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08-18-2021 07:53 PM
gbin
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First, you'll have zero issue pulling any of the current crop of walleye / multi-species boats with the new F-150 Power Boost. It's an upgraded 3.5 Ecoboost with an electric motor coupled to the transmission. It is the most powerful version of the F150 currently available. I've now owned a 2011, a 2015, and currently have a 2021 3.5 Eco without the power-boost hybrid option. All of the three pulled exceptionally well. The newest of course rated at higher hp and torque than the previous generations and also comes with a 10 speed transmission. I just returned from a 1,000 mile round trip loaded close to 10k lbs and it did exceptionally well with a lot of 80mph interstate. My 21' walleye boat is a non-issue!

I considered the power-boost option however I drive 35-40k miles a year on my trucks and a few things steered me away. First is it is not proven how long the battery will last or how durable the hybrid options is. the second things is most of the benefit is going to come in around town driving, when towing and out on the highway you will see very little benefit if any. outside of slightly quicker acceleration from a stop. The fourth was a lower payload capacity as the battery adds weight a reduces capacity. The last was the inability to get the 36 gallon fuel tank. with the hybrid your down to a 26 gallon tank I believe. With little difference in highway towing fuel mileage to the non-hybrid, that's a deal breaker as I just drive to many miles.

I like the tech, they are more powerful, and the mileage is definitely better under certain circumstances so there are some great things about the new power boost. It's gotten rave reviews thus far. As far as towing your boat, there should be little concern, it'll do a fantastic job of that task!
Great overview of an interesting new truck!

Gerry
08-18-2021 12:56 PM
SLE Woodinville, thanks for the clarification. I knew it was smaller, but wasn't positive on the size.
08-18-2021 11:25 AM
WoodinvilleWalleye
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Originally Posted by SLE View Post
The last was the inability to get the 36 gallon fuel tank. with the hybrid your down to a 26 gallon tank I believe.
All really good points! Regarding the tank, you're right, it is just a single, fixed size option. It's actually at 30 gallons.
08-18-2021 09:44 AM
SLE First, you'll have zero issue pulling any of the current crop of walleye / multi-species boats with the new F-150 Power Boost. It's an upgraded 3.5 Ecoboost with an electric motor coupled to the transmission. It is the most powerful version of the F150 currently available. I've now owned a 2011, a 2015, and currently have a 2021 3.5 Eco without the power-boost hybrid option. All of the three pulled exceptionally well. The newest of course rated at higher hp and torque than the previous generations and also comes with a 10 speed transmission. I just returned from a 1,000 mile round trip loaded close to 10k lbs and it did exceptionally well with a lot of 80mph interstate. My 21' walleye boat is a non-issue!

I considered the power-boost option however I drive 35-40k miles a year on my trucks and a few things steered me away. First is it is not proven how long the battery will last or how durable the hybrid options is. the second things is most of the benefit is going to come in around town driving, when towing and out on the highway you will see very little benefit if any. outside of slightly quicker acceleration from a stop. The fourth was a lower payload capacity as the battery adds weight a reduces capacity. The last was the inability to get the 36 gallon fuel tank. with the hybrid your down to a 26 gallon tank I believe. With little difference in highway towing fuel mileage to the non-hybrid, that's a deal breaker as I just drive to many miles.

I like the tech, they are more powerful, and the mileage is definitely better under certain circumstances so there are some great things about the new power boost. It's gotten rave reviews thus far. As far as towing your boat, there should be little concern, it'll do a fantastic job of that task!
08-15-2021 04:41 PM
brad34 The Powerboosts do have lower payload capacities due mostly to the weight of that large battery. For light towing it's probably a great option. For heavy towing, especially travel trailers, I would go with something else.

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08-15-2021 02:06 PM
RMBin303 My neighbor bought one when they came out this spring. He is retired, and uses it to tow a new travel trailer, I'd guess it is a little under 30'. He's taken several trips with it, and complains pretty much non stop about fuel usage. I have no idea how fast he tows, but he states it averages about 5.5 MPG towing. That number seems low to me, but I do know that the EB engine its based on is pretty thirsty if you put your foot in it.

FWIW, I have a 2019 Expedition MAX with the EB engine. I'm not a Ford guy, but I have to say that the power of the EB is impressive, and the Power Boost version has more power than my old 2003 Cummins. I really like the generator option of that truck, and the ability to run everything off the grid on a travel trailer. If I were looking for something for a light RV, the Power Boost might be higher on my list, but I think I would pass if I were just looking to tow a fishing boat.
08-13-2021 12:05 AM
WoodinvilleWalleye Knutson21 still has a lot of relevance in his reply. The hybrid battery is only assisting at lower speeds/city type driving. At towing speeds on the highway, your output is coming from the gas engine.

I follow this F-150 forum quite a bit, lots of info there if you want to check it out. www.f150gen14.com

I have a 2021 F-150, but I didn't get the PowerBoost. I only have an 18' boat at about 2k in weight, and it pulls it like it's not even there. But, my Tacoma pulled that boat really well, too. That said, I notice the Ford having a much easier time on the mountain passes while towing than the Tacoma. One would expect that, though, given the power differences.
08-12-2021 05:01 PM
clawman
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Originally Posted by Bill Krejca View Post
I think the query had to do with the hybrid, which I guess is pretty new?

Bill
Correct,
Power burst = hybrid in Fords vernacular
08-12-2021 04:35 PM
Husker525 I work for an organization and at a location that has Mopar, GM, and Ford dealerships all in the same lot.

I am not a Ford guy.

With that being said, Ford brought out their Hybrid truck, at 5500' above sea level, pulling a 5000 lb trailer, and smoked the tires for a block pulling the trailer in 4wd.

That got my attention! That thing has crazy power with the 3.5 and the way they have hooked up their generator system right to the torque converter.

I have no idea whether it will do what you want to do with a 20' boat, but I would hook up my 19' aluminum deep v to it in heartbeat. (But I won't, only because I own a Chevy). LOL
08-12-2021 03:28 PM
Knutson21 I didn't even read the Hybrid word in the sentence.

Selective reading I guess.

My response would apply to the standard 3.5 Eco
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