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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?
 

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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.
 

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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......
 

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I suppose a positive biased or prejudiced opinion means you are happy with your Ecoboost trucks and that is a good thing! Has anyone had any repair problems?
 
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