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Old 01-05-2016, 11:39 PM   #71
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We are at 92k on our 2013 F150 and to date the F150 EcoBoost has had zero mechanical repairs, nada. Tires were replaced, battery, oil changes, wiper blades. That is it.
We just drove to our Idaho house in snowy conditions and averaged 20.6 MPG over the 1100 miles. One stretch was 22.5 MPG.
Pulling either out 27ft Airstream or our 9ft tall dual axle enclosed trailer the truck gets 12.5 MPG. Loaded or empty it seems to get 12.5 MPG towing either trailer. Towing our dual axle car trailer it gets 17.5 MPG empty and 15.5 MPG with our Miata loaded.
It's been a great truck. I really thought we would replace it with a 3/4 diesel, but I may just get another '15 or '16 EcoBoost.

Any diesel owners out there doing any better? Someone please convince me we need a diesel.
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Yes.

Hi, spencerhut; You asked and Top answered.


Yes, the Eco-Diesel is known for better fuel mileage, but in speed, payload, and tow ratings/ability the Eco-Boost wins hands down. Both trucks are good and it comes down to personal choice.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:45 AM   #72
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Details, give us details! Tell us about your new F150 and pictures! For us, our '15 is proving to be so far ahead of the 09-14 F150 in both mechanical and creature comforts. We towed our Pete about 250 miles over 3 days last weekend on a trip down to around Wimauma and back with our '15 and I continue to be impressed with how well it handles our coach............
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That was a completely worthless response.

Details please . . .
As you can clearly see, it is pretty much a waste of my slow typing abilities to "convince" a Ford EcoBoost owner of anything.

How's that for another worthless post?

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Here's a pretty good video on the F150 EB 3.5. Having just bought one after having 2X Dodges I've been impressed. Haven't towed yet but looking forward to it.

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Bought our first AS in October. Looks like we are going to say bye bye to my beloved Tacoma. Our trailer is only 4,000 lbs dry, even though the tow capacity of the V6 Tacoma is 6,500 it still grunts up any hill, and drops into 4th on every overpass. We have our eye on the '15 F150 EB. Only complaint I have in looking at them: The purported $9,000 off sticker price really just gets the price to be close to a similarly equipped Tundra. So while it may seem like a 'steal' its really just a game.
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Here's a pretty good video on the F150 EB 3.5. Having just bought one after having 2X Dodges I've been impressed. Haven't towed yet but looking forward to it.

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As you can clearly see, it is pretty much a waste of my slow typing abilities to "convince" a Ford EcoBoost owner of anything.

How's that for another worthless post?

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Why is there a need to convince EcoBoost owners of whatever ? The F-150 owners post on performance satisfaction are uniformly positive. Trust me, had someone been thoroughly disappointed in one of them it would have gone ape on this site.
My son has the new Dodge Eco-Diesel and I am very familiar with the truck.
It could not safely handle my 2013- 30' International and it would be overloaded whereas with my F-150 EcoBoost I have power and tow capacity to spare. In a Dodge I would have to go to the Ram 2500 in gas or diesel to get the job done.
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Why is there a need to convince EcoBoost owners of whatever ?
Well franklyfrank, nice to hear from you.

In the first post the OP asks to be convinced he needs a diesel.

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Any diesel owners out there doing any better? Someone please convince me we need a diesel.
He asked. I was just trying to help, but I guess he got irritated that I didn't do all the research for him or point him to where he could find it.

Y'all EcoBoost owners enjoy your trucks. I'll wave at you filling up your truck at the gas station as I drive by in my EcoDiesel
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the ecodiesel is a nice truck and when I was shopping, I would have pick that if it wasn't from the price difference that made it too steep for me.


But lets be honest, it s a simple personal preference. both truck have great quality. And when it come down to the pump..... the eco diesel with the smaller tank dosnt do any longer than a ecoboost that come with a long range tank. Yes, the ecoboost drink more but the reality is, when you will wave at the ecoboost owner.... you will be standing still at the same gas station fueling also.....

