Ford F-150 Info

Discussion about Trucks, Cars, Motorcycles, & Trailers.

Moderators: fowl_wishes, whisperin' duck, KCDuckMaster, ajmorell

Ford F-150 Info

Postby okduckdude » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:47 pm

Im looking into getting a used 2006 and above F-150. Looking at getting a single cab. How do you guys that own/used to own/driven like them. What kind of gas milage do you get in town and on hwy. Likes/ dislikes. Let me know cause I'm looking at getting rid of my chevy equinox and getting a smaller truck. I already have a rather large truck, 04 dodge 3500 with 6inch lift, and I'm not getting married anymore so i don't need a family suv kind of vehicle. I need a smaller truck so i can carry all of my crap and have a place to put my dog box and use it for hunting when my other truck isn't available.

Also how are f-150's pulling a boat?
Arise, Kill, and Eat. Acts 10:13

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philp. 4:13

I apologize to those I have yet to offend. Wait just a little longer and I will get around to you too!!
User avatar
okduckdude
hunter
 
Posts: 1271
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:49 pm


Re: Ford F-150 Info

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:02 pm

my friends ecoboost f150 had the tranny go out at 14k miles, and gets 8-9mpg pulling a 20ft boat, if that helps you decide
NRA and DU member, are you? if not you should be!

rabbitdundied wrote: I use my mojos in places I don't want birds to land.
User avatar
2500hdon37s
hunter
 
Posts: 3257
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:32 pm
Location: sittin high in the Missouri skies!

Re: Ford F-150 Info

Postby ajmorell » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:08 pm

I'm guessing you're not looking for a new F150 so that kinda rules out the EcoBoost, unfortunately. As far the above poster's friend's truck needing a transmission, I think that truck is the exception, not the norm...and unless that boat weighs in a 10,000lb or your buddy has a serious lead foot I'm calling BS on the 8-9mpg towing. Everything I have read and the couple I have talked to doing serious towing with EcoBoost's are getting 9-10 hauling built rock-crawlers on tandem axle trailers, a combined load pushing 9-10,000 lb.


The only advice I would give is to hold out for one with a 5.4. The 4.6 is alright, but basically gets the same mileage as the 5.4 and makes less power. The v6 will get marginally better mileage but IMO it won't comfortably tow much of a load...an aluminum john boat would probably be ok though. The number one thing to ask about on the v8s, especially the 5.4 is if the spark plugs have been replaced. The stock plugs are notorious for breaking at the insulator and turning an easy job into a nightmare. If they've been replaced you should be in good shape. A regular cab/long box 4wd with the 5.4 should expect to see around 17mpg unloaded on the highway @ 70mph, maybe a couple more if you keep it between 60-65
Andy
ajmorell
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1666
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:40 am
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Re: Ford F-150 Info

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:30 pm

ajmorell wrote: A regular cab/long box 4wd with the 5.4 should expect to see around 17mpg unloaded on the highway @ 70mph, maybe a couple more if you keep it between 60-65

I dont think he'll see 17mpg. I drove a 4 door short bed 05 f150 with the 5.4L for 2 weeks over the summer at work and It averaged 15mpg at 60mph and I only drove highway between 2 farms with the cruise on.
NRA and DU member, are you? if not you should be!

rabbitdundied wrote: I use my mojos in places I don't want birds to land.
User avatar
2500hdon37s
hunter
 
Posts: 3257
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:32 pm
Location: sittin high in the Missouri skies!

Re: Re: Ford F-150 Info

Postby ajmorell » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:39 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:
ajmorell wrote: A regular cab/long box 4wd with the 5.4 should expect to see around 17mpg unloaded on the highway @ 70mph, maybe a couple more if you keep it between 60-65

I dont think he'll see 17mpg. I drove a 4 door short bed 05 f150 with the 5.4L for 2 weeks over the summer at work and It averaged 15mpg at 60mph and I only drove highway between 2 farms with the cruise on.


I have 2 uncles with a 2002 & 2003 F150, both super crew, both 4x4, both with the 5.4 and they both regularly see 16-17
Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
Andy
ajmorell
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 1666
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:40 am
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Ford F-150 Info

Postby vahunter2469 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:59 pm

I have an 04 f150 ext cab 4x4 5.4l with a flowmaster and a cold air intake I'll get 18mpg unloaded at 65mph when being gentle. I get around 13-14mph around town
vahunter2469
hunter
 
Posts: 182
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:16 pm
Location: Newport News VA

Re: Ford F-150 Info

Postby justinduckman7 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:08 pm

I have a 03 f150 supercrew with a 5.4with straight piped exhaust and stock size (265/70/17) Cooper discover STT and 134,000 miles and i average 14.8 in the summer and 12.8 in the winter.I love my f150 its apulling machine. When i was working out of town last yr driving 145 miles a day all highway i got 17.1 but i also had bfg all terrains on the truck. Yes a f150 will pull a boat or whatever you want for the most part. I haul a 1870 all weld boat blind that tips the scale around 3800 lbs fully loaded . I have pulled a 7x14 dump trailer hauled 25 bags of sack concrete .
(IF IT FLIES IT DIES AND IF IT SITS THEIR IT STILL DIES ) Let's go shoot their faces off
justinduckman7
hunter
 
Posts: 303
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:52 pm
Location: colona Illinois

Re: Ford F-150 Info

Postby tknight006 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:07 pm

I have an 05 F-150 FX4 4 Door, and I have been very pleased with it. In regards to towing ability, its great. I pull my john boat, or my buddies 21 foot flats boat with no problems. In regards to gas mileage, its not the best but its not the worst... I knew that though when I bought it. I'm hoping that when I get back from deployment that my wife surprises me with a new lift on it.
Prostaff application pending
User avatar
tknight006
hunter
 
Posts: 758
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:26 pm
Location: Jacksonville, Fl

Re: Ford F-150 Info

Postby chris_k » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:15 pm

You will get mixed reviews, some great and some poor. I personally would not spend a dime on a Ford truck. Their trannies tend to show problems not too far down the road.
Getcha Pull!
User avatar
chris_k
hunter
 
Posts: 769
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:03 pm
Location: Florida

Re: Ford F-150 Info

Postby Cliner » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:59 pm

I have an 04 F150 FX4 with the 1 and a half cab (whatever they call it) with the suicide back doors. I have loved it. It's got close to 120,000 miles on it and I have not had a single issue except for the tires popping a few times out in fields. I've pulled plenty of boats and trailers on it with no problem at all, yes the gas mileage will get worse with a trailer on it, but that'll happen with all brands. I don't get great gas mileage, on the highway, I'll get about 16. In the city, I'll get about 13. I'm not some brand-biased redneck so I'm not going to talk bad about other brands because they will all do about the same. If it means anything, I will most likely buy another Ford when I decide to get rid of this one.

I would recommend a 4 door and not a single cab if you have the extra cash laying around. There are so many times that I have really wished I had a full backseat and all four full size doors. I didn't think I needed when I got mine (same situation as you, not married with no family), but in 7 short years of owning the truck, I wish I had the 4 doors. I am not married with a kid on the way and REALLY wish I had all 4 doors. Good luck in your search, the Toyotas aren't too bad either, my brother-in-law has one.
Work hard, relax hard.
Cliner
hunter
 
Posts: 971
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:18 pm
Location: Western Missouri


Return to Vehicle forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jcochran88 and 3 guests

cron