View Poll Results: What size Airstream are you towing with your F-150 Ecoboost.
16' 1 2.44%
19' 1 2.44%
20' 3 7.32%
22' 0 0%
23' 2 4.88%
25' 9 21.95%
27' 7 17.07%
28' 10 24.39%
30' 6 14.63%
31' 0 0%
34' 4 9.76%
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:58 PM   #15
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Use to tow a 25' FC with a Ford F150 EcoBoost, terrific for that size trailer, but would not go any larger, at least for me. Payload, brakes et all. I did tow a 30' AS with it when we first got the 30' and did not like the overall performance.

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Just sorta thinking out loud here, but wonder if you would have been satisfied with the truck had you not towed the 25' with it first?

I know I've gotten dissatisfied with a couple of tow vehicles after buying larger and heavier trailers.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:26 PM   #16
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Looking at the Ecoboost forums, some of those guys are towing large 5th wheels and SOB trailers. I didn't find any Airstream photos.

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Old 01-22-2015, 02:41 PM   #17
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It has lots of power, tons of torque, is very comfortable. The tow/ haul mode works well and provides engine braking on downslopes. Cruises at 1800 RPM at 60mph in 6th gear and will haul if you tend to stand on it. Use a Hensley hitch for no reason other than this is what I had and its stable as a rock. We enjoy the setup.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:53 PM   #18
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Happy with our F-150

We're towing a 27-ft Safari with our 2013 F-150 Eco-Boost and are pleased and happy with the result. Two weeks ago we made basically the same trip as "Climber" mentioned. From Vancouver across the coast range to the beach. First time using tow/haul mode and it worked well. And we got the same mpg that Climber mentioned--11.4 mpg round trip. Heading to Arizona in three weeks. Hoping for a successful trip there and back.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:06 PM   #19
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No I would have come to the same conclusion as I did using it on the 25'. With the 30' the rear end was a little squirrely and I am very particular. The half Tons can do the job, just not for me. I now have an F350 and do not worry about weight, etc. Unlike many I do know the trailer is back there, but I don't need bars if I don't want to bother putting them on, the F350 is that stable.

So, again to answer the question posted originally from my perspective - the Ford F150 Ecoboost is a great choice for a 25'AS. And enjoy
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:34 PM   #20
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The hubs can speak to the specifics of F-150 Ecoboost, other than it is 2011, but we took our 25FC from Texas to Canada, over the Canadian Rockies and US Rockies, all with no problems at all. We are about to embark on our spring trip with a 2015 F-150 Ecoboost and expect the same stellar performance. He knows what the tow packages are and all of that stuff. I just know it goes where we want it to go without any lag or hesitation at all.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:10 PM   #21
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A 23 foot FC with a 2013 eb 3.55 axle. Amazing power and torque compared to the 5.3l Chevy that I had before. The one downside is that even with this size trailer the truck is 300 lbs over on the rear axle.


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Old 01-22-2015, 10:40 PM   #22
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No problem towing in the mountains with our 28 International and F150 Ecoboast with Max tow. Love the engine and transmission, very stable with a Propride hitch. Hate the crappy brake rotors on F150s, warp too easy. Also, MySynch is junk. Otherwise, it has been a good tow vehicle for our Airstream for the past 11k or so miles.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:45 PM   #23
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Hi, today I bought my second tank of gas [regular ] and I now have my 1,000 miles break-in done. Getting anxious to tow with it.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:50 PM   #24
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2012 Ecoboost max trailer 3.73:



We took a trip out west last September and went north on US 163 thru Monument Valley. As I recall the road grade before you get into Mexican Hat was really steep. 13%?. Truck did magnificently in a driving rainstorm. The tow/haul mode worked great even though I had a death grip on the steering wheel.

I drove that grade last spring... I totally agree it's pretty wicked going downhill and towing.


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Old 01-23-2015, 04:58 PM   #25
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We tow our 25 AS with a 2014 F150 Ecoboost with Max tow and HD payload. Anxious to try it in the mountains, but very happy so far.


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Old 01-23-2015, 05:07 PM   #26
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I am like you Robert, haven't yet as I don't have an ecoBEAST yet but one consideration is that there is a significant difference in those towing with pre-2015 models as the trucks are around 700 lbs heavier! That would have a definite impact on towing/torque power. As others have stated, that engine is a beast with very low torque RPM and lots of power. The only cutoff I believe would be tongue weight/payload and planned cargo for someone. The new F150 adds all that extra weight of the older models to its payload rating which is around 2100 or so on the regular tow pkg. That is a lot for what is called a 1/2 ton truck. Won't pull a heavy 5th wheel but just about any Airstream. It all comes down to how much truck stuff, people and tongue weight. The towing power is not in question.

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Hi, so far, I have to admit that I'm surprised at the count. If I counted correctly. For trailers that are 25' or less, I counted 10. For trailers larger than 25' I counted 21. This makes me more anxious to see how my F-150 will tow my 25' Safari and compare it to what my Lincoln has done for ten years.
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