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Old 02-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #81
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I get about 12-15 city and 20-25 highway without a load, I haven't towed much with a load to give you an answer on that
X2 on the mileage. While towing our TT, mileage goes down to about 11 mpg.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:15 PM   #82
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Driving style and conditions vary so much that mileage can vary significantly. I get 16 to 18 in mixed suburban driving and 20 to 21 on the highway. It's an Ecoboost with 3.73s. I get 11 mpg towing a 5,500 pounds Surveyor at 60 mph. People with 3.15s or 3.31s tend to do a bit better empty; especially on the highway. In the winter, I lose about 2 to 3 mpg depending on how cold it is. It's powerful so if you regularly dip into the boost it will happily consume more fuel though. My average for the last 7,000 miles is 18.3. That includes winter with a fair amount of city driving.

I have found that the Eco is roughly 10% more fuel efficient than the '05 5.4 with 3.73s I had previously.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #83
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I pull our 34ft Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite with this 2009 F150 and it pulls it better than it did the old 1975 Man-O-War we used to have. I guess back then everything was made with heavier material than is used today
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #84
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i would have thought empty the ecoboost would be doing much better than numbers being tossed out there. the towing mileage is good at 11 or so, but the around town (12-15) stuff isnt what i expected to see. i know these are real world numbers (not window sticker numbers?), and maybe they will improve with summer coming on. keep us informed as the weather warms please.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:59 PM   #85
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i would have thought empty the ecoboost would be doing much better than numbers being tossed out there. the towing mileage is good at 11 or so, but the around town (12-15) stuff isnt what i expected to see. i know these are real world numbers (not window sticker numbers?), and maybe they will improve with summer coming on. keep us informed as the weather warms please.
Without a load, I get 18 mpg consistently with freeway and surface streets mixed. Freeway only I average over 20 easy. I am very happy with that compared to the sub 15 mpg of my previous 5.4 V8. I have owned several trucks and this one takes the cake. The power is huge and the acceleration is outstanding. Slight turbo lag on punch acceleration, but you learn and get a feel for it.

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:47 PM   #86
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I pull a 36 foot Lacrosse 301 with my 1997 Ford 150 with no problems, sure it's not the ideal truck for it but that old truck of which I have owned since new pulled a 26 ft 5th wheel around and now my Primetime lacrosse. Wouldnt attempt any mountains with it but for short trips of less then 200 miles it works just fine and the newer ones have more horsepower.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:54 AM   #87
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pulling 2013 31QTBS Wildwood and about 200 lbs in bed with 2012 f150 ecoboost supercab and hauls fantastic get about 8-9 but going from springfield to branson MO and lots of hills. previous trailer was 1997 nomad 37ft(yes 37ft) and hauled it from lake of ozarks and got around 11-12. taking it easy not a race. I will say I am extremely impressed how well it pulls and trailer sway control kicked in once when a diesel passed on windy day. very nice safety feature.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:16 AM   #88
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pulling 2013 31QTBS Wildwood and about 200 lbs in bed with 2012 f150 ecoboost supercab and hauls fantastic get about 8-9 but going from springfield to branson MO and lots of hills. previous trailer was 1997 nomad 37ft(yes 37ft) and hauled it from lake of ozarks and got around 11-12. taking it easy not a race. I will say I am extremely impressed how well it pulls and trailer sway control kicked in once when a diesel passed on windy day. very nice safety feature.
Do you have sway control on the hitch or rely just on the trucks factory sway control? The reason I ask is I have a 2010 F150 with factory sway control and am also in need of a new hitch sway control, but if the trucks can do the job then I won't bother buying an external one
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:44 AM   #89
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Im pulling my Rockwood 2306 with a 2004 F-150 4.6 4x2 with no problems. I am suprised that most of you guys are towing with pretty much brand new trucks I would like to know who is towing with 2004 and older F-150's and how they are holding up. I am new to the towing world but if I have to buy a new truck every few years to pull my RV 2000 miles a year then I may have to go back to a tent. In this economy I cant see spending $40k on a new ride at this time even though I can afford it. I just dont want to.
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The first couple of trips out I did not use the add on sway control. Around the third trip it was a very windy day. During this trip the trucks sway control was kicking in most of the way to the camp grounds. The trucks sway control uses the trucks brakes and will hurt your fuel mileage. That same trip coming back I used the add on sway control and found the ride to be much more relaxing. The winds were slightly stronger than the trip out. For the rest of the trips last year we used both systems

On the company work truck and cargo trailer we found that we would get 1/4 to 1/2 mpg better fuel mileage using the add on sway vs the trucks sway controller due to the brakes kicking in and slowing the truck slightly. This is over a 20-25k miles per year with the trailer.

The trucks sway system does work very well vs the older truck we had that did not have it.
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