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RE: Ford 7.3 v8

I have about 13,000 miles on my 7.3, I’m averaging 14 miles to the gallon combination 30 % highway 70% city driving, Driving a 24 mile stretch of a straight level 2 Lane Rd. I can average 16.2 at 57 miles an hour in 10th gear, Pulling an 8 1/2 foot wide 16 foot 6‘6“ inside height enclosed car hauler trailer @‘70 mph was 9.8, I have a 14 foot dump trailer that is rated at 15,500 GVWR, the truck has no problem pulling this trailer @ it’s gross weight,
steve-n-vicki 09/09/20 07:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords new 7.3 Godzilla

I have 9200 miles on my 7.3, I pulled an enclosed trailer to Dallas and back was running about 70 mph I was getting 9.8 miles to the gallon , pulling a 82 inch wide by 16 foot long flat bed trailer was a John Deere 1025 on it or an altoz 660I zero turn mower, I get 15.2 miles to the gallon, on a straight level stretch of highway between my house an Beebe which is 24 miles I get 16.4 miles to the gallon empty, The truck is an F350 super crew long wheelbase
steve-n-vicki 07/24/20 09:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I have a 2020 F350 ,crew cab ,long wheelbase, 4 x 4 with 373’s, 7.3 engine, 10 speed I have about 6100 miles on the truck , I have a towed a flatbed trailer with a 1800 pound zero turn mower on it or a John Deere 1025R tractor with loader and backhoe,I was getting 12.8 MPG,I recently towed a 2003 F250 with a 73 diesel, 4 x 4 crew cab and got the same 12.8, All of it has been flatland Towing,I like the 7.3 and 10 speed For what I’m using it for, I am told the 6.2 performances similar but at a greater gas burn penalty
steve-n-vicki 06/26/20 09:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

Can we say Stoichiometric ?,Look it up and you see how the 7.3 engine runs
steve-n-vicki 05/26/20 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

Those are hand calculatedBut the onboard display is usually within 2/10 ,usually lower
steve-n-vicki 05/21/20 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

2020 ,F350, 4x4 , single rear wheel, 4237 payload , 8 ft bed , 373 gears , 10 speed ,3300 miles on it, around 14.4 Mpg in town, 16.4 on a 100 mile trip on interstate. At 75 mph , towing a 7 ft wide X 16 flatbed trailer with a John Deere 1025 r , 12.2 mpg , Most of the time driving around the engine is around 1000 RPM to 2000 RPM, however you get On the throttle and It has no problem dropping a few gears and revving but it won’t if it doesn’t have to, My other truck is a 4.6 F150, so there’s no comparison when I’m towing , however it does remind me of the 6.0 in my 2005 F250 Without all of the 6.0’s problems And no turbo lag , I will be taking the camper out within the next couple of months , anything specific you wanna know just ask, About 3000 to 3500 RPM people has asked while me riding in the truck if I put a Flowmaster on it, stock exhaust is on it but it does have a rumble to it Letting people know there is some cubic inches under the hood
steve-n-vicki 05/21/20 02:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone order a new Ford 7.3 gas?

I have one
steve-n-vicki 05/19/20 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F350 7.3 Gas Pulling 15k

I have one of the new 7.3 fuel mileage combined city and highway is right about 14.4, I have not towed my camper yet with it because I’m still within 1000 miles break in, about 3500 RPM the truck sounds like it has a Flowmaster on it, it’s not annoying but you can hear it inside the truck
steve-n-vicki 04/24/20 06:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The numbers were too good to resist

The engine sees plenty of RPM Variance,If you put the transmission in Eco mode it shifts about 2000 RPM, if you put it in normal mode It shifts between 3000 and 3500,And at 3500 you can hear an exhaust tone coming from it, some one that rode with me asked me if I put a Flowmaster on it, The sound is not annoying or a drone in the cabI guess iit’s the trucks way of telling me there’s a bunch of cubes up there sipping gas
steve-n-vicki 04/03/20 02:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: posting pictures

https://i.imgur.com/TKx7aSIl.jpg
steve-n-vicki 03/31/20 09:17pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: The numbers were too good to resist

Yes the truck was empty,
steve-n-vicki 03/31/20 09:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The numbers were too good to resist

Set the cruise control at 72 all the way home for 50 miles and be indicated MPG was 14.2
steve-n-vicki 03/31/20 08:10pm Tow Vehicles
The numbers were too good to resist

My sales man called me and told me he could make me a heckuva deal on a truck I looked at three months ago, The numbers look good to me the payments looked good So I told him let’s do it, no it ain’t a diesel but the truck will do everything I need it to do 2020 Ford F350 SRW, 7.3 L, crew cab, 8 foot bed, XLT, 373 locking rear axle, and a few other options thrown in
steve-n-vicki 03/31/20 07:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

If anyone has ever ask an engineer to explain something to them , you will understand what I just went through, after an hour and 45 minutes of talking to a power train engineer he finally got down to the nuts and bolts and told me the transmission fluid is designed to Run at a certain temperature, he said that because the transmission shifts are controlled by solenoids, that having the fluid a certain temperature , they know what the viscosity and the flow characteristics of the fluid is ,So they can maintain optimum shift quality
steve-n-vicki 01/18/20 07:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

It was about 50-50 city driving and open highway, when I started the test drive the fluid was at 42° and as the engine was coming up to temperature the transmission temperature was almost matching it exactly, I was getting concerned until it stabilized at 192 and it did not climb anymore, I pulled one grade that generally should’ve heated the transmission up but all the truck did was drop one gear and the 7.3 pulled the hill in ninth and was accelerating And the trans temperature stayed at 192
steve-n-vicki 01/17/20 11:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

The truck I drove, the transmission quickly came up to 192° But it stabilized there
steve-n-vicki 01/15/20 09:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

This past Friday I drove a F350 single rear wheel, 7.3 L , 373 gears with the new 10 speed , it is absolutely amazing how quiet it was in the truck the transmission shifted fine, most of the time during my test drive it was in ninth gear, I got the truck out on the interstate and ran it at 70 miles an hour in tenth gear and the engine was turning about 1600 RPM, I’ll pushed down on the skinny pedal and the transmission dropped about five gears and rpm jumped up to about 4500 to 5000, After that test drive I am seriously considering the 7.3 , , I drove about 20 miles and the truck was getting 13.1 miles per gallon and was climbing when I returned to the dealer
steve-n-vicki 01/11/20 03:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: best 5th wheel

The truck has an 8 foot bed, so I don’t need a slider, I will be pulling a gooseneck trailer most of the time,The RV salesman recommended getting a Reese goose box so I don’t have to constantly be changing between the fifth wheel and the gooseneck ball , the B&W looks good , Decisions, decisions, decisions.
steve-n-vicki 01/05/20 04:12pm Towing
RE: best 5th wheel

yes Hitch
steve-n-vicki 01/04/20 09:26pm Towing
best 5th wheel

I’m looking at a new truck, with the factory puck mounting system, I’m looking for the best fifth wheel to put in it, what brand are you using and what do you like about it and what do you don’t like about it
steve-n-vicki 01/04/20 09:00pm Towing
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