How Far Can You Drive? We Analyze Half-Ton Fuel-Tank Range - PickupTrucks.com News

anyway, money not been a factor, I would have pick the eco diesel but the ford does the job and with the kind of milage I do, I will always be ahead of the game in $$$ staying with gas truck when counting purchasing price and maintenance cost and fuel cost.
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LOL!

The fact that the EcoBoost needs or even offers a 36 gallon tank should shed some light on its fuel economy.

I have a 26 gallon tank and at 15 MPG towing my Ambassador, 23 gallons of useable capacity that is 345 miles. 345 miles averaging 60 MPH is 5 hours and 40 minutes of seat time. I have never been able to get three kids, the wife and me to make it five hours and 40 minutes without a few potty breaks. So most likely, if you see me at the fuel station filling up, my tank was probably half full, but my bladder was full.
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The fact that the EcoBoost needs or even offers a 36 gallon tank should shed some light on its fuel economy.

I have a 26 gallon tank and at 15 MPG towing my Ambassador, 23 gallons of useable capacity that is 345 miles. 345 miles averaging 60 MPH is 5 hours and 40 minutes of seat time. I have never been able to get three kids, the wife and me to make it five hours and 40 minutes without a few potty breaks. So most likely, if you see me at the fuel station filling up, my tank was probably half full, but my bladder was full.
Top, luv ya but....NOT! Plenty of diesel owners install larger/aux tanks for range. And you know...I have no dog in this hunt. Your logic is off, in this case only.
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The fact that the EcoBoost needs or even offers a 36 gallon tank should shed some light on its fuel economy.

I have a 26 gallon tank and at 15 MPG towing my Ambassador, 23 gallons of useable capacity that is 345 miles. 345 miles averaging 60 MPH is 5 hours and 40 minutes of seat time. I have never been able to get three kids, the wife and me to make it five hours and 40 minutes without a few potty breaks. So most likely, if you see me at the fuel station filling up, my tank was probably half full, but my bladder was full.
there is no light to be shed on.... we all know the ecoboost dosnt have as great mpg as the ecodiesel. That is the reason the tank is bigger to overcome the issue.

36 gallon tank with 12-14mpg towing the argosy get me 430-500miles towing range. Now, like you, the kids wife and myself wont make it that long. I need to stop way before the tank is empty.

But I like it as living in Canada and doing a lot of small road in the mountain, fuelling chances are rare. it allow me some peace of mind that I wont run out!

I drive perhaps 10 000miles in the year (pleasure only) so the difference in fuel economy between both vehicle is very marginal. the ~250$ saving of the diesel isn't big enough to offset the premium price of the diesel engine. in my case, it would take 10+ year to be ahead with a ecodiesel.....(not counting the more expensive maintenance??? perhaps not??)

Both great vehicle, everyone case is unique.
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I did a test this afternoon. Me and a 90lb German Shepherd. Otherwise empty truck. Fairly flat I-80 in Iowa. Engaged cruise control ~70mph, reset the computer, sat for 45 minutes. Result attached.

13.6 mpg.

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Weird. Speed related clearly.
Try it again, just for fun, at 58 MPH. You will be amazed. Wind resistance goes up exponentially with speed increase.
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Try it again, just for fun, at 58 MPH. You will be amazed. Wind resistance goes up exponentially with speed increase.
Even so, I'd say his MPG is an outlier at the low end. My thirsty, thirsty old 5.4L with the 4-speed auto will reliably give me 16-17 mpg in the 72-75 mph range on I35. 2WD, 3.55 limited-slip diff, 18" tires, stock ride height. I average close to 13 in town with a heavy foot, which streamer_a is seeing on the highway. Now, hitch the Argosy on the back and I'm happy when I consistently average over 10 at 68ish...
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