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Old 06-26-2013, 11:05 PM   #29
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Sorry I have no hidden agenda to convert the world into buying 3/4 ton trucks.Nor is it a conspiracy to do away with F150's And if you can now get 17 inch wheels in alloy I stand corrected

.I also went thru this decision process and found the factory literature to be very confusing with a lot of astrics and fine print.The dealership employees could not answer many of my questions when it came time to make a decision on purchasing .So I dug deeper into researching the pros and cons of each model and I thought I would share it with the people looking now to purchase.
If I upset you or hurt your feelings let me apologize to you.Sorry
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:32 PM   #30
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My 76 has a reasonably light tongue (~500 dry) and we travel lightly enough - I don't expect to put much, if anything, in the truck box.

Get yourself a nice sedan. A minivan. Something sensible.

My folks pulled their heavier 1975 Silver Streak all over the US and Canada with a luxury sedan for more than 12-years (before replacing it with another vehicle). And as many as four adults plus a teen aboard.

A TV with a low center of gravity and fully independent suspension is a much better match in every respect. A truck worsens every aspect of road performance and braking.

Andrew Thomson at CAN AM RV in London, ON is worth a phone call or email. See his threads and posts around here.

Take your time. There is no challenge in pulling that trailer from any aspect.

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Old 06-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #31
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You will love it................

I have a 2013 SuperCrew XLT 2WD EcoBoost 3.55 electric locker - NO Max tow - NO HD payload package. #7,100 GVWR

Payload sticker is # 1,642 - and that factors in full fuel IIRC? (26 gal.)

Tongue weight is between #530 and #700 - depends.

2 adults in the cab, a few hundred in the bed for camping.

EcoBoost RULES! - don't even know the trailer is there. Like a little diesel.

400+ ft./lbs. torque at 2,000 or so..................NICE!

I get around 12 MPG when towing a #5,100ish 27' 1966 T27 Avion

20 MPG when not towing on the Hwy at 75 MPH (Texas!)

BTW - The back seat legroom in a SuperCrew is FANTASTIC - like a limo!.

The only thing I may change is a switch to LT E rated tires......as it comes with HD P's
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #32
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Excellent, thanks for sharing that!

We're out with the trailer right now and went looking at trucks today so this is timely news!

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I have a 2013 SuperCrew XLT 2WD EcoBoost 3.55 electric locker - NO Max tow - NO HD payload package. #7,100 GVWR

Payload sticker is # 1,642 - and that factors in full fuel IIRC? (26 gal.)

Tongue weight is between #530 and #700 - depends.

2 adults in the cab, a few hundred in the bed for camping.

EcoBoost RULES! - don't even know the trailer is there. Like a little diesel.

400+ ft./lbs. torque at 2,000 or so..................NICE!

I get around 12 MPG when towing a #5,100ish 27' 1966 T27 Avion

20 MPG when not towing on the Hwy at 75 MPH (Texas!)

BTW - The back seat legroom in a SuperCrew is FANTASTIC - like a limo!.

The only thing I may change is a switch to LT E rated tires......as it comes with HD P's
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