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Old 04-12-2016, 08:20 AM   #113
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2015 ecodiesel crew cab . 3.92 rear axle . Air Suspension.
2012 flagstaff FR831RKS
7,000 LOADED , 31 ft long . 1,000 # equalizer. . Pulls great
How much over the trucks GVWR are you. Those ED's don't come with much over 1000lbs for payload.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:47 PM   #114
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2015 ecodiesel crew cab . 3.92 rear axle . Air Suspension.
2012 flagstaff FR831RKS
7,000 LOADED , 31 ft long . 1,000 # equalizer. . Pulls great
What kind of fuel mileage do you get towing with the Ecodiesel? I'm only getting about 11 mpg towing out of the F-150 with a 5.0.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:52 AM   #115
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The transmission temps stay in the normal range with the highest observed being around 200 degrees while going up a long grade.
Update, I now have a 15.5 K fifth wheel and was forced to switch to a 3/4 ton silverado. I got a diesel because of a employee price deal. I ordered a 3/4 ton identical to the 1/2 ton, but it lacks a lot of things the 1/2 ton had and doesn't look as good and is noisy in places like going through a drive through. I miss my 1/2 ton. I put it this way. My 1/2 ton high country looked like a show truck. My 3/4 ton high country looks and feels like a fancy work truck. The software in the in dash my link in the 3/4 is primitive compared to 1/2 ton. But I have to live with it because it is great with the fifth wheel.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:55 AM   #116
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oops. forgot to include message I was replying to.
what transmission temperatures do you see? I have almost the same setup (truck/trailer) as you. I've been using overdrive in tow/haul mode but may switch to M5 as you've done.
oops , I forgot also to post what I was replying to.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:25 PM   #117
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Lots of discussion here on tow capacity of 1/2 ton trucks. So I thought it might be fun for owners of 1/2 tons to post what truck they have and what they tow with it!

We have a 2012 F150 V8 3:73 axle, and a 2014 JayFlight 24FBS.

GO!
I'm a little guy....
1987 Ford Ranger with 2.9L V6 towing a vintage 1965 Airstream 30 foot Sovereign Double that tips the scales at 6800 loaded. I cannot find parts for the trailer brakes so I just mash real hard on the brake pedal when I need to stop.

Now that I have put the half ton bashers into full cardiac arrest I'll share my real story.


In my next post.......
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:26 PM   #118
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My next post....

2013 F150 Screwcab with 5.0 motor rated for max towing of 7700.
2014 Cougar 25RET with a dry weight of 5890 towed with a Blue Ox WDH.
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:25 PM   #119
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I'm a little guy....
1987 Ford Ranger with 2.9L V6 towing a vintage 1965 Airstream 30 foot Sovereign Double that tips the scales at 6800 loaded. I cannot find parts for the trailer brakes so I just mash real hard on the brake pedal when I need to stop.

Now that I have put the half ton bashers into full cardiac arrest I'll share my real story.


In my next post.......
This got a chuckle
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2013 F150 Screwcab with 5.0 motor rated for max towing of 7700.
2014 Cougar 25RET with a dry weight of 5890 towed with a Blue Ox WDH.

So you went and did it, congrats! Haven't been over to BABC lately so I probably missed the announcement over there.
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I use a nice little 2002 Chevy half ton. It toes my little Fun Finder X 210 very well. 5.3 has plenty of power. I suppose it's all in what you like. I really don't believe I'm over working my truck at all. Well within the limits even with all my goodies in the little redneck land yacht
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:50 PM   #122
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Anyone ever notice the frame rails on the new Chevys? Walked by a chevy 1/2 ton today and the frame rails over the rear axle was about the size of a 2x4! Couldn't believe how tiny it looked. Are they all like that?
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:16 PM   #123
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Anybody who farms or works construction knows that half, three quaters and one ton are just suggestions. Ocational overloading is common place.

I tow my TT with a half ton because it works well and I see no reason to change. I would not haul a 5vers but it handles my 25 footer very well.

The CAT scales show I am at the max cargo but as I said, the combo works just fine.
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A buddy just bought a Ford F150, 4x4, EcoBoost, King Ranch, loaded to the max. What a beautiful truck. Paid about $62K out the door. He will never tow anything with it. Golf clubs.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:00 PM   #125
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I have a 2011 F-150, V8 5.0 with tow package, new hankook tires, pulling a 2012 Coleman 289rl, approx 5700 lbs dry. I never fill water tanks ahead, but probably all told around 7000 lbs. I've actually towed around 300 miles one way with no weight distribution or anti sway. Handled pretty good, but decided time to invest in weight distribution and anti sway, since I will be taking it further out this year. I used to have the equalizer, found it to be cumbersome and hard to use, not to mention heavy as he#*! I am installing the Andersen 3350 next weekend. Will post back after maiden voyage over Memorial Day.
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2nd Anaheim trip

Just returned from a second trip from BC to Anaheim and back towing our Jayco 28BHS with a 2011 S/C Crewmax Tundra. I have upgraded Tires to 8 ply, Bilstein 5100 shocks, Airbags, TRD sway bars and TRD dual exhaust. Trip was over 4000 km round trip and except for some very beat up LA truck lanes and a few diesel pusher motor homes refusing to admit that a Supercharged Tundra will not fade on hills it was a fantastic trip. As much as Canada has to offer you cannot discredit the beauty of the U.S. Country side between BC and Nothern California! I am very pleased that I was able to have the dealer installed TRD Supercharger kit installed and have run 20,000km since installing it Feb 2015 without a single issue. Am now able to run hills like the Grapevine and Siskiou at 100kmh/62 MPH at a very comfortable 2900RPM in 4th gear with a surprising reserve of power if needed. Truck seems so much more relaxed climbing these very big hills with the trailer behind me and does surprise many half ton nay Sayers as it leisurely traverses at freeway speeds. I was really hoping to see more half tons towing their RVs on this trip but falling between spring break and summer holidays did provide the luxury of light traffic. Travel safe and enjoy the trip!
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