Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2014, 01:43 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 6,987
Quote:
Originally Posted by B and B View Post
I had a 2009 5.4 now a 2013 EcoBoost and the mileage is the same. But the Ecoboost is a beast and has tons of torque.

Dry I hit the gas to hear the turbos wind up and everyone turns their heads. Try some hi test sometime, it screams.
Quote:
Originally Posted by camper67 View Post
I had a 5.4 and now the EB. Wow what a difference in power. A true beast.
Brian & Camper...

Indeed! My [Insert Brand] 250 series truck buddies are very impressed with our King Ranch EB. I ordered it special from the factory with every towing option I gould get.

I don't even notice that our 8289 is behind me backroads or highways. And when a semi blasts past us at 95MPH (as we are doing 65) there is NO vortex effect - that antisway control Ford built into this truck is absolutely amazing!

And yeah Brian...when I am unhooked and driving around and some kid in his hotrod is revving his engine and takes off from the light - sometimes I can't resist, and I floor it. The look on those kids face as I scream past turbos whining is priceless

Oh..it sorta helps that my son talked me into installing this...
2012-2014 F150 3.5L EcoBoost AFE Cold Air Intake (Dry) 51-12192

and as soon as they come out for the 2013 Ecoboost I want this:


And this
2011-2014 F150 Ecoboost SCT Tuner w/ 3 Custom Tunes (5 Star Tuning) 3015

and maybe this:
2011-2014 F150 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Borla Touring Cat-back Exhaust System 140438

If I put all these mods on the truck my son tells me I will put out over 450HP

I want the tuner because it has a whole range of tunes for towing

yes, yes...tricking out the TV can be MUCH more expensive than tricking out the RV
__________________

__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 • 2014 - 42 • 2015 - 56 • Jul 2016 - Fulltime •
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 02:39 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
prof_fate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beaver, PA
Posts: 911
Quote:
Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post

The upshot is SLOW DOWN and steady throttle. the difference between 55 MPH and 65 MPH can be as much as 2 or 3 MPG. The difference between 55 MPH and 75 MPH can be 5 or 6 off optimum.

When you are talking about 12 or 13 MPG towing best case, cutting that in half is a big shot in the wallet.
Absolutely!
our 6200lb 28'TT pulled with a old (230k miles) expedition did 9-10mpg (pa turnpike, hills) and our 2013 new silverado does 10-11.

I took a trip last year and drove slower...55 instead of trying to keep up with 65-70 and got closer 12.5mpg on that trip.

So yeah, slower pays big in gas savings.
__________________

__________________
Chris, Wills (16) Evie (13) & Toby our collie (6)
2011 Grey Wolf 28BH
2013 Chevy K1500 Crew w/ Reese StraitLine Dual Cam

Nights camped 2011: 11 2012: 18 2013: 12 2014: 12 2015: 13 2016: 56 2017: 8+
prof_fate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 11:02 AM   #33
Senior Member
 
jevanb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by HSVBamaBob View Post

If I put all these mods on the truck my son tells me I will put out over 450HP

I want the tuner because it has a whole range of tunes for towing

yes, yes...tricking out the TV can be MUCH more expensive than tricking out the RV
you will not see 450hp with a tuner and a exhaust, sorry... if it was me I would stay away from a tuner while you are under warranty, but adding a extra 300hp over stock is expensive and hard on parts but lots of fun..
__________________
2012 Wildcat 344QB

06 LBZ ,CC 4x
lots of mods
Superglide
jevanb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 04:21 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 6,987
Quote:
Originally Posted by jevanb View Post
you will not see 450hp with a tuner and a exhaust, sorry... if it was me I would stay away from a tuner while you are under warranty, but adding a extra 300hp over stock is expensive and hard on parts but lots of fun..
Totally agree Jevanb! Only things I am interested in getting are the bolt on non-warranty voiding goodies - I wish a tuner would not void warranty because of the optimized towing tunes (flat Highway, hilly Highway, Mountains).

Right now a Turbo intercooler and exhaust system are my only projects - they bolt on and do not void Ford or any other aftermarket warranty but they DO give you more HP, torque, and I believe 3-4 extra MPG
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 • 2014 - 42 • 2015 - 56 • Jul 2016 - Fulltime •
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 03:20 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
BuckeyeChuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 491
I get between 10 and 11 mpg with the rig in my profile. Got about the same with my 2007 F150 5.4 pulling a 5000lb. Hybrid. Go figure.
__________________

2012 F250 Super Duty
2013 Sabre 33CKTS
BuckeyeChuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 01:33 PM   #36
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 22
Hi! I am DonnaO's husband. Just wanted to say thanks for all the public and private messages y'all have exchanged with her. The people at ExploreUSA RV were very helpful too.

We did upgrade to a Dodge 2500 and I can hardly wait to tow our new 23FB Microlite with it. We will report back our MPG then.

On a side note.... The receiver on the Dodge is 2.5 inches while the WDH tongue is 2 inches... there is an adapter/reducer that comes with the truck but it took me forever to locate it... finally found it in a little cubby hole... just wanted to post this so others were aware of it too.

Sorry for hi-jacking the thread now.
__________________
steepgrade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2014, 03:53 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 6,987
Welcome Steepgrade - and no worries threads are hi-jacked all the time around here
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 • 2014 - 42 • 2015 - 56 • Jul 2016 - Fulltime •
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 08:42 PM   #38
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 22
So, here's the update I promised:
We took 'em out for a spin this weekend and got 12.3 mpg @65-70 mph - the best part was no lag; didn't even fill the trailer back there.
What a blast that was!
__________________
steepgrade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2014, 09:59 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
Jammer3025's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
Posts: 228
steepgrade, did you get the 2014? We just did and it is the sweetest truck power plant I have ever owned. The truck is an all new design, and the power is intense. It's so quiet also. It pulls of Windjammer 3025 like it';s not even there. Congrats on the new TV.
__________________
2017 Salem 32bhds
2015 Ram 3500 DRW, CTD 4x4, MC,Aisin,4.10's
SIX BURNIN - SIX TURNIN
Jammer3025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2014, 12:11 PM   #40
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 22
Jammer3025, Yes, it's a 2014 2500 4x4 6.7L cummins diesel.
It's an awesome truck! Congrats to you too
__________________

__________________
steepgrade is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
23fb, f150

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 AM.