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Old 04-24-2014, 05:47 PM
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MPG Not Bad, but

I have a 2013 Ecoboost 4x2 with the 3.5 rear end and 28,000 on the odometer. My MPG ranges from 10 to 15 when towing a #7,300 Airstream. I get about 19 MPG when not towing driving a combination of city/highway.

Of course there was a tailwind when the 15 MPG.
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Look 7.6mpg towing a TT is not bad. TT are about the worst whenit comes to wind resistance. My V10 gets about 8 Towing my TT, MyDiesel gets about 10. I have used other trucks to pull thesame trailer and I get around the same mileage, wow. Its not just the truck but the driver andthe trailer and conditions. I would not jump to a diesel thinking you're going toget better mileage. This gas engine and the turbo are working veryhard to pull two bricks through the air. If you tow a lot think about a diesel but if you don't DON'T.>>


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I'll go ahead and say it. Ford's marketing on EB is fraudulent. V8 power with V6 MPGs is a joke.
They've sold well because guys test drive them and end up with a woody due to the power. They then think they are going to be able to consistently USE that power and get great MPGs. Then people want to get into towing with a V6 and get good MPG? Seriously?

Our 5.0 is siting at 17.7 in town. When I tow our 4500lb boat/trailer I'll get 10-12 over 160 mile jaunts. Depending on conditions.... I dont tow over 65mph and I do a fair amount of manual shifting when I tow.

Another thing is that I'll never get why so many people tow at 70-75 mph? What are you thinking?
Fraudulent? Really? You must be one of the guys who bought a 6000 LB 3.73.1 geared truck based on a TV ad and expected 30 MPG's.

All the data is there on Ford's site. Towing guides, comparison data and the window sticker says the rest. All it takes is a little research effort to make an educated decision.
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I tow two Polaris RZR's on a 24' heavy duty tandem axle equipment hauler. At 70 mph I get 8 mpg with my King Ranch with 6.5' bed and max tow.
I had a 2013 F250 Powerstroke- it was 2wd and a Super Cab. I only got 11mpg.

So from the worst possible configuration for a F150 (heaviest) to the best configuration for fuel economy for a diesel the difference was 3 mpg. Gonna be hard to justify a diesel with only 3mpg difference
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I tow a two place steel snowmobile trailer in the winter and have seen a high of 11mpg and a low of 7.5mpg

Speed plays a big factor in these mpg's.
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If you pull a travel trailer with any gas burner you can expect single digits. The EB is much better than other gas burners I have tried. With my 2011 EB if I keep it around 60 10mpg is no problem with my 6000# TT. If you try to run 70 the mileage will be around 8. I have a 2005 4.6 v8 and I would jump up and down if it got 8-9 pulling the same trailer. It is more like 7.
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I tow the trailer in my sig and get about 9 mpg in the hills of northern VA. I keep it around 65mph on the interstates.
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My neighbor has an older F-150 with the 5.4 3V and he gets about 6-7 pulling his TT which weighs about 7500 lbs.

My other neighbor h as a 2011 Silverado and pulls his TT and he doesn't do any better. The ecoboost loaded or unloaded will out work both of these engines.
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Picked up my new SuperCrew 4x4 w/ 3:55 and the short bed a few weeks ago , runs like a champ . Last week I made a 150 mile trip to pick up a 3926 lb travel trailer . On the trip up , I got 21.2 mpg running 70 up the interstate . On the way back on the same route , running @ 60 , I got 7.5 mpg. I took it into the dealer for another issue ( parking brake cable , which they fixed ) and asked the service writer about the mileage issue . His reply was that I "miscalculated " and for me to not pay any attention to the "instant mileage " display ( which I don't use anyway ) . Using my trip meters as well as manually calculating , I came up with the same #s .
We were scheduled for another short trip this weekend so I told him I would monitor the situation again and get back with him on Monday . A 200 mile trip , and a resounding 7.6 mpg . I went back in yesterday evening , he looked in his computer and said " Ford has no records of this problem , so just monitor it.... " I really didn't like that answer , so I went and talked to my salesman , and he said that didn't sound right to him either , and " I'll go talk to the service writer ... " While he was gone , I was talking to the guy in his office , who had purchased basically the same truck as mine @ a week before me , his truck has @ 500 miles less than mine on it ( mine is at 2,900 ) . He just got done with a 500 mile trip pulling a 3,000 lb boat and averaged 16.5 mpg .
The salesman returned and said the writer told him that " Ford does not even consider fuel economy issues until after 5,000 miles " . The truck does not run poorly , pulls the load with no problem , it just drains the tank to fast .
I could understand waiting out a 15-25 % discrepancy , but this big of a differential obviously indicates something is not right and I don't see why I should have to choose between refraining from doing what I bought the truck to do , or pouring my hard earned $$ into the tank until I each some arbitrary mileage point . Has anyone encountered this , have any ideas what could be causing this and where to go from here ?
Try running 100% gas. I have a v10 and was as disappointed in it as you were with your ecoboost and it was because of that ethanol crap.
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Anybody know why they dont put the ecoboost in superduties?
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Anybody know why they dont put the ecoboost in superduties?


Duty cycle in a SD is much different. Those turbo's would be working a lot more.
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There are lots of rumors of what the future holds for super duty engines, and EcoBoost 3.5 or EcoBoost 5.0L engines are always brought up. I think some version of that will happen eventually, but may take a few years.
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Weight only comes into play when in stop and go city type traffic.. Weight doesn't penaltize you much when driving steadily on highways.

Any enclose trailer, especially a travel trailer will kill towing mileage due to the huge relative flat surface you are towing.

That's also why pulling a heavy boat usually doesn't have the same penalty that pulling a lighter TT does. A boat cuts through the air better than a flat faced TT.

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I average 10-10.6mpg pulling my 32' 7500lb camper with the cruise set between 60-65mph. Something isn't right if your only getting 7.5mpg with only 4000lbs in tow.
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A 5k boat on trailer will normally get better mileage than a 5k travel trailer. The boat will tend to cut through the air better. A TT has a huge relatively flat front. It will cost in general another 1.5 to 2.5 mpg.

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Normal Driving= 17mpg= drop down during cold weather
I'm getting 14 pulling my riding lawn mower on small trailer, 70 mph on highway
I'm getting 12 pulling my boat , estimating around 5000 lbs, highway miles
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If driving under 65, and if the trailer brakes aren't dragging any, and if the trailer axles are in alignment, then 7.5 avg is a little low for the ecoboost.

I'm averaging about 10.5 with my trailer. Sometimes a little more, and sometimes a little less. And my 3.5 ECO is probably averaging about .5 mpg better than my old 5.4L did.

It's also averaging about 1 mpg better in non pulling, local driving.

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Look 7.6mpg towing a TT is not bad. TT are about the worst whenit comes to wind resistance. My V10 gets about 8 Towing my TT, MyDiesel gets about 10. I have used other trucks to pull thesame trailer and I get around the same mileage, wow. Its not just the truck but the driver andthe trailer and conditions. I would not jump to a diesel thinking you're going toget better mileage. This gas engine and the turbo are working veryhard to pull two bricks through the air. If you tow a lot think about a diesel but if you don't DON'T.>>

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