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Old 09-08-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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Signature 8282WS and Ecoboost

Had our 8282 since Dec 2013. It is a great trailer. Diamond package is a must but the standard options make this a good buy. Pulling with 2013 F150 Ecoboost, Max Tow, 3:73 rear. Switched P tires for LT on the truck and Class E Carlisles to the trailer immediately. Switched standard mirrors to F150 Platium elec adjustable tow mirrors and added auto spring assists to the rear springs. With trifold bed cover the hitch is accessible without removing cover. Three slides make this a really comfortable home;lots of room and so much storage you can't fill it all, tv across from the lounge chairs, fireplace, movable island is cool. Lived in it for 4 months but travels well also. Just did Slumgulliom Pass to Lake Ciity and I am extremey impressed with the Ecoboost. Lots of reserve power and trailer pulls great. Very few problems, none major, and only shortcoming is the single gray water tank. No problems adjusting to that. Would recommend this unit to anyone if they don't mind the approx 9000# loaded weight. Truck tow package is a must since hitch weight is about 1400#. (My truck - 5435 empty from factory; 7600 max loaded capacity but I wouldn't pull anything this heavy without the LT tires and the spring assist or airbags). (Or just but an F250 or bigger if you can stand the empty truck ride - not me, I like my smooth car ride of the 150).

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Old 09-22-2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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Hello I just bought a 2014 Ford EcoBoost 4x4, 4 door. This Saturday I am picking up an 8289WS diamond package. I heard the ford was a good choice for this tow so I went with it. I hope it is. I do love the comfort of the vehicle. I have the standard side view mirrors. I was thinking of upgrading them

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Old 09-22-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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The only thing the MaxTow gives on your truck is an upgraded receiver hitch(pointless with a 5er), the tow mirrors, a different rear spring code(my non MaxTow has the same springs because it has 20's), backup camera, and IBC. With the correct package, you get many of those options. My XLT with the 302A package has the IBC and the bu camera. The ONLY difference in my truck and a max tow was the mirrors and the receiver hitch. I added tow mirrors to mine, upgraded to heavier load range tires, and added air bags. I recommend you do the same and you'll have a great tow vehicle.
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