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Old 05-24-2013, 02:06 AM   #71
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Ricere & Dogpatch. Thanks for the reply. You're spot on with an answer to my question.

I should have been more clear in what I was asking for some of the other comments.

Specifically, I was asking how does the fact that you're now towing the Ford truck effect the MH milage? Did you lose, gain, or see no change in the amount of fuel averages from pulling the weight of the truck?

Being retired, like most here, and cheap - OK probably more cheap than retired, I'm trying to be a good guy and anticipate expense before I make a decision.

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Mack,

I'll have to let you know as this was my first time towing the truck. From what I gather the truck weighs in at just over 5000 lbs. In any case, my calculations when I do them, will be an unfair assumption as where I live and go in BC, it's ALL mountains with secondary highways that have steep grades. I know on the flat stretches, rare as they are, it's like I'm not towing anything. Either way, because it is my work truck, I don't have a choice unless I buy something different as a strictly tow vehicle. In that case, I can tow a lot of poor mileage for that extra vehicle cost!

But what a way to go! My 2013 F150 Ford Platinum 4x4 Ecoboost is the "Cadillac" of trucks with the appointments and ride of almost any luxury car!
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because it is my work truck, I don't have a choice unless I buy something different as a strictly tow vehicle. In that case, I can tow a lot of poor mileage for that extra vehicle cost
I totally agree. I'm retired and we live in a motorhome full time. We don't need 2 vehicles, but from time to time I do need a truck. For the upkeep, insurance, purchase price, and property taxes on another vehicle, I can sacrifice some fuel mileage and pull this truck and still cost less than having 2 vehicles.
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I'll have to let you know as this was my first time towing the truck. From what I gather the truck weighs in at just over 5000 lbs. In any case, my calculations when I do them, will be an unfair assumption as where I live and go in BC, it's ALL mountains with secondary highways that have steep grades. I know on the flat stretches, rare as they are, it's like I'm not towing anything. Either way, because it is my work truck, I don't have a choice unless I buy something different as a strictly tow vehicle. In that case, I can tow a lot of poor mileage for that extra vehicle cost!

But what a way to go! My 2013 F150 Ford Platinum 4x4 Ecoboost is the "Cadillac" of trucks with the appointments and ride of almost any luxury car!
Thanks Les. I agree it's difficult to rate under those circumstances. I've been looking at pre-owned 2011 / 12 150's with and without the Eco boast and have to say I'm pretty impressed with the upgrades since I last owned a 2009 FX4 (which I should have kept, eh?).

I'll continue watching this thread. There's just so much good info on here that I can't ignore it.
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Just bought a 2013 f150 and getting set up to tow. Other than I am two feet longer than my Suburban I am looking forward to the new truck.
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Just bought a 2013 f150 and getting set up to tow. Other than I am two feet longer than my Suburban I am looking forward to the new truck.
Congrats on the new truck Ed S. Did you get the EcoBoost engine?
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Just bought a 2013 f150 and getting set up to tow. Other than I am two feet longer than my Suburban I am looking forward to the new truck.
Two feet longer than a Suburban? Wow. Did you get the short 5 1/2 foot box, or the longer 6 1/2 foot box?

I have the short box supercrew and I parked beside a crew cab Dodge and my truck with the short box is at least 2 feet longer than the Dodge, or Ram as it is called now.
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I did get the Platinum with the 5.0 engine and 6.5 ft box.
Just love all the toys on it.
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I did get the Platinum with the 5.0 engine and 6.5 ft box.
Just love all the toys on it.
The Platinum is a beautiful truck! My favourite is the folding running boards. Perfect height rather than the tube runners I've had on previous trucks. I opted for the 3.5 twin turbo EcoBoost. 5.5 box.

Congrats on your new toy!
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The Platinum is a beautiful truck! My favourite is the folding running boards. Perfect height rather than the tube runners I've had on previous trucks. I opted for the 3.5 twin turbo EcoBoost. 5.5 box.

Congrats on your new toy!

Les, Thank you, and yes the folding running boards are nicer then my wife's suburban but then again looks like Ford has GM by a long shot. This is my first Ford since early 80's.
What breaking system are you using on your F150? I had M&G on my Suburban and plan to do the same on the Ford.

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I'm using the Ready Brute Elite tow bar and Ready Brake cable system. Really easy to set up and unhook. I used Blue Ox mounting plates on the truck. Here are a few photos.

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Looks like a nice set up. Thank you for the pics. I have a bed cap on order and plan to have the M&G installed next week. And yes the blue ox base plate. Then I think I will be good for a few years.
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Query for current 4WD owners

I had a Ford rep tell me today that while towing the F150 (4x4) model, that the mileage still adds up on the meter. In other words if you drive and TOAD for 400 miles your truck will have 400 additional miles on the clock.

This has not happened to me on my other TOAD's so I'm curious. Does this guy speak the truth?

What say those of you that currently tow the 4 x 4's please ?

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