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Old 01-14-2018, 02:58 PM   #1
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Ford 2017 F150 Ecoboost 3.5

Hey gang. Looked around and didnt see one that specifically fit. I am looking at the above in a Platinum Package.

The towing capacity, and torque numbers seem very impressive.

Is anybody currently towing ANY airstream with this truck? If so, how is it?

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Old 01-14-2018, 03:28 PM   #2
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Don't have one yet, would not bother with a platinum though. 420ft torque 240 hp I would expect it to tow just fine. I am going to grab an 18. Problem with Ford's flag ships is there either throw away engines , I just hope it's not a 6.0 nightmare this time.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:31 PM   #3
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Thanks. The Platinum was listed at 79k CDN (new) and are already down about 20k on the 2017.

I was going to wait on the 2018 diesel model but the EcoBoost numbers seem pretty impressive to me. Especially that torque.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:12 PM   #4
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I have a '17 3.5 Ecoboost XLT, we tow our 25' RB with it, seems to do just fine, though I have nothing to compare it too. About 8k miles so far without any problems.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:19 PM   #5
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Perfect thank you. That is what we MIGHT trade up to in the future. Currently have a 16' that we tow with our Touareg but the miles are adding up on that little tdi gem.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:15 PM   #6
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I'm a bit confused by the picture. It looks like it's from a brochure which shows
potential towing weight and payload capacity. You certainly won't have any problems with the weight of your trailer, but with payload capacity, the Platinum options, such as moonroof and retractable side steps, bring the payload capacity down significantly. You really need to look at the yellow sticker inside the driver's door to see what the payload capacity is of the particular truck you're looking at, then figure out the tongue weight of your trailer and all the things you plan to throw into the truck.

We are towing our 25' FB with a '17 F-150 3.5 Ecoboost King Ranch and we're right on the edge of maximum payload capacity, but the truck pulls the trailer so well, you hardly know its back there. Hope this helps. There are tons of threads discussing payload capacity and you might want to check those first to get a better understanding.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for that. Just kinda amazed at those numbers.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:00 PM   #8
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kJust got a picture of the door sticker.

Max Payload....1535 pounds.

Far cry from the 3,000 the brochure suggests. Thanks for all the help!
And how is the max tongue weight on a pick up truck 500 lbs?
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don't forget that the tonque weight comes off the payload.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:51 PM   #10
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Not a lot left over.

Better go on a diet.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:52 PM   #11
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kJust got a picture of the door sticker.

Max Payload....1535 pounds.

Far cry from the 3,000 the brochure suggests. Thanks for all the help!
And how is the max tongue weight on a pick up truck 500 lbs?
Hitch/Receiver F150 Weight Distributing Max Tongue 1220 lbs
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:56 PM   #12
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I am sure its overkill for our 16' but when we get to the 25' in the future I thought this ecoboost (based on numbers provided in flyer) would be also more than enough.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:09 PM   #13
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Got a 2017 Lariat 4x4 with tow package/Ecoboost V6, just before Christmas, but had to get past 1000 mile break in period before towing.

After getting past break-in, I *finally* got to do a test tow of my 88 Excella earlier today, for just a few miles on the highway. Seemed to have plenty of power, and I love the braking capability of the 4 wheel disc. Trip was not really long enough to get a good feel. I can't wait to take a longer trip, probably next month.

One advantage of the 2018 F150 is the adaptive cruise control works for stop-and-go traffic down to 0 MPH, where the 2017 will only work above 12 MPH.

The adaptive cruise was a major influence on my decision to buy the F150, but is only available on higher trim levels such as Lariat and above.

I *almost* bought a Tundra, but gas mileage is much lower at 13 city-17 HWY vs. 17 City-23 Hwy on F150. The Tundra adaptive cruise (now standard on all 2018s) only works above 30MPH. The Tundra also offers Lane Departure Warnings, something I don't have on my Lariat.
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How is the f150 around town?

And that is an interesting factoid on the adaptive. Thanks for feedback !
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You have to look at the door sticker to confirm what you are getting.
Mine in a 2016 F150 3.5 eco 4 x 4 supercab w/max tow package 7050 GVWR and a pay load of 1957 lbs. I tow a 2016 23FB like it isn't even there.

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Beauty. Thanks !
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How is the f150 around town?

And that is an interesting factoid on the adaptive. Thanks for feedback !
Loving it so far! I am really enjoying the adaptive cruise. Was a bit nervous to trust the truck at first, especially when traffic slows down, and you let the truck do the braking for you. It actually makes rush hour traffic more tolerable.
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I considered another F150 last month but the payload was super low when the truck was equipped with what I wanted. A well equipped Platinum shortbox crew with 3.5l ecoboost and 4wd was around 1450 available payload. We were already maxed out with our 13 F150 with 1637 pounds available.

FWIW, I love the adaptive cruise on the F350 we ended up buying. Very seamless in real world driving. Highly recommended.
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I considered another F150 last month but the payload was super low when the truck was equipped with what I wanted. A well equipped Platinum shortbox crew with 3.5l ecoboost and 4wd was around 1450 available payload. We were already maxed out with our 13 F150 with 1637 pounds available.

FWIW, I love the adaptive cruise on the F350 we ended up buying. Very seamless in real world driving. Highly recommended.
I'll second this comment - I was shopping last year for a new truck and I looked at a nicely equipped 2017 F150 Platinum and a nicely equipped 2017 F250 Platinum. Payload on the F150 was around 1450 as per HeadWest - payload on the F250 is over 2100. The F150 was better around town (no surprises here), but with my 30' FC Bunk, my back of the hand calculation was going to get very close to 1450 loaded up. With this and other factors, including depreciation in case I hated it, I decided to opt for the F250.

I was only looking at Platinum models because I couldn't find Lariats with the adaptive cruise control - it's an awesome feature. I will not tow without it now. Adaptive steering is also very nice - love the control while towing.

After putting MANY miles on the F250, I wouldn't mind something that's a bit more practical about town, and I don't think the 1450 payload rating on the F150 would have been much of an issue. However, I can't complain about my F250 making 30' of Airstream disappear behind me.
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Amazing feedback. Thanks guys.

Lots to consider !
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