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Old 09-28-2016, 12:09 AM   #31
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We have towed our 2109s for three years with the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel and love it! We've towed from Wisconsin through the Rockies, up to and back from Alaska, and out and back to New Mexico-- I figure maybe 20,000 miles total.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:12 AM   #32
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Hi all, wow thanks for all the thoughtful responses. It means a lot to have your options and guidance. From what I'm reading here regarding pulling the 2109 and a few other limitations I'm thinking a F150 is the best fit. Regarding components I'll clearly need the trailer towing package with otional mirrors. From what I see hear and doing some math I should be well within the stated capacities of the truck. I like the ecoboost concept but was wondering if the 2.7 is adequate for my needs.
The 2.7L may very well be adequate for the present. Payload is about the same (around 2,100 lbs). But for $1,300 to step up to the 3.5L you increase the max towing from around 8,000 to over 12,000. That's a pretty small price for a pretty dramatic towing capacity increase. The 2.7 gets marginally better gas mileage, but the "buzz" is that may no longer be the case in the 2017's, which are getting an all new 3.5L with a new 10-speed transmission. The 2017's should be available in about another month. Ford has not made pricing or MPG available yet.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:05 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Tommy D. View Post Hi all, wow thanks for all the thoughtful res

Regarding the 2.7 vs the 3.5 I certainly see your point related to the higher towing capacity. I'm guessing that higher capacity equates to more than just getting heavier springs. Perhaps larger brakes, bigger rad, etc.? Likely a bunch of heavier components that yield that increase.

EmersonTT's comments about his Grand Cherokee certainly intrigues me. I guess I'm still a SUV guy at heart and hearing his experiences with his diesel are surely interesting.

One of my hopes for my new vehicle are that it can fit into my garage. I see a height issue with the F150s that I wouldn't have with an SUV. My garage door opening is VERY close to the height of the trucks.

BTW, still on the "blogging learning curve" !! I hope you guys get this message and with it, my sincere thanks for your interest.
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:37 AM   #34
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We've ordered a 2109S and are impatiently waiting on it. We'll be towing with a 2006 Nissan Armada (with the "big" towing package, not all Armadas are created equal) and I don't anticipate any problems.
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:35 PM   #35
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We've ordered a 2109S and are impatiently waiting on it. We'll be towing with a 2006 Nissan Armada (with the "big" towing package, not all Armadas are created equal) and I don't anticipate any problems.
I was always impressed with the way my Armada pulled my Flagstaff 27BESS Super lite. Pulled with ease and you hardly knew the tt was behind you.
Personally, I think more people would be impressed if they gave the 'mada a chance or a try. Properly equipped, of course. Not everyone needs or wants a pickup truck.
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I was always impressed with the way my Armada pulled my Flagstaff 27BESS Super lite. Pulled with ease and you hardly knew the tt was behind you.
Personally, I think more people would be impressed if they gave the 'mada a chance or a try. Properly equipped, of course. Not everyone needs or wants a pickup truck.
We don't put many miles on our Armada but would definitely buy another one, when this one wears out. Wife loves it as a grocery getter and she's the primary driver. It's a good all around vehicle for our needs and tows very well when we need it to do that too.
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One of my hopes for my new vehicle are that it can fit into my garage. I see a height issue with the F150s that I wouldn't have with an SUV. My garage door opening is VERY close to the height of the trucks.

LOL, I know what you mean. For me, no problem with height, thought the radio antenna does hit the door when I park. I've read a couple of posts on the F150 Forum about people who have shortened the antenna - pop off the top ball, clip the antenna, glue the ball back on with a dab of JB Weld.

My issue was length. I brought a demo home and put it in the garage. It fits with about 1 inch to spare...
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:00 AM   #38
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DH & I are considering upgrading to a 2109S. Can 2109S owners tell me what feature would they change on it if they could?


Forest River has already made the change I'd want. The shower.
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:02 PM   #39
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We tow our 2109S with a GMC Sierra 2500HD. The truck hardly knows anything is back there, even on steep hills, and should we decide we need a larger trailer sometime, we won't have to replace the truck.
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Would a RAM 1500 Crew cab with 5.7 L be adequate to pull a 2109S?
We live in the Rockies & camp in the mountains
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