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Re: Full time rving with my 2.7 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA] #4975945
01/11/19 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by FLORIDA
I'm upgrading to a 6k pounder which is going to put my right at my max. I do already use a weight distribution setup. Thanks again.


You will be towing about the same weight I am. That won't be any trouble for the 2.7 or the 6 speed auto. The various flavors of 6 speed automatic Ford uses are all based on a ZF 6HP design that's been in heavy duty use for almost 2 decades now. It's tough and trouble free. One note on that, the 6 pass through electrical connector tends to leak after a few years, it's repaired by replacing 2 O-Rings. It can leak (pour) fluid out when parked nose up on a hill, for example, and trick people into thinking the transmission has failed. As they see no leaks afterwards.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_6R_transmission

Also of note, the rear end ratio won't matter much in this case, the 2.7 is sufficiently powerful and the 6R80 transmission has very wide spread of ratio's. This means plenty of pulling power nearly anywhere, including at altitude.


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Re: Full time rving with my 2.7 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA] #4976007
01/11/19 11:35 AM
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How quickly you accelerate factors in to longevity as well. Come up to speed gradually and you stress all components to a lesser degree. Floor it all the time and wear will be accelerated by a significant factor.


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Re: Full time rving with my 2.7 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA] #4976014
01/11/19 11:38 AM
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As stated, run quality fluids in the engine and driveline. As well look at some E rated tires for towing stability. What you might lose in fuel economy, you gain in stability. WD hitches are nice but if the weight is placed correctly, then I would rather look at air bags or Timbrens to level the truck. My old 1500 could tow mountains but what made the biggest difference in my mind was the tires and air bags.


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Re: Full time rving with my 2.7 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA] #4976589
01/11/19 10:10 PM
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Tow ratings are based on a wide range of factors. Ill have to dig to see which ones it was, but there was a truck that was certified under SAE to a certain tow rating, and then had it knocked down by a few thousand lbs. because of its emergency brake capacity on an incline, as well as the performance in reverse gear.

Axle ratio makes more a difference in the way a truck toward than the capacity itself. I've towed a boat with my friend's WJ that has 3.23 gears or something like that. Was a complete dog compared to my 3.73 equipped truck. Wasn't looking to set any speed records, but his truck was taking a full minute to get to low highway speed.

But again, none of this has anything to do with his truck, hauling his load. The weight is not a challenge for his truck at all.

Last edited by DoubleWasp; 01/11/19 10:12 PM.

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Re: Full time rving with my 2.7 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA] #4976930
01/12/19 11:04 AM
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But payload will likely be a problem with the higher weight trailer he is looking to replace with. The 2.7 equipped trucks get a lower payload without the payload package, and towing near the weight limits usually maxes out payload first, not the tow weight limit. A 6250 lb trailer (again dry weight or fully loaded?) will likely be about 900 lbs of payload gone. Doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room with the lower payload on the 2.7 trucks (And I say that as I own one).

Re: Full time rving with my 2.7 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA] #4978207
01/13/19 06:11 PM
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Thanks everyone for all the info.

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