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Old 07-08-2014, 08:26 AM
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New 2015 F350, first observations

I sold my 6.0 and was planning on getting a 14 while the incentives were really good. I was a day late and a dollar short. By the time I sold the 07, the couple of 14s I had my eye on were gone and my dealer couldn't find one to suite me.

Every cloud has a silver lining. The incentives dropped $1k on the 14s and went up $1k on the 15s and my dealer found one on the lot in NY that was almost identical to what I would have factory ordered. He asked if I would want to go get it. What the heck, I was up for a road trip, so I said sure.

After making the dealer trade, I fueled up and headed down the interstate. I can't believe how these things run stock. It's better than my 6.0 with a tune. I like it!

So I set the cruise on 65 and reset the fuel economy meter. Something is wrong because it is getting mid to high 13s. I got to thinking about it and remembered a thread where someone posted something about the trailer sway control. I pulled over and perused the org until I found it. Sure enough, turned the trailer sway off and gained about 2 mpg. Still not great. Pulled into a Pilot for a potty break and something to drink. When I got back to the truck I thought "you don't suppose?" Yep, hubs were still locked in. Mileage creeped up to 18.7 traveling between 65 and 70. A couple hours later I hit two lane highway where I thought the mileage would shine. Not so, she started a regen. After the regen I reset the lie o meter and the mileage stayed in the low twenties. By the time I got home it was an even 21 mpg.

Dropped it off at the dealer this morning and running cold on a short trip the mileage dropped to 20. I am thinking that around here with the way I drive, I am looking at between 16 and 17, closer to 17 average. I can live with that for sure.

Power is amazing and I can't wait to tow with it. Though it will be a short trip, I will be hooking up to the TT this weekend and hitting the two lane hills around here. Glad I took the plunge!
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:34 AM
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Congrats on the new truck

But as always....
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:54 AM
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Dealer is still prepping it. Should pic it up tomorrow. Pics to come.
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damn my sway control has been on this whole time ahahahaha!! FML.. I just went and double checked my hubs, which weren't locked, but the damn sway control!!! Damn it
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Congrats! Can't wait to see a pictures of your new truck.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:16 PM
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Anyone have a link to the thread mentioned in the original post about sway control? I seem to have missed that thread in my browsing.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:24 PM
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This just sounds too good to be true, but I can't wait to try it when I get home! :-)
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:13 PM
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Anyone have a link to the thread mentioned in the original post about sway control? I seem to have missed that thread in my browsing.
There wasn't a thread on the sway control per se', but it was mentioned in this one 2014 F250 4x4 6.7 only 13.7 MPG PLEASE HELP!!! page 3 csscott67 mentions it. It may have been my imagination, but it sure didn't hurt. Others can chime in with their experiences.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:40 PM
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I can see where the hubs being locked in manual would cause a decrease in fuel mileage but how does the sway control affect the fuel mileage? Is the sway control on the 2015's the same as "traction control" that I have on my 2012?

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Old 07-08-2014, 09:49 PM
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Wink Sway control.......

OP,
Congrats on your new rig, and glad I could post something you found useful!!

Sway control applies brakes as needed to keep the wiggle down. I have to figure out how to turn it off perm. like the seat-belt chime!!! :O) Otherwise, every time you start the truck you have to keep shutting it off. Anyone finds out how or knows please post up, Scott
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