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Old 02-16-2015, 06:34 PM   #41
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2015 19, 2015 F150 2.7L Ecoboost Crew Cab

With those new purchases, your tag line could be "Go first class...or stay home!"

Nice choices. You are going to have a blast picking up your trailer in your new ride. Hoping for great weather for you!
Thanks Leonard. I was thinking awhile back along the lines of "dang, we're gonna be spoiled", but then I remembered two important things: One, we camped for years in tents, with the Ants, Mosquitos, the heat and the lack of privacy and convenience (by the way, we had a ball), and TWO: this is the last RV we want to buy. Considering the McMansions and the conspicuous display of wealth and ostentation in alot of "campgrounds", maybe our choices were modest after all.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:45 PM   #42
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I'm just jealous a bit. Your Ford will have 100 more ponies, 100 more ft-lbs., and still suck down less fuel than my thirsty 4.0 liter Frontier!

Gotta love the new technology. Again, nice choice!

I've been in campgrounds with the conventional fifth wheelers. OMG they are huge! Your 19 will look very "modest" in comparison, almost frugal. But I'm betting you'll mostly be in different sorts of campgrounds, those a bit more off the beaten path.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:53 PM   #43
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Speaking of conspicuous, I think Brian posted this pic of Ladybug next to a behemoth. I look at it whenever I need a laugh or need a reminder to be thankful for small things--especially small things like Egbert...
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:01 PM   #44
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I'm betting you'll mostly be in different sorts of campgrounds, those a bit more off the beaten path.
Have you been reading my mind Leonard?

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Speaking of conspicuous, I think Brian posted this pic of Ladybug next to a behemoth. I look at it whenever I need a laugh or need a reminder to be thankful for small things--especially small things like Egbert...
So true Karen. Egbert is 'camping', at least as I define it.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:25 PM   #45
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You folks are posting faster than I can read... and I try to read EVERYTHING.

My 2014 Ford F-150 (w/ ecoboost) gets me 15-17mpg during PDX rush hour. Somewhere around 16.8 towing Ten Foward (down I-5 WA/OR) and 23 mpg (I-5 PDX to Eugene at 65 mph).

I'm happy, my 2000 Ford F-150 (Triton V-8) averaged 13 mpg towing or NOT with my Scamp.
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Does it have the built in brake controller? Hopefully it will be in before you need to leave, what about a tonneau cover?
We added a Tonneau cover. The 53A Equipment group and towing package didn't include the Integrated Brake Controller. I had to add it. It's a $350 option (ouch) but it did include the part, plus installation, plus programming. Just installing one yourself you'd still have to get a dealer to activate it so it could work with the dash electronics, to be able to adjust the gain from the dash, and have it show the adjustment from the computer. Thanks for reminding me on this one Jim. The integrated controller looks much nicer than another piece of equipment hanging under the dash.

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Any Ford dealer can install it in about an hour and it is essentially the same as a factory install. The Ford brake controller is the best brake controller I have ever used and I have had a few Tekonshas in my time.
I've heard others report the same thing, so another reason to add it. Thanks.

Lastly, a bit of good news: The truck leaves the factory tomorrow, with an estimated delivery date at the dealer of March 7th. The dealer says they typically arrive earlier than the ETA when they're coming from the Kansas City Plant (which ours is). I hope so. A late delivery might affect our trailer orientation date of March 20, as well as cut in to some camping time.
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Once installed you can then keep a detailed record of your towing mpg thru the dash display.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:03 PM   #48
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Once installed you can then keep a detailed record of your towing mpg thru the dash display.
Yeah! Forgot that it gives you that capability. Shows 'trailer connected', 'trailer disconnected', towing miles, non-towing miles, trailer mpg (various profiles), you name it. Man, so much to learn with a new tow and a new trailer. I'm such a geek though, that I'm not fooling anybody when I say I don't enjoy it.
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Yeah! Forgot that it gives you that capability. Shows 'trailer connected', 'trailer disconnected', towing miles, non-towing miles, trailer mpg (various profiles), you name it. Man, so much to learn with a new tow and a new trailer. I'm such a geek though, that I'm not fooling anybody when I say I don't enjoy it.
Wow! Nice tow.
So, Robert, with all those features to contend with, does it give you a windshield to see out of, so you know where it is taking you?
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:36 PM   #50
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Wow! Nice tow.
So, Robert, with all those features to contend with, does it give you a windshield to see out of, so you know where it is taking you?
As long as it doesn't take me to a KOA, I'm good.
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