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Redfin
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F150s

Which f150 engine would be best for towing 7000 lbs about 200 miles round trip? Ecoboost or 5.0?

Or is the 5.7 tundra or 6.2 chevy better than both?


Croacka
UNLV Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Dec 2008
55657 posts

re: F150s
Ecoboost or ford 6.2

How often?


CBLSU316
LSU Fan
Far Right of Left
Member since Jun 2008
9157 posts

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The 5.0 F150 will tow that SOB all day long.

I can't speak for the ecoboost.

ETA: the tundra will tow a space shuttle
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Redfin
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
135 posts

re: F150s
About 2 times a month


TopWaterTiger
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Lake Charles, LA
Member since May 2006
6367 posts

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ecoboost fine for that imo.


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TexasTiger
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Katy TX
Member since Sep 2003
4836 posts

re: F150s
Both ford engines can tow it...for me the question is how the trucks suspension is going to react to 7K...

Depending on what you are towing and how you have it configured on the trailer air bags or some leaf upgrades may be needed.


Sgt.Sausage
Auburn Fan
Auburn, AL
Member since May 2012
18 posts

re: F150s
Ecoboost with Max Tow package and 3.73 gearing is rated at 11,300lbs towing capacity.


TexasTiger
LSU Fan
Katy TX
Member since Sep 2003
4836 posts

re: F150s
quote:

Ecoboost with Max Tow package and 3.73 gearing is rated at 11,300lbs towing capacity


Its all about the type of trailer and the weight distrubition. Just because the truck is rated for it doesn't mean there are not good ways and bad ways to tow that much weight. 7K plus gear plus people weight adds up quick. And since it sounds like he is going to be making a lot of trips a year towing that much weight it might be a good idea to save some wear and tear on his truck by helping out the suspension.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42852 posts

re: F150s
The ecoboost can be rated for whatever they want to rate it for, but its still a half ton truck and its not made for dragging around 11k every week.

You can put a Detroit diesel in it, but the rest of the truck is still not made for pulling alot.


JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15081 posts

re: F150s
I agree with that, no doubt, downshift


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Ice Cream Sammich
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
7799 posts

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I have the 6.2 with the max tow. I have not towed even close to its max capacity (11,300) but I have zero complaints so far. MPG aint half bad either, for what it is, 12-13 city/17-18 hwy.


JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15081 posts

re: F150s
Should've got the 3/4 ton gas burner, it gets 14-15 in the city.


Ice Cream Sammich
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Baton Rouge
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7799 posts

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Meh I let that one go. I already got Cheesy after me.


jimbeam
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University of LSU
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Get the 5.0


JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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As did I.


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BayouKR4
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Baton Rouge
Member since May 2012
162 posts

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The 5.0 will pull it just fine.


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Dupont3
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Keithville
Member since Nov 2011
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Either ecoboost or 5.0. I'd get the ecoboost though. Go watch the video on YouTube.


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CP3
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
3739 posts

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quote:

Get the 5.0


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Soul Gleaux
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2012
2618 posts

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Either ecoboost or 5.0. I'd get the ecoboost though. Go watch the video on YouTube.

This is a taste of what the 5.0 can do
LINK
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lsuroadie
LSU Fan
South LA
Member since Oct 2007
6425 posts

re: F150s
Still amazes me that after the umteen trailers and half tons I've seen overturned on the side of the road that people still will overload a half ton truck and tow shite they have no business towing


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