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Old 04-22-2015, 07:02 AM   #99
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That's a nice looking truck Robert.

I am still trying to decide between getting a 150 as our next tow vehicle, and own two cars, keep the van for the family and as an every day driver, or just go for one vehicle and get the Mercedes GL.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:45 AM   #100
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I have a similar truck in Metallic Black. 2 wheel drive super crew with 3.5L Ecoboost. 3.55 rear axle and smaller fuel tank. 1900 miles on it since new in late March. Changed the oil and ready for first AS tow next weekend.
I got a spray in bedliner the day after I bought the truck and installed a Bakflip VP bed cover which I really like so far. Vinyl clad aluminum which folds up with no visible hinges. Also got a stainless ball mounted on an Alumastinger draw bar. No most rusty hitches!
Loving the truck and all the cool features. Wil report back after first towing experience. Averaging 19mpg so far in combined driving.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:17 PM   #101
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That's a nice looking truck Robert.

I am still trying to decide between getting a 150 as our next tow vehicle, and own two cars, keep the van for the family and as an every day driver, or just go for one vehicle and get the Mercedes GL.

Hi, Thank You; My wife still has her car and we kept the Lincoln too. So we have three vehicles. Since my very early days of driving, I have always had two or more vehicles. I don't think I could make it with just one, but that's just me.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:21 PM   #102
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I have a similar truck in Metallic Black. 2 wheel drive super crew with 3.5L Ecoboost. 3.55 rear axle and smaller fuel tank. 1900 miles on it since new in late March. Changed the oil and ready for first AS tow next weekend.
I got a spray in bedliner the day after I bought the truck and installed a Bakflip VP bed cover which I really like so far. Vinyl clad aluminum which folds up with no visible hinges. Also got a stainless ball mounted on an Alumastinger draw bar. No most rusty hitches!
Loving the truck and all the cool features. Wil report back after first towing experience. Averaging 19mpg so far in combined driving.

Hi, I have been averaging about 16 MPG [15.6] with my truck so far. I have four wheel drive and 3:73 gears. That might be why you are getting better mileage than me. Let us know how your first tow went.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:26 PM   #103
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Hi, Thank You; My wife still has her car and we kept the Lincoln too. So we have three vehicles. Since my very early days of driving, I have always had two or more vehicles. I don't think I could make it with just one, but that's just me.
Where we live we can walk most anywhere, my kids walk to school, I walk to work, shops are les than five minutes away. Parking, on the other hand, is hard to come by. I've got a one car garage, but a second car would have to live on the street.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:52 AM   #104
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Lights on with wipers.

Hi, today it was a bit wet out; Just enough to need to use my wipers. It wasn't bright out and it wasn't very dark either, but I saw a reflection in the car in front of me, showing that my headlights were on. Now I always have my light switch in the automatic mode. My Lincoln needed it to be dark out before the automatic lights would come on, but the newer cars are more sensitive and come on sooner. Newer cars headlights come on just as soon as they go into a tunnel; My Lincoln lights take a minute, so they come on at the end of the tunnel or not at all because we are back in the Sun light again. So playing with it some more, I found out that my headlights come on with my wipers. [this is a law now in a few states] I noticed that when I turned my wipers on the headlights came on immediately, but when I turned my wipers off the headlights stayed on for almost one minute before shutting off. Any how, I like this feature.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:18 AM   #105
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Mpg

Typical mpg so far in combined driving with 2WD & 3.55 axle.
No towing data yet.
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:13 PM   #106
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You will also notice that the high beams will auto come on when there are no other lights around.

One problem I noticed today is that when I unhooked my trailer the truck does not seem to know that I am unhooked causing some features not to be available. i.e. Trailer miles are accumulating on the report that shows trailer miles even though I am unhooked.
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was your engine running when you pulled the trailer plug??
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It might well have been running. Fiddled with all the controls that I could fiddle with and it still thinks I am connected to the trailer.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:43 AM   #109
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First tow report:
Had trailer weighed. 3180 lbs loaded with tongue weight of only 240 lbs :-(
In spite of the light tongue, it towed quite well aside from minor sway in a crosswind. Outbound trip I got 11.8 mpg in Tow/Haul mode but that included nearly an hour sitting in traffic with the A/C running.
Return trip without Tow/Haul (forgot to turn it on) I was getting 12.4mpg. Once I remembered to turn it on, mpg increased to 13.5. Highway speeds 65-70.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:08 PM   #110
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Scales

Hi, in a few places in Oregon there are scales on the side of the road so I decide to try one out. It was just me and my gas tank was nearly empty.

(1.) Front axle.

(2.) Total truck.

(3.) Rear axle.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:12 PM   #111
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Back seat.

Hi, we had visitors from Arizona and actually used the back seat for people. Although my truck holds five, we only had four people. In these pictures my back seat went from people mover to Dusty's room again.

(1.) Back seat set up for people, with Weather Tech floor liner.

(2.) Back seat folded up and head rests folded down.

(3.) Mover's blanket folded in half for padding.

(4.) Fake sheep skin dog blanket with cloth side up in warmer weather and fur side up in colder weather. Orange clamps to hold them in place.

(5.) Leather dog leash tied to seat bracket, dog bed in it's place, Water Hole water dish in it's place, and dog bed cushion blocking the hard plastic consul so Dusty won't hit his head on it, again. [only happened once]
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Your dog is spoilt....just like mine.

Hook up your AS and tow it to that scale. When is your first trip towing your AS?

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