Originally Posted by Dillinger-63
We pull our 2007 Fun Finder X FBS with a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with no issues at all. It too,has a 5000 tow capacity, but we weigh in fully loaded around 4300 lbs. Our fuel milage stinks at 12 mpg or so, but the truck is not good on gas even when we are not towing (around 18 mpg) which I think,is horrible for a truck this size and a V6 engine. We are stirring tight until 2015 when Ford releases it's next generation Ecoboost V6 that is supposed get very good fuel milage in the new F-150.
Interesting. I really like the SportTrac and would have bought one if I could have found what I was looking for. I guess Ford got tired of draining sales away from the F-150 with the ST. I would probably look at a bigger truck, but, will need to wait a couple of years. Your plan for waiting for the new ecoboost ford is exactly what I would do. Great idea. your FBS is a couple
hundred lb. lighter than what I'm looking at. From what I've been able to gather, as long as the total 5000lb is not exceeded, it'll do fine.
sounds like your performance figures are comparable to mine as well.
Thanks for your post. Helps me a lot.