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Old 06-27-2015, 09:17 AM   #1
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F150 Ecoboost - Mileage

Just taking a quick poll to see what MPG people are seeing using their Ecoboost as a TV for a larger travel trailer, and tips for anything that sees any improvement. Interested to hear from other half ton owners as well for comparison.

On our new Jayflight 29BHDS, the first 3 hour trip (Flat midwest roads) we saw 7.6MPG averaging 65MPH, Normally daily driving I get 15-17, highway is 17-19 according to the computer.

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Old 06-27-2015, 09:37 AM   #2
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Can't help with he mpg but will point out that your tires (assuming they are ST tires) are rated for 65 mph. Use caution.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:44 AM   #3
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I don't tow over 60 mph with my TT. Don't expect anything better than maybe 11 or 12 with the wind at your back. Ecoboost engines are not known for stellar fuel economy as Ford would lead you to believe. They will, however, exceed your expectations in the power & torque department.
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We pull a White Hawk 27DSRL, and on a recent trip from south central Ohio to Niagara Falls and back, we averaged between 8.5 and 8.8mpg. That's with transmission in tow/haul mode and averaging 60-65mph. Can't say that I go out of my way to try to conserve fuel. I don't worry about it. I just try to drive safely at a reasonable speed and fill up when needed. After all, I'm trying to enjoy my trip, and if obsessing about mpg were in the back of my mind all the time, then that would definitely detract from my fun.

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Appreciate the ST warning, will definitely look into/heed that in the future (guessing they are in deed STs). Still too new to this, and have seen plenty of TT flying by in the fast lane, guess that can give you a real mis-impression.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:38 AM   #6
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I get 10 on average pulling my 5'er. Like McFarmall said, the power and torque you get with a Ecoboost is very deceiving and has far exceeded my expectations. I do have a Bully Dog Triple Gas tuner and cold air intake on my truck. This has helped immensely to get rid of the mushy pedal and get the truck up to speed much sooner, which saves gas in the long run. I wouldn't change a thing. I absolutely love my truck !!!
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Give the guys passing lots of room for if and when they blow a tire.

In Canadianese, I get anywhere from 18L/100km to 27L/100km towing my 28DSBH. Depending on wind and where I can find that RPM sweet spot around 60mph/100kph.
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Just taking a quick poll to see what MPG people are seeing using their Ecoboost as a TV for a larger travel trailer, and tips for anything that sees any improvement. Interested to hear from other half ton owners as well for comparison.

On our new Jayflight 29BHDS, the first 3 hour trip (Flat midwest roads) we saw 7.6MPG averaging 65MPH, Normally daily driving I get 15-17, highway is 17-19 according to the computer.

2013 F150 SCREW Shortbox with Maxtow.
2016 Jayflight 29BHDS - 9750GVWR
My numbers are virtually identical to yours with my Toyota Tundra 5.7L towing a 31RKS.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:07 AM   #9
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Wow some of you are pulling awfully big trailers for a half ton truck, do you ever scale them to see if you are over. I had a 2010 Dcab 4x4 Tundra and I wasn`t even close to being within my payload capacity with my HT 29.5BHDS. I know some peeps don`t worry about the weights so I am just asking!
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Pete, you may be surprised but some of the EcoBoost trucks have quite a big of cargo capacity. When I had one, the payload was 2450 lbs. I scaled it and it was well within my range and then some.

For the OP, while pulling a Jayco 22FB up to Maine and back, I averaged 11 mpg.
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