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Old 05-29-2012, 12:58 PM
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I think you'd be fine. Why such a low tow capacity though? Wranglers are body on frame... does the hitch point not attach to the frame? The XJ's are rated at 5000lbs, and our wheel base is very similar, but I have the unibody construction rather than body on frame. I can't imagine yours would tow any worse than my XJ.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:37 PM
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:47 AM
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First tow with 6-cylinder F150. Amazing power(torque) and very good mpg.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:49 AM
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First tow with 6-cylinder F150. Amazing power(torque) and very good mpg.
Very good MPG while towing? I saw a test in one of the magazines and the MPG while towing was around 10....FWIW the load was a lot heavier than what you have there.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:03 AM
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Our new tow rig- '12 Durango R/T. Haven't hooked it to the MC yet, but with a 7400 lb towing capacity, I'm sure it will do fine. We've had it a week, and have nearly 1000 miles on it. I hope that doesn't happen often. One of the most comfortable vehicles I've ever driven.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:14 AM
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:37 PM
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First tow with 6-cylinder F150. Amazing power(torque) and very good mpg.
Yea - curious what your mpg was. I have FX4 w/Eco and have yet to tow behind it but should be similar mpg's.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:05 PM
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Yea - curious what your mpg was. I have FX4 w/Eco and have yet to tow behind it but should be similar mpg's.
I have two EcoBoost trucks right now (one is mine one is inventory I have) and towing the X-25 loaded up they only get 9-11mpg. Boat, trailer, loaded is close to 6000lbs. It's slightly hilly around here up and back to the lake but gas milage isn't that great. It pulls very well though. On a 250 mile mostly highway trip yesterday with no boat it only averaged 15-16mpg.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:42 PM
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Very good MPG while towing? I saw a test in one of the magazines and the MPG while towing was around 10....FWIW the load was a lot heavier than what you have there.
Relative to last truck w/5.4-uses a lot less throttle accelerating or going uphill. Didn't track mpg as odometer is off after replacing 18" wheels w/20" wheels, which rendered fuel economy gauge inaccurate. Used gps calculated mileage a few times when not towing,was in 18 mpg range(combined city and hwy). Probably could get better mileage if I could keep foot out of ecu.
Physics dictates the use of more energy to move more mass, so any engine would use more fuel, the technology in this motor (direct injection,turbocharging etc) does a more efficient job.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:53 PM
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