The GD owners website aren’t as s”””h”””s as other sites and are much more friendlier (my opinion) they even have a thread on the f150 even praising the EcoBoost.
In my opinion, "pushing that close" with a 5th is different than "pushing that close" with a bumper hitch.I have 2250 payload and the 8’ bed. With weight of the hitch, me, the wife, dog and tools I could do it.
Don't know if I want to push that close.....
Different Frame/axles/wheels/.....Hey Snakebitten, if you don't mind telling (apologies if you already have), what are the specifics on your brother's unicorn?
As you can see in my signature, I have a 2013 F150 SCAB XLT 4x4 with max tow but not HDPP. Max payload is only 1,660. I have been pulling a ~ 6,000 lb TT (sitting on the side of my house, winterized), and a couple months ago had my a$$ handed to me on the Keystone forum. The trailer pulls great, but since the exchange I have been all over looking at numbers and smaller trailers. I'm retired and decided I want to stay with the same truck (only 60K miles, and limited budget.) Before I downsize on trailer, in the spring I will unload all the non-essential crap I stuff into the front storage area and under the bed and re-take it to the scales. A year ago I needed to replace tires and upgraded to LT tires rather than another set of passenger tires. I would love to still make this combination work, even it I have beef up the back end with a few minor upgrades. (I'm wondering what HDPP changes on the truck to get the higher payload.)
I'm betting a lot of them have tried towing a larger TT with a half ton, probably one not as well equipped to tow as an EcoBoost, and probably without properly set up weight distribution and stabilizing. Not as big a consideration with a 3/4 ton and up.And for all those Travel Trailer Forums (like Keystone vs F150 EcoBoost 1/2 ton towing threads 😊).....I just tell them point blank> go test drive one ( because you have NO idea what your talking about until you do so) in addition to owning one, than get back to me!
Over there, 3.5 is still a little engine.Y'all should try being over there with the little engine. Lol
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That really is REMARKABLE for a mass production pickup truck that is supposed to deliver 100,000 miles of trouble free output.Its the engine that could! Besides , we have more horsepower per litre then the rest of 'em.