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Old 09-25-2014, 03:14 PM   #41
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I'm getting 15.2 around town with the EB but my size 15 foot isn't the lightest. On the road avg 70 to 75 mph I got 18.7. Slowing to 65 it improved to just shy of 20. Towing was between 9.0 and 10.5 which was better that my 9.0 with a 5L V8. But guess what, none of those numbers mean a damn thing. I buy a vehicle for appearance, reliability, functionality and resale. I had to beg someone to take the Dodge. I have been towing tt's since the late 70's with 2 dodges, 1 chevy and 8 Fords. I had more trouble with the 2 dodges and 1 Chevy than all of the Fords combined. The Chevy and Ramcharger were the worst. The Chevy was so bad that I had to bribe the service department with donuts and bagels to get it fixed. (LOL) My new EB has all the power I need to tow my 829FKSS superlite Flagstaff and that is what is important. You Must get something that is capable of towing your rig. As far as fuel economy goes, I will restate my position from another post. I really don't care. If I get 10 mpg or 14 mpg or 8mpg, Oh well! it might cost me an extra $100.00 or so for a 1000 mi trip. After spending 70 or 80 thousand dollars for a truck and trailer, what's a hundred bucks.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:16 PM   #42
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V6?

Yep.... w/o a load on the truck it feels like I'm crawling down the road slower than a snail due to low rpm's when in fact I'm speeding.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:35 PM   #43
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Yep.... w/o a load on the truck it feels like I'm crawling down the road slower than a snail due to low rpm's when in fact I'm speeding.
I think he is referring to the V6 part. The Cummins is an inline 6.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:38 PM   #44
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That's what I noticed with the EB. You just touch it and you're going 40.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:02 PM   #45
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:36 PM   #46
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I prefer a different beer, Waterloo Dark (was a hit at Goshen beer tasting) To each his own. I need to ask FX2 how did they come up with the calculation the frontal area was too much? My dealer has no idea what i tow other than i have a hitch in the bed and under the bumper. I would argue that one for sure. Today my truck that is 17 months old just had the drivers seat leather replaced, King Ranch defective Texas cows i believe, cow hide isn't what it used to be. Nothing else has broke, running LT tires. Also hit 40,000 kms which is twice my annual kilometre in 17 months by the time i hit next May i will likely have 55,000 in 2 years.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:45 PM   #48
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Yep. And the guy that likes to get his truck and trailer to 65 ASAP will get much worse than the guy easing into it and running 55. I think most people have a REALLY hard time driving how they normally do when checking mileage, too.
My mpg is always better on the net
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I prefer a different beer, Waterloo Dark (was a hit at Goshen beer tasting) To each his own. I need to ask FX2 how did they come up with the calculation the frontal area was too much? My dealer has no idea what i tow other than i have a hitch in the bed and under the bumper. I would argue that one for sure. Today my truck that is 17 months old just had the drivers seat leather replaced, King Ranch defective Texas cows i believe, cow hide isn't what it used to be. Nothing else has broke, running LT tires. Also hit 40,000 kms which is twice my annual kilometre in 17 months by the time i hit next May i will likely have 55,000 in 2 years.

I wish I knew. They did ask me for the specs of my trailer, which I gave them. When I asked for an explanation they told me it could be obtained from their legal department through the discovery process. Im not foolish enough to think I have the pockets to go toe to toe with Ford Motor Co in litigation, hence the new truck


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