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Old 12-30-2010, 03:25 PM
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1st Tow With My New 2011 F-350

I finally got my toy hauler hitched up to my 2011 F-350 (Lariat, CC, 4X4, DRW) and towed it out to the desert. All I can say is WOW!!!! It was hard to wipe the smile of satisfaction off my face. The toy hauler weighs in at about 18K lbs and the truck had all the power I needed. In fact, I never had to bury the pedal to get it up the Cajon Pass. It flew up at 60 MPH and probably could have gone faster had I wanted to. In my old truck (06 F-250), I would have been lucky to crest the pass at 40 MPH. The only minor disappointment was the exhaust brake in tow/haul mode. I never felt it and had to use the brakes 4 times to keep my speed at 55. I say this was a minor disappointment because the new truck still performed better than my old truck. Overall, I think my new truck ROCKS!!!
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The exhaust brake only works in tow/haul and you need to put your foot on the brake and only then does it kick in. I pull 25K plus and no complaints on power.
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awesome!! glad your happy
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yes,the new fords are awesome.I bought the 350 cc srw,but I never knew the fuel cell was only 26 gallons,big disappointment. My 2000 350 dually has a 38 gallon tank with a 600 mile range between pumps(not towing).Does anyone know if the fuel cell can be changed for a larger one
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:12 PM
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Twin200: Yes there are tanks out there that you can get for your truck that are larger. I believe Titan sells the majority of them. So check them out. Also there is supposed to be an update to the 2011's come next month that will re-calculate your fuel to empty after you put the larger tank on, so that all the gauges are correct
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:08 AM
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I finally got my toy hauler hitched up to my 2011 F-350 (Lariat, CC, 4X4, DRW) and towed it out to the desert. All I can say is WOW!!!! It was hard to wipe the smile of satisfaction off my face. The toy hauler weighs in at about 18K lbs and the truck had all the power I needed. In fact, I never had to bury the pedal to get it up the Cajon Pass. It flew up at 60 MPH and probably could have gone faster had I wanted to. In my old truck (06 F-250), I would have been lucky to crest the pass at 40 MPH. The only minor disappointment was the exhaust brake in tow/haul mode. I never felt it and had to use the brakes 4 times to keep my speed at 55. I say this was a minor disappointment because the new truck still performed better than my old truck. Overall, I think my new truck ROCKS!!!

Can you tell me what your MPG's are towing your hauler? I have a 40 foot 5'er that weighs in at about 18k when its loaded. My 2010 DRW F-350 gets about 8ish at 65 MPH. It is stock. I have the 4:10s. I realize that 8 is not all that bad when towing that much weight. Wish I could get 10 or so.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:24 AM
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Can you tell me what your MPG's are towing your hauler? I have a 40 foot 5'er that weighs in at about 18k when its loaded. My 2010 DRW F-350 gets about 8ish at 65 MPH. It is stock. I have the 4:10s. I realize that 8 is not all that bad when towing that much weight. Wish I could get 10 or so.
I got 8.8 MPG overall. I was impressed because my 06 F-250 only did 7.3 MPG on the same run. The truck only has 2500 miles on it so I know it will only get better.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:32 AM
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I got 8.8 MPG overall. I was impressed because my 06 F-250 only did 7.3 MPG on the same run. The truck only has 2500 miles on it so I know it will only get better.

Thanks...yeah it should get a little better as you put more miles on her.
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