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Posted: 09/09/21 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mkirsch wrote:

mdcamping wrote:

Hello everyone

How is everyone's experience towing with this truck, as I am considering ordering the truck. Specs: GCWR 17,500, Max Payload 2,190 Max towing 12,300


Also considering ordering/towing a 2022 Jay Flight 24RBS

Specs: https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2021-jayc........t-travel-trailer-floorplan-24rbs-tr48456

Thanks for your replies
Mike


How can anyone have experience towing with a truck that isn't even available to buy yet? At least, not at the time the original post was written...

Maybe if you were asking in January or February, but not early August.


yeah that was my mistake as I should have posted 2021, also hadn't looked into the Heavy Duty

Mike


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ronharmless wrote:

philh wrote:

My 2018 F350 3.5L did a wonderful job towing a 6k trailer. I noticed a HUGE improvement when I upgraded to LT "E" tires.
I'm pretty sure there was no 3.5L available in a 2018 F350


DOH! I have a 2022 F350 on order since March, it is definitely on my brain. I corrected my post to F150 [emoticon]

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Posted: 09/13/21 09:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can give you some real life experience with a 2020. Ours is rated for 12,500# with the 3.55 and the 20s, payload of about 1,750lbs. We towed our 5,500# Jayco X213 previously with a Chevrolet Avalanche with the 5.3L V8 rated for 8000lbs. While it moved it out nicely, the biggest issue I had was always a lack of power in the mountains and good pulls. The F-150 laughs at that.

First trip was to northern Pennsylvania where it rolled up and down, left and right and one couldn't get a rolling start on anything in the backwoods. 45mph roads that were super curvy, and I'm glad we had the 10-speed tranny to handle it.

Second big trip was to Montana in July/August. The biggest pass we went over was west of Helena and it capped out about 6,700ft. By the time I got to the top she was just getting warmed up - tranny read 217º while cruising solidly just under 50mph. It had plenty of power had I wanted to push it. Obviously not Colorado passes, I anxiously await those tests, but I was pleased it handled it as it did in the heat. For reference the prior year in Colorado our Avalanche pushed 245º on the tranny and struggled to maintain 45mph.

Average mileage is 9.5-10mpg I would say. I've seen somebody say you either have Eco or you have Boost. My biggest gripe is the engine braking on the downhill. I'm an early manual downshifter, and it does not hold back well at all. But I've learned how to drive it accordingly.

Overall I LOVE this truck. I'm not in the camp that says you need a 3/4 ton truck, especially not for this size load. Our next trailer will be in the 8,000lb range and I feel comfortable that it will handle it just fine.


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I have been towing for over 21k miles with a 2021 F150 4x4 Lariat Powerboost. We tow a 32ft trailer with approx. 7500lbs loaded.

The truck has tons of power to spare. We went from Phx to Glacier and down the Oregon Coast this summer. No problems whatsoever going up hill or maintaining any speeds. I used to tow a similar trailer with a 2006 Nissan Titan and it is day and night.

The built in generator if you get, it is a god sent. It is silent most of the time. The mileage is 8-10 Mpg towing with the occasional 11 on flat, no wind. Truck is very quiet and a dream to tow uphill with.

The only issue I am still trying to fix is a little too much softness in the rear suspension. I can level front and rear of the truck when loaded with trailer but a leveled truck still makes the headlights point to trees. I tried a pair of Timbren SES and the helped but they are too harsh over bumps.

Other than that, I have learned to love this truck. Now, the wife wants a fifth wheel so I need something bigger :-)

If you can swing the Powerboost, it may be worth considering.

MC

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"The truck will pull as good or better than any of the early 2000s diesels which are still quite capable. No worries OP."

Flat ground and long 6% grades???


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

"The truck will pull as good or better than any of the early 2000s diesels which are still quite capable. No worries OP."

Flat ground and long 6% grades???

I don't disagree that the truck can compete with early 2000's trucks. But it's 2021? Being able to compete with a 20 year old truck is not a monumental acheivement.
At the end of the day the ecoboost are a solid platform with more than ample power, However they lack payload and do not have an exhaust brake.
Ultimately they become a niche truck limited to 7500# GVR TT's.
They lack what it takes to be a true heavy duty truck.


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Posted: 11/05/21 10:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree that payload is an issue but perhaps not for camping, light work and a daily driver. As a work truck to carry heavy loads the F150 will not cut it. The Powerboost un particular suffers from payload limitations.

I cannot speak about the Ecoboost but the Powerboost has plenty of power to pull up 6% grades and I would say 9000 lbs trailer. I wouldn't go any higher. At some point it is not how much you can tow but how much what you tow can throw you around.

My biggest disappointment with the Powerboost is that they limited the gas tank to 30 gallons. You are stopping every 200 miles or less whether you like it or not...
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People need to get past what it can tow and look for what can handle the load.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

People need to get past what it can tow and look for what can handle the load.


I've been saying that since I started posting on here in 2001....

Choose TV based on payload needs, drivetrain based on your performance needs and wants.

Marty


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blt2ski wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

People need to get past what it can tow and look for what can handle the load.


I've been saying that since I started posting on here in 2001....

Choose TV based on payload needs, drivetrain based on your performance needs and wants.

Marty


Great minds........

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