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Old 01-15-2016, 12:10 PM   #29
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Just thinking my model A has 205 cubic inches , this 2.7 has roughly 165 cu in, how long will it stand up pulling an airstream, just thinking.....

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Old 01-15-2016, 12:16 PM   #30
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Legitimate concern, but the 3.5 (only slightly larger displacement) has been in the F150 since 2011 and has a solid reputation. Heck, even Consumer Reports likes it.

It is my number #2 choice (still waiting on the Titan XD gasser availability).


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Old 01-15-2016, 02:08 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by MelGoddard View Post
Wut's a 'stinger'???
As switz noted - since the Hensley & ProPride hitches' "Heads" couple to the trailer's coupler with a ball of their own - the normal tow or draw-bar with a ball isn't needed - so you use a double-ended tow-bar that has a 2" square tube or solid bar which plugs into both the TV's receiver & the H/PP hitch head.

It resembles a Bee's stinger when plugged into the TV - since there is no ball on the end - ergo the nickname.

Sorry for the confusion.

And for us - the 3.5 V6 EcoBoost's noise in that 2013 F150 4x4 was a big factor on a long trip - & not just on the 800 miles towing ABQ > SoCal, but also for the extended part not towing from SoCal > ABQ > OK/AR & back to ABQ NM & then the 800 miles towing to SoCal - it drove me batty!

However, the OP & each individual needs to make their own personal decision on that & any other factors, which was why I suggested they do test drives towing with each option - & an extended trip if possible.


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