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5.8mpg towing my travel trailer in the '08 'stroke

I just towed my 11k pound travel trailer 280 miles and used almost 50 gallons of fuel. I could set the cruise on 80mph and she wouldn't hardly budge any speed going up and down hills though.
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so are ya gripping or???


I say slow down
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Go Ford! They are moving in the wrong direction. Loads of power and no fuel economy. I spoke with the service mgnt to day and a new engine he thinks is on the way soon.

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so are ya gripping or???


I say slow down

lol... Nah, I'd rather get where I'm going quicker.
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Sounds like the kind of fuel mileage my '95 w/ 460 gasser used to get towing. The worse part was being a gasser it sucked going up hill. You couldn't use cruise control up hill while towing with that truck. Since I've gone diesel I will never go back to a gasser for towing, even if the fuel mileage was the same as the gasser, nothing pulls like a diesel.

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I can make my '08 get 5mpg even! I don't have any power though! The trip I got 5mpg on an old '99 powerstroke pulled up beside me with twice as big a trailer as me and blew my doors off without a single puff of smoke from him!!!! I hate the power my '08 puts out! I really hope they hurry up with what ever new engine they have coming out. I can stand bad economy if my truck performs great, but this one is 20mph slower than my '05 stock 6.0.

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Something must be wrong with you 08. My Dad just rolled over 52K miles on his 08 and it pulls better then any truck he has owned. Over 50K of those miles have been pulling 25K LBS plus.

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I don't get the best of fuel mileage pulling my Toy Hauler, but power sure isn't a problem. Seems I can pass about anything on the road if I wish. If you want better fuel mileage, slowing down would definitely help. I've noticed that my 6.4 is very speed sensitive to fuel consumption.
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I too have noticed how speed sensitive my '08 milage is. I can actually get decent empty milage, but I really have to baby it to get it. I just don't have any power pulling, I have big trailers that end up with 20-25,000lbs on them, but I have always pulled these loads with the same trailers. My tech rode with me on a hill with his lap top hooked up and could not believe how bad the truck lost speed and could not hold its speed. He does not know what is wrong with it though. I only get 32psi of boost max, and pulling hard it only gets to about 21psi, I think it is a boost/turbo issue but what do I know! I have always been a Ford guy, I have never owned a truck that was not a Ford diesel infact. I just wish my $50,000 truck would out-pull my '05 6.0, but instead it is 20mph slower, I am just frustrated I guess. I am glad to hear that some guys have some that really pull good. Wish I had one. I am scared to do any modding because Ford has been looking at it so much, and I can't afford to loose my warranty. I just don't know what to do with this truck!

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SLOW down -- I drove at 75 MPH until I was told that was 40% of my MPG issue -- I now run at 65 and get to were I am going within 5 min of 75 MPH speeds but I am seeing a 20% increase in MPG. And that is with 20K on board so with less weight it will really make a difference.

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