2013 Ford F-150
This was our Tuxedo Black Metallic 2013 Ford F-150 FX4, purchased in the spring of 2015 with just over 50,000 km on the odometer.
We decided early in 2018 to take a break from camping and we sold the truck in the spring.
The truck is powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost V6: gasoline direct injection with twin turbos rated at 365 hp @ 5000 RPM and 420 lb-ft of torque at 2500 RPM. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission with select shift and the 4x4 drivetrain connects to the road via a 3.73:1 final drive ratio. As equipped with the max trailer tow package, the tow rating is 4,990 kg (11,000 lbs)*.
This F-150 sports a long list of features, including:
- heated and cooled power leather seats
- leather steering wheel
- power windows and doors
- power sliding rear window
- power moonroof
- remote keyless/keypad entry
- remote start
- power-adjustable towing mirrors (manual extension and fold)
- power-adjustable pedals
- tilting and telescoping steering wheel (manual)
- automatic HID headlights
- dash display centre
- cruise control
- steering wheel media controls
- integrated trailer brake controller
- universal garage door opener
- Microsoft Sync
- MyFord Touch
- navigation system
- Bluetooth with multi-phone memory
- dual zone climate control
- reverse sensing system
- rear view camera
- power inverter (rear seat plug)
- premium Sony audio
- tailgate step
- tonneau cover
- electronic locking rear axle
- hill descent control
- 136L fuel tank
- 157" wheelbase
- 7700 lb GVWR
- Skid plates
The F-150 replaced our venerable, dependable 2005 Toyota Sequoia.
- Window sticker
- 2013 Ford F-150 Owner's Manual
- 2013 Ford RV and Trailer Towing Guide
- 2013 Ford F-150 Brochure
2015-06-19 to 2015-06-24
Our first trip with the new truck and it's an improvement in every way. More power, crisp handling, smoother braking (the integrated Ford trailer brake controller is excellent). Overall we averaged about 23.5 L/100 km (10 mpg) while towing.
*This is almost possible - the truck's GCVWR of 7,756 kg (17,065 lbs) minus its empty weight of 2,861 kg (6,295 lbs) leaves enough capacity for a 4,895 kg (10,769 lb) trailer. If the driver weighs 150 lbs and brings no passengers or cargo. The 710 kg (1,562 lb) cargo capacity would allow for a respectable 14.5% of tongue weight.