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Old 11-10-2015, 05:49 PM   #61
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The stock 20's that come on the F150 are wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion tires which are P rated, believe it or not. Ford uses this tire because it is the lightest 20in truck tire out there that still meets the loading requirements for published tow weights. That being said, they are not a good tow tire. Far too soft on the sidewalls and winter traction is terrible.

I put a set of LT Duratracs on my factory 20s and they have been fantastic. SNIP

I have an F150 that is non ecoboost and my tires are also the p-rated tires and want to swap them out. How did your TPMS handle the extra air pressure on the duratracs
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TPMS doesn't care about the higher pressure, only low pressure.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:14 AM   #64
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I have a 2013 F150 super crew, 5.5' box, V6 EcoBoost, automatic, pulling a Jayco Whitehawk MB20. This truck is a pullin' machine! More power than I could ever need. Takes off like a rabbit and pulls steep hills like they're not even there. Surprised the heck out of my buddy who's running a Dodge 2500 with a chipped Cummins when I walked away from him going up Jackass mountain in the Fraser canyon! I was going 50mph at the bottom and had to back out of it at 85mph near the top! Unbelievable. Ran 400 miles up into Cariboo country and back and averaged 12 Mpg. Buddy got 9.5 with his diesel. And mine's a lot quieter, too!
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Does that "Dale" part of your user name mean you're an Earnheart? Slow down.

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Old 11-30-2015, 08:38 AM   #66
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I've owned a chipped Cummins. There is no way whatsoever that an Ecoboost will walk away from a Cummins towing in the mountains. Empty maybe.
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Surprised the heck out of my buddy who's running a Dodge 2500 with a chipped Cummins when I walked away from him going up Jackass mountain in the Fraser canyon! I was going 50mph at the bottom and had to back out of it at 85mph near the top! Unbelievable. Ran 400 miles up into Cariboo country and back and averaged 12 Mpg. Buddy got 9.5 with his diesel. And mine's a lot quieter, too!
There are so many things that appear to be wrong with your post...

What year Cummins... The Eco-boost puts out 365 HP at 5000+ RPMs, my 2015 Ram puts out 370 HP at 3000 RPM's.

You aren't walking away from my Cummins with a stock Eco-boost, and you sure aren't getting better mileage at the same speeds as I am. That being said, if you are towing at 85 mph, you will be towing faster than me because I ain't stupid enough to tow at 85 mph.

In terms of fuel mileage... I have read that the Eco-boost struggles to get much better than 12 mpg non-towing in town. To use your own term... its "unbelievable" that you are towing at 85 mph UPHILL and getting 12 mpg.

I just don't believe it. Either you own the BEST Eco-boost engine ever produced or you are fibbing a little bit.

This isn't meant to take anything away from the Eco-boost. It is a great engine for occasional towing and can be had for thousands less than my Cummins. it is a great engine, but its not as great as your claims...
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Well guys, all I can say is "who was there, you or I?" Of course I don't pull my rv at 85 mph as a rule. This was a steep grade, straight road, 4 lane totally empty but for me and my buddy, and a quick test. I DID pull away from him very easily. He DID tell me afterward he had it all into it. I DID add up my fuel receipts for the 800 mile round trip, NOT going with the dash computer, and they worked out to 11.82 mph (sorry for the little fibbing to 12mpg). I am disappointed that my response to someone else's request for an opinion from an EcoBoost owner would draw such a bashing. You all can keep your forum. As a new Jayco owner, I found it interesting, a good source of information and ideas, and a place where I could share my own little troubles and triumphs, but I don't need your kind of input. Have fun saying "good riddance", but I'm gone.
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Well guys, all I can say is "who was there, you or I?" Of course I don't pull my rv at 85 mph as a rule. This was a steep grade, straight road, 4 lane totally empty but for me and my buddy, and a quick test. I DID pull away from him very easily. He DID tell me afterward he had it all into it. I DID add up my fuel receipts for the 800 mile round trip, NOT going with the dash computer, and they worked out to 11.82 mph (sorry for the little fibbing to 12mpg). I am disappointed that my response to someone else's request for an opinion from an EcoBoost owner would draw such a bashing. You all can keep your forum. As a new Jayco owner, I found it interesting, a good source of information and ideas, and a place where I could share my own little troubles and triumphs, but I don't need your kind of input. Have fun saying "good riddance", but I'm gone.
We aren't bashing you but as someone who has owned two Cummins trucks and now an Ecoboost there just isn't anyway this possible. Maybe there was something wrong with his truck??
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In terms of fuel mileage... I have read that the Eco-boost struggles to get much better than 12 mpg non-towing in town. To use your own term... its "unbelievable" that you are towing at 85 mph UPHILL and getting 12 mpg.

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See an earlier post of mine, below...

Coming up to a 7% grade in Colorado, we were following a TT and about 1/4 of the way up he slowed down (50mph) and I decided it was time to pass him. I went past at about 60mph and kept going, still had plenty of throttle left. He had a Cummins, do not know what size, but when we got to the CG and checked in along comes the guy we passed up and has the spot next to us. After we got settled in, he was asking all kinds of questions about the EcoBoost. He could not believe that it was a 6cyl engine. He said he had it all out when I passed him. I am unsure if he may have needed a tune up, but that was my experience with a 7% grade and the Ecoboost. He said when he got back home he was going to test drive/tow an Ecoboost. Below are my mileage results. Still about the same today. His TT was about the same as ours.

I just saw a Jay Leno's Garage and they showed the Ford GT (not the Mustang) pushing over 700hp, from its EcoBoost engine. That would have been a nice engine for my 65 Mustang.... maybe Jayco will start requesting the EcoBoost in their RV's.

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