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  1. 2.7l towing upgrades

    F150 Ecoboost Chat
    What's the best discussion for 2017 2.7l towing upgrades?
  2. Upgrading my ecoboost towing capabilities

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    After reading these forums for a few years and having some issues towing in the desert southwest I decided to upgrade the capabilities of my F-150 for better towing. I have a 2016 Lariat Supercrew 3.5. Bought it new with regular tow package and brake controller. I love this truck, but it...
  3. Air bag mistake (maybe)

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    Took the trailer for its first tow about a month ago and was pleasantly pleased. I knew going into this I was going to have to modify to get the towing experience that I want, and I have never left anything I owned stock. I have researched about airbags but never could make up my mind on...
  4. Any overheating issues while towing heavy?

    2018 Ford F150 Ecoboost Chat
    Considering purchase of a new Ecoboost. Is anyone having trouble with overheating issues in 2017 and later 3.5L ? Would purchase max tow and load packages and off road package. Trailer is about 8k lbs loaded. thanks all.
  5. Newbie. 2017 2.7 SCREW FX4 towing 6,0000 Airstream

    Introductions
    Hey Guys: Finally took the time to sign up! All you guys have really upgraded my knowledge base on this vehicle. I have about 16,000 miles on "The Chief". I have towed my 27' vintage Airstream from Orlando to Utah and back. Easy Peasy. I can't believe how much I enjoy this vehicle! I've...
  6. EcoBoost OEM Trailer Brake Controller Output question

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    I pull a 30' RV with my 2016 Supercrew Ecoboost and a ProPride hitch. 7500 lb loaded trailer. My question relates to the brake controller. My trailer pushes my truck when I apply the brakes. Of course, it should not do this. I set my Gain to 9 at the moment. I noticed the Output is not...
  7. Towing bobcat??

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    Hey all I need an opinion, Im currently looking at doing some work at our farm. I will need to move a small bobcat to bury culvert sections to make a field more accessible by vehicle. I'm currently in the process of purchasing a flatbed trailer, this will be shared by me and a friend of mine...
  8. 2014 FX4 SCREW 3.5L 1135# Payload, 7700# TT - Option removal worth it?

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    Hey all, so my wife and I have a bit of a conundrum - in that I didn't check the payload sticker of my truck before we bought it (long story, I did research on a comparable truck assuming the payloads would be comparable - I was wrong). Long post ahead. We need to tow a TT with the following...
  9. Towing a 7119# 34' Travel Trailer with a 2012 F150 3.5L Ecoboost

    F150 Ecoboost Chat
    I am the proud owner of a 2012 F150 Platinum 3.5L Ecoboost and would like to get into camping. My wife is in "love" with the 2017 Forest River Vibe 288RLS, which weighs 7119# dry and is a length of 33'9". According to the manual my truck has a max towing capacity of 9600# and a max payload of...
  10. Towing Sway

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    Yes, I know, another forum about trailer towing. However, I want to limit the responses on this one. I have posted about this before, and am still battling it. I have tried all the normal fixes. I have been to multiple trailer dealers. I have upgraded tires. I have tried multiple WD...
  11. Will my F150 handle this trailer OK?

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    Hi gang, I have a 2013 F150 Ecoboost V6 with 3.31 axle ratio, towing capacity is 9,200 and GVWR is 15,100. I'm a near full-time RV'er, and have been towing a 25 foot travel trailer that weighs about 4200 dry for a while now, of course with no problems at all. Now, I'm interested in an Arctic...
  12. B&M Transmission Pan......

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    Hey all, This brand new Trans pan just got released by B&M, it is their Hi-Tek line of pans and it looks like a nice unit. Here is their press release..... B&M’s Hi-Tek line of Deep Aluminum Transmission Pans are constructed of thick A356.0-T6 cast aluminum and feature a durable black anodized...
  13. switched from superchips to sct tuner...need a tow tune

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    I absolutely LOVED how my truck towed using the heavy tow tune on the superchips tuner....but the performance tune was terrible....kept rpms too high, transmission kept searching, and turbos would surge and unload on WOT. But I can't say enough about the tow tune. I tow a 30ft travel trailer...
  14. My Canadian f-150 ecoboost, Stronger, Faster, Higher tow rating

    F150 Ecoboost Chat
    hey my names pete, I'm new to the site but not new to trucks or towing, I'm from pittsburgh pa, i own a detail shop and i buy sell build trade antique cars and hot rods. A few months ago I bought a 2014 CCLB 4x4 ecoboost appearance package f-150 out of canada. mainly because of its funky...
  15. Need help!

    F150 Ecoboost Problems
    So here's the deal, I recently got work done on my truck. New 20" rims and tires, levelling kit, Borla Exhaust, stage 2 cold air intake, and Air Bags. They also gave me a super chip to go with it. Now when I use to haul my 38ft 10500 camper I would average about 20 to 21l per 100kms. Which...
  16. Greetings & Brain Picking

    Introductions
    Good Day Folks, My truck - 2011, SC, 4x4, 6.5 box Platinum with 3.73 rear axle with Max Tow Pkg. 10500 lb factory receiver At this time stock Brain Picking, I am looking to add some HP for towing and hopefully better fuel economy towing. I have towed landscape trailers & a boat, Lund...
  17. North Carolina Towing Regulations

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    As you may know, towing regulations can be as clear as mud. Especially when you get different answers from different sources. I finally got around to spending an 1.5 hours at the license plate agency today. While getting my new tags, I told the employee that I did not tow anything at the...
  18. Air bags or Weight Distribution Hitch

    F150 Ecoboost Towing
    I am new to towing with a 2014 F-150 Ecoboost with the max tow package. I will be towing a 6500 lb travel trailer. If I have a weight distribution hitch do I need a set of Firestone 2525 Ride-Rite air springs? Is there a benefited to using both air bags an a weight distribution hitch...
  19. Need Recommendation for 18" tires for towing

    F150 Ecoboost Wheels and Tires
    Ok, I have searched until I my head hurts, but I have not found any conclusive consensus on what type of tire would be ideal for towing, not totally bounce you out of the cab, maintain decent MPG and have acceptable tread wear. Basically, I got a 2013 F150 EB with factory 18" wheels with...
  20. 2015 F150 3.5 Ecoboost Towing MPG

    2015 Ford F150 Ecoboost Chat
    Wondered if anyone who has the new F150 with the 3.5 Ecoboost has towing MPG numbers. I have a 30' travel trailer that weighs 5700# dry. Looks like that weight wouldn't be an issue for the truck to pull, but wondered what the MPG might be. I'm really hoping to get better than the 8-9 I was...
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