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Old 04-12-2016, 10:44 AM   #1
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Looking at 2015 Ford 150 5.0 V8 FFV 3.73 axle

towing capacity is 10,900lb per Ford chart and payload was over 2,000lb
I want to tow my TT
26 feet dry weight 4087 loaded 7705 (don't think I would load that much in TT)
What do you think? Don't want to use my Durango with 6200 towing, not a good match. Thanks
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Is this a S-CREW or just regular cab?
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Is this a S-CREW or just regular cab?
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:39 AM   #4
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The numbers support what you want to do.
After towing my TT with an F-150 with 5.4L, I must admit I have a really hard time believing this is going to work, but I don't see any problems.
Even with a 1000 lb TW, you've still got 1000 lbs payload.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:46 AM   #5
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I have the 2014 Ford extended cab 5.0 (3.55) and it will tow a 7900# trailer very well. I am really impressed with the towing ability. Towed up the Lewiston, Id. switchback passing DP coaches without any problems. Tow/haul was on down the Lo Lo pass for 99 miles without any problems. I didn't have to touch the brakes more then a couple times.
The 5.0 motor is very impressive.
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I have a 2011 F150 Super Crew with the 3.5 liter ecoboost engine...while it has plenty of power very close to the 6.2, if I were doing it again, I would opt for the 6.2 liter V8. The Ecoboost still has some bugs to work out, and the 6.2 is pretty time tested and reliable. I think the 5.0 is on the smallish side for heavy towing and works pretty hard on long grades. Just my two bits worth.
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To the F150 question, I would ask where you get the 2000lb rating from? Is that on the door sticker. If it's from the ford web site then that's usually for a stripper.
Any way you should be fine for power.
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I have a friend who has the same f-150 your looking at. 5.0 super crew with the 3.73s. He loves it, pulls his Tracer 26' trailer well. They go to FL from Ohio yearly. Personally I'd rather have the 5.0 over the Eco boost. The 5.0 is a proven platform.
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I have a friend who has the same f-150 your looking at. 5.0 super crew with the 3.73s. He loves it, pulls his Tracer 26' trailer well. They go to FL from Ohio yearly. Personally I'd rather have the 5.0 over the Eco boost. The 5.0 is a proven platform.
The 5.0 would be great on the Eastern Seaboard, but if you are going to pull any real serious hills, that 6.2 would be a welcome option.
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Deb - check the yellow and white sticker on the drivers doorframe for the CCC ! The 5.0 is a nice motor, however, test drive the Ecoboost before you decide!

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Deb - check the yellow and white sticker on the drivers doorframe for the CCC ! The 5.0 is a nice motor, however, test drive the Ecoboost before you decide!

Good luck!
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Don't believe the Ford chart.
Look at the yellow drivers door sticker for actual payload.
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5.0 not big enough

I can tell you right now the 5.0L will not be big enough. I pulled with a 5.4L
a 7300 LB dry Fifth wheel. On flat ground it is OK but get on a long grade uphill the engine will be screaming. Unless you slow down to 45MPH. Gas mileage on the 5.4L was terrible, with a tail wind maybe 8-9MG. From what I read the Eco boost is another story. A lot are using the V-6 With eco boost with good luck.


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Had a f150 crew cab with 3.5 pulling a 8500 lb trailer from Ontario to Florida three times and many other trips shorter. Worked great but mpg were usually about 8> Also had a 5.4 before that and the 3.5 out pulled it hands down. Eco Boost had good mpg when not towing. Would love to see the 5 litre with turbos. I moved to a 12000 lb 5th wheel so moved up to a F250 diesel which tows with no problem on any hill. Better to have too much power than not enough.
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I pulled the TT in my sig with a F150 Ecoboost. Get one with the tow package and you will be happy with the trailer you have. Much better than a 5.0. BUT make sure you check the payload capacity as others said.

@Highway: you can't get a 6.2 in a non-Raptor F150 anymore.
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To the F150 question, I would ask where you get the 2000lb rating from? Is that on the door sticker. If it's from the ford web site then that's usually for a stripper.
Any way you should be fine for power.
This is not true. My 2015 XLT Super Crew 4x4 3.5eb with the 302a package(best package for the xlt) has a 1980# payload on the door sticker.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:49 PM   #16
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Update, didn't get the Ford. Husband chose a 2016 Dodge Ram 2055 6.4L V8 Hemi 3.73, its a beast (at least to me) Thank you all. We have learned so much from all of you ! Didn't realize how much there is to know when towing a camper.
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F-150 EcoBoost

I have a 2013 F-150 EcoBoost. 3.5 4x4 4 door with Ford's Max Tow package.
420 FTLB Torque, 365 HP. Pulls my 26' Stealth Toyhauler (loaded about 10,000+lbs) up & down Colorado's steep mountains just fine.
Towing mileage in Colorado is 6mpg. Just driving 15-19 mpg.
Did 7,300 miles to NoLa, Golf Coast, the Keys & back 2 summers ago. Purrs!
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That Dodge 2500 with the bigger Hemi does look good!

Denver to the Fl Keys is a loooong drive! I'm in north central Florida and think it's a long drive....LOL !
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I can tell you right now the 5.0L will not be big enough. I pulled with a 5.4L
a 7300 LB dry Fifth wheel. On flat ground it is OK but get on a long grade uphill the engine will be screaming. Unless you slow down to 45MPH. Gas mileage on the 5.4L was terrible, with a tail wind maybe 8-9MG. From what I read the Eco boost is another story. A lot are using the V-6 With eco boost with good luck.


Just my opinion and experience!
I have towed with a 5.4 and now the 5 liter. No comparison the 5 liter is a great towing motor with more torque and HP than the 5.4 . I prefer the v8 over the eb as I am not worried about heat related issues running the turbos on a long distance tow.

To the OP we tow a 32 foot trailer at 7700 lbs.
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I tow about 7200 loaded, with the truck in my sig. Almost effortless.

The truck you ended up with is a better choice for towing, but harder to live with as a commuter (in my case).
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