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post #1 of 5 Old 04-26-2014, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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So the wife and I are sitting here this morning and the nifty F150 add comes on tv........"It pulls this boat like its not even there" Well the kicker is its a lease me add and the wife said that would have been cheaper. I look at her and say no it wouldn't , I paid fair market value for my 2004 F250 supercab 4x4 6.0 and told her again that at the pump the cost is high to start but we won't be stopping as much. By all the post and all my research I should get at least 12 mpg I don't believe a ecoboost willcome close pulling my 6000 lbs T.T. So is there anyone out there with a similar set up that will have some real facts to back my hopefully correct calculations.
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Not a fan of a 150 because I like overkill but in reality I think the ECO boost is capable of 6k without issue
Our plumbing subcontractor always had superduties including his personal truck

10 years later He got sick of the problems with the diesels (He had a full fleet of 6.0's )

and he had knee surgery so He grabbed an Eco boost He absolutely loved it

and He said it tows his sand toys just fine not to mention the bobcat and trailer

upkeep is less also

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Interested in this as well. Looking to invest in a Explorer Sport with the ecoboost and tow my Yamaha AR230 with it.
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i just dont like the eco boost. I just am not impressed with what i have seen.
I still think the 6.0s are the best looking trucks pretty much ever made. my 56 gmc farm truck original 4x4 looks pretty good too. but it in no way has the pulling power of the superduty

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Well guys, I guess I am your guinea pig on this one. I have had two ecoboosts in the F150. I first had a 2011 with the max-tow pkg and pulling my 34 ft. travel trailer @ 10K lbs. was no problem. Got an average of 8.6 with the 3.73 axles in the max-tow. I decided I wanted better fuel economy so I traded for a 2013 with the regular tow pkg with 3.31 axles. Pulled just fine and I jump a whopping 1 mpg towing to 9.6. Both of these trips were almost identical about 2200 miles. Neither pickup could get the highway rated mpg on their stickers. Best the max-tow could do was about 16.7 overall and the regular tow pkg was about 17.5 overall.

I found that either pickup would get about 20 driving in the city. But how do you get an average lower than that if the highway mileage is suppose to be better??? IDK

Ohhhh and by the way they were both Platinum 4X4.

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