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Old 02-14-2015, 08:55 PM   #1
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It's official - Tow is On The Way

Spent all day looking for my dream TV in the Austin area today. I hate going up I-35 (traffic!...ugh!) but it was worth the trip. My new Tow is a 2015 F150, 2.7L Ecoboost V6, Crew Cab, Lariat trim 4 X 2. It wasn't in stock (try finding anything in stock with the 2.7L Ecoboost) but it will be here just in time for us to take delivery and head out for Chilliwack on March 15th. One more hurdle overcome! So excited.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:18 PM   #2
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Sweet!
That's the model on my short list... Hard to find a 4 x 2 around here tho'
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:24 PM   #3
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Congratulations, very exciting!!!
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I think you're the first one to tow with a 2.7EB. Can you fill us in on the mileage and towing experience when you get back?
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I think you're the first one to tow with a 2.7EB. Can you fill us in on the mileage and towing experience when you get back?
I plan on documenting every little detail Bill. I'll share it with the forum of course. By all accounts, it tows better than some V8s, while still delivering very good fuel economy. Proof will be in the towing though.
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Did you get the 36 gallon fuel tank? If the towing mileage isn't there, the extra large tank helps to extend the range.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:15 PM   #7
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Did you get the 36 gallon fuel tank? If the towing mileage isn't there, the extra large tank helps to extend the range.
Yep. Standard Lariat Package (which is loaded), with the following optional equipment:

BLIS
Remote Start
Reverse Sensing System
LED Side Mirror Spotlights
110V/400W Outlet
White Platinum Metallic Tricoat Paint
SelectShift Transmission (6 Speed Auto w/Tow Mode)
Mach-Alum Wheels, Chrome, Silver Pocketed
3.31 Eletronic Lock RR Axle
6250# GVWR Package
Chrome Angular Step Bar
Twin Panel Moonroof
Voice-Activated Navigation
Trailer Tow Package
Tailgate Step and Handhold
36 Gal Extended Range Fuel Tank
Leather Bucket Seats with Storage Center Console

MSRP was $48,505
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:44 PM   #8
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Ford makes a great truck so congratulations on your purchase
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:05 AM   #9
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Nice ride.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:12 AM   #10
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Nice truck. It appears from the 6250 lb GVWR that this is the 5.5' box (145" wheelbase), not the 6.5' box (156.8" wheelbase).

It looks like...
  • GCWR = 12,600 lb
  • towing capacity up to 7,600 lb (less passengers and cargo and likely options)
  • payload = 1,640 lb (likely less options)
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