hot rod truck Posted May 25, 2005 Report Share Posted May 25, 2005 Went to Myrtle Beach for Bike Week last week. (Suck, Bang & Blow ) Had a great time, although the weather was a little soggy. The Surprises 1)Towed a enclosed 2 bike trailer with 2 full dressers and luggage. I roughly figured 5000# Averaged 9.5- 10 MPG through hilly terrain. I was getting better mileage than the Harley F-150 S/C Crew my buddies have. They are getting 9 MPG at about 70 MPH. I thought they would get better mileage I was towing at 75-80 MPH. (We met up in Myrtle Beach from different starting points) Towed in drive not overdrive, doesn't like the hills in overdrive. 2) Both of my buddies liked the truck and they're diehard Ford guys. They liked the front seats better, memory functions and the idea of AWD, better gas mileage They're getting 12-13 MPG not towing, I'm averaging 14-15 MPG Got a lot of compliments from people where we were staying about the SSS. The truck was dirty as it rained on the way down and on the way home. 3)Stopped at a rest stop, parked in the truck area. Went to the restroom, came back out and a trucker parked next to us, asked how I liked the SSS. Turns out he was a finance manager for a GM dealer in Buffalo, turned trucker He was very complimentary about the SSS. He knew a lot about the truck as well. That surprised me, since the salesman I bought my truck from didn't know squat about the truck. He hated selling Avalanches. Too many wind /water leaks, coil spring rear suspension( nice ride, less cargo carrying capacity) He felt about the same way I felt about GM offerings, same vehicles different grill and badges, no exciting styling , all FWD platforms, etc. (except our trucks ) 4) AWD in a heavy thunderstorm. It was raining pretty hard where standing water accumulated in the ruts from truck traffic. Felt the front tires slip (hydroplane), truck darted to the right then gripped, straightened right up. Would have been ugly if not for the AWD. Summary: Glad I bought the underpowered, overweight, overpriced slug Should I list the 80-100 MPH run against the Mercedes ML350? He lost Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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