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Old 05-12-2012, 06:16 PM   #31
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Re: Any vehicles getting 20 mpg (18 mpg US?) while towing?

Hi: JC... Glad to hear you made a safe trip out& back. Yes my Canadian mpg is about 19.5 and my U.S. mpg 16.5. I seem to get much worse with E85.
Our trip to Ky.& Tenn. the mileage was in the 13.5- 14.5 range,4th gear through the hills and mountains(Much smaller than the Rockies tho). Just when we got back to flatter ground and I might have used OD. the Wind howeled and whistled so bad it blew one of my 4X4 cedar jack blocks with a piece of plank screwed on, out of the truck bed and the trailer just hopped over it. I stopped on the side of I75 to secure the rest of the load and a Ohio St. Trooper stopped to make sure we were all right. His weather report was for stronger winds further north and on the 401 in Ontario we had brownouts and drifting dirt on the highway. The 5.0 tracked like a trooper through it all!!!
What are your impressions of the 5.0 and Escape? I know Reace& Tammy would treat you well.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #32
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Re: Any vehicles getting 20 mpg (18 mpg US?) while towing?

Congratulations on your new 5.0 and on making it 5000 miles with no mishaps.
Glad to see that slower is better as I am slow!

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Old 05-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #33
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Re: Any vehicles getting 20 mpg (18 mpg US?) while towing?

We just got a 2012 Ford F150 Ecoboost yesterday. I hooked up 'Ping today and towed it a few miles up our main street (major highway). Lots of power in the V6, but the in-dash fuel computer indicated 14-15 mpg (Imp). As the truck has less than 300 miles on it, I'm hoping the numbers improve after a suitable breakin period.

We are towing her to Sacramento and then up the Oregon coast in early July. I'll let you know how thirsting the truck is.

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #34
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Re: Any vehicles getting 20 mpg (18 mpg US?) while towing?

Didn't see much discussion of tow speed vs mileage in this thread so far. I've just towed my new 19 with a Ford Escape 4wd V6 from Whistler to Southern Ontario.

I'm averaging 20 imperial / 17 us towing at 55 mph / 90 kph for the trip. Headwind/Tailwind also makes a noticeable difference along with altitude. I had the trailer built without the high lift option to get a little less windage and have a big Thule ski box on the roof of the TV to break up the airflow ahead of the trailer. The combination has worked well.

Of course I'm discounting the Rogers/Kicking horse pass results which were much worse :-('but thankfully just for one tankful :-).
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #35
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I tow with a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 regular cab, 6 cylinder, 8 speed automatic 4x4 with a towing capacity of 6300 lbs. and average 17mpg.

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