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Old 04-05-2015, 05:38 PM   #57
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Forgot the Mileage: Mileage pulling between 9 .5 & 10.5 MPG towing typically, at 60-65; W/O AS, I have gotten 20-22 MPG, at 65MPG, but I have 4X4....I love the power however, so I do step on it when starting out from stop without the AS in back...I average 16-18 MPG typically, around town...my buddy gets 24MPG but he babies his 2 WD...im more of in a hurry all the time. Great PU.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:47 PM   #58
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Question ford 3.5 ecobost vs what I have owned 07 & current Tundra

I have towed my 03 AS across the country several times. The O7 Tundra to 121, 000 miles, still on original brakes (was told they still had 30% left on them. The only things I replaced on it were wiper blades, tires and a fan belt. Got a great trade in so traded for a 12 Tundra. No problems in 55, 000 miles. Mileage is 10 to 12.5 pulling the trailer (usually average 11 on trips. 15.5 to 17 solo--the 07 did better. The problem is that Toyota has ruined the 14 to current double cabs by decontenting them by almost 30 small and not so small features on the SR 5 models. Now I am looking at Ford with the ecoboost crew cab. The postings brought out an interesting point about a new transmission helps a bit with my research. Do Itrade spotless reliability for hopefull reliability and features I would appreciate like an Iintegrated brake controler, added rear seat room and still get my 6.5 foot box and possibly better gas mileage. I'm starting to look and buy in the next year or two. Appreciate hearing about the Ford.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:22 PM   #59
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A 157" wb would be a slightly more stable tow vehicle. I test drove a 2014 F150 SCrew 4x4 3.5L with the 157" wb and compared to my 145" WB 2010 Tundra DC 2x4 thought it was a smoother ride. However, the F150 had a terrible turning radius compared to the Tundra, probably due to 4x4 and the extra wheelbase length.

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Old 04-06-2015, 12:57 PM   #60
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We bought a crew cab F-150 Eco-Boost with short bed a year ago and love it. We only have 5000 miles on it but most are pulling the AS or a Wells Cargo trailer and I can't say enough about how it performs.

OK, this was childish I know, but last summer we were coming up the east side of the Cascade mountains and there was a Dodge Ram ahead of me with a similar size trailer in tow. When we came to a passing lane we pulled out around him and as I glanced over the driver winked and floored his big diesel. I couldn't help myself. I did the same and steadily pulled away from him, going, well, far in excesses of the posted speed limit. We ended up side-by-side again later on the freeway heading for Portland and he pulled along side and expressed "Wow!" as we smiled at each other. He was impressed and frankly so was I.

Last week we traveled over a different mountain range to an undisclosed location in Oregon that I'm sworn to never disclose due to its beauty and tranquility. I babied the F-150 on the way over and got 10.2 MPG. On the way back I kept up with the faster car traffic and wound up with 9.8 MPG. I once got 20.5 MPG, empty at 60 MPH on I-5 which is essentially at sea level and flat as a pancake. Normal, everyday mix of town and freeway yields 15-16 MPG. Nothing to write home about, but we love the comfort.

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Cameras - I have three cameras on the AS, one factory on the F-150 that only comes on when in reverse and I'm adding another camera to the back of the F-150. The factory cam is excellent for backing to my hitch with its zoom feature for when I'm close, but since I can't really see out the back with my interior rearview mirror, I'm wiring an additional cam on a 4-way switch so I can select truck, right AS, left AS or back of AS. This should be great for backing the hitched rig alone and when I'm running down the road I'll be able to see cars approaching through the monitor that's replacing my rearview mirror. I'll write about it when the final installation is complete. I had the three AS cameras working with a different monitor before and it was OK but the monitor was awful.


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Old 04-08-2015, 10:09 AM   #61
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I just saw a thread on the F150 Forums about Ford raising the prices on the 2015 F150. Options such as the extended fuel tank are now $395 vs $195. Other options prices have increased. Seems crazy an F150 XLT 3.5L EB, 4x4 Supercrew has an MSRP close to or exceeding $50k.

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Old 04-08-2015, 11:38 AM   #62
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You have a very good point, unfortunately we need a lot of back seat room to fit the family and that makes Ford the hands down winner. The rather high msrp coupled with what they are offering for our trade in, makes this experience a little less than fun.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:39 AM   #63
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In the latest truck testing, the 2.7 whipped the 3.5, the monster Chevy v-8 and the Hemi in drags and towing, especially in the mountains with high altitude. Sounds like a real winner.
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PaulnGina........that was probably the best advise yet!
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Thanks, that's very helpful.
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So, have you decided?
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:49 PM   #68
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2013 Ecoboost 2015 25ft Flying Cloud

We have a 2013 SuperCrew 4X4 Ecoboost, 6.5ft box, 3:31 gears pulling 2015 25ft flying cloud. The truck handles the trailer no problem. Towing mileage between 10.5 and 11.5 mpg. No lack of power, pull any mountain pass at 60 mph. Empty on I-5 truck gets 21 mpg, average combined mpg is 17 mpg.
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We have a 2013 SuperCrew 4X4 Ecoboost, 6.5ft box, 3:31 gears pulling 2015 25ft flying cloud. The truck handles the trailer no problem. Towing mileage between 10.5 and 11.5 mpg. No lack of power, pull any mountain pass at 60 mph. Empty on I-5 truck gets 21 mpg, average combined mpg is 17 mpg.
I have been waiting for the aluminum ecobeast. Your mileage is almost exactly what mine is and I have an '09 crew 4.6L 3V 3:55 ---towing the same mileage flat, hwy mileage on flat ground 21mpg @65mph; 20ish at 70mph at the pump. One difference I am sure of is that you have more reserve power. By the figures being posted on F150 forum, I would expect 1 mpg betterment on any pre 2015 ecoboost and 3 mpg improvement on a 2015. That seems to sum it up for me. As far as towing it seems to be the same as your figures show. I am wondering about the new one with less weight- if there will be any difference in tow situations.
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The longer wheelbase is a more stable tow vehicle.


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