2.7 EB or 5.0?

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  1. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I have a 13 with the 5.0. Had it a little over a year. Gauge says 18.0. I was manually checking for the first few months, and the gauge was so close as to make that a waste of time.

    But, I do drive like your grandma. Can't remember the last time the gas pedal hit the floor. Not a lot of towing. I pull the concession trailer about 10 times a year, and we took the flatbed loading with camping and hunting gear to Canada last year.
     
  2. vizsla2

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    If 18.0 is your overall average, that's really good!
    I got 20.5 on a handful of specific trips (with stock tires), exclusively driving I5, "like grandma".
    Before changing tires, I'd guess my average in the course of a year, was probably under 17.

    One thing I realized right away, was proper tire inflation definitely helps your mileage. When the E-rated BFG's were mounted, the shop set the tire pressure at 35 lbs, which is fine for passenger rated tire, but not these. My mileage was instantly really crappy. Then I inflated them to 50lbs. The ride is unfortunately much stiffer, but the mileage did increase some.
     
  3. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    I’m not inflating crap. That’s the mileage I got on that trip. You’ll love this one too. 75 mike trip in the middle of the night with cruise locked at 58 mph. Some stop and go driving through small towns on the way. This is with a 14’ canoe hanging out the back, my hunting gear and a couple dozen decoys. D375D5B9-B73B-41A6-88AA-7EAE72E330E6.jpeg ECCB3458-2527-4D80-B52B-632018D49124.jpeg 9BBE2748-C811-4271-A676-895413D81646.jpeg
     
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    Figured it out . It's a Ford - you had to get towed half way there.:dv
     
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    I have a 2016 3.5 EB and in the summer I get on average 23mph going back and forth to work every day. Its mostly highway driving. In the winter I get 20-21. Now as soon as I put a trailer towing 1k-3k it cuts it down to about 17. The motor has a ton of power and I am pretty happy with it. I would not go with the smaller EB just based on how close the 3.5 EB is in numbers with greater power.
     
  8. vizsla2

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    Is the winter decline in mileage due to fuel? Here in Cali, I KNOW the gas stations switch to blend in the winter... I think it's oxygenated gas which hurts MPG.
    On a different note, a buddy has a tundra. He recently added a shell and said his mpg increased between 1.5 and 2.0 mpg. He's super happy with his new addition lowering his operating costs. A different friend has an explorer with the 3.5 eco. His wife drives it and has a lead foot. His mileage was so low, I thought he was lying. I don't recall, but it was in the low/mid teens. Said it was SUPER fast and he's really happy with the performance, but said the MPG claims are a lie. I wonder what it would really be if a "normal/typical" person drove it instead of his wife.....
     

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