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Posted: 07/18/19 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Edge has 195,000 miles and still doing well but....
I have considered for our next toad an F1504x4 four door v8.
How does it do as a toad? any problems?

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Your MH can pull the weight? If so, you want to pull that weight? Why the V8?


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We started towing our F-150 4 x 4 extended cab V6 about 18 months ago so we could haul our Harley Trike in the bed of the truck. So far, no problems. It tows very well although we have noticed that it tracks differently than our old Honda minivan did. Used to be if the coach made the turn, then the van made the turn. Not so with the F-150. We had to stop going to a fuel stop we used to use because the F-150 required more room to make a turn.


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Posted: 07/21/19 06:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been towing our 2015 for 4 years now-- no issues


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Posted: 07/25/19 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

Your MH can pull the weight? If so, you want to pull that weight? Why the V8?

The F150 is only towable in 4x4, unless they changed that.
And..it use to have to be equipped with the v8.
I prefer the V8 and don't have to worry with typical turbo problems plus low mpg when hauling heavy loads or in the mountains and driveability
Weight is right around what our all wheel drive Ford Edge is roughly 4200 lbs. The F150 is a lightweight being mostly aluminum body now.Not too tickled about the idea of being easily bent or dented but it is light.

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