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#10798587 - 04/26/15 05:16 PM Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost?
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Anyone towing with the EcoBoost?

I'm trading in my F150 with the 5.0 V8 and considering switching to the EcoBoost. I'm in construction so I do tons of daily driving (30k plus per year). I tow my boat and an occasional heavy payload in the bed for work so I just want to make sure the EcoBoost has the power when needed.


Edited by Fence Guy (04/26/15 06:10 PM)

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#10798788 - 04/26/15 06:44 PM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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The 3.5l ecoboost will easily outtow the 5.0.

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#10799799 - 04/27/15 08:24 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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I own one. Hands down the best 1/2 ton towing platform. It's a beast.
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#10799884 - 04/27/15 08:56 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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If your 5.0 currently does what your asking of it then the ecoboost should do it in style. The eco will have more grunt(read bottom end) If what your doing is really stressing your 5.0 something bigger may be in line.

There should be little if any difference in how well either of them carry a load as far as weight in the bed goes.

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#10799996 - 04/27/15 09:36 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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If you're currently towing with a 150 5.0, you will really like the ecoboost. I see tons of Bass Boats being towed by 150s with the ecoboost. I tow my Ranger Z520 with an Explorer Sport with the ecoboost and it tows great.

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#10800033 - 04/27/15 09:47 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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I have a 2011 F150 with Ecoboost. I love it. Pulls awesome. But don't expect the gas mileage to be quite what they advertise. It never is. I average about 16-17 MPG without a trailer, and about 13 MPG pulling the boat.

The Ecoboost runs smooth as silk and pulls great. Mine has 85k on it and still going strong.
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#10800243 - 04/27/15 10:45 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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Same here. 2014 F-150 Lariat 4x4 with 3.5L Ecoboost. Pulls my heavy 20' Procraft like a dream. Even on some pretty nasty grades last summer in Oklahoma. In many ways, this truck is equal to my previous '04 3/4-ton Dodge with a 5.9L Cummins.

As newpontoonguy said, the gas mileage isnt what they advertise. 16-17MPG and around 13MPG towing. I have a very lead foot though and can get carried away pulling the boat down a highway. Forget its there sometimes!

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#10800314 - 04/27/15 11:02 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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All the fuel economy estimates I have ever seen also state may vary based on driving habits. My fil has a 2014 ecoboost and averages 13-15 mpg empty... he has a very large and heavy foot.

I told him it should do a lot better but he needed to drive it differently. He tried what I told him and wouldn't you know broke 18 on a tank and then 20 on the next. A week later he said nobody drives like that and I cant drive like that.

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#10801028 - 04/27/15 02:48 PM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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I've averaged 17.4mpg commuting over the last thousand miles. Show me a big gas v-8 that does better and competes powerwise.


Edited by Samsonsworld (04/27/15 02:50 PM)

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#10801112 - 04/27/15 03:18 PM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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Power in real life or power on paper?

I would argue that the ford 5.0, hemi, and chevy's motor will all get around that mileage and will all cut the mustard for what 99% of people do with a 1/2 ton pickup. I like the ecoboost, quite a bit actually, but its not a gift from God.

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#10801152 - 04/27/15 03:32 PM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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Sure never got that out of my 5.3l. And like I've said before, night and day difference in towing.

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#10802786 - 04/28/15 07:16 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Samsonsworld]
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Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
Sure never got that out of my 5.3l. And like I've said before, night and day difference in towing.



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#10802861 - 04/28/15 07:46 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Ambassador84]
redchevy Offline
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Originally Posted By: nitro777
Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
Sure never got that out of my 5.3l. And like I've said before, night and day difference in towing.



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Not saying a 5.3 is better by any means. After break in I never got less than 18 out of mine comuting to work and back. That's with city street driving and traffic. I got over 16 pulling our boat almost pure highway. It wasn't a speed deamon or powerhouse, but I think I could have held the pedal to the floor non stop and still beat 15 empty. Again I just said I feel like any of those trucks would do what 99% of people do with a 1/2 ton and return the same fuel economy. If given the choice I would buy an ecoboost any day over the 5.3

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#10802979 - 04/28/15 08:25 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Fence Guy]
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They will. The ecoboost just does it a littld better. wink I never averaged better than 15's mixed with the Chevy.

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#10803198 - 04/28/15 09:34 AM Re: Anyone Towing with an F150 EcoBoost? [Re: Samsonsworld]
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I've got the GMC Sierra with the 6.2 and towing package, averaging 18.5 and pulls great, not saying the ecoboost isn't a great motor but originally it was being pushed as a vehicle with this great mileage but now we all know this isn't true. I just wonder what my truck would do with a 4.10 rear end, you could probably use it to pull trees out of the ground.

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