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Old 05-22-2019, 11:05 AM   #1
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2020 F-150, any changes coming?

I know big changes for the Super Duty but any one hear of significant changes to the F-150? I really want a F-150 Eco-Boost that can tow a 8,800 GVWR trailer with ease.

I currently have a 2017 F-250 that I like a lot...but not the fuel usage. I can easily keep the F-250 but if the 2020 F-150 will be redesigned I would probably trade.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:35 AM   #2
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The current generation has been out since 15, id say theyll go another couple years. 10 yrs seems to be typical between generations, unless youre a super duty and you go 16.
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I know big changes for the Super Duty but any one hear of significant changes to the F-150? I really want a F-150 Eco-Boost that can tow a 8,800 GVWR trailer with ease.

I currently have a 2017 F-250 that I like a lot...but not the fuel usage. I can easily keep the F-250 but if the 2020 F-150 will be redesigned I would probably trade.
You seem stuck wanting the Eco boost engine huh? Keep in mind that engine will take as much or more fuel than a 5.0, possibly even your 6.2 when pulling a decent load. MANY folks up here went Ecoboost years back but when the lease was up returned to tried and tested GM 5.3 or 6.0 power.

I'm not sure exactly WHAT you are wanting with the F150 considering you have better now.

GM's 6.2 is a beast, but it'll take super.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:20 AM   #4
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I am reading not much new on the normal 2020 F-150. The big news for 2020 is an electric F-150. I am not interested in the electric F-150 other than curiosity. If the 2020 F-150 is not redesigned to be more capable with a longer wheelbase and yet a stiffer frame I will keep my F-250 that I like a lot. I bought the F-250 with the idea of buying a Winnebago Mini Plus 27RBDS with a GVWR of 8,800 lbs. But have not since my DW had foot surgery and now has a painful frozen shoulder. I might just keep the 2013 Keystone Vantage that weighs 6,500lbs that I already have and am not using...ugh.

And yes, I really like the F-150 3.5 Eco-Boost. Especially since my local Ford Dealer will give an unlimited warranty on the engine if I have all maintenance work done at any Ford garage.
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If you want to be the fastest in the 1/4 mile than go with 3.5 eco. But if you want the better gas mileage while towing then stick with what you’ve got.
Sounds like you need a Toyota Prius for when your not towing.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:15 PM   #6
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I like driving the F-250 as it is smooth and solid feeling. But a F-150 3.5 Eco-Boost can tow my current trailer at 6,500lbs and would be a lot more fun to drive.

I will probably stop by my local Ford dealer next week just to see what they have in stock.
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What's the cargo capacity of the 150? That's the kicker and why I needed the 250 in the 6.2. I haul too much in the truck with family, dogs and their crates and then hitch/TW. Now that I've looked at the 3.5 since my dad switched to it I'm seeing better specs than the 6.2 and wish I had a 3.5 in a 250.
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I agree, that is the kicker.

I do not know for sure but I am thinking I can get a normal looking (not HDPP) F-150 with a cargo capacity of 1,700 maybe 1,800lbs.

I know my F-250 has door sticker that says the cargo capacity is 3,497lbs. That is just about double that of. F-150. Thus the kicker.

The cost between a F-150 Lariat and F-250 Lariat was a few hundred $$$. So at the time I bought a lot more truck for little money.
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I agree, that is the kicker.

I do not know for sure but I am thinking I can get a normal looking (not HDPP) F-150 with a cargo capacity of 1,700 maybe 1,800lbs.

I know my F-250 has door sticker that says the cargo capacity is 3,497lbs. That is just about double that of. F-150. Thus the kicker.

The cost between a F-150 Lariat and F-250 Lariat was a few hundred $$$. So at the time I bought a lot more truck for little money.
Which still makes me wonder why the attraction to an F150. A 3.5 turbo will be working hard towing 6500 lbs+ and won't last as long as a 6.2 not grunting too much. Fuel mileage will likely be similar towing. Payload will always be taxed in a 1/2 ton and you know it.

I think durability and what I mentioned is why you won't see small turbos in the HD segment in North America.
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Ford isn't going to take the spotlight away from it's updated Superduty by debuting a new F150 the same model year.
The Ecoboost is perfect for what you are doing. I must warn you that once you drive one you will be hooked on the acceleration. I used to be a Chevy guy until I discovered them. Durability is not an issue either. I know of a first gen 2.7 F150 with almost 300K trouble free miles.
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I agree, that is the kicker.

I do not know for sure but I am thinking I can get a normal looking (not HDPP) F-150 with a cargo capacity of 1,700 maybe 1,800lbs.

I know my F-250 has door sticker that says the cargo capacity is 3,497lbs. That is just about double that of. F-150. Thus the kicker.

The cost between a F-150 Lariat and F-250 Lariat was a few hundred $$$. So at the time I bought a lot more truck for little money.
3400lbs? Holy crap! Are you 2wd standard cab? My 4x4 crew is 2700lbs and I thought that was good for a 3/4 ton since the 6.7 is closer to 2000lbs
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Which still makes me wonder why the attraction to an F150. A 3.5 turbo will be working hard towing 6500 lbs+ and won't last as long as a 6.2 not grunting too much. Fuel mileage will likely be similar towing. Payload will always be taxed in a 1/2 ton and you know it.

I think durability and what I mentioned is why you won't see small turbos in the HD segment in North America.
JMO but the 3.5 will blow the doors off the 6.2. The FD150 is considerably lighter than the F250. Couple that with a low rpm turbo V6 and the F150 will be the better tow vehicle.
People that buy F150's to tow with aren't using it the same as a transport driver. No reason why the 3.5 shouldn't last many years as a recreational towing platform.
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The attraction to the F-150 Eco-Boost is that test drove a few. Each one made me smile. That is priceless.

I can wait for the next generation of the F-150. I am 63 years old and owning a F-150 3.5 Eco-Boost has been put on my bucket list.

My step son just bought a 2018 Raptor with the 510ft lbs of torque from the 3.5 Eco-Boost. The truck was in St. Augustine 25 miles from me. He lives in N. Carolina. He asked me to go look at the Raptor for him. I test drove it and told him . A week later he had the truck. Ever since that I want one. As simple as that.
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JMO but the 3.5 will blow the doors off the 6.2. The FD150 is considerably lighter than the F250. Couple that with a low rpm turbo V6 and the F150 will be the better tow vehicle.

People that buy F150's to tow with aren't using it the same as a transport driver. No reason why the 3.5 shouldn't last many years as a recreational towing platform.
The down side is when you want the low rpm torque of the ecoboost but need the capacity of the 3/4 ton truck. Most F150 will be 1800lb capacity or less and some of us need more cargo capacity than that. That's why we bought the 3/4 ton truck. Blending the two is the only solution but not one offered in the real world
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