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Old 04-28-2013, 03:49 PM   #309
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Love to see some 1500 & 150 payload pictures to compare with the 1209lbs of the truck I had purchased.
here is mine.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:13 PM   #310
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[QUOTE=JFScheck;1291874]So, everyone - if interested, check your max payload sticker...

When I tow I am within my F-150 towing capacity with no problem fully loaded for extended camping.
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What is the heavy payload package and what can you get it on? A 150 that can carry 2500 ins sounds like a tow to me. I think that may be more than my 2500 Dodge. I suspect many half ton trucks are rated down because of D tires?
HD Payload is available in a few configurations of the F150. You can get it in XL, XLT or Lariat trim, *NOT* in King Ranch, Limited or Platinum trucks so just ignore those. They're just luxury cars with a big open trunk. I don't think it's available in the STX or FX2/FX4 either.

In the Supercab you can only get HD Payload with the 8-foot bed, in the SuperCrew it requires the 6.5' bed (157" wheelbase.). It includes the 3.73 limited-slip differential and 7-lug wheels and I think it only comes with the tow package.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #312
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My truck 2012 f150 Eb Max tow, has a GVWR of 7650 lbs and payload of 1900 lbs.

Fawr=3750 lbs
Rawr=4050 lbs
Add those together = 7800lbs.
Ford does include for 150 lb driver.

Payload calculation:
tongue weight=900lbs-300lbs for WD=600lbs
30 extra pounds for my fat ass
100 lb wife
100 lbs of miscellaneous crap in my truck
50 lbs food and ice
100 lbs stuff in the bed of truck

Grand Total=980 lbs. I still have capacity for almost 1/2 ton of additional
cargo that I probably won't use anyway.
I have just the Tow Package not the Max Tow. I am good for what I do. I love my truck, I had 3/4 of tank of gas went from New Orleans to Mobile and back to pickup sons dorm room contents, still have 91 miles to go until m/t.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #313
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So, everyone - if interested, check your max payload sticker...

If you have been towing with your vehicle (150, 1500, SUV) and everything feels good but your only a few pounds over - (I would think there is a little safety margin built in there) - then your now in the "know"!!!

If not, you are a bit overweight, etc. - maybe drive a bit more cautiously or reduce some weight or be aware not to add any more....


And as always, only a trip to your scales will give one the actual numbers to back into your max payload weight.

And if you are sick of all this just move along....
John, sorry you ended up losing money on what should of been a pleasure. Take heart you experience has made many of us take a look at our numbers and what is going on in real life, you may have saved some one from injury or prevented a wreck.

I also read RV.Net,now that is where you find rv owners pushing the limit.
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Here is mine, I keep a picture of it on my iPhone. 2011 EB Lariat. Standard Tow Package.


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HD Payload is available in a few configurations of the F150. You can get it in XL, XLT or Lariat trim, *NOT* in King Ranch, Limited or Platinum trucks so just ignore those. They're just luxury cars with a big open trunk. I don't think it's available in the STX or FX2/FX4 either.

In the Supercab you can only get HD Payload with the 8-foot bed, in the SuperCrew it requires the 6.5' bed (157" wheelbase.). It includes the 3.73 limited-slip differential and 7-lug wheels and I think it only comes with the tow package.
When I bought my truck, I had several dealers look for one that had the max tow and heavy payload option in the lariat supercrew configuration. None could be found. I suspect that you would have to special order one. That truck would be the best option for someone who wanted to drive a 1/2 ton and and carry a lot of stuff.
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I want to confirm something I read. Someone said that they get better mileage on their ecoBoost if they turn off "sway control" under settings on the F150. I can confirm it is true. my mileage has increased 2-3mpg in a none towing situation. It is always on so you need to turn it off each time you get in the truck. I was amazed as my mileage had been mostly 16.3 and now it hits 19. It has gone over 20 and I had never seen that before, period.
i had a chance to try this out today for about 80 miles in very light traffic. some very rough numbers not towing were ......
65 mph --- 22 mpg
60 mph --- 23 mpg
50 mph --- 25 mpg
that comes out to 2.5 - 3.5 mpg better than i've ever gotten before. these readings were off the dash computer. it was funny to see the "miles to empty" stay the same for a long time. i don't think it was related to the truck being covered in pollen.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:23 PM   #317
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I'm not entirely sure how sway control works, but I think somewhere I read by selective application of rear wheel brakes. If so then one would think the rear brakes would be wearing quickly to drop mileage by 2 or 3.

