my Roo 23IKSS


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You lost me at "six tranny cooler"???
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