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Old 11-30-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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I know there are many members who own F-150 fords with the eco boost and towing package. I am in the process of buying and would like some input on towing with the truck. I own a 2012 305sk.
Do you have the max tow package? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Have max tow, max payload and Roadmaster Active Suspension. Tows great. Towed about 2000 miles so far and didn't have any issues.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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I know there are many members who own F-150 fords with the eco boost and towing package. I am in the process of buying and would like some input on towing with the truck. I own a 2012 305sk.
Do you have the max tow package? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

I have the same trailer, almost. (2013). I tow with a F350 SRW. The dry weight on mine is 9400 lbs. Loaded and ready probably around 11,000-11,500, I haven't weighed it yet. I know my rear squats about 1.5"-2" when the trailer is hooked up and it is on the overloads. I wouldn't think of a smaller TV except maybe a 250.

I'm not overloaded, the rig pulls fine, and I don't care what the "Ecoboost" folks say but I wouldn't do it.

My TV weighs just over 8000 lbs empty, me, hitch, and a full tank of diesel(actual). Pulling probably 11,000 my gross is over 19,000.
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:46 AM   #4
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I have nothing nice to say about the ecobomb
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:22 AM   #5
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Don't tow with our ecoboost (except for an occasional utility trailer), we have an F350 platinum for the big jobs,
but I can say a lot of good things about the twin turbo ecoboost in the wife's explorer sport !

smooth, fast, solid, not an issue in 12k miles, a better engine than the turbo audi Q5 we traded on it... wife likes the ford much better than the audi...

averages 20 mpg on her daily commute thru dfw traffic... but other than that
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It really depends on your type of towing. We tow 5,000 to 7,000 miles a year and always see long mountain grades several times and you can't beat a diesel truck in these conditions. For any trailer with a weight over 10,000lbs you will have more control with a 3/4 or 1 ton truck with 2,000lbs more overall weight and significant capacity to spare. The weight of the tow vehicle significantly adds to the stability no matter what the towing capacity of the half ton says. If you only do short hauls, a properly optioned Ecoboost would probably do the job but you are at the limit of your vehicle. It's like guys hauling 16,500lb rigs with SRW 1 ton diesels when they should have a DRW which then adds a margin of safety.

Are your reasons fuel economy or cost? I get 20mpg empty with my F350 6.7l and average 12mpg towing my 12,200lb fifth wheel when fully loaded. Combined weight is 20,300lbs. Obviously the diesels are more expensive, but I also put 30,000 miles per year on my truck in total - already have 95,000 miles on my 2011. I realize your trailer is smaller, but I would vote for the diesel in case you upsize your trailer in the future.
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According to Ford's charts, you will be overloading your truck.

My 2010 CF30SKP weighs in about 11,700 loaded.
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Have a 2013 F150 Ecoboost my TT is 7700# I don't think I would push it with anything larger.
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Thanks guys,
I dont plan on towing long distance with the truck. I have a 2010 F-350 diesel that is my work truck. I plan on using it for short trips no farther then a couple hundred miles. The dealer says with the max tow package it is good to 11,000 LB.

I plan to use the truck for a daily driver and tow with it when my other truck isnt around.
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Thanks guys,
I dont plan on towing long distance with the truck. I have a 2010 F-350 diesel that is my work truck. I plan on using it for short trips no farther then a couple hundred miles. The dealer says with the max tow package it is good to 11,000 LB.

I plan to use the truck for a daily driver and tow with it when my other truck isnt around.
Hi,

The problem is not the weight of the trailer but the weight of the King pin. My F150 SuperCrew has a payload of 2200# with the HD package and my little FW has a weight of close to 1600# fully loaded. My dry weight King pin is 1200# so, imagine yours with a 1900# dry on the King pin....
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