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Old 06-20-2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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I have a 2013 xcab ecoboost w/ 3.55 gears. This weekend I made 3 trips hauling an overloaded dump trailer 7500 lbs. to be exact, and it did it with smiles on my face. I reset the mpg before the tow just to see on a hilly 20 mile trip to the dump site and the worst it did was 14.8 mpg. Amazing to me.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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I smile every time too when i hook up our 7500lb travel trailer. I have gotten a best of 10.6mpg and I'm happy with that. Keep in mind I'm pulling a 10.5' high brick through the wind.
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We are very happy with ours 12 us mpg towing our 8500# tt and pulls it great
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I get 11 mpg average towing a 5,500 RV trailer at 60 mph. Sure love that low rpm torque.
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I have a smile on my face every time I hook up my 7600# 32-ft travel trailer and yank it up steep grades with the cruise set at 60mph while passing Silverados and other late model Ford's in the process...
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Sounds like you're getting about the same mileage while towing 7500lbs on hilly roads as some guys are averaging empty. That ones a keeper.
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I turned in a very poor 32L/100Km yesterday driving into a 40 Km/H head wind and thru hilly terrain. I guess I could have driven slower but 110Kmh just seems like a good cruising speed. 28 foot trailer at 7600 pounds . I love the power thou
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I turned in a very poor 32L/100Km yesterday driving into a 40 Km/H head wind and thru hilly terrain. I guess I could have driven slower but 110Kmh just seems like a good cruising speed. 28 foot trailer at 7600 pounds . I love the power thou
110+140=150km/hr effective speed, or 93 mph.

Ya, that would cut into the mileage. I'm not surprised at your 7.35 mpgUS.

The worst I've seen is 27.1L/100km or 8.7 mpgUS, and that too was against strong headwinds but only at 100km/hr (62 mph).
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110+140=150km/hr effective speed, or 93 mph.

Ya, that would cut into the mileage. I'm not surprised at your 7.35 mpgUS.

The worst I've seen is 27.1L/100km or 8.7 mpgUS, and that too was against strong headwinds but only at 100km/hr (62 mph).


Don't forget the three stops along the high way to let the kids pee. I am sure having to go from 0 to merging on the highway can't help.
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In the winter I tow roughly 5k lbs and worse I have seen is 7.5mpg. This is @ 80mph.
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