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Old 05-31-2011, 08:34 PM   #81
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Go on the Ford web site and use the build and price feature ,,
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:39 PM   #82
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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
You can get a very nice truck for a LOT less than $54k...that is SD diesel territory. Oh wait, I see you are in the Great White North...your prices are higher up there.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:03 PM   #83
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"I see you are in the Great White North...your prices are higher up there."
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Not any more. With the Canadian dollar worth more than the US peso, the price of just about everything is dropping fast.
I bought a fairly loaded Dodge quad cab 4x4 for under $30. Awesome truck.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:10 PM   #84
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eco boost towing

Thanks to the Hugens for all the info.. you have a beautiful 5er... and sounds like a very nice truck ... I may call your rv dealer tommorrow .. We are liking the rear living room model.. Also i will have to talk to someone at a ford dealer..Did i mention i retired from Ford after 36 years ?? It would be cool to see my new truck being built at the Rouge plant in Dearborn , Mi..Its about 45 miles away from where i live now.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:29 PM   #85
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Go on the Ford web site and use the build and price feature ,,
ive done that to. but now i cant seem to get the eco boost to show up in a XL truck.. dunno what i did wrong. regardless its not in my immediate budget. ill watch this thread still to see how people with the eco boost are doing and so forth.

still 30 rated for highway is very very awesome for a pickup truck!
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:52 AM   #86
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OK here is the balance of last weekends trip. I left off arriving in York, NE.

York NE to Big Springs, NE Flat and easy, 65 MPH got 11.1 MPG
Big Springs, NE to Elk Mountain, Wy Up hill tom 7200' towing at 65 MPH 10.3 MPG
Elk Mountain Wy to Lyman, WY Rain, Snow, HEAD WINDS towing at 65 MPH 8.7 MPG
Lyman to Park City, Utah WIND, Snow, Rain- 65 mph hilly terrain 8.9 MPG
Park City to Wendover, NV - Rain and snow, but lots of down hill (slow, sometimes 45 mph) 9.3 MPG
Wendover to Carlin NV- WINDY WINDY 23 mph HEAD WIND, TOWING 65MPH, 6.7 mpg
Carlin to Winamucca, NV Still windy, but not as bad 65 MPH Tow 7.3 MPG
Winamucca to Sparks, NV winds more crossed than head wind now- 7.7 MPG
Sparks to Tracy, CA Long down hill into Sacramento than flat south to Tracy, tow at 65 mph 10.3 MPG!

Total trip home towing averaged 9.1 MPG

I am very pleased with all of this! Had we encountered better weather with average winds, I would guess that we would have been in the 10+ MPG range.

Thanks for listening and safe towing!
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but now i cant seem to get the eco boost to show up in a XL truck.. dunno what i did wrong.
I too was having the same issue.
When you get to the options part, you'll have the 3.5 ECO Boost available for a mere $2000 extra.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:54 AM   #88
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Quote from the business section of the local paper referring to May sales:

"For the 1st time in decades, the company (Ford) sold more F-150s with V6 engines (55%) than it did with lager V8s."

I imagine the ecoboost was part of that reason.

I think the statement is a little off, though. If I remember correctly, Ford did not offer a V6 decades ago.......it was an inline 6.....picky, picky, picky.
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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?
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Did i mention i retired from Ford after 36 years ?? It would be cool to see my new truck being built at the Rouge plant in Dearborn , Mi..Its about 45 miles away from where i live now.
I did the Rouge plant tour last summer. Great fun! Plants have come a long way from the "old days". Quieter. Cleaner. I hope you get to see your truck come down the line.
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