Originally Posted by schrod
Now seriously do you really believe this was a fair assessment of having it turned off to get a substantial improvement? Did you drive this same exact route with the same weather conditions with it turned on to verify? GEEEEZZZZZ
And yes it resets every time the truck is turned off. This is a safety feature so it automatically resets.
Whoah, you mean all of those play factors in mileage? How about type of driving? Like... If I floor it everywhere I go, will it get the same mileage as if I drive like the asian grandma that lives down the street? Please.. I want to learn..
I brought it up because I saw it mentioned in two separate threads for making a difference.
I have over 40,000 miles on my 2013 F250 with the majority of them being highway. I have a "pretty" good idea of exactly what mileage I will get in all of my typical routes that I drive (I spent 8 months driving 35 miles each way to the gym and 15 miles each way to work) in the exact same route. Both were all highway with varying speeds of 55-70. So, yeah, I typically know about what my mileage is.
The reason I am bringing it up, is because it has significantly dropped over the last 2 months. To the tune of about 2-3mpg. I did a 400 mile round trip last week, and while at a flat 65-73 mph I'd usually get about 16, I got about 14, and it's been like that for a while. I am driving over 1000 miles tomorrow/Monday, however due to my trailer I obviously won't get a good estimate.
Right now I'm trying to explore different options, although turning something off which has always been on (trailer sway control) obviously shouldn't be the indication of while my mileage has changed so much. I have also noticed more re-gen's (seemingly) which is another thing I will need to have looked at, and that I obviously consider if that is the case.
I didn't feel the need to post all of this information in my original post as I would assume that it's understood here that most people understand gas mileage. Not to mention, my post was about trailer sway control and it effecting mileage and turning it off permanently........
My point being is that if I reset my mpg gauge and got 19.5 mpg on a 15 mile trip last night at highway speeds, it was better than anything even remotely close that I've been able to achieve for a very very long time.