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Old 07-26-2020, 11:51 PM   #81
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Slidell, LA to Austin, TX (525 miles) averaged 9.2 MPG. F350 4x4 CC 7.3L and 3.73 axle towing 25.5 REOK. Flat all the way. Yup 2-3 hours looking for gas but ready to take a break anyway.

Oh, that's not bad for a gas rig you want to stop anyway towing a long ways about three hrs of towing. Any Pics?
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Pammac36, I have to agree. We just completed a one week, 1200 mile round trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park(TX) in our new 2020 Ford F-250 with 7.3 gasser. Pulled our 6500# 284BHS out of a 10% grade canyon like it was nothing. The Hill Descent Assist was nice also. I did have diesel envy looking at all the rigs around me, but not anymore. Very happy with the performance. Since it is the first year for both the engine and tranny, we purchased the Ford Protect 8yr/100k bumper-to-bumper warranty for a reasonable price just for peace of mind. We only put on 6-10k per year on our TV's so this will last us a long time. I hope you are as happy with your purchase as we are. Safe travels.

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Old 07-27-2020, 09:18 AM   #83
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Oh, that's not bad for a gas rig you want to stop anyway towing a long ways about three hrs of towing. Any Pics?
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Old 07-27-2020, 01:38 PM   #84
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Oh but that “other 7.3” will outlast anything new!
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:25 AM   #85
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Congrats on you new truck. I now have the same truck and was wondering how much pulling you have done and if you can afford to pass up any gas stations.

I have a 34 gallon tank which will require me to stop every 2-3 hrs. Although this isn't a huge problem around my home, it could get a little nerve racking in some parts of the country.

I also wonder if you have the same "clunk" I have if I shift from Park to reverse before the engine idles down to 800 RPMs.

Thanks for any input.
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Due to the virus we didn't take any "long" trips, stayed pretty close to home this year. We took 3 trips, furthest was about 1.5 hrs over some very hilly terrain (2- 3 were 8% grades, approx 1 mile), we used just over a 1/4 tank. Seem to average 9 miles per gallon pulling the HT over the 3 trips.
Average MPG is 12.8, but I do no highway driving to speak of, so I think its doing pretty well. It's as good at the 2018 6.2 we had.

I will say getting gas while towing is a conern to me. I always check google maps for accessible stations along the route if we know we have over 3 hours to drive. Don't like to get much under a 1/2 tank before we fill up if possible. We have 5 gallon jerry can, but really wish there was a way to add capacity.

As for the clunk, the only time that happens is if I'm parked on an incline and shift into reverse. If not, it doesn't make that noise.

Really happy to see you are pulling the 321RSTS. I assume you are good on payload? Just ordered ours 2 weeks ago, they say we will see it after the new year. I think spring is more realistic. Would love your impressions on pulling the 321 with this truck.

Good luck with your new truck. I love mine!
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:00 AM   #86
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I also wonder if you have the same "clunk" I have if I shift from Park to reverse before the engine idles down to 800 RPMs.

Thanks for any input.

Scott
I had the same "clunk" you asked about. At first it really concerned me, but now that I have 5,000 miles on the truck it seems to have gone away. To me it sounded like it was in the differential and maybe just needed to break-in. The engine does need to warm up a little bit before the idle drops below 1,000 rpms, that has not changed.
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I am still waiting on our Eagle HT 27RS. I just looked back on this thread to see I posted on 7/26 that I thought I had another 6-8 weeks; well we're still waiting with probably 3-4 weeks to go. It is good reading the positive reports on the truck though. Thanks!
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Enjoy the new TV.
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Awesome setup and thank you.
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