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Old 12-22-2014, 04:19 PM   #15
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I have a 2012 F150 with the 5.0 V8, tow pkg, integrated electric brake controller, and 6.5' bed. I believe it's nearly identical to the 2014 models, but different from the aluminum body 2015 models. I pull a 25 ft Safari with no problems. This is my third tow vehicle and the best I've owned. Everything on this truck just seems to work as it should making the towing experience really nice. It handles inclines and declines well through the mountain passes here in CA. There are several threads here on the 6 cylinder Ecoboost vs. V8 F150s. I think they're all great trucks. The biggest concern for you with the vintage AS you're considering may be the overall weight, hitch setup, and braking capabilities.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:40 AM   #16
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Our 2013 F150 Ecoboost does amazing towing our 2014 Flying Cloud 30FB. We are full-time on the road so we have had plenty of time in tow. Went from a huge F350 and 44ft 5th wheel last May to this setup and absolutely love it. This is also the 3rd F150 I have owned and it is by far the best one yet.

As many have stated having the hitch setup correct and the electric brakes on the right gain is key as well. My wife says she always forgets that we are even have the Airstream behind us.
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:04 AM   #17
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Has anyone pulled with a new f150 to know how it does? Towing capacity is 9200 and thinking of buying a vintage 29 to 31 foot airstream .

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There is no doubt that the F150 will pull the load you are talking about.
What I would be concerned about is; will the F150 safely carry the payload? As with any 1/2 ton truck, this is their weakness. What is the F150's max payload capacity?

Add up the weight of the people, pets, and other stuff in the cab. Then add the cargo you carry along in the bed. Add the weight of the hitch and sway control to the tongue weight of the loaded trailer. Does that total weight exceed the payload capacity of the F150?

ps: the payload varies with different cab styles, bed length, engine, and gearing. Look at the charts for the specific vehicle. Advertising is deceptively inaccurate.
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