Anyone pulling an 8000+ pound RV with an ecoboost?
i have a 5th wheel camper that weighs in at 8100 lbs. i am curious to see if there are any members here that are dragging a load in the weight range around... i really like the torque curve this engine shows, and i can help but think it is a pulling machine at 2500-3000 rpm. i am currently running a 5.7L tundra and really like it. however, i will be due for a new vehicle here before too long and am trying my best to stay away from a diesel. while i know it would be idea for dragging the camper around...i dont pull it that far and i cant justify the extra money on initial cost, fuel, and upkeep on a diesel. my tundra handles the camper great, and has enough power to pull it. however, i am open to options (and a ford man at heart) so i cant help but look into this new power plant from ford.
-what gear can you consistently pull in (with the exception of large hills)?
-what rpm are you at when going 60-65?
-when going up small hills, with the ecu allow more boost to gain power (rather than down shift like a NA gas engine)......or is it similar to a diesel
-what is your camper pin weight? how does the rear suspension in the F150 handle it? (I've run air bags in my last two half tons, and will continue to do so in my next half ton)
-and the ever famous question, what kind of mileage. i read a few threads, but couldnt seem to find any feedback from anyone pulling an RV or enclosed trailer with this much weight.