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Old 10-20-2011, 05:00 PM   #15
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I have a 33' sunset trail and I pull it with a 2011 f150 ecoboost powered truck. The truck handles trailer beautifully and has plenty of power. Truck makes 420lb/ft of torque at 2000rpm.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:53 AM   #16
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Sara, the article,"Before You Buy - It's not rocket science" would be a good place to start. I think it may help you understand what to look for.
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I have a 33' sunset trail and I pull it with a 2011 f150 ecoboost powered truck. The truck handles trailer beautifully and has plenty of power. Truck makes 420lb/ft of torque at 2000rpm.
Ttpuller, I have asked several EcoBoost owners about fuel economy when towing heavy and no one has ever given me an answer. I am well aware it is rated to pull a lot of load, but at what price at the fuel pump?

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Old 10-27-2011, 07:00 AM   #18
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I live just outside of charlotte, NC and tasker the majority of my trips into the mountains heading up to Boone, NC. With that said out it's a very hilly drive and while pulling my tt I typically average between 9 and 10 mpg traveling at 70mph. Again my tt weighs about 7500lbs.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:22 AM   #19
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Ttpuller, I sure hope you never have to stop in a hurry, pulling that much weight behind a lite duty TV at that speed. We had several 1/2 tons, what GM called Heavy 1/2 ton pulling a lot less weight at slower speeds and had numerous scarey moments when traffic suddenly stopped or some idiot would pull out in front of us.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:32 AM   #20
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I have had those panic stop moments and this truck handles the situation better than my previous f250. These new truck are bigger stronger and have incredible technology that make them more capable than most older model hd trucks. Again more than enough truck for the weight I'm pulling.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #21
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Sounds like plenty of truck to me!
As long as a 7500 lb trailer has its own brakes, I wouldn't think the relative "lightness" of that tow vehicle would interfere with stopping power...

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I live just outside of charlotte, NC and tasker the majority of my trips into the mountains heading up to Boone, NC. With that said out it's a very hilly drive and while pulling my tt I typically average between 9 and 10 mpg traveling at 70mph. Again my tt weighs about 7500lbs.
In my opinion 70 is to fast, especially in the mountains. You are driving on the edge pulling a camper at those speeds. Slow down please, before you hurt yourself or someone else's family.
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In my opinion I have undoubtly more experience pulling a trailer than most and I never take chances. Thank you for your concern but know it is completely unfounded as conditions ultimately govern my speed.
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Let's get back to helping Sara, ok?

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Sara, if you use this towing calculator to properly and safely match your trailer and tow vehicle you will be a happy camper-so to speak.

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I live just outside of charlotte, NC and tasker the majority of my trips into the mountains heading up to Boone, NC. With that said out it's a very hilly drive and while pulling my tt I typically average between 9 and 10 mpg traveling at 70mph. Again my tt weighs about 7500lbs.
I'm off-topic with this, but it bears saying. ST trailer tires are rated for a maximum speed of 65 MPH. You are risking dramatic tire failure at constant speeds about 65.(it's on the sidewall)
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Comment noted, Ray. Thank you.

This thread is to help Sara find a suitable tow vehicle for her Laredo. Please take off-topic discussions to a new thread.

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I think at this point Sara bought an Hundai and left town.
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I think so too.

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