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Thread: New Tow Rig
12-15-2013, 03:00 PM #21
12-15-2013, 04:46 PM #22
Took turns driving my buddies '13 eco from upstate NY to White Lake NC to pick up his Z1. 19-20 mph on the way down without boat, awesome. 9-10 mph on the way back with boat, sad.'06 Outback - Gone but not forgotten
12-15-2013, 10:50 PM #23
12-16-2013, 09:42 AM #24
Congrats on the new one and sorry on the old one. Love the black on this one. I see some Exile in its future.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
12-16-2013, 09:57 AM #25
Bum deal on the diesel but the new truck looks great.2006 Supra 24SSV
12-16-2013, 03:49 PM #26
Nice ride, but Wow Mr Diesel - gotta say I'm surprised.
With the way you turn over vehicles you oughta just get a dealer's license.At the time it seemed like a good idea...
12-16-2013, 07:11 PM #27
New Tow RigDavid
2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.
12-16-2013, 08:48 PM #28
Dave, exactly people say that all the time. Its not true at all. I hear people say all the time their diesel gets mid teens towing and 20 on the highway. Yes they can get 20 on the highway but that pretty rare up here. In AZ I was getting 19-22 all day if i kept it under 70. its flat there.
Towing best I saw was 14 going from Utah to AZ but average was 12-12.5 and in OR its 10-12 depending where I'm going.
Now the Eco i hear the same things that people are getting 20 highway, and mid teens towing. I don't believe it for a second. If I get 17+ highway and 11 towing I'm more then happy as that's the most common mileage I saw in the diesel.
Big difference might be the sheer power I have towing when I want to pass someone or up the mountains. Time will tell.
My diesel was 600hp and 1K torque but only when in street mode, in tow mode it was closer to 400hp and 650 torque due to me running it closer to stock so it wouldn't break.
I'm hoping the Eco with its 365hp and 420 torque and 2K less weight will make up the torque difference.
12-16-2013, 09:33 PM #29Senior Member
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My best was 21 mpg on HWY, mostly 20.1-20.4. Worst round town has been 17.1. Only towed distance a few times. in the low 13's. All of this in FL, with a direct drive ski boat.1997 MasterCraft 205
2008 Moomba Outback
1999 MasterCraft Sportstar OB
1992 MasterCraft 205
1999 Malibu Response LX
1987 Marlin Magnum Skier
12-17-2013, 07:31 AM #30
I hope all the mileage claims on here are not using onboard data but rather the tried and true miles driven off the odo and gallons replaced from a full tank to a full tank. there's enough articles out there from the automotive press world showing those onboard computers are a good guide but not real accurate. mike is thinking real world in his expectations based on what I have read on the eco that ford's claims are not real world but then NO sticker on any vehicle out there are reporting factual data.
I check mine with every fillup in both trucks. my 2k f150 heavyhalf has been turning 12.5-12.8 pretty consistently since I bought it in '07. the '98 ranger 4.0 4x4 I picked up here in wisconsin is turning 16.5 tank to tank. I see people with that engine stating 20. all I have to say is prove it.'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten