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    Looking to replace my tow vehicle / Beach Buggy in the Spring. Towing #6k plus or minus.

    Anyone towing with a 3.5l EcoBoost V6? 365 HP with #420 Torque with a combined 20 mpg is an intriguing combination
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    There was a thread about the F-150 3.5 Ecoboost a couple months ago. Maybe you can find it in a search?

    I believe the F-150 with all the towing goodies has an insane towing capacity (13K lbs. )
    Best regards, Ted . . . . Cape Cod, MA

    Current Boats: Formula 330 Sun Sport, O'Day Mariner Sail #3224, Sunfish
    Past Boats: Catalina 22 Sail #10531, Formula 242 Sun Sport
    Twin Mercruiser 7.4 LX MPI (0F802036, 039), Bravo 3's (0F806198, 199), Mercury 7.5 HP (1969), Johnson 4.5 HP (1980)

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    • #3
      Thanks. I'll do that
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      • #4
        The marina my buddy works at got one of those fords...the pull but they dont stop well with a load is his opinion...he prefers to use the 3/4 tons for the additional braking.
        '47 18' CC Utility "Knock On Wood"
        Various Evinrude powered Pontoons all named "Floosy"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tpenfield View Post
          There was a thread about the F-150 3.5 Ecoboost a couple months ago. Maybe you can find it in a search?

          I believe the F-150 with all the towing goodies has an insane towing capacity (13K lbs. )
          That seems a little much. You're talking 3/4 ton territory w/o a diesel...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WIMUSKY View Post

            That seems a little much. You're talking 3/4 ton territory w/o a diesel...
            Ford specs the F150 with 3.5L EcoBoost at #12,200 towing and #3,180 payload.

            The F250 with 6.2L is #21,000 and payload of #7,630. Gooseneck to #35k
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dingbat View Post
              Ford specs the F150 with 3.5L EcoBoost at #12,200 towing and #3,180 payload.

              The F250 with 6.2L is #21,000 and payload of #7,630. Gooseneck to #35k
              Thats insane.... My '16 RAM 6.4 Hemi 3/4 ton has a 12600# tow rating... What gear? Mine r 3:73. If I went to 4:10s, my tow rating would be 15600#.

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              • #8
                They said when properly equipped. Ive looked at charts from Ford and dont see those numbers encept in a f350 dually diesel.

                F250 with 3.73 r getting the aame numbers as mine. 430 gear would slightly less than my 410s..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WIMUSKY View Post
                  They said when properly equipped. Ive looked at charts from Ford and dont see those numbers encept in a f350 dually diesel...
                  you are correct . The 3.73 F250 is rated to #12,900

                  rear ends don’t matter as much when your running 10 speed transmissions

                  https://www.fleet.ford.com/resources...de_r6_Nov8.pdf
                  Last edited by dingbat; December 22nd, 2018, 08:59 AM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dingbat View Post
                    you are correct . The 3.73 F250 is rated to #12,900

                    rear ends don’t matter as much when your running 10 speed transmissions

                    https://www.fleet.ford.com/resources...de_r6_Nov8.pdf
                    When I tow my 5th wheel I manually set it in 4th gear. Seems to be the sweet spot, at least with my truck... Still drops to 3rd once in awhile and on a rare occasion 2nd..

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                    • #11
                      If you opt for the limited its 450hp and 510 of torque.Towing fairly average at 6k id seriously look at the 5.0 at 395hp with 10speed tranny.Ford should up their game and at least equal the rams interior,they would have a darn near perfect truck then.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tpenfield View Post
                        There was a thread about the F-150 3.5 Ecoboost a couple months ago. Maybe you can find it in a search?

                        I believe the F-150 with all the towing goodies has an insane towing capacity (13K lbs. )
                        Thanks for the information

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                        • #13
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                          my 2012 F150 EB 3.73's , 6 speed,11"300 lbs
                          Heinz

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