It’s nice when we get a chance to talk about stories with happy endings. For Deb Hazlewood, a web developer and graphic designer from Hamilton, Ontario, this is one.

In September 2011, Deb made the switch from an aging Dodge Ram 2500 to a 2011 F-150 Super Cab with a 6-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Deb told us, “I wasn’t willing to invest any more money in a truck that was just getting older. I chose the F-150 because it has the tow capacity I [need], and the EcoBoost engine has the best mileage I could find in a truck with that capacity”.

Deb does everything with her F-150: from groceries to home improvements, to her daily commute to Toronto where she works. Now you might think ‘you don’t really need a truck for that’, but the big thing Deb uses her F-150 for isn’t your typical everyday commuting…

For years, Deb has used her trucks for moving around her stable of horses! And this can be a tricky thing. “When towing horses or any live cargo,” Deb says, “there’s a very good chance it will shift and sway. The F-150 offers me the option to be overpowered, which is important when I need to keep the trailer safe and in line”.

Deb Hazlewood and Pog
“I love my F-150. The funny part is, it was the truck I didn’t want to like. Until I drove it.” – Deb Hazelwood

“This is the first available half-tonne truck I’ve ever seen that can haul what I need. The trailer, two horses, cargo and four people weigh a lot, and most smaller trucks can’t do it safely. This one does it with no lag! You can really feel the low-end torque.”

Yes, she really said “low-end torque.”

Not only can the F-150 pull her nearly 8000-pound cargo with power to spare, but it can do it more efficiently than a V8! As Deb explains: “the EcoBoost engine in my F-150 easily uses a third less gas than my last truck, which is great when I have to use it for everything in my life.”

“Sometimes I have to help friends move their horses as well. To attend horse shows, sometimes we have to travel as far as Kentucky. That’s when having a reliable truck is the most important thing. Hands down, this is it for me.”

The F-150 is her fourth Ford, but it’s her first Ford truck. “I was skeptical at first, but this truck has done every single thing the dealer advertised it would. I am seriously in love with it.”

We asked Deb if she would consider a Ford truck the next time she’s in the market. She said, “if newer models perform like my 2011 F-150, I wouldn’t hesitate.” Now that’s what we love to hear!

Have you had an experience like Deb? Leave us a comment and tell us what surprised you about your Ford. Get in touch with us through our Ford Canada Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @FordCanada.

Note: We do not compensate owners for sharing their owner stories. Our team puts out a general request for owners to share their stories on Facebook and Twitter and then interviews respondents, reporting on the feedback provided by owners without modifying their testimonial. If you are interested in having our team reach out to hear your owner story, please send us a Tweet or post on our Facebook wall and we will reach out.