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Old 01-28-2012, 09:23 AM   #15
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You are absolutely correct in your analysis. Same is true for the Chev 1500 w/Max Tow package.

Problem with both of these trucks for us RVers is, we have a tendency to add toys as time goes on. RAWR will, sooner or later, be a concern for you, IMHO. I considered a 1500 Maxtow until I ran over the scales with a regular 1/2 ton truck. Rear axle was the problem.
You're right about the'll always be fine with the powertrain and brakes.

IMO, these two trucks are fine for boaters who have a completely different weight distribution formula. I am just worried that in a couple of years, unless you are very careful, you will wind up accumulating more stuff like the rest of us do. One day you'll decide to run over the scales and you will be shocked at your weight gain.

It think it'll take a lot of discipline to stay under the RAWR.


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Old 01-29-2012, 01:18 AM   #16
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barrettjl, you are amazing. The towing guide you listed are just what I needed. Thanks.

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Old 01-29-2012, 05:03 AM   #17
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Glad to help!

One other note. I agree with dznf0g that we we'lll alway have to be vwey careful about the rear GAWR and GVWR. If we could have fit either a 3/4 ton or even an F150 with the HD package (which is only available on the 6.5' bed) where we have to park the truck, we would probably have gone that route. But the F150 5.5' is as big a truck as will fit.

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Old 01-10-2016, 12:46 PM   #18
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Yes! I have 15,00 miles on my 2014 F150 EcoBoost. I easily pull a 25FB fully loaded with water and gear. The A/S 25FB has 5,000 towing miles on it and we have had zero issues towing and handling. I did a great deal of research before purchasing. I was set on a diesel but after research on the EcoBoost I was sold and still am.

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