I wonder if instead the car computer had a bug where it incorrectly computes mileage when sway control is off. Its a mystery.
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From what I've read about the "on board sway control", it does very little to stop trailer sway, just controls a portion from being transferred to the tow vehicle, and helps reduce the sway caused by excessive driver input.
It activates only after the sway has started.

The last sentence here may account for the MPG difference...IF the trucks computer is activating due to unknown conditions while NOT towing....

"• Trailer Sway Control uses the technologies of Ford’s AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control) to provide an additional layer of confidence and control while towing. These include wheel speed, throttle position and steering wheel angle sensors, yaw rate and lateral acceleration sensors and a gyroscopic roll rate sensor
• When the system detects the trailer yawing in one direction, it applies selective brake pressure on the tow vehicle’s opposite side – called asymmetric braking. This creates counter-moments to the forces applied on the vehicle from the trailer, dampens the yaw motion and helps to reduce the sway
• Trailer Sway Control also can reduce engine power as part of its trailer-sway mitigation strategy."

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Chevy just announces their new 2014 V8 - comparable to the EcoBoost in both power and mpg.


Our EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine offers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway for 2WD models and 22 mpg highway for 4WD models. That’s better than any V-8 competitor and beats the EPA highway estimates for the Ford F-150 EcoBoost turbocharged V-6.† With our EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine, you keep the benefits of a larger-displacement engine and get better fuel efficiency. We think of it as “doing more with more.”

Hey Chevy, this is a truck, what's the torque compared to the EcoBoost?

If I were looking at a 1500/F-150 - just give me the 2013 Hemi/Ram package... The trucks wars march on - Great News for us consumers!
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Chevy just announces their new 2014 V8 - comparable to the EcoBoost in both power and mpg.


Our EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine offers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway for 2WD models and 22 mpg highway for 4WD models. That’s better than any V-8 competitor and beats the EPA highway estimates for the Ford F-150 EcoBoost turbocharged V-6.† With our EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine, you keep the benefits of a larger-displacement engine and get better fuel efficiency. We think of it as “doing more with more.”

Hey Chevy, this is a truck, what's the torque compared to the EcoBoost?

If I were looking at a 1500/F-150 - just give me the 2013 Hemi/Ram package... The trucks wars march on - Great News for us consumers!
More importantly, what's the torque CURVE? Peak torque is a nice enough number for bench racing over a beer, but where that curve peaks and dips is very important to drivability, especially when towing. The exciting thing turbo direct-injection engines are doing is delivering a fat, flat torque curve with peak or near-peak torque available down around 2,000 RPM.
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Chevy just announces their new 2014 V8 - comparable to the EcoBoost in both power and mpg.


Our EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine offers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway for 2WD models and 22 mpg highway for 4WD models. That’s better than any V-8 competitor and beats the EPA highway estimates for the Ford F-150 EcoBoost turbocharged V-6.† With our EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine, you keep the benefits of a larger-displacement engine and get better fuel efficiency. We think of it as “doing more with more.”

Hey Chevy, this is a truck, what's the torque compared to the EcoBoost?

If I were looking at a 1500/F-150 - just give me the 2013 Hemi/Ram package... The trucks wars march on - Great News for us consumers!
Hi, Ford Eco-Boost is rated at 365 HP and 420 lbs torque; According to Trailer Life, the new 5.3 L Chevy is rated at 355 HP and 383 lbs torque. They say the Chevy gets 1 MPG more than the Ford Eco-Boost, 2 MPG more than the Ford 5.0 L V-8, and 3 MPG more than the Dodge. [Ram]

Not mentioned in this article is that Chevy will be using cylinder de-activation. Also a naturally aspirated engine loses much more power in high altitudes. It has been mentioned that Ford will have a second generation Eco-Boost soon. I'm sure Dodge is planning something too. [3.0 l V-6 Diesel?]
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