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Old 02-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #51
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"I do all the things most people espeacialy of the older side forget about or don't even know how to do."

So, this had ought to make you real popular. I bet you won't forget all these things when you get older!
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:31 AM   #52
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"Except my truck has most of it's mods for towing"
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But you put such big tires on it that you are only turning 1850 rpm at 70 mph? Just askin!
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #53
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"Except my truck has most of it's mods for towing"
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But you put such big tires on it that you are only turning 1850 rpm at 70 mph? Just askin!
Because my tow/haul button stop working which I commented earlier. And who else has tires that will last them 80,000 - 100,000 miles? My last set lasted me just under 90,000 miles.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:42 PM   #54
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I'll stick to going 60-63 MPH which gets the best fuel economy and margin to safety. Hopefully I have not offended you with an OPINION. People are allowed to have them. We understand that some of you are perfect and any opinion that differs from yours must be wrong. Please forgive us and any experiences we have that could be helpful to others that don't have the experience.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:13 PM   #55
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"And who else has tires that will last them 80,000 - 100,000 miles?"
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We do, So what?
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:18 PM   #56
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5.7 liter towing a sail....what do you expect? Trust me, you will not do better except maybe with an ecoboost 150. Hang in there and enjoy the camping.
I have the smaller engine 4.6 v8.
Will be checking the mileage in about a week & half on my next outing. And I am enjoying the camping especially since I got my own truck to tow with!

There's been lots of good comments in this thread. Its been interesting to read the different views.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #57
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In California as I am sure it is in other states, if you tow anything, the max speed limit it 55. I keep it around 60. So do most big rigs. I have a friend who has a 10' PUP and they got pulled over for doing 65. Milage with the new 5er wound up being around 10 mpg with the Ecoboost in the hills of southern CA.
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It's 65 here in Ky.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:08 PM   #59
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70 mph on VA. interstates.

I keep it at 65 or under.
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IMO somewhere between 60 and 65 provides the best compromise of speed, fuel economy, and safety.
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