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Old 05-29-2011, 08:51 PM   #29
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I would tend to think if the truck CAN attain the stated mileage, it is only for the regular cab, 2WD. Since the EPA (or whatever it is in Canada) doesn't actually drive the vehicles, it is only a 'possible to attain' based on their computer modeling.
Does anyone drive a vehicle concentrating on getting the best possible mileage? I have tried and it gets unconfortably unsafe quickly running 45 in a 70 mph zone, or just too tedious after 10-15 miles. I used to regularly run I-45 between Dallas and Houston and several times set the cruise at 59-60 on my F350 to get the best mileage and each time was passed so many times and caused backups in my lane that it was impossible to continue.
There is a local (now expanding to several other areas) talk show "Car Guy Show" on Saturdays--just yesterday there was a conversation about the Ecoboost in the 150 and he said it is an impressive engine and would get 22-25 when driven correctly. Reynolds is the former owner of one of the largest Ford dealerships in TX and the nation and knows Fords very well--so maybe, just maybe, 30mpg in Canadian gallons COULD be done.
But towing will be a different animal for mileage--the 6 will have to work pretty hard with the turbos purring I would think.

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:51 AM   #31
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I would like to THANK each and every one of you for all the information and assistance you've provided us on this topic. You have been very helpful and we are considering our options now.

We have a 34 year old son who is commuting to work about a half hour each way, winter and summer. WE are going to drive this FORD for the summer and in the Fall make a decision about whether we keep it or get rid of it. If the mileage empty turns out to be even close to the 30mpg our son might consider it for himself.

We are "fulltimers" and we are going to hook our trailer up to a Cummins 2500 and see what kind of mileage we can get in a test drive with a Cummins Diesel.

We most certainly have read very closely all your advice and inputs and very very much appreciate everything you've all told us. Special thanks to the folks who provided us websites for more info.

You guys are great. Much appreciated. These Forums are just great.
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I have not yet towed anything with my ecoboost but just returned from a 250 mile round trip...getting 20.1 mpg (US gallons as I buy all fuel in US) with the 3.73 and 4X4 supercab...I expect that once I get over the 3000 mile mark that should be about my average. If I can get 10-12 towing a TT i'll be happy..I used to get 14+ towing a 10,000lb 5th wheel with the diesel F350

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