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Old 09-21-2011, 08:14 AM   #15
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i believe the 36 gal tank is standard for the 2012 f150 with eco boost.
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:04 PM   #16
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Regarding the OP - I traded in my F350 super crew diesel recently for the F150 ecoboost super crew with max tow package and 157" WB (the 6.5' bed). This is to tow a 27' safari SE FB which is obviously quite a bit heavier with a bigger weight on the hitch. Smooth as glass with plenty of power when towing and equivalent MPG to the diesel (but @ $.40/gallon cheaper at the pump). Personally I love the safety margin of towing with the F350 but the ride is truly a heavy duty ride for both passengers and the trailer - rigid and durable means trailer takes more of a beating as does my family on a long trip. Judge how much of the trucks life will be spent actually towing versus around town and sight-seeing while the trailer sits in camp - if you are not full timing, the increased MPG, lower cost of fuel, and generally higher comfort level would make me consider the F150 with ecoboost.

The only 2 negatives I had to overcome was the smaller payload capacity - (hitch weight (yours is less than mine) plus family and a reasonable amount of gear in the bed you are approaching the max weight for the rear axle) and the 26 gallon fuel tank - other versions of F150 come with 36 gallon tank. I have recently seen some press that the 2012 F150's will have a greater payload and the 36 gallon tank - of course I did not see this till weeks after taking delivery of our new truck! I think you can get the beefed up HD payload option on the F150 with ecoboost but only in the regular cab with 8' bed - something that did not work for me unless kids road in the bed.

Look into the 2012 ecoboost having beefier payload and bigger fuel tank and I think your decision is made - especially with the lighter trailer you intend to pull. Just make sure you get the longest wheel base possible, the max tow package, and a good well adjusted weight equalizing hitch set-up!

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Old 09-21-2011, 02:29 PM   #17
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Is the 6.2 gas or diesel? jim
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:52 PM   #18
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A 6.2 L must be a skunk works project...will this be coming after the 6.7 L diesel?
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Hi, the 6.2 L gas engine has been out a few years now. It has nothing to do with Diesels or Skunks.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:38 PM   #19
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that truck right there is what Wally needed in Africa.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #20
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I too after living with my F-350 towing my 30 foot Classic am "right sizing" to either a 27 or 25 FB (remember the FB thread) and an Eco-Boost F-150.

30 just too big and feel it has wasted space for my needs, and I really miss my 25FB...
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i believe the 36 gal tank is standard for the 2012 f150 with eco boost.
36 gallon standard with 4x4 & Eco-Boost while 26 gallon on 2wd Eco-Boost

And to think my F-350 short bed came with 26 gallon (upgrading to 50 Titan tank - best upgrade ever)...
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:32 PM   #22
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Hi,
We bought a new 2012 Ecoboost last july to tow our 2012 FC 25FB. so far it has been a great truck.
we have about 8,600 miles on it, 4,000 of those miles towing. I have records of 3 tanks of gas towing our AS, total weight of 12,750 lbs and we got 12.6 mpg. We had reasonably level roads, and held our speed to under 60 mph.
The Ecoboost has lots of power when needed and for my wife and I it is very comfortable to travel in. It has a 36 gallon gas tank.
This engine came out in 2011 I believe. I keep my vehicles a long time so if this truck performs this well for the next 10 years it will be great.
I can not speak to the F250 because I did not shop for it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:38 PM   #23
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Thanks for all your inputI just got a F150 V8 5.0liter Lariat
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Congrats on the new truck!
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:32 PM   #25
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I'm towing a 27 footer. I have the newer 250 diesel. I wouldn't tow with anything else. Moreover, my son has an F150 Ecoboost. He has had a number of instances when towing his cattle trailer and the boost simply didn't operate. Most recently he was almost rear ended by a hauler as he tried to merge on to the expressway because he lost the boost in his Ecoboost. They admit there is a problem and they will fix. It is not a warranty recall...instead it is a "bulletin" at the dealer level. Bull crap I say. He's presently shopping for a 250.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:49 PM   #26
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Aquabud, It is an update to the ECU. I had it done and it fixed the issue. No more stalling under exceleration. So it is not "bull crap".
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