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Old 02-01-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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Admiral and I purchased a new 2010 F-150 XLT Super Crew 5.4 V8, upgraded tow package (11,000lbs.) last weekend. Went with the Ford primarily because they took no bailout money. Took the boat out the following day. Couldn't even feel the trailer back there (my set up is probably a total of about 4,400) or hear / feel the truck shift. Towed it to Long Beach - about 80 miles each way - averaged 13.5 mph. Really pleased with the truck. It was the admiral's turn to pick the color (wouldnt have been my first choice) and she will be driving it most of the time to where she boards her horse. I'll only drive it when the boat is behind it. Thanks for listening!
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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Sweet truck Brian, and I actually like the color.

Here's a pic of mine just afte taking possession of our boat, and before having had a chance to clean it.

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"averaged 13.5 mph"
really???..that musta took you a couple of days to get there and back just driving!!!


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Old 02-02-2010, 12:20 AM   #4
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Dan, thanks. Great photo of yours.

SP, we were going 65-70 mph almost the whole way. Actually had to concentrate keeping it that slow! Gas mileage was pleasant surprise.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:23 AM   #5
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Just re-read my OP. Now I know what you were getting at SP. I meant to write 13.5mpG!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:14 AM   #6
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figured that..just HAD to bash ya a bit for the typo.......




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What is the maximum speed on motorways to tow a Maxum 2200 with a 5.7 ​​Durango
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depends on where you live......might wanna include that somewhere in your signaturre line....here in the states...most states post max speed towing a trailer of any type is 55 mph...


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most states post max speed towing a trailer of any type is 55 mph...
Ut oh, even my girly man truck will drag my boat along faster than that. Last time I pulled it I was running between 65 and 70.

I'd better go check what the law states here in Va....
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SP is right on. Posted speed limit on freeways for vehicles with any trailer here in Ca is 55.

Try my hardest to comply but, well, ya know.........it's not too often here in so cal when there is no traffic and one must take advantage of that from time to time.........unless of course........there is a CHP close by.
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