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Old 09-29-2011, 12:30 PM   #41
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I found out the hard way that my ecoboost loves hauling but not up hills. Travelling backfrom MAss to NB Canada after purchasing our new 27RKSS I had 30 minles to the good trying to get to Sams Club in Bangor Me. some 12 miles away. Then I hit hills and 2 miles to go to the exit I hit 1 mile to empty.
As I took the exit my wife spotted a gas station to my right "saying theres one and pointing."
3/4 of a mile to my right across a field...while the road turned to the left out around the airport.
O miles to empty hauling a trailer some 3 miles later I got to a red light, looked at my wife and said "your pushing if this unit runs out of gas."
Another mile and we got to the gas station she saw earleir and wouldn't you know it 2 cars are just pulling up to the pumps.

So she bails out of the truck and goes inside to get a coffee to calm her nerves.
Needless to say this truck gets great gas mileage - even better when its empty.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:05 PM   #42
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I found out the hard way that my ecoboost loves hauling but not up hills. Travelling backfrom MAss to NB Canada after purchasing our new 27RKSS I had 30 minles to the good trying to get to Sams Club in Bangor Me. some 12 miles away. Then I hit hills and 2 miles to go to the exit I hit 1 mile to empty.
As I took the exit my wife spotted a gas station to my right "saying theres one and pointing."
3/4 of a mile to my right across a field...while the road turned to the left out around the airport.
O miles to empty hauling a trailer some 3 miles later I got to a red light, looked at my wife and said "your pushing if this unit runs out of gas."
Another mile and we got to the gas station she saw earleir and wouldn't you know it 2 cars are just pulling up to the pumps.

So she bails out of the truck and goes inside to get a coffee to calm her nerves.
Needless to say this truck gets great gas mileage - even better when its empty.
Isn't it totally crazy that their premiere towing motor doesn't allow the larger fuel tank?

My wife and I were listening to a book on CD while towing across Wyoming. Kinda got involved in the book and wasn't paying enough attention. All of a sudden the low fuel warning goes off. Panic time. Wyoming is not a place to push your tank to the limits. Thankfully we made it but I know the feeling.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:06 PM   #43
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Wouldnt that require a 8 ft box ?? ITs not my preference.. but .. if i am not mistaken the max payload pkg would require that 8 footer...
I believe you are correct on that point. An 8ft box is nice (I miss having one) but, for me, the wheelbase is unacceptably long in conjunction with extended or crew cab.
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Isn't it totally crazy that their premiere towing motor doesn't allow the larger fuel tank?
I know what you mean -- 26 gallon's does not seem like a good fit in a tow vehicle. Ford should rethink putting the 36 gal tank in all max tow vehicles - even those equipped with the EcoBeast motor. I would have preferred that 36 gallon tank! Imagine traveling over 700 on one tank of fuel -- Of course that would be without towing.

so far have put just over 300 miles on the truck and it's at 1/4 tank. I'm pretty impressed -- so far 20% savings in fuel from the 2004 Titan.

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UPDATE - EB to get 36 Gallon Tank in 1012

from Ford....

Ford announced a host of enhancements to your favorite F-150s, including more off-road capability for the Raptor, more sizzle for the FX2 and FX4 package and even a 36-gallon fuel tank on the 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost® for up to 756 miles between fill ups.
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I know what you mean -- 26 gallon's does not seem like a good fit in a tow vehicle. Ford should rethink putting the 36 gal tank in all max tow vehicles - even those equipped with the EcoBeast motor. I would have preferred that 36 gallon tank! Imagine traveling over 700 on one tank of fuel -- Of course that would be without towing.

so far have put just over 300 miles on the truck and it's at 1/4 tank. I'm pretty impressed -- so far 20% savings in fuel from the 2004 Titan.

I believe it. It seems that Titans are a little tough on gas . .
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from Ford....

Ford announced a host of enhancements to your favorite F-150s, including more off-road capability for the Raptor, more sizzle for the FX2 and FX4 package and even a 36-gallon fuel tank on the 2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost® for up to 756 miles between fill ups.
Do you happen to have a link on that information? Not challenging you. Just would like to see it if you happen to have it.
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Do you happen to have a link on that information? Not challenging you. Just would like to see it if you happen to have it.
Its a link currently on front page of Ford.com

hope this link works... The Ford Story: Ford Storms State Fair of Texas with F-150 News

Ford probably heard that buyers were interested in the 36 gal tank... I know this was of interest when we 'pulled the trigger.'
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Its a link currently on front page of Ford.com

hope this link works... The Ford Story: Ford Storms State Fair of Texas with F-150 News

Ford probably heard that buyers were interested in the 36 gal tank... I know this was of interest when we 'pulled the trigger.'
Thanks man! That is a great link.
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I tried the run it to see how accurate it is. I put 135.1 liters in a tank that holds 136. I was towing the trailer. The computer was pretty accurate. Told me I had less than 10 kms left and it dings a lot when you get that low. Funny part is I told my wife that she'd have to push too! You should've seen the look I got!
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