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Old 02-15-2015, 07:39 PM   #31
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Reace was driving one last year in Osoyoos with the new 5.0 TA.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:17 PM   #32
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Yes, the F-150 is becoming a popular choice... so much for "mid-sized tow vehicles".

Reace's F-150 is similar - same cab and box, but the previous generation and 30% larger version of the same engine.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:02 AM   #33
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I can't help but feel your excitement with you Bryan! I have almost the same truck on order except I stuck with the 3.5. I am so impressed with the ecoboost that when they announced the weight saving on the 2015, I could only imagine how much better it's going to be!

I am hoping to pick it up in Detroit...do the factory tour thing...maybe learn a thing or two...then an awesome road trip home with a buddy.

Two weeks after that, we too will be off to Bandera!

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Old 02-16-2015, 01:34 PM   #34
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I can't help but feel your excitement with you Bryan! I have almost the same truck on order except I stuck with the 3.5. I am so impressed with the ecoboost that when they announced the weight saving on the 2015, I could only imagine how much better it's going to be!

I am hoping to pick it up in Detroit...do the factory tour thing...maybe learn a thing or two...then an awesome road trip home with a buddy.

Two weeks after that, we too will be off to Bandera!

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Thank you Reace, and congrats on your purchase! We went back and forth on the 3.5L vs the 2.7L, but in the end, the slight gains in fuel economy and the 'turbo-diesel' like design won out. I remember you telling me during my visit how the 3.5L passed so effortlessly.

The factory tour sounds great. Ours comes out of the new F150 line in Kansas City.

I think we're going to be the first to pull an Escape with the 2.7. I test drove one (not the one I got - that was not delivered to the dealer yet) and was amazed at the power and acceleration for such a small displacement. We can't wait to show it off at the Bandera Rally. See you guys there!

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Old 02-16-2015, 03:22 PM   #35
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I think we're going to be the first to pull an Escape with the 2.7. I test drove one (not the one I got - that was not delivered to the dealer yet) and was amazed at the power and acceleration for such a small displacement.
Ah, turbocharging. More air means more fuel, more bang, and more go. I've never owned a turbocharged vehicle, but now that modern engine management systems and direct fuel injection have made boosting a gasoline engine much more practical, I can see the appeal. My daily driver car is direct-injected (Mazda SkyActiv), but not turbo.

Current engines with advanced direct injection technology and turbocharging include Ford (EcoBoost), Volkswagen (TFSI), GM (SISDI, some Ecotec), Mazda (DISI), Hyundai (DGI Turbo), and BMW. Lots more have the direct injection technology, but are not currently using it to improve turbocharging, and most of those with turbos don't apply it to engines large enough to be of interest to those towing travel trailers. Ford pretty much as this segment to itself... other than of course the diesels, which are all direct-injection turbos.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:29 PM   #36
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Don't know anything about the turbo technology. But i do know that our ISUZU twin turbo 2.5 litre pick-up truck does the job in an excellent way!

It easily tows the 5.0 classic over the mountains in Switzerland and Italy and it does so with great milage. Average of 11 Km's to the litre. I'm not complaining.

So i expect you will not be disappointed in you F150 2.7.

I do love the American "there's no substitute for cubic inches" but only on classic cars.

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Old 02-16-2015, 04:55 PM   #37
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It easily tows the 5.0 classic over the mountains in Switzerland and Italy and it does so with great milage. Average of 11 Km's to the litre. I'm not complaining.
Wow Severinus! That's 25+ MPG. Incredible mileage. If we get anything in the 18 MPG range when towing I'll be thrilled.
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Yep it is, but it does so while doing 90Km/PH which is the max speed overhere.
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Yep it is, but it does so while doing 90Km/PH which is the max speed overhere.
Hmm. 56 MPH. I could do that, if the wife tied a battery to my backside and gave me a jolt every time I exceeded it. On second thought, I'd probably die of electrocution about 30 miles out.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:48 PM   #40
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2015 19, 2015 F150 2.7L Ecoboost Crew Cab

With those new purchases, your tag line could be "Go first class...or stay home!"

Nice choices. You are going to have a blast picking up your trailer in your new ride. Hoping for great weather for you!
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