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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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From Plymouth, MN
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I have the 2017 F150 with a the 3.5L Ecoboost and love it. I pull an 1850 Lund Impact with a 150 on it. When going down the highway at 55 mph and want to pass someone it downshifts and takes right off.

Yesterday pulling it back from the lake I got around 17 MPG. That was doing about 35 miles at 60MPH and 80 miles at 70MPH. It drops off if you push the speed to 75-80.

Best part about it is the mileage it gets when not towing. Put 1100 miles on it for our Canada trip and got over 23 MPG.

Posted on: 7/8 22:01:51
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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From Detroit Lakes
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I don't want to start a whole other thread here but for you guys that like ecoboosts or otherwise enhanced v6s even if they aren't the ecoboost engines, why do you prefer an engine with gadgets like turbos(aka: a lot of extra stuff) over a standard V8 engine? I looked up the specs on the 2017 Ecoboost 3.5 and the 2017 Ram Hemi.

Ecoboost HP - 375, Torque - 470, MPGs 17-21 via fueleconomy.gov, tow rated for 12,200lbs
5.7 Hemi HP- 395, Torque - 410, MPGs 15-21 via fuel economy.gov, tow rated for 10,200lbs

For reference a very large boat like the Lund 219 Pro-V GL equipped with a Merc 350 is tow rated at 4,662lbs. A decent sized camper, a Wildwood 30' travel trailer weighs in at 6,200lbs.

So all of that established, by the way I look at it, the ecoboost has the edge in torque and therefore max tow rating, which.. the tow ratings far exceed what the majority of people will ever use the trucks for anyway. Mileage is pretty similar. The question isn't a brand questions I mean put any of the truck brands up there it doesn't matter, why do you trust an enhanced v6 more than a standard v8 when all else is a moot point? I'm just curious, cuz I can't get there. I've been looking at trucks, and looking and looking and I'm just not sure I'd get behind a v6 for massive amounts of towing.

Also, just for fun the 1988 Chevy K1500 pickup with the vaunted 5.7L 350 gained 25horsepower over it's predecessor to make a whopping 210 horses and gained 5lb-ft of torque taking it up to 300.... WOW... what did we even do back then?!?!

Posted on: 7/10 13:05:06
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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From Duluth
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Would be interested in getting a longevity report after @150K or so on one of those eco-boost engines used heavily,,,

Posted on: 7/10 19:38:28
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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Don’t take our word for it, go to a dealer and drive one. You’ll see for yourself why people like myself like the Ecoboost so much.

Also they’ve been on the road since 2011. I’m pretty sure there are plenty on the road with over 150k on them. Ask around. Mines only got 83k at the moment.

Posted on: 7/10 21:39:19
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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From Duluth
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Now that ya mention it,,,I do remember them engines first being used in the cars awhile back. Thanks

Posted on: 7/11 5:31:12
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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01/23/2012
From nw suburbs
Posts: 459
Great info guys thanks alot, I am leaning towards just going with a 2500 Duramax, but man they sure went up in price from a few years ago :(

I really like those numbers with the ecoboost but I agree seems like if one put some turbo stuff on the V8's they would be stronger as well. I also would have to tow my 8x16' icehouse with one to be sure it pulled well for my liking as my last one was a dog... Might get out to a dealer if this one 2500 truck I am trying to look at over the weekend falls through.

Thanks

Posted on: 7/11 18:04:10
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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I'm sure you'll be happy with whatever you get. Almost all trucks these days are significantly more powerful and capable than those from 10 years ago. They are certainly getting more luxurious and expensive. Good luck.

Posted on: 7/12 13:28:26
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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12/18/2012
From South Minneapolis
Posts: 1879
I just bought a new 2019 Silverado and got the 5.3L V8 which is what I had in my previous silverado. I love the engine. I don't do a ton of towing but when I do I mostly only notice i'm towing anything when I'm trying to stop.

The V8 has plenty of snap at all speeds and is plenty fun to drive and with the sport mode now (i know i know but my old truck didn't have it) its like driving a turbo.

Posted on: 7/13 8:57:08
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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01/05/2008
From St. Paul, MN
Posts: 2152
Quote:

Walleyhunter wrote:
Great info guys thanks alot, I am leaning towards just going with a 2500 Duramax, but man they sure went up in price from a few years ago :(

I really like those numbers with the ecoboost but I agree seems like if one put some turbo stuff on the V8's they would be stronger as well. ………………………….

Thanks


Which is why the Duramax is a turbo diesel. Take the turbo off it and you're looking at maybe 300 hp and 440 lb/ft torque as opposed to the 445 hp and 910 torque.

Posted on: 7/13 19:40:13
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