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Towing 4k boat with 2.7

Old 05-28-2019, 03:13 PM
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Default Towing 4k boat with 2.7

I bought my truck late last fall and have not had a chance to tow anything with it yet. Only 9500 kms on the clock. Anyways, I hook onto my boat, around 3800# for weight. I can't believe how easy this thing tows it. I just put it in tow mode and let the truck do it's thing, The 10 speed shifts perfectly, engine runs great, and just chugs along. It can pull a hill easy at 2000 rpm's. Not saying better or worse, only that it's way different than my last 5.0L.

I understand these 2.7's aren't meant to pull a 10k trailer, but for these lighter loads, what a perfect setup. Always been a V8 guy, so this is my first EB.
Sorry, not much of a post, not anything broken or asking for help, just was so excited that it worked so well, figured I'd put out another good word for the little 2.7

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I've towed at about 10k lbs GCW with my 2.7 and it was perfectly fine. I bought it to tow @ 14k lbs GCW, and I'm expecting it to feel laden but adequate.
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The 2.7 wasn't an option when I bought my truck. I didn't need the 3.5 EB and the 5.0 does what I need. Fuel mileage is at least as good as the 3.5 and the truck cost less. But when the time comes for a new truck the 2.7 in a properly equipped truck will get a serious look.
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