Originally Posted by Technobody
Unless you are a Ford engineer, I would contend that you have no idea what the intention to pull was. I know of a guy who tows a 12,300lb load on a daily
basis with an F150 with ecoboost for the past two years and still does.
The only way I would ever move up to a 3/4 or 1 ton truck was if I bought a bigger and heavier trailer. As that isn't likely, I wont be trading up any time soon. If I did, I would go to the exact same truck that sips fuel.
To coin your thought, those who have no idea just how powerful the F150 with ecoboost is, don't own one!!
I'm just about to turn in my 2013 F150 Ecoboost and pick up my Dodge Ram 3500. Just an FYI, I just had the same new Ram as I'm getting for a weeks trial and my fuel consumption per mile in the 6.7 Cummins is less than I got in my Ecoboost. The Ecoboost is by no means a "fuel sipper".
To you comment on the guy towing 12,300 lbs, yes those trucks have amazing power. This issue is about stopping. Overloaded towing is hard on a vehicle. He's probably not divulging how many brake jobs he's done. In a heavy duty truck, everything, frame, brakes, tires, engine, is made for heavy payloads and towing.