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Old 07-11-2015, 03:41 AM   #11
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How does the rear suspension handle the load? A lot of squat?
Don't know about the OP, but I have the stock suspension and very little squat. I have the Equilizer WD hitch, with which I am very happy. On the other hand, my trailer is pretty light, less than 5k dry weight, but once I got the WD hitch set up within specs, it looks fine.
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:29 PM   #12
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Don't know about the OP, but I have the stock suspension and very little squat. I have the Equilizer WD hitch, with which I am very happy. On the other hand, my trailer is pretty light, less than 5k dry weight, but once I got the WD hitch set up within specs, it looks fine.
That reply is the exact same as I would have said. Even the weight of our units is the same.....
Thanks for doing my work.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:59 PM   #13
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I towed ours this weekend with my Ecoboost, I got around 12.1 going and about 9.5 back, but I was really happy. Our trailer in the sig was about 7600 lbs and pulled it fine, was merging on the highway, huge hill and so I pinned it, had to let off cause I was speeding.

Truck squats about 2" with the weight of the trailer, I have a Equalizer WHD with 1k bars.

Still might look at a 250 for my next truck I case we go bigger with the next one.

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How does the rear suspension handle the load? A lot of squat?

Love the EcoBoost in my SHO. Wish I had it in my F-250.
They are going to in the new 2017 f250 450 hp / 500 lbs of torq.
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Old 07-13-2015, 06:43 AM   #14
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Excited to hear that things went great for you! Your new truck sounds like a beast on the road! We can't wait to hear about more of your adventures!

Journey on!
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:51 PM   #15
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Hi I just completed a trip from Southern Ontario to Regina Saskatchewan. Pulling a Zinger 270-RL with a 2013 Ford F150 Ecoboost. Ran into to pretty good headwinds, rain, and north of Superior some pretty rugged terrain along Highway 17 (TransCanada Hwy). Lots of 6% and 7% grade warnings. I used the trucks tow/haul option for the entire trip. I no problem with the steep climbs or downgrades. Truck did most of the work for me and had power in reserve. This was my first long trip as a new RVer and I am so glad the truck performed so well. I tracked my mileage and came in at 9.8 mpg. I may have improved my mpg's if I only used the tow/haul when really needed but my confidence level was higher while using it.

I never used the cruise control when the terrain flattened out. Not sure it was a good idea to use it when towing. I pretty much stick to the speed limit, rarely doing more than 100 to 110 km/hr (about 60 to 65mph).

Just wanted to share my comments and enthusiasm for the F150 Ecoboost with heavy duty tow package.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:01 PM   #16
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Hi I just completed a trip from Southern Ontario to Regina Saskatchewan. Pulling a Zinger 270-RL with a 2013 Ford F150 Ecoboost. Ran into to pretty good headwinds, rain, and north of Superior some pretty rugged terrain along Highway 17 (TransCanada Hwy). Lots of 6% and 7% grade warnings. I used the trucks tow/haul option for the entire trip. I no problem with the steep climbs or downgrades. Truck did most of the work for me and had power in reserve. This was my first long trip as a new RVer and I am so glad the truck performed so well. I tracked my mileage and came in at 9.8 mpg. I may have improved my mpg's if I only used the tow/haul when really needed but my confidence level was higher while using it.

I never used the cruise control when the terrain flattened out. Not sure it was a good idea to use it when towing. I pretty much stick to the speed limit, rarely doing more than 100 to 110 km/hr (about 60 to 65mph).

Just wanted to share my comments and enthusiasm for the F150 Ecoboost with heavy duty tow package.
Highly recommend the Upper Peninsula of MI for your next trip between Sask and Ont!
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Old 07-24-2015, 04:12 PM   #17
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Thanks for the reply. Funny ... my wife just said the same thing. She has been researching the route and wants to make stops at Frankenmuth and also spend a couple of days at Makinac area and visit the Island. Looks like we are Michigan bound next trip out west.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:27 PM   #18
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Frankenmuth is quite a hike south, but its a spectacle to be seen once in your life for sure. The Mackinac area is really cool too. You can hit up the south shore of Superior, then head south to Escanaba and hit the north shore of Michigan - both very cool. I've done both the Canada and US routes going between Edmonton and Ottawa and now live in the lower peninsula of Michigan, so can vouch that you're in for a treat in the UP. Happy travels!
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