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2015 F150 3.5 Ecoboost Towing MPG

This is a discussion on 2015 F150 3.5 Ecoboost Towing MPG within the 2015 Ford F150 Ecoboost Chat forums, part of the 2nd Gen F150 Ecoboost category; Originally Posted by turbox2 Towed all kinds of stuff for 45 years, never had issues with tow vehicles when properly equipped for towing. Always had ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbox2 View Post
    Towed all kinds of stuff for 45 years, never had issues with tow vehicles when properly equipped for towing. Always had V-8's in the past, none towed as well as this puny V6 Ecobeast. Also, towed with 7.3 diesel,it was like a slug.I like the new 6.7 PS, but can't justify getting one for tooling around town with when not towing.
    My boat weighs 8300 dry and the truck pulls it like a champ in BC's mountains with 6-7 grades.
    Power wise I know from towing a 26' travel trailer without brakes hooked up or WD hitch with my Magnacharged Avalanche; it was effortless. I'm sure the 3.5 eco would be the same way, but I would be concerned a steady diet of heavy pulling with a 1/2 ton truck would take a toll. A 3/4 ton diesel is built for towing.
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    Iv got a 2015 FX4 3.5 and a 30 foot bumper pull toy hauler. I get a 6-8 mpg.
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    Hey, to me if you get 6-10 mpg towing a decent load, that's good. Power boys, that's what I'm needing. And a 36 gallon tank of go juice.
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    I get between 6 and 10 towing my TT around

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbox2 View Post
    Towed all kinds of stuff for 45 years, never had issues with tow vehicles when properly equipped for towing. Always had V-8's in the past, none towed as well as this puny V6 Ecobeast. Also, towed with 7.3 diesel,it was like a slug.I like the new 6.7 PS, but can't justify getting one for tooling around town with when not towing.
    My boat weighs 8300 dry and the truck pulls it like a champ in BC's mountains with 6-7 grades.
    I'm with turbox2. The cost of ALL of these trucks are out of control. My very capable little 2.7 tows my TT great and didn't come close to the price of the diesel rigs, and they don't seem to make much better gas mileage under load. The 6.7's can't match my unloaded mileage either, they just tow well with their high torque. My 2.7 still manages to make 375 ft-lbs of torque (all stock) @ 3k rpm. I'd love a diesel but can't justify the cost over what I can do with what I have.

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    I have a 2015 F-150 Supercrew 4x4 with the 3.5l Ecoboost. Having towed all sorts of different farm implements and tractors, I'll be honest I never measured the mileage. I do know that the display showed 11 mpg when I was pulling a 10,000# orchard tractor. I did not measure the mileage by hand though.

    I also considered a 3/4 ton diesel, but even as often as I tow I realistically only need 10,000# plus capability 10 times a year (If I really need capacity I can use a 1 1/2 ton or 1 ton flatbed from my business). The initial cost is higher (though not by much these days!) for a diesel, as well as day to operational cost ( I generally put 30-35000 miles a year on). Plus, bouncing around in the field in an unloaded Super Duty sucks when you're out there all day. I had 2013 F-250 extended cab, long box, 4x4 with the 6.2 gas motor. Unless I had 2,000# in the bed or at least a 7,000# trailer on; the ride was horrible. Driving 65mph on a rural hwy, the traction control would come on if the road was pot holed at all. The GM 3/4 and 1 tons definitely ride better than the Super Dutys, I may consider a Duramax on the next go around.

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    Just got back from a weekend at he campground. I pulled my 36'11" ST 33BD (9000 pound travel trailer). It was 60 miles there and uphill most of the way. I averaged about 60 mph, and 8.5 mpg. The trip home had 35 mph side wind, I was down around 55mph for this stretch. The last half had a tail wind and I averaged 62 mph. My combined mileage for the entire trip was 11.5 mpg. I am happy with the average. The Ecobeast handled the camper very well. The crosswinds were noticeable but manageable at 55 mph, and with the tail wind it was smooth going.
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