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Old 04-15-2015, 11:04 AM   #41
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don't forget the towing mirrors that came on my 3.73. Those things are the bomb...except for parking.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:04 AM   #42
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195F is ~91C so it looks like we are in the same boat. And 100C is boiling point for water at sea level( I think this varies based on mineral content, though)- not sure that really applies to trans fluid.
Towing the longest and steepest grade ever, 9 %, Trans Temp went to 95 C with my foot down at 60 mph. The Engine temp never peaked at all.
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:03 PM   #43
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Towing the longest and steepest grade ever, 9 %, Trans Temp went to 95 C with my foot down at 60 mph. The Engine temp never peaked at all.
I haven't pulled that steep, but I don't notice much change in temps when towing either. It's like it reaches operating temp and stays pretty much there, or within 10 degrees or so.
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:03 PM   #44
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don't forget the towing mirrors that came on my 3.73. Those things are the bomb...except for parking.
They are definitely the bomb. I had them installed when I bought my truck.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:25 PM   #45
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:37 PM   #46
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don't forget the towing mirrors that came on my 3.73. Those things are the bomb...except for parking.
Didn't you get the power folding ones? Maybe this is a difference on the King Ranch model?

Shoot when I get ready to park our EcoBeast, I hit the switch and fold those suckers in and use the cameras

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Towing the longest and steepest grade ever, 9 %, Trans Temp went to 95 C with my foot down at 60 mph. The Engine temp never peaked at all.
That is really good to hear Brian! We were concerned that, when we retire and tried to pull our unit through the Rockies we would regret not having a diesel.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:42 PM   #47
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I have the 2014 F150 EB with 3.55 Ford mechanics say 3.73 are not needed just have the six tranny cooler and you can safely tow 11,200#'s.

I get 20-24 all highway, 17-20 highway/city and 15-17 local city driving. No matter what I do I can't get any better then that and I get 7-11 towing my Roo 23IKSS


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When we got our '13, the 3.73 was the only option. Shame, this must be why you get better gas mileage than we do.

We get 19-20 Highway, 15-17 City, and 9-10 towing the Rockwood 5er. Bummer is most of our non towing driving is city
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Didn't you get the power folding ones? Maybe this is a difference on the King Ranch model?

Shoot when I get ready to park our EcoBeast, I hit the switch and fold those suckers in and use the cameras



That is really good to hear Brian! We were concerned that, when we retire and tried to pull our unit through the Rockies we would regret not having a diesel.
As I understand it, they didn't come out on the F150 until 2013. I was bummed. If I could add any one feature to my 2012, that would be it.
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That's the truth I would like to see him stopping the rig all the way down a mountain with just the trailer breaks hope he has good insurance
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As I understand it, they didn't come out on the F150 until 2013. I was bummed. If I could add any one feature to my 2012, that would be it.
Bummer We really love ours!!
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