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Old 05-30-2011, 05:51 AM   #71
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eco boost engine

Thank you to the Hugens for the reporting of the F150 Eco boost trial . How much does your 5er weigh ?? You have me thinking about a new truck and rv.....Dave
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:29 AM   #72
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His fifth will be very close to the specs of ours, about 7600 lbs dry and a GVWR of 9600 or so.
I am amazed that the ecoboost handles it so well, as even our diesel knows the camper is back there.
Wow!
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:45 AM   #73
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Here is a link to F150online that has some info from people towing with an Ecoboost. Pretty good mileage reports. They do a good job of indicating speed, weight, and topography.

towing with a ecoboost v-6 - F150online Forums
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Hi Campers! The trips getting LONG! We are fighting rain, snow and 23 mph head winds! I will have to report my actual fuel economy later since my Dell hard drive failed! We r averaging 9.3 mpg since we started back towing according to the F150's computer! It pretty accurate. I'm using my IPad so sorry about the typos. Too hard to scroll back to correct. The climb through Wyoming was fine, we averaged 10 mpg through Wyoming. I will post all the segments when I get back. The weather turned bad, rain, sleet, snow and poor visibility! The downhill into Salt Lake was awful! Couldn't see any lane painted lines. We got tired and stopped 20 west of Salt Lake and slept for 3 hours? Woke up to 23 mph head winds! The travel link web site on the Sony Nav is great! We felt a little over the top spoiled when we got the loaded Lariat! But we r using all the technology and convincing ourselves that it will pay for itself! LOLOLOLOL it all the time. Mostly fuel prices and planning the fuel stops accordingly. The 26 gallon tank isn,t an issue. 4 hours between fuel works fine for us. We also like the weather map with real timer radar! It is so accurate, when we drove into the blue pink, it started snowing, rainy. In the 5 mile scale it gives u wind speed and direction! How cool is that! The on board fuel economy computer has effected how we drive! On a down hill into Salt Lake I was only getting 9.8 mpg. I shifted from 6 th gear to fifth and the mpg went up to 18 mpg. Must have to do with the torque range. Pretty cool.
I'm trying to fix why my pics aren't coming through so I can show off my wife and her new toy!
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:22 PM   #75
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I forgot to mention what we have. Check out Cheyenne Camping Center on line. Great site and great representation of the coach. Flagstaff 8528RKWS
http://www.cheyennecampingcenter.com...ers/FS8528RKWS
It has all the specs etc. check his eBay site for prices. Mike Frazier is one of the owners.
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I got to go test drive a Lariat edition crew cab 4x4 ecoboost f150 today. and WOW it has power! i didnt get to drive around too much. truck had 23kms on it and was almost out of fuel.. played around with the traction control, the computer, all the other options. looked good. not what i would want though.. Anyhow my 07 f150XL and incentives brought that one down to 45k$.. bit much for me.. gonna look over the brochures etc but i doubt ill buy it being a first year thing.
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"Anyhow my 07 f150XL and incentives brought that one down to 45k$.."
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I'd try a different dealer, as that price is bs.
My friend just bought a loaded Lariet Off-Road ecoboost for under $43 thou, and he got top dollar for his trade in (diesel). Only paid $11 to boot.
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I got to go test drive a Lariat edition crew cab 4x4 ecoboost f150 today. and WOW it has power!
They sure DO!! It's amazing . . .
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I got to go test drive a Lariat edition crew cab 4x4 ecoboost f150 today. and WOW it has power! i didnt get to drive around too much. truck had 23kms on it and was almost out of fuel.. played around with the traction control, the computer, all the other options. looked good. not what i would want though.. Anyhow my 07 f150XL and incentives brought that one down to 45k$.. bit much for me.. gonna look over the brochures etc but i doubt ill buy it being a first year thing.
I paid $43700 after our $750 customer loyalty rebate that Ford sent to me. I also qualified for 60 months at 0%. Had I used my own finance I would have recieved another $2500 in rebates. I knew what i wanted and the dealer was the only one in the West that had my gear! In paid a little more since he was aware of my needs, I ended up with the sun roof to boot. We love it though! My wife and I put 4000 miles on it since last Thursday picking up the Flagstaff. I had to have the heated and cooled leather buckets, I love em! No more sweating in the drivers seat!
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2011 supercrew 4x4 platinum supercrew was $54,444.00 trade and incentives of 12,944 brought it to 41,500 + tax. Still thats insane compared to my first build on fords site of 22,000 xl regular cab 2x4 with the eco boost. still, i got a paid for truck and i just think that right now as much as i fricking love that engine, ill have to wait..

unless they can make me a regular cab, 5'box 4x4 XL with the eco boost for under 20
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