PDA

View Full Version : My answer to high fuel cost


dishboy
03-07-2011, 05:19 PM
Traded my F 250 in for a 2011 F150 5.0. It's going to pull a black 5X14 trailer that fits totally in the airstream of the truck gross tow weight 2500#
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww261/tomslawns/100_1918150.jpg

1MajorTom
03-07-2011, 05:34 PM
looks nice and shiny. was your f250 paid off?

Richard Martin
03-07-2011, 05:55 PM
I'm going to dust off the plans I had for high gas prices back in 2008 and impliment them shorty. They include trying to get more work done on trips and a 6 by 12 trailer instead of my 6.5 by 16 tandem trailer.

MOturkey
03-07-2011, 06:52 PM
Wonder how many guys are going to install that gas saving device that all the hoopla was about a few years ago? :rolleyes:

ed2hess
03-07-2011, 07:59 PM
You might be a little confused.....that truck is overhead which you just increased by a bunch that will offset gas saving for several years.

torotorotoro
03-07-2011, 08:09 PM
dont forget about how many more sets of brakes you will go through.

Turf Dawg
03-07-2011, 08:10 PM
I do not know about cost saving, but






WHEEEWWWWWWWW DANG that thing sure is pretty. I just love a red truck

dishboy
03-07-2011, 08:33 PM
You might be a little confused.....that truck is overhead which you just increased by a bunch that will offset gas saving for several years.

The overhead remains the same, the fuel saving makes up the difference in truck payment , and the write off keeps me out of the next tax bracket:dancing: Besides I like it more, what's that worth?

7625
03-07-2011, 08:35 PM
If your truck was paid for you didn't do yourself a favor, now you are in the hole. Now you have truck notes unless you paid cash, and even then you just spent money to save a little on gas. If the truck wasn't paid for chances are you are now upside down and are going to be paying for it for the next five years or more and still buying gas.

knox gsl
03-07-2011, 08:36 PM
That is a nice looking truck.

dishboy
03-07-2011, 08:43 PM
If your truck was paid for you didn't do yourself a favor, now you are in the hole. Now you have truck notes unless you paid cash, and even then you just spent money to save a little on gas. If the truck wasn't paid for chances are you are now upside down and are going to be paying for it for the next five years or more and still buying gas.

Gas just hit $105 a barrel today wait a few weeks and we shall see how big of a hole I'm digging. My F250 never got better than 16 empty hwy,11.9 towing, this is getting 23- 24.5 set @ 65 empty and is getting 18 in stop N go. I DID NOT BUY IT TO SAVE MONEY, I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE I LIKE IT.

billslawn89
03-07-2011, 08:54 PM
ya! nice truck! gas will be close to 4.00 next month...i put gas in my truck today at 3.579, which was the cheapest around my town. seen some at 3.629 a gallon..sucks! the price of barrel of oil is for next month pricing for fuel.

93Chevy
03-07-2011, 09:09 PM
I DID NOT BUY IT TO SAVE MONEY, I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE I LIKE IT.

No need to yell hoss, you titled your thread "My answer to high fuel cost."

Some confusion may have arisen because the title of your thread would lead everybody to think that you did actually buy this truck to save money.

keepoffthegrass
03-07-2011, 09:47 PM
Wonder how many guys are going to install that gas saving device that all the hoopla was about a few years ago? :rolleyes:

ahh the tornado fuel maker

I put one in intake on my truck and I went from11mpg to 34mpg

I put on in my lawnmower and I havent had to put fuel in it since last march.

all for just $59.99

4 seasons lawn&land
03-07-2011, 10:55 PM
good lookin' truck!

rcslawncare
03-07-2011, 11:35 PM
Awesome looking truck, for your application, it makes perfect sense. Enjoy your truck!! I really wanna get into the boosted version of this truck!! Im sure the 5.0 is a blast to drive!!

poolboy
03-08-2011, 02:01 AM
Gas just hit $105 a barrel today wait a few weeks and we shall see how big of a hole I'm digging. My F250 never got better than 16 empty hwy,11.9 towing, this is getting 23- 24.5 set @ 65 empty and is getting 18 in stop N go. I DID NOT BUY IT TO SAVE MONEY, I BOUGHT IT BECAUSE I LIKE IT.

Wow, and here I thought the title of the thread was, "My answer to high fuel cost". Anywho, nice pickup. Nice color, too.

dishboy
03-08-2011, 08:14 AM
Wow, and here I thought the title of the thread was, "My answer to high fuel cost". Anywho, nice pickup. Nice color, too.

Who made a rule that these concepts need to be mutually exclusive? It is still my answer to high fuel costs. Unfortunately until recently, advances in technology have not been packaged in a single package, like variable cam timing, on intake and exhaust sides with four valves per cylinder, six speed auto transmissions with TWO overdrive gears. The 5.0 is rated at 360HP & 380 pounds of torque. The Ecoboost has even better numbers but only came in the longer bed or cab configurations. I like the regular cab 6.5 bed as it is lighter and makes a more nimble package IMO. I considered the non boosted 3.7 six which is impressive @ 302 HP but I felt that the 5.0 would probably get just as good mileage working. My only other option if cost was the deciding factor was find a older 6 cylinder or small 8 and only gain a few MPG and maybe end up with big headache.

cms289
03-08-2011, 10:00 AM
Nice truck. I drove the new 5.0 in the Mustang, very smooth engine. You get whatever you want, your life, your choices. I agree with some that point out in 'real' money it cost you but you wanted a new truck, you have the means, so you went and got it. Nothing wrong with that. I have toys, and I bet most of the people on this site have stuff they spend money on that is not 100% cost effective.

That said, i hate to bang up a sporty truck as nice as that working in it, But that is just me.

dishboy
03-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Nice truck. I drove the new 5.0 in the Mustang, very smooth engine. You get whatever you want, your life, your choices. I agree with some that point out in 'real' money it cost you but you wanted a new truck, you have the means, so you went and got it. Nothing wrong with that. I have toys, and I bet most of the people on this site have stuff they spend money on that is not 100% cost effective.

That said, i hate to bang up a sporty truck as nice as that working in it, But that is just me.


Thanks, basically this truck will only be pulling mowers on my mowing route. I mulch mow and use my 67 C30 flatbed when I need to haul debris.