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Old 04-07-2016, 12:44 AM   #43
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Anyone have towing experience with 2015-16 5.0? We have a FC25twin on order and TV is a 2015 Supercab 4X4 Lariat with 5.0, 3.31 with std trailer tow package. The manual says its payload is 2230, but the sticker on the door says 2031 lbs. Tow capacity is 9100 lbs. 5.0 has less tow capacity compared to 3.5 EB, but maybe better payload. Live in NW GA Mtns so most miles are up and down but showing 17.8 mpg with less than 2200 miles so far unloaded. Any tips and info appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:00 AM   #44
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Christopher B,

I suspect that the truck you are looking at would be fine for towing a 25'. Do check the payload sticker, though, as many owners of the 25' trailers report their tongue weights, when loaded to camp, are several hundred pounds heavier than advertised.

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Old 04-07-2016, 12:41 PM   #45
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I have the 3.5 w. 6.5' bed, HD Payload, Max Tow and 3:73 axle. My brother has the same truck only with the std. tow package and 3:31 rear end. He has a SOB under 6K pounds and I am pulling around 7.5K pounds (2008 27FB Classic Ltd). I usually get 1-3MPG better than he does on the same roads. I believe the 3:73 ratio is much better if you tow anything at all. So far I am extremely happy with the truck's performance.

The very first trip I pulled the Raton Pass in New Mexico at 60 mph IN CRUISE. It did downshift to 4th gear, but never slowed down.

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Old 04-19-2016, 01:12 PM   #46
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Just completed a 2120 mile trip to Moab with a 23D and three dirt bikes in the back. 10.8 mpg 30% better than the same trip last year with my Nash trailer. Airstreams claims are legitimate.

Same truck as in thread, 2015 6.5.' ecoboost, max tow, four wheel drive four door.
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FOUND it

Thanks to all for the guidance. I passed on that F-150 w/ the 3.31 axle ratio. Then I found the perfect one (for me). Has Ecoboost, 3.73 locking, with Max Tow.
Low mileage 2014. Downside: It's in Florida waiting for a transporter and I'm in NW Washington. Could I have found one further from me?! Isn't it amazing? Money and the internet make just about anything possible. The truck in this photo looks like mine but the side mirrors don't reflect the max tow package. It should be here in a couple of weeks. NOW the AS search begins. I may delay that search until after the prime summer camping season concludes and more units come up for sale on the used market.
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