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rbfconstruction



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:58 pm    Post subject: towing with the 3.5l v6 Reply with quote

Hi, Does anyone have the 3.5l v6 (ti-vct) ? I am looking to buy a 2017 f150 but everyone is telling me to get the 2.7 eco boost. I tow my 19 foot angler. local mostly, maybe 100 mile trip once a year.
Thanks, I don't want to make a wrong purchase.

Richard
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shaferc



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard, I tow my Dory 22 with a 2017 F150 with the 3.5 Ecoboost. I have been very impressed even on a steep grade it has plenty of power.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:53 am    Post subject: ford ecoboost Reply with quote

We belong to the Escape forum trailer group also and some of them have traded in their 3.5 for the 2.7 to get a little more mpg about 2-3 mpg all around .They tow 21 ft campers that weigh 4000-4500 lb more then a cd 19 angler for sure . I was looking at Expedition with a 3.5 plenty of power thats for sure .I don't think you can go wrong either way .maybe if you might get a cd 25 then maybe the 3.5 but otherwise save some money and get better mpg .
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rbfconstruction



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: towing with the 3.5l v6 Reply with quote

Hi and Thx. I need to clarify, This is a used truck with the 3.5 but not the eco boost. They do have a 2.7 and a 3.5 eco boost, as well as a 5.0 ti-vct

I do probably need to pass and hold out for the 2,7 eco boost then.



thx Richard
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What year ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: towing with the 3.5l v6 Reply with quote

2017 crew cab xlt. Lots available with the 3.5 (not eco boost) for less then 30 with around 15 to 20k miles on them
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Ordutch1975



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be fine 7600lbs with 1910 payload. I can't imagine the 19 angler weight over 5K and payload due to aluminum bed is awesome on the new fords.

https://www.ford.com/resources/ford/general/pdf/towingguides/17RV&TT_Ford_F150_Sep7.pdf
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turbocharging. One hallmark of Ford EcoBoost is its engines are turbocharged. Turbocharged engines use a device that forces in more air than a normal engine would receive. ... That's different from simply enlarging an engine, which requires more fuel and hurts mileage.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had 3 different full size Ford trucks.
2000 F250 7.3 diesel With Banks the best hauling truck I have ever had about 16 mpg towing a 24 foot travel trailer. 21-23 unloaded.
2013 F150 with the 3.5 ecoboost towing a C-Dory 19 about 14 MPG a travel trailer about it dropped to between 10 and 12. Without load just under 20 mph. Speed usually about 60mph.
2018 F150 3.5 ecoboost Did not tow the dory but the same travel trailer it got about 12 to 14 mpg. Without load between 22 and 23 mpg. The mileage starts from my driveway which is a 9.5% grade for a mile to the state road.

Mileage Is effected effected by frontal area. I used to tow a utility trailer loaded to about 3500 pounds behind the F250 did not notice the change in the mileage. The trailer fit in to the airstream of the truck.

About the turbo charging on the 2013 F150 the turbo did not effect the performance much until about 2500 rpm then it kicked in.

The 2018 is a dual turbo this kicks in at a low rpm.

The advantage of turbo over a larger displacement engine is that the turbo adds little to the perceived displacement until you request more power. Then it forces more air into the cylinders.

Please understand that I spell truck "FORD"

Guy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no free lunch , turbos add stress and complexity compared to low stress larger displacement so long term maintenance costs may be higher.
Look at the tow rating of both trucks, sounds like both are more than adequate. Higher tow ratings usually means bigger, better brakes and more safety, a priority for me, my truck (3500 16' Ram diesel) is overkill for our CD25, but is very low stress on long downgrades.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: f150 Reply with quote

I towed a CD22 from Louisiana to Lake Powell with a V6 F150. I topped one hill in second gear. That was a C22. I can't imagine you would have a problem pulling your boat, but if you move up to a CD22 or CD25 do you really want to have to buy a new truck? JUST A THOUGHT.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The naturally aspirated 3.5 will be OK for your short hauls, assuming of course, the rig is rated for the trailer weight.
That motor will likely turn some higher RPMs but that's OK too.
Could you arrange a test drive towing your boat?
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