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Old 09-20-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default 2012 F150 XLT Screw Heavy Duty Payload Package - Load Test

Hi everybody, been lurking here for a while now, reasearching the truck I now own. Thanks for all the great info! Had an 08 GMC ext cab 5.3. Wanted a crew cab and something that could potentially tow a moderately sized 5th in the future. Came down to a 6 liter 2500HD or the Eco HD and I think I made the right choice for occasional towing. Have a 7500lb TT right now and what a big difference towing compared to the GMC. That topic could easily fill a separate post.

On to the topic... since we may upgrade to a 5th, I wanted to know what sort of pin weight the truck would handle without looking goofy and not require bags or springs. After an afternoon of gathering 2500lbs of weight and extensive use of the "man step", here are the results. Would have been much easier if I had to haul a load of bag mix concrete or shingles but was stuck with scrap steel, batteries, tool boxes and lots of water.

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I'm sure the SD and HD guys might get a chuckle but I hope this will help those interested in the HD payload option.

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That is way cool, love the Hd package.
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Cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

Even the color of the truck changes to indicate how much load it carries - way to go, Ford!
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That is so bad ***. I keep starring at it. lol
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What kind of mileage do you get pulling the camper with the Eco.? I do not get good mileage at all on the highway with my ecoboost.
I pull a 3000lb open trailer with 2 ATV's on it, and I only get 11mpg on the highway. I am getting 17 to 18 on the highway with no trailer and 14 in the city.
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I did forget to mention I have 35"x12.5 x 20's on the truck.
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I pulled my son's 31' bunkhouse camper on the hitch and only got 8.5 to 9mpg on the highway.. I don't think this was good at all.
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I pulled my son's 31' bunkhouse camper on the hitch and only got 8.5 to 9mpg on the highway.. I don't think this was good at all.
May want to start your own thread in the towing section - but what speed are you going when you get that mileage?
The length or weight does not really matter much for hgwy mpg's - it's the frontal area with travel trailers. I get around 11mpg at 65mph towing our TT.
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I pulled my son's 31' bunkhouse camper on the hitch and only got 8.5 to 9mpg on the highway.. I don't think this was good at all.
ya we have a 7100# trailer at work and are 3.5 tt ego boost only gets 8.9 mpg. but it gets good MPG with it empty and not towing!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:32 AM   #10
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lol, I think my truck would be popping a wheelie with 2500lbs in the bed.
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