5.0 isn’t a small engine dudeI knew you'd chime in about 6.0's, they were good engines when they were running right, and they could be built to be as reliable as anything.
But the sad reality is that Ford fucked up on em, not quite as bad as the inbred I hate ford because papa always drove a chevy fuck boys, but pretty bad.
I drive the same truck (virutally) and haven't really used it to tow, but I know when I went from my v10 (I never should have gotten rid of it) to my 5.0 f150, I thought the same thing, but one is a work truck built to pull heavier loads than the other, so its to be expected. But I mean, 7,500 lbs towing capacity from a 1/2 ton (its more now since our trucks are 6+ years old) there were 3/4 and 1 ton's back in the day that couldn't do it, and I was deff impressed with how well my 5.0 pulled my 5k lb bronco on a 2200 lb car hauler. that was a lot to ask of a relatively small engine
I had no idea that people would be taking pics with their phones as I’m going down the freeway! Roofrail weatherstrip came in today.-fun Project for tomorrow. May grease the window cranks