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Old 06-03-2011, 11:54 AM   #91
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Total trip home towing averaged 9.1 MPG

Your experience shows the dramatic effect that wind has on towing fuel mileage. I'd say that, considering the wind, weight, and travel speed, you did real well.

So, how did the power feel?
ya, my thoughts to. getting to test drive it around town with nothing in the back or on the hitch was just a tease...
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:26 PM   #92
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Your experience shows the dramatic effect that wind has on towing fuel mileage. I'd say that, considering the wind, weight, and travel speed, you did real well.

So, how did the power feel?
Plenty of power! I have a 2005 F250 Power Stroke for a work truck. I felt as if they handled things similary. The 250 tows the 15k loads like this towed the 8k load. I passed a few 1 tons going up to Donner as well. I am very pleased!
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Amazing! When you think about it, the ecoboost is putting out diesel-like torque. 420 ft lbs from 3.5 liters. The big diesels put out about 800 ft lbs but they are 6 to 7 liters in size; double the ecoboost displacement. So, very similar torque output per liter.

You have to stop these posts!!

I'm trying not to buy one of these things!! HA! Ideally I'd like to wait until '13 or '14 when the next major re-design of the F150 should come along. I'm expecting a big reduction in weight; the F150's biggest current problem. Fuel mileage standards will dictate that this will happen. I'd don't think I'll be able to make myself wait that long though. . .
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Amazing! When you think about it, the ecoboost is putting out diesel-like torque. 420 ft lbs from 3.5 liters. The big diesels put out about 800 ft lbs but they are 6 to 7 liters in size; double the ecoboost displacement. So, very similar torque output per liter.

You have to stop these posts!!

I'm trying not to buy one of these things!! HA! Ideally I'd like to wait until '13 or '14 when the next major re-design of the F150 should come along. I'm expecting a big reduction in weight; the F150's biggest current problem. Fuel mileage standards will dictate that this will happen. I'd don't think I'll be able to make myself wait that long though. . .
BUY BUY BUY! You deserve a new ECO BOOST! It's only money! In three years 0% for 60 months will be gone......... PS my wife loves the ride and comfort compared to my F250. My buddy just bought one as well and picked it up yesterday. Sorry, no peer pressure here! Just drive that old truck a few more years! LOLOLOL
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BUY BUY BUY! You deserve a new ECO BOOST! It's only money! In three years 0% for 60 months will be gone......... PS my wife loves the ride and comfort compared to my F250. My buddy just bought one as well and picked it up yesterday. Sorry, no peer pressure here! Just drive that old truck a few more years! LOLOLOL
Yeah, they're selling like hot cakes; Ford has something like an 8 day supply and the average time at a dealer is 48 hours. I've driven them and one of my buddies has one.

My advice to all of you out there, if you drive one you will want one; bad. If you are trying to resist, don't drive it. What was the Star Trek line? Resistance is futile. HA!
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:48 AM   #96
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I'm expecting a big reduction in weight; the F150's biggest current problem.
in a way though you need to be heavy with the truck when pulling. i believe the max tow package makes the truck a bit heavier as is. if your tow truck is too light the trailer will have more control over it!
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in a way though you need to be heavy with the truck when pulling. i believe the max tow package makes the truck a bit heavier as is. if your tow truck is too light the trailer will have more control over it!
That's definitely true. I would guess that they will be looking to shed 300 to 400 pounds. That will help gas mileage but not compromise the truck's capabilities. And there is always the Super Duty for those who need "The Stuff"
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It sure seems contrary... to the original post ,that someone was doubting ,what good the eco boost would be !!!!
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Thumbs up Ecoboost

I got a new 2014 ecoboost max tow f150. Two weeks ago. This truck is flat out nothing but perfect. I think it would out tow me 05 6.0 powerjoke. For one thing f150 don't live in the shop. Second off. I am sure that my stock ecoboost will out pull my 250 even with the ppe chip on high. I pull my bushhog and my bobcat all the time plus my three axil dump. Witch is over 14000 the other day. Not saying its good to pull 14000 pounds all the time. But this truck still pulls the 14000 pounds with no problem. With the bobcat on it or the bushhog 0-70 in a flash. Will never get a diesel agin. For this truck is perfect. I will repost after July 4 th witch I will pull my 10000 pound camper 800 miles each way. Through the big clime in the nc mountains.

For anyone wanting to know if the ecoboost max tow is good for towing anything
Yes yes yes yes. Stop thinking go get it. You will love it.
2014 f150 ecoboost 4x4 max tow 3.73 gear.
You can order it with 4.10 gear but that would be over kill.

Thanks and sorry for spelling.
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Ok I have to say I had an 06 5.4 before I bought the new 13 Ecoboost. I tow a 6,500 TT and the 5.4l just seemed to run out of power on small hills and passing. I certainly would not feel good about taking it in the mountains.
Now the Ecoboost is a complete beast. It never runs out of power on hills and I can run a constant 60-65 without slowing down.
Gas mileage is a bit better towing and way better not towing.
It's a great alternative to a diesel. I'm glad I made the change and now feel confident I could go camping in the mountains if I want. Click image for larger version

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