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The last few days I’ve been SUCKED into researching the heck of out the f150 baby power stroke. I’m really intrigued by what this truck can/is offering.

I drive a lot for work, anywhere from 18,000-25,000/year and with a growing family, I can no longer afford a work car and a weekend truck. So this has lead me to the f150 3.0 and to all of you. I probably won’t make a move to buy until after the first of the year, but I’m a total research nut and look forward to visiting the forum with everyone.

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Welcome to the forums ThreeO!

I commute about the same number of miles as you per year. I have about 3700 miles on mine so far, got it a little over a month ago and have been averaging 23.5-24 mpg combined. You'll definitely appreciate the fuel savings on this.
 

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Welcome to the forums ThreeO!

I commute about the same number of miles as you per year. I have about 3700 miles on mine so far, got it a little over a month ago and have been averaging 23.5-24 mpg combined. You'll definitely appreciate the fuel savings on this.
That’s really helpful to know. Do you mind sharing the specs of your truck and what you get if you do straight highway? I’m in CA so we’re limited to 65-70 mph which tends to be the limit before mpgs really start to drop. I’m good with the Lariat package as I can appreciate having navigation for work and the leather seats will come in handy with kids and the mess they make. Only thing I’m not sure on is to go regular 4x4 or fx4. I don’t currently own anything to tow but do hunt with friends and may be asked to pull a small atv trailer here or there. My dads talking about a small fishing boat soon, but I think I’ll be fine towing either regardless what 4x4 package and gear ratio I get.
 

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@ThreeO4Me - welcome aboard to the DieselF150Forums! We have a small but diverse and dedicated owners here sharing our ownership experiences.

Having owned my 2018 F150 Platinum PS for ~9 months now, I have found these trucks are optimized for highway mileage, so I think one of these will be the answer to your dilemma.

Lots of research/reading in the old threads, but just be aware that a lot of us are new diesel vehicle owners and all of us are new to this specific Ford F150 PS Diesel model, so there may be some mis-information in older posts that eventually got sorted out.

If you have any questions, please post to the relevant thread, or if you can't find an answer anywhere, then feel free to start a new thread.

Hope to see you join our ranks in 2020!
 
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@ThreeO4Me - welcome aboard to the DiesleF150Forums! We have a small but diverse and dedicated owners here sharing our ownership experiences.

Having owned my 2018 F150 Platinum PS Diesel for ~9 months now, I have found these trucks are really optimized for highway mileage, so I think one of these will be the answer to your dilemma.

Lots of research/reading in the old threads, but just be aware that a lot of us are new diesel vehicle owners and all of us are new to this specific Ford F150 PS Diesel model, so there may be some mis-information in older posts that eventually got sorted out.

If you have any questions, please post to the relevant thread, or if you can't find an answer anywhere, then feel free to start a new thread.

Hope to see you join our ranks in 2020!
Thank you. Yup! This will be my first diesel too and the fuel mileage is really what attracted me to the truck. I’m really naive to the cost of ownership to a diesel vs gas so I’m learning about DEF, Re-Gens and what not now.

Adjusted my original post and will put my question in the appropriate tab.
 

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That’s really helpful to know. Do you mind sharing the specs of your truck and what you get if you do straight highway? I’m in CA so we’re limited to 65-70 mph which tends to be the limit before mpgs really start to drop. I’m good with the Lariat package as I can appreciate having navigation for work and the leather seats will come in handy with kids and the mess they make. Only thing I’m not sure on is to go regular 4x4 or fx4. I don’t currently own anything to tow but do hunt with friends and may be asked to pull a small atv trailer here or there. My dads talking about a small fishing boat soon, but I think I’ll be fine towing either regardless what 4x4 package and gear ratio I get.
I have an '18 Platinum 4x4 with the 701A package, doesn't have the FX4 package. It's got a 3.31 gear ratio and the only options it doesn't have are the max trailer tow (has regular trailer tow package) and no tow mirrors. Typically because I'm stuck in stop and go traffic along my commute between NY and NJ I've been averaging the numbers I stated before. I did make a trip to Maryland and averaged a bit higher than 28 mpg.
 

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That’s really helpful to know. Do you mind sharing the specs of your truck and what you get if you do straight highway? I’m in CA so we’re limited to 65-70 mph which tends to be the limit before mpgs really start to drop. I’m good with the Lariat package as I can appreciate having navigation for work and the leather seats will come in handy with kids and the mess they make. Only thing I’m not sure on is to go regular 4x4 or fx4. I don’t currently own anything to tow but do hunt with friends and may be asked to pull a small atv trailer here or there. My dads talking about a small fishing boat soon, but I think I’ll be fine towing either regardless what 4x4 package and gear ratio I get.
I have an '18 Platinum 4x4 with the 701A package, doesn't have the FX4 package. It's got a 3.31 gear ratio and the only options it doesn't have are the max trailer tow (has regular trailer tow package) and no tow mirrors. Typically because I'm stuck in stop and go traffic along my commute between NY and NJ I've been averaging the numbers I stated before. I did make a trip to Maryland and averaged a bit higher than 28 mpg.
Very nice on your mpg. I posted another thread where it might be more appropriate to ask more questions of f150 PS users if you wouldn’t minding checking it out and giving your opinion.
 

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I bet once hybrid F-150's are out in full and priced reasonably well, there will be far less people interested in the diesel version. Just the die hard diesel fans.

Range with that hybrid should be even more impressive.
 

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I bet once hybrid F-150's are out in full and priced reasonably well, there will be far less people interested in the diesel version. Just the die hard diesel fans.

Range with that hybrid should be even more impressive.
What if it is a diesel hybrid???’ Maybe Ford is getting the bugs out of the 3.0 for the next generation hybrid?

Just something to consider.

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I bet once hybrid F-150's are out in full and priced reasonably well, there will be far less people interested in the diesel version. Just the die hard diesel fans.

Range with that hybrid should be even more impressive.
What if it is a diesel hybrid???’ Maybe Ford is getting the bugs out of the 3.0 for the next generation hybrid?

Just something to consider.

KR 2018
I noticed the weight of the truck jumps significantly going to the diesel be EB or 5.0 and I’d imagine with batteries too, the weight will increase even more. Those two combined could make the truck ineffective as a tow vehicle, or even more limited as it stands now.

I work in the trucking business and every toutes how great of an idea electric semi’s are until customers realize they have to cut their loads by 15,000 lbs because the weight of the truck jumps significantly due to battery weight. And cost is another hurdle.
 
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