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Old 08-29-2015, 12:20 PM   #11
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There are lots of people towing with 2015s. Check out f150ecoboost.net for ways to spend even more money on your new truck
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:11 PM   #12
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I am 6 weeks in to towing with my 2015 F150 Ecoboost with Max tow. Went to the scales scales and trailer is right at 8,000 pounds. The truck with 36 gallons of gas, hooked to trailer with WDH, all our crap and wife and I came in at being under max weight by 250 pounds. Payload is 1,655 and we weighed about 1,400 and some change. All my numbers were safely within limits of truck.

Started in Florida and currently in Breckenridge, Colorado and I have to say the truck has been a pleasure to tow with. Transmission holds speed on declines well but the one option I would like is the engine brake. I am averaging about 10 mpg driving at 62-63. Climbing it rarely goes above 2,000 and on the steepest climbs it goes to 24-2,700 rpm and does not drop speed. Only time above 3,000 rpm is when going down steep declines and the trans is keeping my speed. Normal pulling is at 1,700 rpm. Downshifting is rare except on hard climbs.

Now all that being said, if I get a larger trailer then I would upgrade a a 3/4 ton diesel. But for what I have now, I am very happy with this truck trailer combo.
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:49 PM   #13
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You should have a fuse and relay in the glove box that needs to be put into the fuse box under the hood. They are not installed at the factory. Once installed this will give you 12v power to tour TT.
It failed and was replaced.
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:52 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=Mark S;968335]
I am averaging about 10 mpg driving at 62-63. \QUOTE]

Nice to see a honest truthful mpg post.
This is about what I get only I drive a bit faster.
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:13 PM   #15
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I am averaging about 10 mpg driving at 62-63. \QUOTE]

Nice to see a honest truthful mpg post.
This is about what I get only I drive a bit faster.
People lie about towing MPG? Say it ain't so!

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Old 08-29-2015, 04:21 PM   #16
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I am averaging about 10 mpg driving at 62-63. \QUOTE]

Nice to see a honest truthful mpg post.
This is about what I get only I drive a bit faster.
I find that WHERE I tow makes quite a difference. Towing in the Southeast, I get 11 mpg towing a 5,500 lb RV trailer at 62 mph. (4,000 mile average). Flat and lots of trees along the routes to block wind.

Towing out West usually means less fuel economy. More grades but the big difference is that there is ALWAYS significant wind and there is NOTHING to stop it.
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Towing out West usually means less fuel economy. More grades but the big difference is that there is ALWAYS significant wind and there is NOTHING to stop it.
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