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Old 01-07-2020, 03:08 PM   #1
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I know the v8 and all ecoboost 6 cylinders will pull anything that Escape makes, but has anyone pulled them with the Ford F150 v6 normally aspirated engines if so what were your experiences
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:36 PM   #2
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I think the big advantage in getting one of the other engines is most of them come with the 10 speed transmission vs the 6 speed. You will still be OK with the 3.3L with 290 HP and 265 foot pounds of torque. You are not pulling the Queen Mary you know.
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:18 PM   #3
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I am pulling a 19' with an Explorer V6. It is quite fine on the flat, but works quite hard on uphill climbs. It has never overheated in spite of this. For a planned long trip this summer I will be borrowing my son's F150. Enough said!

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I think the big advantage in getting one of the other engines is most of them come with the 10 speed transmission vs the 6 speed.
While the 10 speed has some slight advantages, the 6 speed still works great.
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:05 PM   #5
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I’ve owned 3 different trucks in the recent past
1) A V6 with 6 speed transmission - 3.55 rear end
2) A V8 with a 6 speed transmission — 3.55 rear end
3) A V8 with a 8 speed transmission— 3.92 anti slip rearend

#1 got poor mileage when towing and constantly shifted gears if it thought it saw a hill
The engine was designed to pull an empty truck on a downhill grade IMHO
#2 towed okay but you could tell by the sound of the engine and the transmission when there was a load on the truck . It did ok with our 17 ft Casita , not so well with our 21 ft trailer .
#3 tows far better than #1 or #2 , gets better gas mileage , holds gears better and is much more pleasurable to drive ( towing or non towing)

A standard naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine and the Ford EcoBoost are two totally different engines in my estimation.
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