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Old 02-10-2015, 08:25 AM   #43
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The '14 Lariat crew cab with max payload and max trailer tow packages usually has a cargo capacity of around 1730 lbs.
The '15 XLT 5.0 crew cab has and with the trailering package has a payload of about 1820 lbs. Skid plates and or the big sunroof will eat into that.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:19 AM   #44
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On the lot of a nearby dealer is a 2014 Lariat SuperCrew, 6.5 bed with max tow but no HD paylod, power trailer mirrors, 20" wheels, navigation, power sunroof, leather bucket seats with console and shift on the floor with 7700 GVWR. At another nearby dealer is a 2015 XLT FX4 (skid plates) with max trailer. 18" wheels, manual trailer mirrors, 40/20/40 cloth seats, no navigation with 7050 GVWR. Both are showing listed on their websites being the same offered price. I need to check both of them out to check the payload stickers. I bet the 2014 Lariat will be probably be in the 1600lb range and the 2015 XLT will be only about 1700lbs due to the lower GVWR. What I don't like about the 2014 Lariat is the color choice, Blue Jeans Metallic. What I like about the 2015 is its Ingot Silver which I prefer over a dark blue.

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Old 02-10-2015, 11:31 AM   #45
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Below is an interesting take on the damage repairs with an aluminum body vs a steel one. The only problem I have with this comparison is that the sledge hammer dents on the aluminum wasn't done to a steel body to see which one had more damage from the blow.

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Old 02-10-2015, 09:51 PM   #46
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I just ran through the F150 forum and new buyers of the 2015 F150 are having very little increase in their insurance rates. One fella said his rate actually dropped by a few bucks.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:40 AM   #47
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The '14 Lariat crew cab with max payload and max trailer tow packages usually has a cargo capacity of around 1730 lbs.
The '15 XLT 5.0 crew cab has and with the trailering package has a payload of about 1820 lbs. Skid plates and or the big sunroof will eat into that.
I found a thread on the F150 Forum about a 2015 Supercab Lariat with max tow. He took a photo of his load label, 1861lbs payload. So a SuperCrew Lariat with 6.5' bed will probably be in the 1700lb range.

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Old 02-11-2015, 01:42 PM   #48
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Found a 2015 F150 Lariet FX4 Max Tow payload; 1672 lbs

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So far I'm not seeing noticeable payload improvements over 2014 models due to lower GVWR on the 2015s. Seems like the only improvements is in the Platinum and King Ranch which are showing 1500lbs.

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Found a 2015 F150 Lariet FX4 Max Tow payload; 1672 lbs

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So far I'm not seeing noticeable payload improvements over 2014 models due to lower GVWR on the 2015s. Seems like the only improvements is in the Platinum and King Ranch which are showing 1500lbs.

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Hi, comparing this truck to mine: (1.) Lariat, much more expensive, but nice. (2.) One foot longer. (3.) Payload about 73 lbs less than mine. (4.) GVWR 600 lbs less than mine.

So a lighter truck will still be lighter loaded to the max. More than likely get better fuel mileage. But no gain in payload due to a lighter truck.
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23 mpg to 21 mpg, 10% improvement but the price of 2015s seem 10% higher too.

You did good Bob buying when you did. I guess Ford figures for the few that need more payload get the HD Payload pkg (with reduced option choices) by special order or an F250.

Might as well just keep my 2010 Tundra, its getting close to paid off. No reason to spend $40k and start a new 5yr load to gain a few hundred pounds of payload. 4x4 would be nice but I can live without it.

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A dealer found me a super crew XLT with max trailer tow rated at 1830 lbs cargo. I'm not sure presence or absence of trailer two packages will have any effect on cargo, unlike in '14 and earlier when max trailer tow and max payload were often bundled together.
Other factors affecting cargo are skid plates, sunroof (this big, it's gotta be heavy) and, maybe, power seats.
Is Ford taking orders for max payload?
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23 mpg to 21 mpg, 10% improvement but the price of 2015s seem 10% higher too.

