I used a dual axle car hauler with trailer brakes... the distance was from Wyoming to New Mexico. Tow / Haul mode made the tow experience the best I've ever had with a load that large. I think Ford did a great job w/ integrating engine braking with the cruise control....
I haven't hauled anything but my *** up and down the highway, so far, 7,000 miles. That little engine runs like a scaled ape and gets great gas mileage doing it. I am very pleased with it at this point.
2013 Raptor fully loaded with blue accent interior.
Mods-Custom Dual Borla Exhaust,line x, Undercover flex,tinted front windows, SDHQ abs/vac guards, Huskey liner x act, Masterlock tailgate lock, deezee tailgate assist, Ford Rubber bed mat and Vortex front mud flaps.
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This 850 Polaris and sometimes the 420 Rancher behind it.
2013 Platinum 4x4...Ingot Silver with pecan interior...Ecoboost with 3.31 Elec.lock rear...Huskyliner's front and rear...F150 bed mat...BakFlip VP bed cover...Toyo 275x60x20 AT2's... Tinted front's...Bilstein 5100's front and rear...Boost Bar.
Towed the 40 about 350 miles round trip last weekend to gilmer, tx. about 75/25 city highway mix on the way their and a 50/50 mix on the way back and got 8.7 mpg. I do drive 70-75 on the interstate towing so i still think 10 mpg is possible going around 65 mph, will be checking that theory in a few weeks when i tow it to houston and will report back.
Just got back from NW of austin last night towing the same load again. Running 65 mph and no cruise control i got 11.6 MPG. HUGE improvement and very pleased with the trucks towing. On the way their i had gotten 10.3 going 70.
Needs to be bumped with some more input from others.
Just got back from nw of austin again, on the way there i had about the same load as above but was doing around 70-75. Got right around 10 (can't remember the specific number). On the way back go slightly less than 10, but had about 300 lbs more in the bed and was traveling more towards 75 the entire time.
Right now, I have about exactly 20% of the trucks miles towing. In the past 5k miles, the truck seems to have picked up some power and tows even better than when i first started towing with it.
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