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Old 07-03-2015, 09:11 AM   #111
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I averaged 11.0 pulling our 5,500 lb RV trailer on our last trip. That was over 4,000 miles so it was a good read. Never pull over 62 mph though.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:59 AM   #112
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So from the looks of Trip B your getting close to 700 miles on one tank of Fuel? I get roughly 19 MPG avg with city/hwy but best tank I ever did was in the 625 range
I really didn't buy the truck for the eco part, I bought it for the boost part. If I didn't look at forums, I would not care at all. That said, the mileage when not towing in those places is typically at 35-50MPH on what I would consider country roads. The EPA ratings would consider that highway, where I consider the Interstate at 65MPH highway. In a city with lots of poorly timed stoplights, I am sure my MPG is much worse. As others have said there are so many variables in MPG, I don't think you can ever compare it from one owner to another.

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And from Texas your money went to Japan, the country that Toyota is based in.
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Showing a picture of the EVIC (or whatever Ford calls it) means absolutely nothing. I could take a photo showing my Ram 2500 getting 22 mpg, and it will do it, slowed way down, and of course not towing anything. If you want to be believed, get a scan gauge and show actual results.
Showing pictures of MPG that I have manually verified are pretty accurate means more than you seem to think. But, I have no fear of technology, I also use a smartphone and GPS. . . but I have manually verified my mileage many times. The screen has never been more than two tenths off. Today's vehicles have amazing tech built in and frankly the Ecoboost wouldn't run as well as it does if it didn't measure fuel intake accurately.

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I averaged 11.0 pulling our 5,500 lb RV trailer on our last trip. That was over 4,000 miles so it was a good read. Never pull over 62 mph though.
Just wondering if that includes any mileage while not hooked up? That is why I used the pause button. I am sure that in the past, I drove to the store or whatever without resetting the trip. And, I rarely care, but this particular trip was long enough that I made sure I used pause each time.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:52 AM   #113
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2 tenths off isn't bad. How fast or slow is the speedo... and how far off is the odometer?

Ever wonder what a diesel can do, mpg wise? Dave has very few aero mods, but uses a block heater so it is already warm and has a grill block and side skirts, I think. He did better later than this post.

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Old 07-03-2015, 11:02 AM   #114
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Doesn't the Toyota run an old Chev 350 and the Ford Ecoboost a Mazda product.
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:06 PM   #115
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2 tenths off isn't bad. How fast or slow is the speedo... and how far off is the odometer?

Ever wonder what a diesel can do, mpg wise? Dave has very few aero mods, but uses a block heater so it is already warm and has a grill block and side skirts, I think. He did better later than this post.

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I don't know. It is still running the stock wheels/tires so it should be close. How far off is anyone's odometer? If I got that far in the weeds, I would not have time in life to do enjoyable things. My speedometer always matches the inane police radar trailers, so it is close enough for government work.

No I never wonder about diesels, because at this point I have no purpose for one and don't want the added hassles.
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:11 PM   #116
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Doesn't the Toyota run an old Chev 350 and the Ford Ecoboost a Mazda product.
Hmmm, I couldn't care less about a Toyota or GM (since they dropped Pontiac). I think the Ecoboost is a Ford product and that Ford dropped their affiliation with Mazda a long time ago, but I could be wrong. The point was pretty much that this thread is about Ford F150 fuel economy. Why add Toyota (that appears to get horrible MPG) to the fray.
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The Ford Escape is a Mazda product.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:28 PM   #118
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I thought the Ford Ego boost was supposed to get this incredible mileage. It doesn't seem much better than most V8's. I just don't see the longevity of a V6 working that hard I also see big bucks when a turbo fails. I have read about them failing prematurely. On the other hand it is probably the same as having a diesel turbo fail.
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I thought the Ford Ego boost was supposed to get this incredible mileage. It doesn't seem much better than most V8's. I just don't see the longevity of a V6 working that hard I also see big bucks when a turbo fails. I have read about them failing prematurely. On the other hand it is probably the same as having a diesel turbo fail.
It is a turbo engine. You either get eco or boost. You cannot possibly have both at the same time. However, the V6 isn't working very hard. The only time I ever hit 4,000RPM was on the steepest climb with the trailer and I wanted to go. It generally cruises with the trailer under 2,200RPM.

And true about the turbos (in both cases), but I have only heard of a few engine related failures and most were tuned engines.
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I thought there was a class action lawsuit against Ford for bad turbos?
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