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We purchased a new 2013 2WD SCrew with the MaxTow pkg about a month ago and yesterday I decided to take the boat out. The boat is a 27 ft Dusky that we normally use our 2000 F250 7.3 diesel to tow. The 7.3 has always yanked that 7,000 lbs around as if it's nothing and honestly, i didn't think for a second that the Eco would come close. To my surprise, it tows just about as strong and stops the brake-less trailer just as well. Completely blown away by this truck and absolutely love it. Even coming out of the ramp was effortless. Amazed.
 

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Welcome to the forum. You should post some photos when you get a chance!
 

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Pictures or it didn't happen
 
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Mine is a month old as well, and I just had my first tow last week. I pulled my travel trailer up an 8 mile 6% grade. My old truck would go into second and scream up that same hill, losing half its speed in the process. Not now! I easily held the speed limit in 4th gear at 2800rpm. I could have accelerated up the hill in the passing lane if I wanted. I'm very pleased as well. :)
 

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kingnothing, you are in for a real treat. The only downside is watching the mpg's drop like a rock. The truck has the power to climb the grades, but I can see that being a double edged sword. It makes you want to hold the speed limit, and that costs money. I'm thinking I will either have to tell myself to drop down a bit in speed or break the mileage gauge out of the dashboard! :)
 
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