Originally Posted by Donedroolin
Nice combo, how does the Eco Boost pull it. Best of luck with it.
Thanks, we really like it.
The Eco-Boost does a great job pulling it, you don't even know the trailer is back there. The torque curve comes in very low so at 65MPH you already have over 90% of available torque so it pulls in sixth gear without having to downshift. On flat terrain you can even set the cruise control and it will pull down the highway without the constant shifting between gears. Of course you need to make sure you engage the tow/haul mode of the transmission. The engine is rated at 420 ft/lbs torque and 375 HP. The torque curve is closer to a diesel engine than a gas engine. So far I am very impressed with the truck. The transmission even has a sports mode that makes the truck run more like a sports car, very quick and responsive. My wife hates it when I play with it in the sports mode.
Our first trip out, the truck had just a little over 1000 miles on it, we were bucking a headwind and it was mostly interstate at 65MPH and we got 8.6MPG. By the time we went out again the truck had a lot more miles on it and it was fairly calm and we got 12.2MPG. That was mostly two lane roads at 55MPH. The last time out we went to Memphis so most of the trip was interstate at 65MPH and we were bucking a strong wind again and we got 10.6MPG. I am getting 18.5MPG driving around town but I have no idea what it gets on the highway without the trailer because I haven't made any long trips with it without the trailer.