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Old 04-21-2012, 05:56 AM   #31
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I really like the fact of getting 20 + mpg ...From a 2012 Eco Boost HD F150...When NOT towing.. I have been seeing reports of 11.5 mpg while towing a 6,000 lb TT..And thats a combined number from speeds anywhere from 55 to 70 mph....winds..and no winds...this summer ..should be a good test for those HD F 150s out there..Will the turbos last ?? ....Stay tuned
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:13 AM   #32
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Holy smokes! That must be a super duper F150.

I have not seen that truck in any of the literature.
Here is a link to the payload packages for the different F150 configurations.
3120 lbs is the max.
2012 Ford F-150 | View Payload Specifications | Ford.com
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I really like the fact of getting 20 + mpg ...From a 2012 Eco Boost HD F150...When NOT towing.. I have been seeing reports of 11.5 mpg while towing a 6,000 lb TT..And thats a combined number from speeds anywhere from 55 to 70 mph....winds..and no winds...this summer ..should be a good test for those HD F 150s out there..Will the turbos last ?? ....Stay tuned
This is the main point that is pulling me for the Ecoboost, gas mileage when not towing. I also have to admit, I was very skeptical of a 6 cylinder 3.5 pulling 9-10,000 lbs. I realize now that technology is way ahead of my older ways of thinking. If there were serious problems with this engine we'd be hearing about them. The engine is clearly proving itself.
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Well gas mileage sucks rated at 28 I know of 5 owners .it ranges from 13-22 on the highway that's miles per gallon not towing anything. No consistency what so ever . Yes lots of power but would you buy an engine that is pushed to the max all the time I think the long term of these things might not be good. You can even go onto the ford forums and that's what they are all worried about. But I'm not a great ford fan either
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Well gas mileage sucks rated at 28 I know of 5 owners .it ranges from 13-22 on the highway that's miles per gallon not towing anything. No consistency what so ever . Yes lots of power but would you buy an engine that is pushed to the max all the time I think the long term of these things might not be good. You can even go onto the ford forums and that's what they are all worried about. But I'm not a great ford fan either
If..somebody drives with a lead foot... they will only get 13 mpg..i know of people driving at 60mph getting 25 + mpg with a Eco Boost..
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I keep hearing people say that they won't last because they are being pushed to the max. My camper weighs about 6500lbs and when I'm on the highway with my ecoboost it runs 65 mph at about 1900 rpm's. With the 6 speed transmission on these new fords it makes the ecoboost perform better to get up to speed I never go over 3000 rpm's. That's the beauty of the low end torque. You can not knock these motors until you have pulled with them. Doesn't matter what you hear somebody say. As far as mpg, I get exactly what the EPA said I would. If I drive really easy I can get more.
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This is the main point that is pulling me for the Ecoboost, gas mileage when not towing. I also have to admit, I was very skeptical of a 6 cylinder 3.5 pulling 9-10,000 lbs. I realize now that technology is way ahead of my older ways of thinking. If there were serious problems with this engine we'd be hearing about them. The engine is clearly proving itself.
If... your 2012 HD F150 would be used 80% of the time as a dailey driver ..wanting better mpgs is understandable...BUT ..make sure the truck you "build" is 100% capable (use Fords "build and Price" tool on-line )and include the safety margin..or look at a F250.. good luck
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Here is a link to the payload packages for the different F150 configurations.
3120 lbs is the max.
2012 Ford F-150 | View Payload Specifications | Ford.com
Thanks for sending this along. That is amazing capability from a 1/2 ton truck.

I stand corrected.
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If..somebody drives with a lead foot... they will only get 13 mpg..i know of people driving at 60mph getting 25 + mpg with a Eco Boost..
And just like I said I know people getting 13mpg as well as 25+ but it is inconsistent everyone around that talk to people about it say this. A friends wife has the one getting 13 and I'm pretty sure she doesn't have a lead foot
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"But I'm not a great ford fan either"
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