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Old 08-07-2015, 11:03 AM   #81
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I'm curious as to the milage difference when going from a bumper pull to the 5.0 TA sitting above the cab.
I assume you mean fuel economy, and I doubt there would be very much of a difference. You would have more frontal area on the 5.0, which depending upon the power of the tow would create a bit more drag. It weighs a bit more too, which would affect fuel economy somewhat too.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:35 AM   #82
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I'm curious as to the milage difference when going from a bumper pull to the 5.0 TA sitting above the cab.
Under most conditions, I get 13.9 with my 2012 F150 3.5L EcoBoost.
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:23 PM   #83
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I assume you mean fuel economy, and I doubt there would be very much of a difference. You would have more frontal area on the 5.0, which depending upon the power of the tow would create a bit more drag. It weighs a bit more too, which would affect fuel economy somewhat too.
Yes I did mean the difference in miles per gallon (fuel economy), between a bumper pull that sits behind the truck and the 5.0.
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:03 PM   #84
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Yes I did mean the difference in miles per gallon (fuel economy), between a bumper pull that sits behind the truck and the 5.0.
Hi: Marky... Reace& Tammy used to say they got slightly better mileage and performance with the 5.0 vs the 19'er. They both prefer the 5.0/5.0TA style trailer, but then they can have any Escape trailer they want. Alf
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:53 PM   #85
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Don't know if it'll help you any, but my old sticky bumper pull was the same width and height as the 5.0TA, although the TA weighs about 500 lbs more. The sticky had square corners and edges other then the front top edge which was rounded beveled back a bit. The 2012 F150 Eco 3.5 got 10-12 with the sticky, usually 10.5 mpg. The same truck with the TA gets 12-14, averaging 13.2 mpg.

My F150 has 4x4, longbed, and the max payload package. I'm taking it hat Carl's differs.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:50 PM   #86
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My F150 has 4x4, longbed, and the max payload package. I'm taking it hat Carl's differs.
Bob, mine is a 4x2 with medium (6-1/2 foot) bed.
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That's what I figured, 4x4 vs 4x2 would explain the difference in mpg's.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:56 PM   #88
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I'm curious as to the milage difference when going from a bumper pull to the 5.0 TA sitting above the cab.
This was recently discussed in Fuel efficient tow vehicle., starting at post #23.

The 5.0 and 5.0TA are taller than the conventional trailers which adds frontal area and therefore drag, but sit closer to the truck which reduces drag. I don't know if anyone other than Reace has pulled both a 5.0TA and a 21 Foot with the same truck in the same conditions to make a direct comparison, and I don't know if Reace really had the same conditions or how closely he checked fuel consumption.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:25 PM   #89
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At least in the 2015 F150, expect 2 mpg less with a 4x4 vs a 4x2, all other items being equal. Reace didn't have his new 2015 yet when he towed the 5.0TA down here in April, so we really couldn't compare mileage.
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You can not tell from this picture but there are two solar panels, a 6" pipe of fishing rods, poles for a yard hammock, 4' step ladder, & a tote full of charcoal in the bed of the truck. I have no problem loading and taking more stuff than I will ever use.
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