You did good Bob buying when you did. I guess Ford figures for the few that need more payload get the HD Payload pkg (with reduced option choices) by special order or an F250.

Might as well just keep my 2010 Tundra, its getting close to paid off. No reason to spend $40k and start a new 5yr load to gain a few hundred pounds of payload. 4x4 would be nice but I can live without it.

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Hi, Kelvin; I used my three year old Lincoln for ten years. Your Toyota should have a lot of life in it yet, get your monies worth out of it.

If I waited longer I might have been able to pay less for a 2014 F-150, but what I wanted might have not been available at that time. So I jumped in and got a good deal on what I wanted.
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2015 F150 ecoboost questions

We are about to upgrade our 2010 F150 5.4 with 3.31 axle ratio and only 1368lbs payload (not a good tv) to a 2015 v6 ecoboost; 157" wheelbase; super crew;xlt- xtr. We are getting different advice from various salespeople and I want to tap into the knowledge base here to get it right.

We are looking at a 3.55 with a long box and the max tow package. We have been told that Ford is not building the HD payload models till the end of summer.

Is a 3.55 good for towing or are you better off with a 3.73 axle? How much does this affect the fuel economy?
We were told the 3.55 is plenty good and if we need the extra payload, they could always put in airbags for us. We have opened a few doors and usually find payload to be around 1800 lbs. Is it worth the wait to get a truck built with the HD package instead?

Is a longer box better for towing(5.5 vs 6.5)?

We tow a Flying Cloud 25FB and have four people and two dogs with us. We live in an area near the Rockies with high mountain passes.

Any insights would be appreciated.
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My impression is the 3.55 is the new 3.73 in the new lighter 2015's.
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We are about to upgrade our 2010 F150 5.4 with 3.31 axle ratio and only 1368lbs payload (not a good tv) to a 2015 v6 ecoboost; 157" wheelbase; super crew;xlt- xtr. We are getting different advice from various salespeople and I want to tap into the knowledge base here to get it right.

We are looking at a 3.55 with a long box and the max tow package. We have been told that Ford is not building the HD payload models till the end of summer.

Is a 3.55 good for towing or are you better off with a 3.73 axle? How much does this affect the fuel economy?
We were told the 3.55 is plenty good and if we need the extra payload, they could always put in airbags for us. We have opened a few doors and usually find payload to be around 1800 lbs. Is it worth the wait to get a truck built with the HD package instead?

Is a longer box better for towing(5.5 vs 6.5)?

We tow a Flying Cloud 25FB and have four people and two dogs with us. We live in an area near the Rockies with high mountain passes.

Any insights would be appreciated.
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3.55 is matched well with the 6 speed offered today with the Echoboost and you can get pretty good mileage w/o AS on back, if you keep your foot off the gas! (pulling the AS, you won't even know it is back there with this set up.) You will here other opinions, but we are very happy and have pulled (2) 25's; no complaints. I also like short bed with super crew, for our needs; pulls great and a bit easier to park/ maneuver. I don't need the extra foot in the bed. We do have the 2012 Platinum 4X4, and love it! I am waiting till 16 comes out as I am hoping it will have the new transmission they have been working on, 9 or 10 speed...which should improve all around MPG. We pull all over the Rockies...have a place in Lincoln, MT and drive from TX and CA to/from each year....plenty of torque and power overall with this set up. Some folks complain about overall loading being at almost maxed out according to specifications. We have loaded the bed for our needs and also carry 2 Kayaks on most trips with no issues. My experience has been great TV with plenty power and torque.
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I have a 2012 version of what you are considering . It's an ecoboost 157" wheelbase 4X4 with max tow package and the 3.73. With my 32' trailer in tow, I am averaging around 10.5 miles per gallon ( that's a combo of mountain/ highway and high altitude). I am more than satisfied with the power and mileage. My truck drives perfectly level without any additional aftermarket pieces to the suspension.
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