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Old 03-21-2018, 02:11 AM   #11
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Default Re: Anybody tow with a new F150?

Certain F150s get the big rear end, but before I towed anything of any substance, I'd want to know what was holding the axles in (c-clips or positive axle retention) and the load rating of the tires.

A dually makes a lot of sense. Fuel is cheap compared to a single towing mishap at highway speeds.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:43 PM   #12
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I towed with my 150 Eco Boost for the whole 2015 season, around 35 thousand miles. From Florida to Ohio to Indy and back. 24' Motorsport Trailer pretty loaded up. Power was not a problem what -so- ever. But, I'd say towing capacity was pretty maxed out. Sometimes changing lanes being passed by a big truck all by its self. I'd say it pretty much lived up to all the Ford TV ads ... One problem, fuel mileage. It was great - not towing, but loaded up and hitched up, oh boy, I averaged around seven miles per gallon at 65mph. Anything over 70 mph, closer to 6 mpg. A bed capper and turbo wing really helped out. But if you're gonna "tour" at all, I'd look for a little more truck.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:31 PM   #13
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I towed with my 150 Eco Boost for the whole 2015 season, around 35 thousand miles. From Florida to Ohio to Indy and back. 24' Motorsport Trailer pretty loaded up. Power was not a problem what -so- ever. But, I'd say towing capacity was pretty maxed out. Sometimes changing lanes being passed by a big truck all by its self. I'd say it pretty much lived up to all the Ford TV ads ... One problem, fuel mileage. It was great - not towing, but loaded up and hitched up, oh boy, I averaged around seven miles per gallon at 65mph. Anything over 70 mph, closer to 6 mpg. A bed capper and turbo wing really helped out. But if you're gonna "tour" at all, I'd look for a little more truck.
Yes not the ideal tow vehicle as far as capacity. But I just towed with my 2012 ecoboost and 24 ft intech trailer for 3000 miles. 65-70 mph. Got no less than 10 mpg. And no more than 10mpg. Lol
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Sometimes changing lanes being passed by a big truck all by its self..
This where dual rear wheels really make a difference.
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:10 AM   #15
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This where dual rear wheels really make a difference.
It's also a little less exciting in a dually if you lose a rear tire while towing...
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