Originally Posted by FreedomTracker
I'm thinking about buying a Ford F-150 Crew 4x4 with 5.0L V-8 and 5'6" bed.
I'm interested in hearing what other folks would prefer if buying 2011 or 2012 model truck? I'm currently getting about 8.5MPG with the SUV... what shoud I expect with the Ford F-150?
We have a 2011 F-150 FX4 ecoboost, 373 gears, and max tow. We just returned from a 2,000 mile trip and are very pleased with the comfort and performance of this truck. We averaged 9.6 MPG - and that is with about 150 miles w/out the TT. That is not as good as I anticipated.
One feature that really impressed me was the trailer sway control - we found this to be a real 'life saver' in one situation. Traveling down some steep grades near VEGAS we were in high wind conditions. I started applying the brakes when the back of the camper started to sway and the truck's trailer sway control kicked in and brought the rig under control -- That was no fun, but I'm thankful to have been in a truck that was equipped with this safety feature.
Good luck with your decision.