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Old 10-28-2017, 08:30 AM   #1
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buying new truck need info

any one out there driving 3.5 ecoboost or 2.7 ecoboost ford, we have
21 ft , looking for real fuel numbers,when towing ,
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:34 AM   #2
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Tow is a 2016 f150 2.7 ecoboost supercrew shortbed for a 2017 21. No trailer get 20-22. With trailer 11-12.
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:55 AM   #3
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2015 F150 2.7L EcoBoost, towing our 19 which averages around 4000-4050 lbs.

Towing mileage average - 15 mpg.

Non towing mileage average - 25 mpg.

This is based on a mix of interstates, secondary roads, etc, over longer distances and a couple of years worth of data.

You'll be extremely pleased towing a 21 with the EcoBoost V6, but I would HIGHLY recommend you make sure to get the extended range fuel tank (36 gallon). The range with this option is incredible.
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:22 AM   #4
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13.5 to 16.5 towing 5.0TA with 2016 F150 4x4 with 2.7 . Can get 22 highway not towing and averages 16 around town. This is in New England
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Remember these American type folks are quoting based on there small gallons. Your results will be better with Imperial gallons.

I now much prefer to think in litres/100 km for fuel consumption. That said, towing my 5.0TA with a 2015 3.5 L EcoBoost, I am usually between 19-22 L/100 km, or 12.8-14.9 mpg imp 10.7-12.4 mpg us. I do have to admit to being a little speedy most of the time, usually doing at least 10 kph over, up to a max of 120 kph.
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Old 10-28-2017, 02:52 PM   #6
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2015 F150 2.7L EcoBoost, towing our 19 which averages around 4000-4050 lbs.

Towing mileage average - 15 mpg.

Non towing mileage average - 25 mpg.

This is based on a mix of interstates, secondary roads, etc, over longer distances and a couple of years worth of data.

You'll be extremely pleased towing a 21 with the EcoBoost V6, but I would HIGHLY recommend you make sure to get the extended range fuel tank (36 gallon). The range with this option is incredible.

Robert, I would agree with you on the benefits of a long range fuel tank; especially on some of the more remote regions of North America. But unfortunately, the range on my bladder is only about 120 miles at 60 mph. Whoa is me!
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:37 PM   #7
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Robert, I would agree with you on the benefits of a long range fuel tank; especially on some of the more remote regions of North America. But unfortunately, the range on my bladder is only about 120 miles at 60 mph. Whoa is me!
I can relate, that's why it's good having your bathroom in tow
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:42 PM   #8
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I can relate, that's why it's good having your bathroom in tow
An old water bottle makes for a good bathroom in the tow.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:57 PM   #9
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Would that be a Canadian liter or a US quart��
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Would that be a Canadian liter or a US quart��
Pretty much the same thing.
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:08 PM   #11
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Since the OP is Cdn will say that our mileage non-towing is as good as 10l/100km, towing usually 14-15l/100km or as bad as 17 into a head wind at 105 or driving 110+ on the Interstate. I have 2015 2.7 EB towing a classic 5.0 single axle.

Also second Robert's suggestion to get the 135l fuel tank.

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I can see me handing a water bottle to Deb, women must be tougher up there.
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I can see me handing a water bottle to Deb, women must be tougher up there.
Ya got a point there.....

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I can see me handing a water bottle to Deb, women must be tougher up there.
Not a farm girl, eh?

Don't think it would go over well with Lisa either.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:48 PM   #15
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Wish I had more info but I'll be using an 2010 F150 with the 5.4L to two the 5.0TA we ordered and from looking into other forums towing with that engine won't be pretty on the mileage side of things.

I did test drive a 2017 F150 XLT 6.5' bed eco boost 3.5L and was impressed by the power and features over my 2010 and for what it is worth, that would be my truck/engine of choice if I was getting something else. I personally don't want a diesel but they sure are in their zone hauling a trailer.

I have the big towing mirrors and 36 gal fuel tank and consider them a must have for my application. Good luck with your search.
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Not a farm girl, eh?


Do never underestimate a farm girl!

At least OP is getting quite an insight with you guys
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My mother and her twin sister climbed up on a roost in the chicken coop when they were kids, and held a contest as to who could pee the furthest. Probably was a tie.
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My mother and her twin sister climbed up on a roost in the chicken coop when they were kids, and held a contest as to who could pee the furthest. Probably was a tie.
aaahhh.....those were the days.....those WERE the days.....
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:49 AM   #19
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I have the 2.7 EB short bed and I got the extended range gas tank also extra pay load mileage about the same as the others
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The tank and rear end gear ratio were a couple reasons I got Ford’s FX4 package. 3.73 rear end and 36 gallons of gas. Crazy.


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