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Old 04-15-2012, 03:55 PM   #21
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And the IBC is WAY better than the Prodigy.

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:14 PM   #22
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I forgot to mention that my truck did not come with the brake controller. I had the dealer install it a few months later.
You will need to get tow mirrors too.

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #23
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"I don't want to ever get stuck pulling anything... "

It's not that 4X4's don't get stuck...they just get stuck in worst places! But I see your point...
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #24
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Get the integrated brake controller. It is the smoothest most consistent controller I have used, by far. The tow mirrors are worth every penny too! You will be fine with the 5.0 I pulling twice as much weight as you with a 5.4
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #25
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Mine's a 2011 F-150 Supercab with the 5.0, 6-speed, and 3.55 axle. I get 17.5 or so around Amarillo, and have gotten 21 on road trips. Came home last week with a new TT and 1/2 tank of fresh water... about 5200#. No troubles and got 12+ mpg towing at 65 mph. I went with the 5.0 because the mileage and towing figures just were not worth the extra cost and complexity of all that turbo equipment... Yes, I still work on my own truck...
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #26
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4x4 Sierra Crew Cab 6.0 and Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller. Pulls our 8312SS pretty well.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:40 AM   #27
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The 2012 Ecoboost will have the 36 gallon gas tank. I'm pretty sure the 2011 has the 26 gallon. This was the main reason I waited and got a 2012.

There are other upgrades in the 2012 also:
Adjustable headrests
4x4 Auto setting

I'm sure there are others, I just can't think of them right now...

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:13 AM   #28
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I have an 11 Ecoboost 4x4, 373 rear end, and tow package with 6,000 miles on it and live in Florida. Great truck, pulls and rides great BUT gas milage is way overstated. Towing my Work and Play 18 EC at 60 I get about 8 and change MPG. Dealer tells me that is what preople are getting. City milage is about 16 and highway milage driving at 55-60 is near advertised around 20. Highway milage at normal driving of 70-75 is around 16 MPG. I really baby the truck and I have tried all driving styles to try to improve. Others I talk to get about the same.

Again, great truck, pulls really well, but I am really disappointed in the milage.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:44 AM   #29
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Mark, that is about what I get with my 2012 Supercrew, 4x4, 3.73 Max Tow, Ecoboost.

21 MPG on the highway (60MPH, no hills)
17 MPG roads with few stop sign/traffic lights
15 MPG in town (traffic lights every mile)

To me, for a 2 1/2 ton truck that is not too bad. Towing my 625D (3000lb) pop-up gives about 3 MPG less.

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Old 04-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #30
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Sounds like you guys with the Eco boost's are having some Eco boohoo's I'll pay my $4 a gallon and keep my 19.5 in town and 22.5 @ 70 on the highway. I got 10 coming to Lake Barkley last week pulling my 5er and boat @ 18,000#.

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