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Old 05-23-2016, 07:55 PM   #161
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On our second day out with this under rated 2016 Ram 1500. So far pulling like a horse, running like a top, sucking up EB and PSD Fords and spitting out bolts. Pulled Soldier Summit out of Price Utah today and left an older Ram 3500 in the rear view mirrors. When we hit I-80 at Crescent Junction to Green River with their 80mph speed limit I just set the cruise at 72 and let her stroll for the 20+ miles to where we got on NB 191/6 again.
No one ever said it won't pull it - They said you were 500 to 1200 lbs over rear axle weight ratings. Heck - the Hemi should pull that little 5er just fine. It's the payload rating in that light duty Ram 1500 you driving is the problem.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:13 PM   #162
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I had to cut my load back a LOT. The front compartment and pass through got weeded out by 300# and the two Honda Gens are riding on the back bumper on custom made trays built by a retired master welder. Truck bed is empty as well.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:24 PM   #163
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Just man up and get a 3500 CTD. Then you can do 75-80 mph. Wouldn't that be cool?
Plus you could load anything you want. Like a couple extra China bomb tires.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:42 AM   #164
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On our second day out with this under rated 2016 Ram 1500. So far pulling like a horse, running like a top, sucking up EB and PSD Fords and spitting out bolts. Pulled Soldier Summit out of Price Utah today and left an older Ram 3500 in the rear view mirrors. When we hit I-80 at Crescent Junction to Green River with their 80mph speed limit I just set the cruise at 72 and let her stroll for the 20+ miles to where we got on NB 191/6 again.
So, it has 1 horsepower, stops running every minute or so like a top and sucks.... got it. We definitely need some type of award here on the forums for posts like this.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:51 AM   #165
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First test Findings...

Well guys, this weekend I took the new truck (2014 Ford F150 Lariat, Ecoboost 3.6, max Tow Cap) for a test pulling "Glenny", a 2015 Heritage Glen 27RLS (7100 LBS). Maybe I'm not using the settings correctly because it showed that I was doing only 9.6 MPG. It pulled fine and I could hardly feel the weight. It didn't go over 2500rpm, stayed on 5th gear most of the trip at an average of about 70mph. My only concern is the low mpg rate. is there any other settings I need to adjust?
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:08 AM   #166
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Well guys, this weekend I took the new truck (2014 Ford F150 Lariat, Ecoboost 3.6, max Tow Cap) for a test pulling "Glenny", a 2015 Heritage Glen 27RLS (7100 LBS). Maybe I'm not using the settings correctly because it showed that I was doing only 9.6 MPG. It pulled fine and I could hardly feel the weight. It didn't go over 2500rpm, stayed on 5th gear most of the trip at an average of about 70mph. My only concern is the low mpg rate. is there any other settings I need to adjust?
You're pulling a 7200lb wind sail behind you- you should be ecstatic that you got 9.6mpg because that is on par or a little better than most get with a gas engine. The EB is designed to get good fuel mileage while empty and pull like a beast when loaded. It doesn't do both at the same time. It takes fuel to make power. You'll be much happier if you ignore towing mileage and just go camping and have fun.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:20 AM   #167
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Well guys, this weekend I took the new truck (2014 Ford F150 Lariat, Ecoboost 3.6, max Tow Cap) for a test pulling "Glenny", a 2015 Heritage Glen 27RLS (7100 LBS). Maybe I'm not using the settings correctly because it showed that I was doing only 9.6 MPG. It pulled fine and I could hardly feel the weight. It didn't go over 2500rpm, stayed on 5th gear most of the trip at an average of about 70mph. My only concern is the low mpg rate. is there any other settings I need to adjust?
That is my experience. I get 10-12 and have seen as low as 7. Wind plays a role! Head winds and tail winds! Make sure you have tow haul on and stay around 60-65mph.

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You're pulling a 7200lb wind sail behind you- you should be ecstatic that you got 9.6mpg because that is on par or a little better than most get with a gas engine. The EB is designed to get good fuel mileage while empty and pull like a beast when loaded. It doesn't do both at the same time. It takes fuel to make power. You'll be much happier if you ignore towing mileage and just go camping and have fun.
Thanks...going at it this weekend again...and alcohol WILL be involved (at the camping site)
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What is GVWR if those new f150's. Are they greater than old ones. My 2002 is only 6500. Does not give much room for payload.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:32 AM   #170
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What is GVWR if those new f150's. Are they greater than old ones. My 2002 is only 6500. Does not give much room for payload.
My 2011 has a 7200# GVWR.
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