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Towing 60% of the time
2004 F150 5.4 CC FX4 towed 8,500 lb load around 60% of the time. This truck got 9MPG empty and 4mpg towing. The truck was toast within 2 years then changed to Super Duty. Heck a 67 Buick Wildcat or a 65 Olds 88 with the chevy engine 350 cu.in. towed much better than that Ford by a wide margin, all while getting much better MPGs.
2006 Super Duty CC 6.0 FX4 pos: I use to tow 8,500 lbs around 60% of the time. Virtually all highway in the 70 to 90 mph range. 40% of the time it was in the shop.
Then in 2011 my towing requirements went almost to zero; less than 5%; so I went with an EB Ecotoot 4x2. It spent more than 90% of the time in the shop. Fundamentally useless for transportation much less towing. Towed with it once, about 3,000 lbs on one trip from Houston to Dallas. It choked on water three times on that trip and had its normal barf fit and CEL fit.
I had borrowed a couple of friends Tundra's (2007 DC and a 2008 CC)to tow with my normal 8,500 load. Yes it was a big load for a half ton, but the trucks never broke.
Been in the Tundra now for close to two years and have never been in the shop for powertrain issues, steering, or brakes. Guess you could say I am completely sold at this point.
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