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.
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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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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