I recently purchased a new 14 F150 SCREW 157" 4x4 EB. A few things after having her a couple weeks. (3.31 rear end )
First off mileage, averaging around 16mpg mixed with mostly city driving. ( average I guess? )
Towing was abysmal. Plenty of power, I could pull my 8K lb TT uphill at pretty much any speed that was sane. Mileage however averaged about 7.5 equal to or maybe even a hair less than my old F350 2v V10. Felt stronger than my old truck but the mileage
Maybe it'll get better with a few thousand miles???
Now on to the other issue. It seems when it's getting started pulling I can feel an ever so slight shake as it gets up from a stop to around 10-15 or so mph when slowly accelerating. I dont recall ever feeling this on my F350. Normal or ?
Also when driving slow speed with my TT behind I could hear a loud hiss from up front, was this possibly just the fan or ??
Outside this, the truck is amazing. I cant believe how quiet and comfortable this truck is.
This is only my 2nd F150 the first being a 92 ( loved that truck ) It does seem though that the door skins and tailgate must be made of some awfully thin sheet metal, alot of flex and much more so than I remember on my other trucks. Only my old Tacoma had as much sheet metal flex. I imagine this is wieght savings but a costco parking lot left me a ding in my tailgate already. That'll **** a guy off lemme tell ya. A week old truck with a dent ..... Dammit. I'll be calling a PDR guy for that one.
One more thing, I bought the E locker rear end. I assume when it's not active it's just an open diff or is it an LS ? I used the E locker backing up my TT up loose dirt hill in a remote campground and it works beautifully.
Thanks for any help fellas.