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Old 12-08-2011, 12:08 PM   #71
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I love my beast!

I've had the Eco-Beast since March and the Roo since August. So far, my mileage has averaged on the low side of the EPA estimates. I attribute it to the fact that my daily commute is only 12 miles round-trip. If I drive long enough for it to warm up, it gets around 18 in town and 22+ on the highway. Towing the Roo is a different story, 11 is the best I've done so far, and that was with 93 octane. It does seem that no matter which direction I'm headed when towing, I've had a headwind, and the mileage is greatly affected by that. On our last trip, we had a 20 mile stretch that was with the wind and the mileage jumped up to 14. With that said, I absolutely LOVE the truck and wouldn't trade it for anything, except another Eco.

BTW its a 2wd XLT SuperCrew w/3.55 rear-end and a 9800 lb. tow rating. I didn't get max-tow because I didn't need it and I don't like the donkey ear side mirrors. I got Cipa slide-on tow mirrors that practically look like OEM when they're on.

Don't forget to get the integrated brake controller... its awesome!
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:37 PM   #72
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Bean .. were you able to get the Max payload pkg ?? I had recently talked with a dealer and found if you order that 2012 Supercrew with a 6.5 foot box it would have a payload of 2,300 lbs in a 4x4 or 2,650 lbs in a 4x2.. with a 3.73 limited slip axel.. that would be an XLT model.. Max payload would help some of us 5th wheel owners..
No, I would have had to get the 6.5' bed to get the max payload package. I didn't want a truck that long. But you are right, if you have a 5th wheel you would want the bigger bed anyway.

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Old 12-08-2011, 03:37 PM   #73
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Well, I ordered my Ecoboost the day after Thanksgiving; now the LONG wait! (about 4 to 6 weeks) Good news that I'll get the 36 gallon tank as it's a 4X4.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:17 PM   #74
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Well, I ordered my Ecoboost the day after Thanksgiving; now the LONG wait! (about 4 to 6 weeks) Good news that I'll get the 36 gallon tank as it's a 4X4.
Congrats! What are the specifics?

4-6 weeks? Someone posted on another forum they have to wait 17 weeks Maybe their dealer used the wrong priority.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:43 PM   #75
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Congrats! What are the specifics?

4-6 weeks? Someone posted on another forum they have to wait 17 weeks Maybe their dealer used the wrong priority.
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Dealer said their last one only took 4 weeks. This one will come out of the Kansas City plant. It's going to be a long wait!!!
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:18 PM   #76
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Dealer said their last one only took 4 weeks. This one will come out of the Kansas City plant. It's going to be a long wait!!!
I could tell by the sound in your voice that you would have a new truck by year end! Now you just gotta let me know how this thing works when you get it. Is your trailer away for the winter?

Congrats!

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Old 12-08-2011, 08:22 PM   #77
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That's great! 36 Gallon tank and and LT tires - Ford finally got it right!

unfortunately my 2011 FX4 does not have either.

Enjoy that new truck!

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Old 12-08-2011, 11:39 PM   #78
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Yeah the trailer is in the barn. About 0 here tonight. Mid April trip to Louisiana planned with the trailer.
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That's great! 36 Gallon tank and and LT tires - Ford finally got it right!

unfortunately my 2011 FX4 does not have either.

Enjoy that new truck!

The factory LT's are 50 psi Load Rating C; not the E rated 80 psi. But that should be sufficient. I've been towing with regular P metric tires for years with no real issues. It will be interesting to see if these tires make a difference; although there are other differences between the '05 and the '12 that might make that tough to figure out; e.g. payload capacity increase, anti-sway, etc.
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I picked her up last tuesday. I've only had her a couple days, but I already love it.
I'll try to get a couple pictures today or tomorrow.

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