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Old 05-21-2013, 08:14 AM   #57
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Unfortunately for me, I didn't check my mileage this last trip. It would have been an unfair test anyway as I travelled to and from my destination, 7 hours, both ways through the mountains with many steep winding slow speed grades.

As well, I need my truck for work, so I don't have a choice on a towed unless I wanted to fork out for an additional vehicle.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #58
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I like this thread! So, I have this question to those of you who've made this decision to go to the F series trucks.
How did the decision affect your mileage
Before I got the F150, I towed a Chevrolet HHR. Towing that, I was getting about 8 mpg, give or take 1/4 mpg. With the F150 behind the coach, I'm getting about 7 3/4 mpg, give or take 1/4 mpg. Not much difference. I mainly notice the difference under hard acceleration.
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Here are a few photos of my set up. Ready Brake and Ready Brute Elite. 2013 Ford F150 Platinum 4x4.


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Old 05-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #60
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Here are a few photos of my set up. Ready Brake and Ready Brute Elite. 2013 Ford F150 Platinum 4x4.


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Patch. Use the other key to lock it. Mine locks with key in ignition set in flat tow mode. Question????? Only 1 safety cable or are my eyes deceiving me?
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Patch. Use the other key to lock it. Mine locks with key in ignition set in flat tow mode. Question????? Only 1 safety cable or are my eyes deceiving me?
Didn't need the other key. Push 7/8 9/0 buttons at the same time. Locks the doors with key in ignition. I learned that on this site!

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Nice truck, Dogpatch! Does it have the Ecoboost engine, or the 5.0 V8? I have the Ecoboost and I really like it. If your truck has the 5.0, just wondering what your gas mileage is.
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Nice truck, Dogpatch! Does it have the Ecoboost engine, or the 5.0 V8? I have the Ecoboost and I really like it. If your truck has the 5.0, just wondering what your gas mileage is.
EcoBoost. Not broken in yet. Only 4000 kms. (2485 mi.)

I love my truck!
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On my 2012 F150 ecoboost I have gotten 14.6 on the last 4200 miles of mixed mileage; some towing of a couple of trailers, driving around town and a trip to Vegas. On a 2200 mile trip to Denver last Thanksgiving, we got 18 mpg for the trip. I do not believe engines break in any more, with the present materials and oils. I have 13,000 miles and there is no difference since the day I drove it off the lot. I absolutely love this truck
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On my 2012 F150 ecoboost I have gotten 14.6 on the last 4200 miles of mixed mileage; some towing of a couple of trailers, driving around town and a trip to Vegas. On a 2200 mile trip to Denver last Thanksgiving, we got 18 mpg for the trip. I do not believe engines break in any more, with the present materials and oils. I have 13,000 miles and there is no difference since the day I drove it off the lot. I absolutely love this truck
I have 6000 miles on mine and have averaged 16.6 mpg since the first fill up at about 20 miles on the truck. Can get over 20 on the road if I baby it, but most driving is about 19. Not bad.
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On my 2012 F150 ecoboost I have gotten 14.6 on the last 4200 miles of mixed mileage; some towing of a couple of trailers, driving around town and a trip to Vegas. On a 2200 mile trip to Denver last Thanksgiving, we got 18 mpg for the trip. I do not believe engines break in any more, with the present materials and oils. I have 13,000 miles and there is no difference since the day I drove it off the lot. I absolutely love this truck

You are right. not much break in anymore. Gas mileage should be about the same from the first tank to the last. Because the fuel mixture is monitored using sensors for the correct air/fuel ratio, it should not change. The biggest issues with fuel mileage is from the use of winter blend fuels.
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You are right. not much break in anymore. Gas mileage should be about the same from the first tank to the last. Because the fuel mixture is monitored using sensors for the correct air/fuel ratio, it should not change. The biggest issues with fuel mileage is from the use of winter blend fuels.
Now, if we could only develop reliable sensors to change the air/ fuel ratio and get 30 or so mpg, we would have something.
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Now, if we could only develop reliable sensors to change the air/ fuel ratio and get 30 or so mpg, we would have something.

The sensors measure the actual ratio at a very accurate scale. If the sensor is starting to go bad, the computer will know it because it has to compensate for more or less than expected fuel injector pulse time. MPG is not only based on the measuring of air/fuel but vehicle design, engine and powertrain efficiency, current conditions, etc. A gas engine needs a specific air/fuel ratio to run right and that is always a constant in gas engines.
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The sensors measure the actual ratio at a very accurate scale. If the sensor is starting to go bad, the computer will know it because it has to compensate for more or less than expected fuel injector pulse time. MPG is not only based on the measuring of air/fuel but vehicle design, engine and powertrain efficiency, current conditions, etc. A gas engine needs a specific air/fuel ratio to run right and that is always a constant in gas engines.
I know. What I said was tongue and cheek.
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