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Old 02-18-2015, 12:18 PM   #81
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I think the biggest difference is fuel mileage has less to do with the type of fuel as much as how hard someone is pushing on the accelerator peddle! I get the best fuel mileage in my 2014 Ford F-150 w/ecoboost at 1500 rpm.... no matter the speed or towing/non-towing conditions.
I have found this to be true with my RAM. If I go easy on the peddle, the gas mileage goes up, towing or not. I always buy the less expensive fuel...
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:33 PM   #82
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... Worse yet, the US taxpayer pays a hefty price subsidizing the growers who raise corn for ethanol. ....
And artificially jacks up the price of tortillas here in So. Calif.
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:39 PM   #83
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The price premium for "premium" fuel is usually paid to get more octane, but one of the side effects is that in many cases it does not have alcohol, while the "regular" gas does. Here in Alberta, all regular gas has ethanol, but some premium does not. I certainly would not pay for premium in a tow vehicle, but for a lawn mower that has seals which would be damaged by alcohol the premium gas would make sense. My small engines all get gasoline with 10% ethanol - no issues yet.

Some F-150 engines are "flex fuel" capable, and are fine with ethanol all the way up to E85 (85% ethanol); however, the EcoBoost engines are not. This is a non-issue here, since I don't think you can even buy over 10% ethanol fuel even if you wanted it, but I understand it is something to watch for in some other areas.

The F-150 manual's section on fuel is quite clear - and contains some very specific and extensive requirements. On a cross-continent trip I don't know that I would successfully check for compliance of all the fuel I might buy, and I'm sure that this situation is far from unique to the F-150 or to Ford.

I find the pure-gas.org site a little strange, because it is not about pure gasoline at all: according to its own about page, it is entirely about ethanol in gasoline. Methanol is also used in gasoline, and is more problematic than ethanol. The F-150 manual also refers to other unacceptable additives, and this site does not address them at all. You could easily get fuel which is not acceptable to your vehicle but which is legitimately listed as "pure gas". If your only concern is ethanol, this looks like a great resource. Maybe they should just call it "ethanol-free".org?
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Remember, this site has one, simple purpose: to list the stations that sell ethanol-free gasoline in the U.S. and Canada
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:18 PM   #84
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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.
Like reading our story, exactly the same history and reasons to buy out Escape 5.0 classic and TV.
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:11 PM   #85
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This might be a good indicator of how well this truck will tow. They used a 7,200 lb trailer up the I70 to the Eisenhower Tunnel. This will definitely be my next tow vehicle.
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:27 PM   #86
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This might be a good indicator of how well this truck will tow. They used a 7,200 lb trailer up the I70 to the Eisenhower Tunnel. This will definitely be my next tow vehicle.
There are many videos and articles about the performance of the 2.7L Ecoboost when towing. That was a major reason we chose it. The other reason is the great fuel economy when NOT towing. I can live with 28-29 MPG.
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But it is a FORD :} Did you know 90% of Fords made are still on the road today?? .... Yeah it is true the rest made it home :} LOL Sorry I had to lol




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Old 02-28-2015, 05:06 PM   #88
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Lol, keep talking Cypher. I'll wave as we pass you while you're pumping gas.
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Here's a snip of the windows sticker. Ford is mighty proud of them I guess.
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I could buy two Tacoma's for that price OUCH!!


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