I need to purchase a truck to pull a 22ft travel trailer. I'm new to pulling travel trailers and truck purchasing. I know I want a Ford F150 but I'm struggling to decide if I need an Ecoboost or V8 5.0. What do y'all think?
Either powertrain would more than handle your trailer. If you're planning to travel through mountainous areas, the turbos on the Ecoboost are a great benefit as the air thins out with altitude. I pull a flatbed with a 3600 lb car on it making total weight in the neighborhood of 6000 lbs with tools and other race track necessities out back. When researching a diesel alternative, the specs, testing and the fact I have to use the truck for daily transportation pointed right at the F150 Ecoboost.
Though I'm somewhat prejudiced, I would go with it if I were you.
I agree with Mike, either motor should handle the trailer with no problem but with the low-end flat torque curve the Ecoboost offers it can’t be matched when towing! I may also be a little prejudiced......