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Old 05-16-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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What mileage can I expect?

I am pickup up our new 2011 Jayco Jay Flight 26BH on Thursday of this week. I will be towing it with my 2010 Ford F150 (5.4 L V8, 3.55 gears, 6 spd auto, 2 wheel drive, extended cab). Trailer is about 5000lbs dry, so I figure loaded it will be around 6000lbs for most of our trips. What kind of mileage can I expect? As popular as the F150 is, there has to be some of you out there with a similar pickup and trailer weight. Any input as to what I can expect would be great!! Thanks!! (Just trying to get myself mentally ready for all my $$$$ that is going to be spent on liquid gold!! :hihi:
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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You will love the 26BH (ok...I am a little partial to it!)....

You are not too far off my setup. I would estimate about 10 on flat land. If you are heavy or lots of hills you will go down at least to 9.

Stay off the cruise in hilly areas and take it easy on the throttle and it will help.

Best thing to do is swipe the card, fill up, but dont look at the total
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Eight to ten MPG.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:21 AM   #4
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I think you'll be happy if you get 10. Eight seems more my average. My Expy has the 5.4, 4 speed auto, 3.73 gears. Your extra gears might help if you can use them.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:43 AM   #5
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Just finished 3700 mile trip MN-GA-SC-TN-MN. 2010 F150 5.4/3.73. Best tank was 8.8 and worst was 6.8 (I thought I'd try putting my foot in it and see what happened). TV only had 1200 miles on it when we left. Maybe it will improve as it "breaks in". I've seen some claim 10 or more with similar rig but I don't know how they do it - drive slower than I do most likely. We have a model 242 with a GVWR of 6500. I know we're well below that when we're set to go.
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I get around 10 with my combo.
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Can you tell me how to get 10?????
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Can you tell me how to get 10?????
I drive around 60, and its mostly flat land around here. And I believe from using a few friends that have Ford`s for comparison the Chevy engine in this size range gets a little better MPG then the Ford`s. I actually got around 11 bringing the trailer home from the dealer, 430 mile trip, but the unit and truck were almost completely empty. Your mileage may and will vary.
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Thanks for the info everyone!! I was figuring around 8 or 9, so this confirms my thinking. Anxious to see how this new ford tows with a real load behind it. My popup was only about 2100 loaded, so I never even hardly knew it was back there. The new 6 speed auto seems to be very nice for towing. Thursday is the day!! Can't get here fast enough!!
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Have fun. Let us know what you get for mpg.
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