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Old 02-23-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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I must have been crazy buying an F-450

to tow my 5er.

Instead, I could have bought a Toyota Tundra and been able to tow a 292K # trailer. I would be able to use gas rather than diesel, which is almost a buck per gallon cheaper. I would be able to take it thru a car wash to keep it clean. And I'd be able to go thru other places where dually's fear to tread.

Seriously - just kidding.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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Yep, I understand. I could be using a Tacoma to tow our 5er. Just have to add some air bags and I'd be good to go.

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If you watch though the toyota never goes over 2-3 mph. You cannot cover much ground at that pace. Maybe toyotas tow ratings increase as speed goes down.
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... I could be using a Tacoma to tow our 5er. Just have to add some air bags and I'd be good to go.

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Must be a full moon out or another bash the 'yota post.
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Must be a full moon out or another bash the 'yota post.
I think it's more a case of bash the marketing.
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I think it's more a case of bash the marketing.
Exactly. If they are gonna put that nonsense out there, its our civic duty to criticize it.
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How much does the 5er weigh? Fords new Ecoboost engines are cleaning up the competition. eg: F150 Eco 3.5ltr V6 Twin Turbo will tow just over 11,000lbs.
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Must be a full moon out or another bash the 'yota post.
Not bashing anyone. just trying to inject some levity; but bash advertising too. Lighten up a bit. Geesh! I got nuttin against any manufacturer.

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How much does the 5er weigh? Fords new Ecoboost engines are cleaning up the competition. eg: F150 Eco 3.5ltr V6 Twin Turbo will tow just over 11,000lbs.
If you are asking me - just under 18K. Thus the F-450. I'd rather have too much truck than not enough.
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How much does the 5er weigh? Fords new Ecoboost engines are cleaning up the competition. eg: F150 Eco 3.5ltr V6 Twin Turbo will tow just over 11,000lbs.
Towing and controling, two very different things.A lot of trucks out there will move a lot of weight under perfect conditions. As indicated in the, Toyota, TV ad.
I'd hate to think what the EGT's on that Ford P/U, with 11,000 lbs behind, would look like trying to go up the Grape Vine on I-5, on a 100 degree day, or what the brake temp would be on the run down into L.A.
Not much in the way of compression hold back on a turbo gas engine.
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Real trucks don't have spark plugs.
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