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Ford 3.5 v6 turbo #13910643 03/04/21 04:06 PM
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Is anyone towing a boat 19 ft or larger with this motor? If so, what are your thoughts? I'm old school and I am use to a Chevy 5.7 V8. Don't want to take a chance and be disappointed. I'm looking at a 2015 model with just over 100k miles and I just want to use it for towing my 19.5 bass boat. Most trips are 30 miles round trip, but I like to go to Falcon 2-3 times a year and it's a 1000 miles round trip. Any feedback would be great.

Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13910676 03/04/21 04:31 PM
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It'll tow circles around a 5.7l or 5.3l. There is really no comparison but it's overkill for a bass boat.

Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13910804 03/04/21 06:24 PM
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I pulled a Phoenix 721 with a 3.5 Ecoboost, never knew it was there. Bought an Phoenix 819 and it is not an issue. I use the tow/haul mode and roll on down the highway. Depending on the day I get 12-14 mpg towing in my 2wd 2016 F150.


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Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: Samsonsworld] #13911082 03/04/21 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Samsonsworld
It'll tow circles around a 5.7l or 5.3l. There is really no comparison but it's overkill for a bass boat.

^^^This

Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13911194 03/04/21 11:55 PM
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3.5 eco is a bad machine. Wont even know that rig is back there, I wouldn’t hesitate to go up to a 24-25’ center console with a 3.5 eco.

Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13911896 03/05/21 03:01 PM
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Thanks guys, really appreciate the input.

Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13913803 03/07/21 12:26 PM
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Echo what others have stated: I tow a 2005 Ranger Z20 with a 2018 F150 with the 3.5L Eco...and the Ford has a little lift kit to it, which can take a bit away from towing...all said, I can comfortably tow the Ranger with no problem/concerns.

Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13925752 03/17/21 11:41 AM
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And then theres the pricing of FORD. Ridiculously higher than others....looked into them for buyjng truck for my daughter at graduation. Nope way too high. At least in San Antonio


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If ford was "ridiculously higher" than others they wouldnt sell them.

Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: redchevy] #13935194 03/24/21 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bigfishwilb
And then theres the pricing of FORD. Ridiculously higher than others....looked into them for buyjng truck for my daughter at graduation. Nope way too high. At least in San Antonio
roflmao


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If ford was "ridiculously higher" than others they wouldn't sell them.


Exactly!

If you priced all of the Big 4, GM/Chevy, Ford, Ram, and Toyota Tundra, I bet here isn't 2% difference in the price of comparably equipped models.

Now if you priced a stripped down model versus a F-150 Limited then I could believe that.


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Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13936980 03/26/21 03:03 AM
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2016 is the best year model for what you want.

Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13939060 03/28/21 12:34 PM
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I actually tow my boat w a 2.7 2016 EB and it’s incredible, love that truck

Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13953807 04/09/21 04:06 PM
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I'm currently towing a 27ft Seahunt Gamefish with my 2019 F150 4x4 ecoboost. The truck has the towing package and is rated at 12,700lbs. I'm not screaming up hills at 80mph but I also can't justify $80k on a new F250.

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Owned a 2012 and 2015 3.5 Ecos. They tow amazingly well. The 2015 seldom downshifted on hills, it just made boost.


Re: Ford 3.5 v6 turbo [Re: davidsears] #13964760 04/18/21 12:51 PM
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A 2.7 ecoboost tows my 21' glass boat with ease, I think the 3.5 will be fine.

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