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MitchF150

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Posted: 04/28/21 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, sure.. But the HDPP will give you more payload to handle that (but bet you'll still be really heavy).. [emoticon]

I've run out of payload with a #7000 TT. Sure, I pack heavy, but not like I can just go out and get an #11,300 TT and call it good... ha, ha... [emoticon]

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I recommend using Tow/Haul trans mode all the time to disable AFM. [emoticon] If that still doe not meet your expectations and want to jump to Ford, then I recommend a 3/4 ton 7.3L if your TT is 7500 pounds dry. If 7500 pounds loaded, then the half ton will handle well. I recommend the 3.5L Ecoboost twin turbo engine, not the regular 3.5L.


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Thanks to all for the helpful replies. Going to look at a 2019 F150 3.5 with twin turbo on Friday.


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wtmtnhiker wrote:

I'm looking at late model used maybe 2017 to 2020. They say a 3.5L v6 will tow up to 13,000 lbs. Is that so? Is it a reliable setup? I was leaning more toward the 6.2L V8 as being a little over kill but that makes me more comfortable. Any Ford owners out there with real world towing experience with these engines and model years I would like to hear your thoughts. Thanks.


You evidently meant the Ecoboost, not the NA 3.5 V6I presume.
By comparing to the 6.2, you're comparing to a F250. Are you upgrading to a bigger truck?
Also, the Ecoboost is more powerful than the 6.2, FWIW, but you can get deeper gears in the F250.


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wtmtnhiker wrote:

Thanks to all for the helpful replies. Going to look at a 2019 F150 3.5 with twin turbo on Friday.


[email protected], what a baller! I don’t know what it’s like to go buy a new vehicle just because the mostly new one has a couple little issues!
On the upside, someone will pay top $ for your “pos” just don’t bend over anywhere near the salesman while buying the new one! Lol

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2 things to consider:

Will you be upgrading trailer in the future? Might be frugal to go 3/4 ton.

My 7600# trailer actually has a 1000# tounge and by the time passengers, bikes, kayaks and other cargo is added, the 1/2 ton class trucks have insufficient payload.

I've owned (2) 5.3 trucks and both engines were very reliable but simply got tired of being marginal on payload.
Check the payload sticker on the door before writing a check.

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My 2011 Tahoe was one of the early AFM engines and the only time I notice it is when I am driving between 29-35mph and the thing keeps switching all the time. While towing or at any other speed it is totally imperceptible.

I agree. Something is wrong.

The F150 will fix the Chevy problem. Just research the issues. Sometimes the Devil you know….


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Found out the truck I was going to look at had moderate to severe damage to the rear according to Carfax. I wonder if they were going to tell me or just leave it up to me to do my due diligence. I think they should have told me before I booked an appt to go see it but perhaps I expect too much. Oh well.

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APT wrote:

I recommend using Tow/Haul trans mode all the time to disable AFM. [emoticon] If that still doe not meet your expectations and want to jump to Ford, then I recommend a 3/4 ton 7.3L if your TT is 7500 pounds dry. If 7500 pounds loaded, then the half ton will handle well. I recommend the 3.5L Ecoboost twin turbo engine, not the regular 3.5L.

I did try using the tow/haul mode as someone had mentioned that to me before but the AFM was not disabled. Maybe not on this year?

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jerem0621 wrote:

My 2011 Tahoe was one of the early AFM engines and the only time I notice it is when I am driving between 29-35mph and the thing keeps switching all the time. While towing or at any other speed it is totally imperceptible.

I agree. Something is wrong.

The F150 will fix the Chevy problem. Just research the issues. Sometimes the Devil you know….

x2. Our 2014 Yukon 5.3L is noticeable sometimes at those speeds. It feels like a very slight shudder or at least change in engine sound/vibration.

Turning tow/haul on does not disable AFM, at least on ours. I read somewhere that M mode does disable it but haven't tested that yet.

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