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Old 04-02-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Been watching all these truck ads on the TV lately. It appears that all have "best in class" towing or fuel economy or something else.
But the Ford F150 appears to be the best truck to tow a trailer with, since the ads depict it towing bulky, largely hollow items, like a septic tank, or pipes, or wire spools ( with no wire on them ).
Fibreglass trailer is certainly bulky and hollow.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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are we shopping for a new toad?
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:35 PM   #3
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Not shopping. Just watching too much TV.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:08 PM   #4
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I've been watching Robert's thread about towing his 19' with a new Ford F-150 w/ ecoboost. My truck is a 2014 (purchased April 16, 2014) the mileage I get is not as good (non-towing) as Robert is getting. But, I really, really like the truck. It's comfortable, tows Ten Forward great (not a huge drop in mileage between towing and non-towing). But remember, they come with a mortgage!
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:17 PM   #5
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Which motor do you have in your F150, Donna?
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:27 PM   #6
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Same as Robert, the 3.7 w/ ecboost. But I don't have the aluminum body and it's a year older (although purchased brand new... 3 miles on the odometer).
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You mean the 2.7 eco boost, correct?
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Donna, Robert has a 2.7 with ecoboost.

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There is a 2.7 or a 3.5 motor.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:37 PM   #10
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No... I'm right now looking at the window sticker. 3.5L Ecoboost V6 Engine, Electric 6-Speed Auto W/Tow Mod. I guess it's different than Robert's after all. Guess that explains the MPG difference.

Don't care, still love the truck.
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