Originally Posted by GaryS502
I am pulling a 2015 FR 2504S (about 5,000 lbs) with the same pickup (2014) that has a V6. It pulls fine on relatively flat land, but is a dog when going up hills. I am going to replace it with a V8, which should provide the power needed to comfortably pull the trailer and I'll likely get better gas mileage since it won't be as much a load on the engine and transmission.
Eh? Are you talking about the F-150? I pull a 7000 lb 2604WS up I-5 with a 2014 F-150 Ecoboost and I would not call it a dog at all. I have the power to pretty much go up anything at the speed limit. Only on the steepest/longest grades do I run into issues, and they are cooling issues not power issues.
BTW be careful with that "replace it with a V8" because it may not be better. I chose the Ecoboost specifically because it has more torque than the base V8. I love the sound of a V8 and have driven them for years. But this game is all about torque and the dual hairdryer V6 has it over the base V8s in the F-150s.