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  1. TGK
    10-21-2020 01:23 PM
    TGK
    Thanks for your reply. Not sure whether the reply I sent earlier actually went out, so am resending as a separate message. Also meant to ask what type of mpg you get with the van when not towing?

    Thanks for the input. Dry weight of my "71 23' Safari is in the neighborhood of 3,800 lbs. Gross weight rating is 5,200#. Tongue weight can approach 600 if loaded with a full tank of water. The newer Airstreams are close to 1,000 lbs heavier. The trailer tows very well, even in high winds and the F150 with 3.5L EB & 10spd trans is a great tow vehicle. I see anywhere between 12 - 15 mpg when towing with the F150 depending on whether tanks are full in the trailer and also how much gear I have in the truck. And, of course, whether i'm on flat freeway or in mountains. Then there's always speed. Haven't noticed any rumbling from our Ecoboost at higher speeds.

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