Originally Posted by acadianbob
You must get some phenomenal fuel mileage unloaded with those gears. What are you getting on the road?
Nobody is going to accuse me of being a pokey old grandpa. If I drove like a pokey ole grandpa, my EcoBoost will get over 20 MPG on the highway and 19 MPG in mixed highway/city driving. But I usually cruise at 79 MPH where the speed limit is 75, and the overall unloaded average MPG with 75% interstate and the remainder in town is around 16 to 17.
West of here the speed limit is 80 MPH on the interstate to El Paso. So I (and just about everyone else) cruises at the 84 MPH ticket limit. I haven't noticed a difference in MPG whether cruising at 79 or 84.
Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. 2012 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew EcoBoost, 6.5' bed, Platinum White/tan, Leer 100XQ camper shell, Nomad Joey 196S TT, CarMate 7x14' enclosed cargo trailer, three other utility trailers, plus a retired 2000 Keystone Sprinter 25RKS 5er we rarely tow now. ProPride hitch on the TT. Reese Strait-Line hitch on the cargo trailer.