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Tow Vehicle Role Call
« on: December 29, 2016, 09:00:04 PM »
So what do you have for a tow vehicle?

Mine is a 2016 Ford F150 with an Eco Boost V6.

This is my first EcoBoost engine and I have to admit I was very skeptical about its ability to tow my boat as well as the 5 liter V8 in my last truck. But I have been very pleasantly surprised by how much torque and power it has. And even more pleasant is the 2-3 MPG increase I saw with it when towing.

No, it probably wouldn't tow a setup like what @transamz9 has very well, but it does what I need it to do with power to spare  (yes)

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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 09:06:07 PM »
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel - I've pulled the Ranger on 1K mile trips with 3 people and gear and it delivered nearly 18MPG with about 1/3 of the trip @ 75MPH. It delivers more torque than the Hemi 5.7L V8 @ a mere 3.0L V6

I used to pull w/ a Duramax, way more truck than required, it delivered over 15MPG pulling an even larger boat, I'll not own a gas powered for towing.
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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 09:58:25 PM »
I'll not own a gas powered for towing.

If my boat was heavier or if I made a lot of long trips, I might consider a diesel. But my boat is aluminum and my trips are short. So the gas engine works fine for me  :nod:

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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 06:08:17 AM »
Vehicle's that i have that i tow with are a 2005 Ram 2500 SLT quad cab 4x4 Cummins and 2016 3500 Ram Limited mega cab 4x4 Cummins. I also have a company truck that is supplied for my use that is a 2006 F350 xl crew cab 4x2 with a sick.o.

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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 04:22:40 PM »
63 volkswagon microbus  pulls my 4000 lb Bullet no prob  gets 54mpg  at 75.    (yes)


HAPPY NEW YEAR ya'll
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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2016, 06:16:02 PM »
63 volkswagon microbus  pulls my 4000 lb Bullet no prob  gets 54mpg  at 75.    (yes)


And does it have the pop up camper roof?

 (giggle) (giggle)

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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 06:54:57 PM »
63 volkswagon microbus  pulls my 4000 lb Bullet no prob  gets 54mpg  at 75.    (yes)


HAPPY NEW YEAR ya'll

You already druck old man!  Lol

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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 07:13:53 PM »
63 volkswagon microbus  pulls my 4000 lb Bullet no prob  gets 54mpg  at 75.    (yes)


HAPPY NEW YEAR ya'll

You already druck old man!  Lol

is the C silent in drunk  u young whipper snapper      sup tranz  aint talked at ya or the old crew in a bit   aint heard from the bearded giant David lately  either
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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 10:01:21 PM »
Ha!  I can see Charlie now wheelin up to the boat launch in his hippie van with a doobie behind his ear ready to go fishin. Im still around ya ol goat. Just been busy with work and getting a house and all the bs that goes with it. Ill be about 15 minutes from Logan Martin Lake and have a room waitin on ya if you want to try your hand at some spots again.

My current tower and hopefully will be for a while is a 2014 Ram 2500 4x4 longhorn laramie. And its got the Cummins. Drags my Gboat around great and will spoil you with all the bells and whistles that thing has. Butt cooler and butt warmer is awesome!  Lol. The only thing I want to get for it is the egr delete. Not real worried about making more power or boil the tires off of it. Them things cost too dang much.  I just want it to be as efficient and long lasting as I can make it.
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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 06:49:00 AM »
Yo David  sup.........  yeah gotta luv them seat warmers  I been using he!!! out of em past coupla weeks up here.   Even got SBL  to get rid of that POS ford and get a Ram.  Same truck as mine with every option but hers dont have air ride or the 8 speed tranny
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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 11:31:11 AM »
Thats great you finally talked SBL into a Dodge. Bet she cant believe she waited this long to get out of that Furd. Glad to hear from ya! 
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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2017, 12:29:49 PM »
Hard to believe how nice seat heaters are! My wife has had them in a couple of her vehicles overt the last 10 years.

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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2017, 06:35:51 PM »
I rate my tow vehicle on how well it pushes snow. If it does the job, towing is a piece of cake. On Friday,  I plowed a surprise 27" of snow.  Forcaste was 6-8 and i had already plowed 6 when I turned in. Acres of parking lot and driveways. On Saturday I dropped the plow and hooked on the boat and drove 1700 miles SOUTH!. It did a great job. 9 1/2 Fisher Extreme V GMC 2500 hd duramax.  Okeechobee in the morning

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Re: Tow Vehicle Role Call
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2017, 09:54:17 PM »
 (shrug) Can't argue with THAT!

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