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Old 09-27-2015, 05:48 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Cumminsfan View Post
I always get a kick out of the 1/2 ton'rs that tow 5th wheels. They always brag their trucks up but then when they switch to a 3/4 ton or 1 ton all of a sudden that 1/2 ton's not all that special. I guess they don't know till they do know.

SkiSmuggs, just adding an extra leaf and shocks did not make your F150 into and HD. The HD had a thicker frame, 7 lug rims with E rated tires. I'm sure the front suspension was also beefed up more than your F150 I will be was. It may of handled your 5th ok, but it was never intended to.
The crew cab has the the thicker frame too. The front suspension is the same.

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Old 09-27-2015, 07:37 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post
The crew cab has the the thicker frame too. The front suspension is the same.
Only the 156.5 WB crew cab. If you had the 144.5 WB crew cab then you had the standard .110 thick frame.

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Old 09-27-2015, 07:56 AM   #17
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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.

Just saying.

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