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Purchased a 2019 F150 diesel Lariat crewcab 4x4 3.55 about six months ago. Was pulling a 23' boat. boat, motor and trailer plus fuel weighed approx 5,500 to 6,000 lbs. Sold the boat and am planning on buying a 25 or 28 foot. The 25' will be approx 8,000 to 8,500 lbs. The 28' will be approx 9,500 lbs.
Truck pulled the 23' great. Could hardly tell it was there. I know my config says my truck will tow just under 11,000 lbs. I will pull this boat 4 hours (one way) maybe 16 times per year. I am looking for input if that is pushing the limit with this truck. Thanks
 

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I took the leap today. Picked up a 2021 XLT . The ride home was impressive showing 27.6 mpg for the 230 mile trip. Let the fun begin! Now I have to figure out all these new features that my RAM didn’t have.
 

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Yes. Actually all but one of my last 6 trucks were Dodge/RAM Cummins trucks. My first was a 1989. But my last two were after Fiat took over Chrysler.
This is my 2nd Ford and my first new Ford. I joined this Forum about two years ago to “do my homework” . Now I have to learn how to speak Ford. Lol That said I’m very impressed so far this truck is Not the old Ford of yesterday.
 

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Quick question where are you guys getting your filters? I used Mopar or Fleatguard for my Cummins. I want to do the right thing with this truck. Saving a few $$ at the expense of the engine on a 60k truck just doesn’t make sense.
 

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On my first oil change I went to O'Reillys and asked for a Motorcraft filter. No go, but they had a Wix so that would be fine for me. Welp, $29 something, over $30 with tax. So after that I decided to stay ahead of the game with a complete stock of filters. (I need a new cab filter right now).

I usually use Motorcraft but will substitute with one that is a true equal once in a while. The Donaldson air filters for example. I have plenty of time so I often use ebay but I carefully inspect for chinese knockoffs. The fuel filters get repackaged into ziplocks as they go under the back seat until needed. I have had to do roadside diesel fuel filters in the past in other trucks so traveling with a set of filters is essential. We are in an age of shortages and waiting on filters would be frustrating.

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EDank: recheck your fuel mileage by filling the tank, then driving a distance on the highway, and then refilling the tank. Then calculate your mileage. The indicator in the dash is not accurate. On a pretty flat 100+ mile section of interstate, I can get better than 30 MPG with the cruise control locked on 70. The gauge says more like 27-28. In mixed driving, mostly highway, I generally get in the mid-20’s.
 

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Fueled her today 510 Miles 19.5 that’s 26.1 mpg in my book. Dash showed 26.2 I can live with that. The heating system is awesome. My Ram never got warm unless I was towing. A full 10 mpg better than the Ram. Still learning about things. Wish I could get a hard copy of the coffee table book and service manual.
 
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