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Old 03-02-2016, 07:19 PM   #71
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Here's what I have, and the real numbers I get with the truck and towing. First long trip last fall to Yellowstone from Tampa Bay about 7500 miles.

2015 F150 XL, 2.7 EB, 2WD 3:31 axle, Super cab, Ford tow rating 7600lbs, Factory Tow package, 36g tank, Factory brake controller, Rear View Camera, Electric Axle Lock (I was lucky the dealer ordered the truck with these options), really recommend the larger tank if you can order it. I can travel when towing a good 300 plus miles a day on a tank of gas.

2015 FR Micro Lite 21DS dry wt 3900lbs Gross 4900lbs,

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Mileage just driving the truck empty always is 21-22mpg in town, highway with cruise control at 60mph have seen a little over 30mpg twice, normally very easy to get 25-28 on Hwy 75 at 65mph most trips to FT Myers etc.

Towing the 21DS out to Yellowstone the trip meter for the complete round trip was 11.3 mpg average. The mileage range is 9 to 12 mpg and if I had to pick an average from my spot check on short and longer trips I would say 10.5 to 11 mpg towing the 21DS.

The engine has plenty power at all times I could easily pass slower (coaches) etc. on the uphill grades out west towing the 21DS. On ramp acceleration to highway traffic is never a problem always feel I have enough power and speed.

Engine rpm towing at about 60mph is 1800 rpm in fifth gear will occasionally drop to 4th. I also monitor the transmission temp and only one time did it go a little over 215f for short time when going over the top of Yellowstone and then went down quickly, usually its in the 190's.

The truck with the 2.7 EB has exceeded my expectations as a daily driver and for towing my ML 21DS, hope my info helps a little bit. I call my 2.7 the little beast.


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Old 03-02-2016, 07:21 PM   #72
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Yes I've watched that video. They let the truck decide the gear selection and the Eco diesel is tuned to max the torque and just tow. Not for speed.

I wonder if they would have manually selected the gearing if it would have been quicker.

Ford no doubt makes a great product but today when I was running 80 down I 71 and couldn't hardly hear the motor watching the file gauge at 29+ mpg I felt amazingly satisfied and I know it may not tow the quickest but it will get the job done. I recommend everyone drive one.

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Old 03-02-2016, 07:22 PM   #73
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It's definitely a beast Mike!
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:23 PM   #74
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Cool thing is there are such great choices out there.
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:24 PM   #75
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The difference between a Ecco Boost and V8 are real with the Ecoo Boost coming out on top on most of the specs. Ford is redoing the 2017 Super Duties even using some F150 body panels but maybe Ford knows something that we don't in not putting Ecco Boost into the Super Duty lineup. Super Duties will have three engines - the gas 6.2, 6.8 and 6.7 diesel for 2017. So why do you think there is no Ecco Boost in the Super Duties?
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I agree .. A Duelly F350 - especially the 2017 models are no comparison. I would love one.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:06 PM   #77
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We had a 9800 lb 5'er that we towed with our 2012 F-150 EB Crew Cab with the Max Tow AND the HD Package. I special ordered it.

We LOVED it, but I decided this past summer that I wanted to look at a larger 5'er, so we upgraded to an F250 6.7 L diesel.

I would purchase it again and I really do miss it. The ride was as good as our Cadillac was. The F250 does not have as good a ride.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:54 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by CWSWine View Post
Super Duties will have three engines - the gas 6.2, 6.8 and 6.7 diesel for 2017. So why do you think there is no Ecco Boost in the Super Duties?
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:49 PM   #79
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this is an easy choice,,,I have 7400 TT with an f150 eco boost ,,tows effortlessly
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Old 03-02-2016, 11:03 PM   #80
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Man I love these truck threads. I have owned 4 chevy's, 2005 Avalanche w a 5.3, this one couldn't tow a 4500 lb trailer well. 2007 Suburban 2500 w 6.0 liter. Great truck towed ok but engine screamed going up hills very competent though, 2010 2008 Dodge Mega Cab ctd, best truck I ever owned should never have sold it, 2010 Silverado double cab truck for work w 4.8 liter v8. Nice motor couldn't tow crap, and now a 2016 dodge Eco diesel. Amazing truck, rides like a caddy quiet and remember it makes max torque at 2000 rpm. No screeming up hills. Getting 25.5 mpg average right now. My buddy has one and pulls a 12000 lb trailer to Indy once per week w no problems. That's overloaded it's rated for 8950 lbs but only 1250lbs cargo.

I've driven the new ford several times. Nice truck for sure. Probably best work truck out there. Dodge is like a cross between the ford and Chevy. Although this one feels like a caddy.

Good luck I think for that trailer any of the manufacturers make a truck that will work fine.
Nice quote. Not my 1cyl can pull any blah blah any place and get ??? MPG BLAH BLAH. We all (most) know what we get towing (not great) and are happy with it.

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