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Old 01-20-2018, 06:56 AM   #61
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3) is adaptive cruise dangerous when hualing a trailer? Would have to think there is little differnce in emergency braking between human/computer. Same end result.
Actually, this is the best thing on these, the ADAPTIVE version of Ford's cruise control applies both vehicle and trailer brakes, while I'm sure most are moving and will end up there, they don't all (brands) do it yet. The computer will always react faster (no matter what your ego tells you your reflexes are) and never looks down at the infotaiment screen at exactly the wrong time.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:11 AM   #62
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Actually, this is the best thing on these, the ADAPTIVE version of Ford's cruise control applies both vehicle and trailer brakes, while I'm sure most are moving and will end up there, they don't all (brands) do it yet. The computer will always react faster (no matter what your ego tells you your reflexes are) and never looks down at the infotaiment screen at exactly the wrong time.
Adaptive cruise is cool but it sometimes applies the brakes pretty hard, and often in traffic. Sometimes a paper bag blowing across the road would set mine off. Not good when someone's on your tail.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:39 AM   #63
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More good insight.

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Old 01-20-2018, 07:41 AM   #64
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i am jonesing for an ecoboost f150 badly. on the ford truck forum there areo wners with 200000 miles mostly trouble free.. i wonder how the auto back up works with a 25' or so Airsream?
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:55 AM   #65
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I have a 25' and the 3.5 l Ecoboost with the backup feature. Once you set it up (it requires some measurements and a sticker the camera detects on the trailer frame), it works great. I find it gives pretty precise control of where the trailer goes.

On some rare occasions, if the sun is just right there may be some glare on the sticker and the camera cannot see it. In that case it kicks you back to manual control.
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:31 AM   #66
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i am about to buy a 2014 ecoboost,but i have seen the v8 equipped version for the same or less money, arent the fuel mileage rating about the same? 15-22 for the 4wd?
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:40 AM   #67
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I'll join in here.

I have a 2017 F150 3.5 4x4 SuperCrew with Max Tow. Previously I towed a 27FB with absolutely no issues. I have since upgraded to a Classic 33 and had to upgrade to an equalizer 14,000 hitch. I also upgraded the brakes on my truck as the stock brakes are adequate, but not great. I also Added Timbren bump stops and now I am towing with absolute confidence. These 3.5 EcoBoost engines with a properly balanced trailer and well adjusted hitch makes the experience effortless. My F150 is my daily driver and really don't want a larger truck.

The Classic 33 maxes out at 10,000 lb., but mine is typically loaded between 9100-9200 lb. When towing, I have foldable crates down the center aisle loaded with the contents of the trailer to adjust weight and balance (using weight, arm and moment calculations). I aim for a 12% tongue weight and get into the range using a tongue scale without issue.

Bottom line. F150 is a very capable vehicle with some minor mods will give you confidence even at the MAX limit.
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:51 AM   #68
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we would still be pulling with a 150 Ecoboost if we could have ordered it equipped like we wanted. We also wanted some wiggle room on the load we carry. I can tell you that we loaded our 2011 F150 right up to a few pounds of the rear axle's weight rating, and you could not tell nor did it give any indication that it was overloaded. The only thing we had to change was to go to a higher rated tire, the stock "C" tires had to much sidewall flex and caused the rig to porpoise a little too much. The F150 Eco boost is a great truck
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:23 PM   #70
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I'm looking at a 2015. Fx4. How does anyone find the 4 wheel drive? I am impressed with the truck and all I read about it. Hope you have on for this spring and summer Airstreamin
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I bought a 2014fx2 with the 5.0 let and tow package. It's. Very nice truck with only 500000 Miles on it. Hoping ffor good towing experiences.
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I bought a 2014fx2 with the 5.0 let and tow package. It's. Very nice truck with only 500000 Miles on it. Hoping ffor good towing experiences.
Half a million miles - should be well broken in by now:-)
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Do it. I pull a 34 Classic tri-axle with my 2016 ecoboost. no issues.
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I like your choice but have a hard time finding out how high the vehicle is (dealers not very helpful) my parking is limited to less than 6.8
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Forgive for I am Dutch still not used to feet and inches��
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Best I could suggest is to find one you like, and measure the height...

No worries, feet and inches got the USA to the moon and back, but they are NOT an easy way to measure stuff...wife is a Brit, still thinks metric, "add a few millimetres, please!" is one of her lines...
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Half a million miles - should be well broken in by now:-)

did i really write that/? 5.0 v8 with 50,000
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Best I could suggest is to find one you like, and measure the height...

No worries, feet and inches got the USA to the moon and back, but they are NOT an easy way to measure stuff...wife is a Brit, still thinks metric, "add a few millimetres, please!" is one of her lines...
Or do a test drive, and swing by your parking area.

For measurements, one can also use Ford.ca. Just like the US site, but in metric. And with different dollars.
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I like your choice but have a hard time finding out how high the vehicle is (dealers not very helpful) my parking is limited to less than 6.8
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I have a 2017 F150 with 18 inch Lt tires. Ive used parkades with 68 max clearance before. I would guess there was 5-6 inches of wiggle room (thank goodness for the moonroof). The antenna did scrape though but no worse for wear. Hope this helps.
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I'll join in here.

I have a 2017 F150 3.5 4x4 SuperCrew with Max Tow. Previously I towed a 27FB with absolutely no issues. I have since upgraded to a Classic 33 and had to upgrade to an equalizer 14,000 hitch. I also upgraded the brakes on my truck as the stock brakes are adequate, but not great. I also Added Timbren bump stops and now I am towing with absolute confidence. These 3.5 EcoBoost engines with a properly balanced trailer and well adjusted hitch makes the experience effortless. My F150 is my daily driver and really don't want a larger truck.

The Classic 33 maxes out at 10,000 lb., but mine is typically loaded between 9100-9200 lb. When towing, I have foldable crates down the center aisle loaded with the contents of the trailer to adjust weight and balance (using weight, arm and moment calculations). I aim for a 12% tongue weight and get into the range using a tongue scale without issue.

Bottom line. F150 is a very capable vehicle with some minor mods will give you confidence even at the MAX limit.
That sounds great; what is your "payload" on your F150 and where are you overall when loaded with people, cargo, and tongue weight? Just curious. My F150 pulled my 25' AS very nicely, but it had a very low payload rating...I did not know that until someone pointed it out. I was overloaded by 400lbs every time I traveled...not good.
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