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Old 05-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #11
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I have had my ecoboost for 6 months now and have averaged 15 mpg on the 3200 miles acumulated. My driving has been 90% city driving. On our first short trip towing our 4400# tt we averaged 10.8 mpg at 90% highway driving. Soon we,ll be taking a longer trip also and will get a more accurate figure. Where the ecoboost seems to shine is on non towing at 60 mph consistently getting 21 mpg. Unfortunately i don't do a lot of highway miles unless i'm towing but i'm very pleased with it so far.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #12
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Welcome to the forum, AZ Mike.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:13 PM   #13
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Thanks for the welcome Crabman.
I have been towing trailers for almost 10 years now so I have a little experience doing it. This new Jayco tows like nothing else I've towed before. So much nicer. I think a lot of it has to do with the torsion axles.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #14
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I have had my ecoboost for 6 months now and have averaged 15 mpg on the 3200 miles acumulated. My driving has been 90% city driving. On our first short trip towing our 4400# tt we averaged 10.8 mpg at 90% highway driving. Soon we,ll be taking a longer trip also and will get a more accurate figure. Where the ecoboost seems to shine is on non towing at 60 mph consistently getting 21 mpg. Unfortunately i don't do a lot of highway miles unless i'm towing but i'm very pleased with it so far.
21mpg at 60 doesn't sound all that groundbreaking to me. I could do that in my '05 Ram. Problem is, on the Phoenix highways, if you are doing 60 you might get shot! LOL

It's good to get some real person #'s on it though. The advertised #'s look too good to be true. Unfortunately, I can't afford one of those now. Or fortunately, depending on how you look at it. (I was raised a chevy man)
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:38 PM   #15
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I can say that I did 75 on a 150 mile round trip with my Ecco boost yesterday and averaged 21 even according to computer. Computer has been accurate so far to my hand calculations.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:47 PM   #16
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Congrats on your new X213, I have 2012 as well and I pull her with my Ram 1500 4x4 quad cab. it has the tow haul mode which makes a world of difference pulling on the hills. It pulls pretty easily and the temp stays below half. My Brother in law just bought the F150 with the Ecotec engine. He has already booked a 25' TT that he is going to tow.
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