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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. F150 Ecoboost Towing
    Hey All, I am in the market for some new tires for my truck. 2011 F-150 Ecoboost Supercrew with Max Tow. I am replacing these stock pirellis. I have been looking at the BFG AT K0/2's but in the 275/55/r20 size they are only a load D rated tired. I want load E rated tires, which seem tough...
  6. F150 Ecoboost Towing
    Hey guys i just bought my ecoboost 2 weeks ago to tow my 5th wheel and i know im at the limit as far as weight goes but it pulled it really good it just has a real bad drive line vibration at take off and it got hot pulling a hill but i was hammering on to see what it would do and how it would act.
  7. F150 Ecoboost Towing
    I have a 2013 F-150 Ecoboost with a 3.73 rear axle with a tow max package. There was a lot of rear end sway out of the truck when pulling our 27-foot travel trailer (6,500#), so I purchased Michelin Load Range E tires and upgraded to an E2 hitch and distribution system. It worked OK, but there...
  8. F150 Ecoboost Towing
    By all calculations, I am going to be right at (or slightly above) the tow weight specs for my EB and wanted to know if anyone has had an extended tow experience with max conditions? (I do NOT have the "Max Tow Pkg") 2014 F-150 EB FX4 SCrew with 3.5 PULLING 9500 lb TT with approximately 650 lbs...
  9. F150 Ecoboost Towing
    I have a 2014 FX4 SC 3.5/3.5 and I'm towing a 28' Travel Trailer (9000 lbs/tongue weight of approx. 850 lbs). The truck has "Sway Control" built in. I put weight distribution bars on the hitch assembly. The truck and trailer "looked" very even. (see photo below) When I got out on the road, it...
  10. F150 Ecoboost Appearance
    Hey guys, love my new truck and everything about it but the mirrors. Seems like I can never see what I want to when I need to. I have the reverse camera option with the back up sensor but I can't really bring myself to trust it completely. I did ride in a Silverado with towing mirrors and it...
  11. F150 Ecoboost Towing
    I know...I know... So, I bought my 2012 EcoBoost (Super Crew, 145", 3.15's) used. I came without a towing package (i.e. no receiver and only a 4-pin wiring harness). So, I have since purchased a Class IV receiver and had a 7-pin wiring harness installed along with a brake controller. In my...
  12. Introductions
    I'm wondering if there is any F-150 owners on here that are using their ecoboost to tow a goose-neck trailer. I'm looking to seeing if there is anything I will need to add to mine to be able to pull a horse trailer.
  13. F150 Ecoboost Towing
    We just purchased a 26' Winnebago travel trailer to tow behind our EB. The trailer tows very nicely behind the truck but when it comes to backing up I miss the backup camera. Is there a way to hook into the trucks backup system with a camera hooked on the rear of the trailer? If not, does anyone...
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