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Old 06-06-2016, 10:45 PM   #15
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I am extremely impressed with the 3.5L Ecoboost!

We just got back from a 5000 mile trip to the Southwest. This was the first chance that I had to tow our rather heavy 2007 25ft. Classic Limited with our new 2015 F150 3.5L Ecoboost. We towed the Airstream through many mountain passes as high as 11,000 ft. Some grades were as steep as 16%. The truck was amazing! It never seemed strained or out of breath.
The engine maintains 90% of it's peak torque from 1700 to 5000 rpm according to F150 Hub.com. Most the time it cruises along at 1700 to 2500 rpm. This is quite different from my experience with V8's that will scream at you trying to pull you up the mountain passes. In a lot of ways the engine is very diesel-like in it's low rpm performance. Those twin turbos do an incredible job in any altitude settings.
I also found that the F150 does a great job when you use the tow mode with cruise control. Hills were no problem. The low end torque is incredible. The Ecoboost handles all this with aplom.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:19 PM   #16
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As stated above payload will be the limiting issue. I tried pulling my 30' Cloud with a F150 Lariat and ended up with not enough payload. Also at times I felt a little pushed around. I decided to upgrade to a F250 diesel and no regrets. Plenty of power and payload. Fuel economy also increased when pulling my now 30' Classic. Complete confidence when pulling the trailer.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:42 PM   #17
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While the truck may have 12,000# towing capacity, anything you put in the truck takes away from that. Also, be sure the truck you are looking at has that capacity. Manufacturers towing guide list the maximum towing capacity that can be available from a particular truck model, but doesn't take into account things like 4WD, interior options, tonneau cover, etc.

Check the door sticker. There will be a limit for "passengers and cargo". Whatever that number is, subtract the loaded tongue weight of your trailer. In all likelihood this is not the number published by Airstream. In the case you mentioned, the hitch weight is around 10% of the GVWR. That is the lower limit of safe and may not be achievable. 12% to 15% is more like it. I try to run at around 12%.

My older F-150 had a payload of 1242#. Subtracting my hitch weight left me just enough capacity for myself and my wife. No dogs, no luggage, nothing else. The towing capacity was 8900#. I had plenty of reserve on the towing capacity but was limited by payload.

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Do you and your wife weigh 1042 #s?
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:53 PM   #18
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What's the payload capacity of the F150?
How the heck did you get a tongue weight of 885 lbs???
I have a brand new 2016 30' FC that I had weighed absolutely empty at 3000 KG. (6600 lbs.) Full 30# propane tanks, empty water, empty everything else, Spring bars removed to the side.
My tongue weight measured 1100 lbs. using a "Surelight" TW scale. at the screwjack.

According to some previous 'threads' here. almost NOBody reports tongue weights matching the 'Official' book value.

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Old 06-08-2016, 03:03 PM   #19
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The best way to get payload out of a F150EB is a XLT max tow , Max payload .
Reg cab 8' bed is over 3000#
Super cab 8' Bed is over 2700#
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Old 06-08-2016, 03:04 PM   #20
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That is a 4x4 !
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:48 PM   #21
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Thanks to everyone for your feedback, it was very helpful!
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:00 AM   #22
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What's the payload capacity of the F150?
With my configuration the Ford payload chart shows 2,580lbs.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:31 AM   #23
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With my configuration the Ford payload chart shows 2,580lbs.
Not sure what chart you are referring to. If marketing material chart, that does not take into account features on your individual truck. Only the Yellow sticker on the drivers side door will give you the actual payload of your specific vehicle.

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Old 06-15-2016, 09:38 AM   #24
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Not sure what chart you are referring to. If marketing material chart, that does not take into account features on your individual truck. Only the Yellow sticker on the drivers side door will give you the actual payload of your specific vehicle.

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Its Ford's payload chart attached

http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/specifications/payload/
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Those charts are not really accurate to the actual truck purchased. Options and higher level packaged trucks decrease the available payload. I wish it was an accurate number as it would make these decisions much easier. The only way to get an accurate number is to find the truck with options you want and then look at the Yellow Sticker.

According to that chart, my Platinum would have 2060lbs payload. It's actually 1500 something. Ask the dealer on truck you are considering to send a picture of that sticker. Or while out looking, always look at it.

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Even the load capacity on the yellow door sticker is compromised by dealer installed options. The sticker is a shopping tool, after that use GVWR and GAWR as found on a truck scale to determine load conditions.

Realize the importance of properly set up weight distribution hitches when towing a travel trailer; it is possible to be under GVWR and still overload an axle. Also know that w.d. hitches can distribute some of the hitch weight and truck bed load to the trailer axle. Only the truck scale can reveal what individual axles are carrying.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:10 PM   #27
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Ill be sure and wave to everyone that's towing with a F-150, as I blow your doors off when I pass you with my F-350 Gen-2, 6.7 diesel! Just kidding, I have actually only seen a couple of doors come off...
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So no one posted the yellow stickers
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