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Old 05-06-2021, 01:23 PM   #1
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Hi all...looking at buying an F150 with 2.7 ecoboost. I have a 178bhsk just under 4000lbs. It should pull it just fine but curious if anyone has some real input they could give??
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I have not personally owned one, but many on here swear by them. All things considered, it probably provides as good a "bang for the buck" in towing that you can get for a half ton. As you stated, that will be more than enough to tow that camper. Seems like a great match.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:04 PM   #3
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I had a 2015 f150 2.7 Ecoboost pulling a 35ft Gulfstream Amerilite .
I want to say it was about 6500lbs. It had great take off but if I was on the interstate,and a big truck came by me I would start to walk.
With that being said I think you will be fine. But even with the WDH/ with load levelers on it you might want to invest in some air bags for your rear end.
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I had a 2015 f150 2.7 Ecoboost pulling a 35ft Gulfstream Amerilite .
I want to say it was about 6500lbs. It had great take off but if I was on the interstate,and a big truck came by me I would start to walk.
With that being said I think you will be fine. But even with the WDH/ with load levelers on it you might want to invest in some air bags for your rear end.
Shouldn't need airbags for a under 5000lbs GVWR TT. A good WDH with integrated sway control should take care of any possible minor squat.
The 2.7 Ecoboost F150 will be a perfect match, for your Wildwood. Just be care about the fancy bling trim levels, they'll lower payload capacity.
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Shouldn't need airbags for a under 5000lbs GVWR TT. A good WDH with integrated sway control should take care of any possible minor squat.
The 2.7 Ecoboost F150 will be a perfect match, for your Wildwood. Just be care about the fancy bling trim levels, they'll lower payload capacity.
Ok if you say so. That's what I thought until I got the TT. I ended up put some on and it made a world of difference. But to each is their own. Just keep the thought in the back of your mind. Good luck and have fun camping.
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Ok if you say so. That's what I thought until I got the TT. I ended up put some on and it made a world of difference. But to each is their own. Just keep the thought in the back of your mind. Good luck and have fun camping.
You did notice that the OPs trailer would fit inside your trailer, right? Might be able to fit 2 of the OPs trailers in yours.
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Shouldn't need airbags for a under 5000lbs GVWR TT. A good WDH with integrated sway control should take care of any possible minor squat.
The 2.7 Ecoboost F150 will be a perfect match, for your Wildwood. Just be care about the fancy bling trim levels, they'll lower payload capacity.

+1 on this - you should be fine with the 2.7 F150 and that trailer without adding bags or aftermarket parts (other than a good hitch setup). Only thing to consider might be the 2.7 Payload Package.



Definitely watch your options; I took a 104lb loss in payload between my moonroof and tailgate step alone. options do add up quick!
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It will definitely not do what the 3.5Eco will but lots of people use the 2.7Eco for towing travel trailers. I sure wouldn't go over 7000 gross camper weight.
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