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Old 09-26-2011, 09:14 AM   #11
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17-19 in town. 20-21 hwy. 4wd option takes away a little. 3:55 Axle.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:06 PM   #12
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Wondering if you did the fender measurements or some weigh-ins with your WDH setup ?? You truck looks like it might be sagging in back......or course, that might be because of the load in the bed....can't tell what that is.
Yes your are right the rear end of the truck is a little low. I set up the WDH with not quite the same load in the bed as we had on this trip. Plus we had 4 adults in the cab plus 2 kids, so it was a full load.

I think that I do however need to go up one adjustment on the ball height, and tilt the ball slightly to get more tension on the bars.

As for the towing milage about 19.5 l/100km so far, we I am pleased with. Although about 15 l/100km when not towing which is not so good.

What do you guys think of the colour ? I must admit that it is a bit bright for my taste but the wife loves it. I would have preferred a darker red, but there simply wasn't the availability when we needed to purchase.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:35 PM   #13
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"the towing milage about 19.5 l/100km"
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Man, I just hate that metric crap! It is simply totally backwards.
Using that number, you can go 100 km, or 62 miles, on 19.5 litres, or 4.3 Canadian gallons. So who can picture what that means?
But, say that you are getting 14.4 miles per gallon, and everyone can picture that in their heads.
By the way, that is pretty good, as my friend with his EcoBeast only gets about 10 mpg pulling his 6400 lb fifth wheel.
And I have heard of no one who is getting the high advertised highway mileage when not towing.
Still pretty amazing that a pissy little motor like that can pull that hard. What if they made a 5-liter EcoBeast? Or a 6-liter? I get goosebumps just thinking about it!
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:38 PM   #14
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EB Ford

Ford EB 4x4 model (not XTR) hauls the Salem 27RKSS without issue. My only problem and maybe its me is that I don't know if I have my Reese Dual cam system done up correctly.
anyone who has a link to set up the hitch properly please share. still getting a bit of bump and grind
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:10 PM   #15
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This should help.

Nice Ecoboost. Everyone I know who has test driven one has BOUGHT ONE!
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #16
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"the towing milage about 19.5 l/100km"
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Man, I just hate that metric crap! It is simply totally backwards.
Using that number, you can go 100 km, or 61 miles, on 19.5 litres, or 4.3 Canadian gallons. So who can picture what that means?
But, say that you are getting 14.2 miles per gallon, and everyone can picture that in their heads.
Actual conversion is 12.06 miles per US gallon... miles per UK gal is 14.48
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:31 PM   #17
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Nice Ecoboost. Everyone I know who has test driven one has BOUGHT ONE!
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See you around the camp fire...

Darren

BTW -- Only 220 miles on the EcoBEAST so cannot tow just yet. I'll pick'er up from the storage lot in a few weeks and see how she pulls. We may take a run up a 65 MPH road (C470 West Bound from S. Santa Fe to I70 for those in Colorado). That'll provide a good seat of the pants comparison to the Titan.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:35 PM   #18
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I am officially jealous of the Eco Boost owners. I can't wait for them to put that engine in the Expedition.

And....it gives me hope to know that even the Canadians are tired of the metric system
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THE EB Ford will work gr8 for you. Mine hauls the 27 RKSS Salem getting between 10 and 12 miles per gallon depending on grade of gas and or wind.

Metric system change in 1976 meant smaller packaging and bigger prices. I measure lumber in feet and inches, gas in gallons not litres, and distance in miles.

then again many Canadians will answer the question of how far is it from here to Toronto with 12 hours...
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:15 AM   #20
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What do you guys think of the colour ? I must admit that it is a bit bright for my taste but the wife loves it. I would have preferred a darker red, but there simply wasn't the availability when we needed to purchase.
I love red vehicles. My 2000 F150 and my 1976 F100 were both bright red. I would really like a maroon F150 for my next truck, but that color is never available when I buy a new truck If maroon isn't available when I buy I will get the red or brown.

Thanks to those who responded with real world MPG figures
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