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Hey yall,

I bought my 2019 F150 3.0L XLT302A on 26OCT19, I love this truck! I daily this thing and have been getting 28+ mpg on average at the pump. I dont know diddly-squat about Diesels. Here to learn and help out where i can. I plan on leveling the truck and adding a air-rite auto leveling kit. I like and prefer to do most of if not all of the maintance myself. I also plan on pulling a 34' camper about once a month from April thru Nov. Any tips/advise would be much appreciated.

I am picking up the OEM Brake controller tomorrow from the Dealer and will install it this weekend. Then Ill have to figure out Forscan to enable the device and disable the stupid auto start/stop feature.
 

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Glad to have you..
Great MPG' s listed..Keep us posted on the camper, as I'm doing my first pull tomorrow..
FYI..what is the weight of the camper.. Jerry
 

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I have not bought the trailer yet, that will be bought in march 2020. We are buying a Coachman Freedom Express 292bh which has a dry weight of 6424lbs. First pull NICE! good luck. What are you pulling? curious as to how the truck handles the load with the 10 speed trans.
 

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Welcome from FL. I pull a 24 ft camper, easy pull.

There is a lot you can do with forscan and frankly for a truck nerd it is a must, but disabling the auto start is easily done by just pulling the plug at the neg terminal of the battery, disabling both auto start and battery management. This is exactly what forscan will do by software.

I went a step further and bought the autostart module, well worth it in my opinion.
 

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It had plenty of go..But coming from a F250 you can tell a huge difference and my rig only ways 5200#s..Not sure why, but maybe the length of the F250 and the set-up.. You want notice a power problem, but for me a driving different..The Fuel milage still makes it worth while.
 

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Thanks for the update. I am very happy to here about the fuel MPG. I almost bought the 250 but was hoping that the F150's MPG would make it well worth the sacrifice of a larger truck. Awesome!
 

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@Ladiesman217 - welcome to the forums!

Pretty impressive MPG for a 5000+ lb pickup truck -- the XLs and XLTs trim levels are the MPG leaders as they don't have the parasitic MPG loss of the AWD always-spinning fronts axles.

I am in your camp on the "beloved" ASS (Auto Start-Stop) feature, which was my very first FORScan modification.

Please provide some feedback back here to the forums once you start towing your camper in the spring...
 
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Update on towing... We did manage to take the rig out once this year, Forest River CCKT26BDH. We drove from Virginia to North Dakota at the beginning of October, a 3700mile round trip. I must say that I am impressed with this truck and how it pulls. It handled the load just fine. avg fuel mpg was 12.5 only because we had a nasty head wind both directions which yielded us about 9.5 miles per gallon. On flat ground with no head wind we got about 14-16. On average without towing my average MPG is about 26.5 over the last 40,000 mi.
I will say one thing I did not like, about every 500 mi I had to fill DEF which was a huge surprise to me. So far I am still head over heels for this baby Powetstroke. It's a great talking piece every time I pull into the truck stop and I will usually get one person that is wowed by it. In Virginia I'm starting to see more and more Powerstroke f-150s on the road. If I had to do it over again I would go with a very high trim package for comfort, But don't get me wrong my XLT 302a is very comfortable.
 

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@Ladiesman217 - thanks for posting back with more towing MPG stats, as the stats you posted were more like what I expected for towing on flat land with no headwinds.

DEF consumption seems high to me, but I'm not towing anything near the weight you are, so besides knowing that they do like to "drink the DEF" while towing, I can't comment if your rate is too high for what you are towing....

In terms of trim level, I got the 701A "Luxury" package on my last three (3) F150 Platinums, and my 2018 is by far the most comfortable driving F150 for long hauls, including the front massaging seats! Lincoln doesn't make the Blackwood or Mark LT pickups anymore, so the Platinum and Limited trims are as close to a "luxury" pickup that Ford makes. Passengers even comment that they didn't think that a pickup truck could be so nice inside!
 
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Update on towing... We did manage to take the rig out once this year, Forest River CCKT26BDH. We drove from Virginia to North Dakota at the beginning of October, a 3700mile round trip. I must say that I am impressed with this truck and how it pulls. It handled the load just fine. avg fuel mpg was 12.5 only because we had a nasty head wind both directions which yielded us about 9.5 miles per gallon. On flat ground with no head wind we got about 14-16. On average without towing my average MPG is about 26.5 over the last 40,000 mi.
I will say one thing I did not like, about every 500 mi I had to fill DEF which was a huge surprise to me. So far I am still head over heels for this baby Powetstroke. It's a great talking piece every time I pull into the truck stop and I will usually get one person that is wowed by it. In Virginia I'm starting to see more and more Powerstroke f-150s on the road. If I had to do it over again I would go with a very high trim package for comfort, But don't get me wrong my XLT 302a is very comfortable.
I have a 2019 and pulled a 18' trailer from MD to South Dakota weighing 11000lbs. I have been towing for many years and the 10 speed trans was awesome. I averaged between 10 & 12 mpg. But then again I was rarely traveling under 70mph.
 
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