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Old 04-28-2014, 09:13 AM   #11
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our F250 SuperDuty only has the 5.0 L -- what a DOG! Can't pull up hill unless the engine is reving at 4K + and the semi's are passing me. 9 mpg and I still have to open the driver's door and push with my foot!

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Old 04-28-2014, 10:01 AM   #12
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We have an F150 5.0 pulling a microlite 23lb. Averages 10mpg towing.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:47 AM   #13
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I average 10 mpg pulling just about any trailer at any weight on relatively average roads.

I drop to about 8 mpg towing the full rig (5er and atv trailer) when going westbound I-70 from Denver but when coming back down I get 30+ (it's all down hill!!). The full rig also weighs 27,500lbs but when towing my enclosed trailer over the same road I still average 10 mpg no matter what it weighs.

I do however have great power and do not have to get out and push!! LOL
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:58 AM   #14
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When we returned from (6000+) mile trip this is what it said? Youroo!!
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:00 AM   #15
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nearly everyone pulling a TT, with a gas engined tow vehicle, gets the same mpg range, 8-11mpg.
no matter length or weight of TT.

depending on conditions, you could get slightly higher or lower.
This.

On my 08 f-150XLT hauling a TT I averaged 10MPG.

In my 12 F-150HD XLT hauling a 5'r I average about 9.5MPG.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:16 AM   #16
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Don't blame ford on it`s lack of power. Did you know what engine it had before you bought it??? How does it do unloaded?? most people will live without towing power if it is their daily driver..
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:31 AM   #17
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our F250 SuperDuty only has the 5.0 L -- what a DOG! Can't pull up hill unless the engine is reving at 4K + and the semi's are passing me. 9 mpg and I still have to open the driver's door and push with my foot!

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No offense, but you should have done your homework before buying that truck/engine combo. And I think you mean you have the 5.4L. IMHO, a small naturally aspirated V8 engine in a heavy duty truck is ONLY good if you need the payload. For example, you will use it as a work or utility truck with a heavy bed and will NOT pull anything. At least nothing more than a few thousand pounds. You'll find that just about ANY of the NA V8 engines will have to really rev to pull a camper up inclines. Some of the newer bigger displacement (i.e. 6.2L) V8 engines will do much better, but still put out peak torque in the 4K rpm range. Get rid of it and get yourself an Ecoboost and you'll be crowing about how great it does. You don't have a "Ford" problem, you have an "I got the wrong engine for what I wanted to do" problem.

Edit: Just keep in mind that the Ecoboost will pull like a small diesel, but it won't get the mileage of a diesel while towing. Many folks are uneducated about the BTU content difference in gas and diesel and start crying about an EB getting the same mileage as a V8 gas instead of the mileage of a diesel.
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I haven't towed much yet, but I did take one 150 mile round trip from Denver, CO to Silverthorne, CO and back. Known as the Ike Gauntlet. I got exactly 10mpg round trip. Trailer was empty, so about 7k pounds. I was not taking a leisurely stroll up the mountain. My entire purpose of the trip was to give the truck engine a good break-in, and see what it was capable of uphill.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:15 PM   #19
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our F250 SuperDuty only has the 5.0 L -- what a DOG! Can't pull up hill unless the engine is reving at 4K + and the semi's are passing me. 9 mpg and I still have to open the driver's door and push with my foot!

First and last Ford truck I'll ever own.
I researched trucks (Ram, Chevy and Ford) for several weeks before buying a F250 SRW Super Duty CC power stroke diesel. During a 5000 mile trip I averaged slightly better than 13 mpg thru Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Yes, I know it is mostly flat (except KY). 5th wheel was Flagstaff 8528 fully loaded @ 78 to 79 hundred pounds. Plan at least 1 trip out west next several years and want the towing power. ONLY 5.0l are the operative words above
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:23 PM   #20
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I haven't towed much yet, but I did take one 150 mile round trip from Denver, CO to Silverthorne, CO and back. Known as the Ike Gauntlet. I got exactly 10mpg round trip. Trailer was empty, so about 7k pounds. I was not taking a leisurely stroll up the mountain. My entire purpose of the trip was to give the truck engine a good break-in, and see what it was capable of uphill.
There are some great videos by TFL who use the Ike for testing every truck for towing ability that comes out the factory...great test strip
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