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Old 12-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #31
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I should have mentioned my Superduty 6.2 gets 12+mpg pulling the 282TXR loaded. Hope I can get 10mpg with the Puma loaded.
Good luck with 10mpg towing 12K with a gasser unless it's all downhill and someone pushing in the back
My previous GMC 2500HD 6.0 got 7-8 mpg towing just under 10K.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #32
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I should have mentioned my Superduty 6.2 gets 12+mpg pulling the 282TXR loaded. Hope I can get 10mpg with the Puma loaded.
Wow, I'm only getting 14 MPG empty and 9 pulling my 11,400 lb Crusader 320 RLT.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:20 PM   #33
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Is there supose to be a pie graph on the top of the pole area on this thread. I dont see one from my phone. Just wondering if my settings messed up or something
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:48 AM   #34
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Attachment 22117 The 2012 F 250 diesel we now have..it was a Ford Executive vehicle.. it had 3,000 miles on it ..and.. $13k below sticker price
....adding to the mpg chatter here ...i have had 20-25 mpg empty (no 5th wheel) ...and 14-16 towing to the campgrounds last Labor Day.. th e real test coming up soon ...1,100 mi trip to St. Augustine beach ,fl
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:24 AM   #35
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Those are some impressive numbers out of a 6.2 gasser as I will see 12-13 out of my 5.7 gasser completely empty. No camper, nothing in the bed empty as it gets.
Your numbers seem to be about what we got with our 08 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 Hemi empty. Towing we got anywhere from 5.5 to 7.5 hauling our V-Lite at 60 mph this summer on the the trip to Indiana. BTW the 5.5 was with a Superchip programmer on the tow tune running 91 octane and the 7.5 without the programmer running 89. So far our 6.2 is better than the Hemi as we averaged 15 US MPG going to Minot a couple weeks ago running at 70+ with 4 people and a bunch of stuff. That was driving into a headwind there and a slight nose on cross wind on the way back running 87 octane.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #36
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Your numbers seem to be about what we got with our 08 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 Hemi empty. Towing we got anywhere from 5.5 to 7.5 hauling our V-Lite at 60 mph this summer on the the trip to Indiana. BTW the 5.5 was with a Superchip programmer on the tow tune running 91 octane and the 7.5 without the programmer running 89. So far our 6.2 is better than the Hemi as we averaged 15 US MPG going to Minot a couple weeks ago running at 70+ with 4 people and a bunch of stuff. That was driving into a headwind there and a slight nose on cross wind on the way back running 87 octane.

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Wow, I'm only getting 14 MPG empty and 9 pulling my 11,400 lb Crusader 320 RLT.
I really appreciate all the info. My numbers were based on hand calculation and not the lie-o-meter although the on-board gauge was close to the mark. I was running around 60-65 on I-10 mostly flat with intermittent hills and an estimated loaded weight of 6+k. The 6.2 gets me better mileage than my F-150 5.4 was giving me. The truck pulls my trailer really well.
The fact you get 9 with 11.5k load makes me pretty happy. Do you feel your truck performs well enough under that load? RPM go into the red much?
I believe I've made the decision to go with the Puma 351THSS. It looks like the one for me. Now to decide which hitch and if I will need to add a chip and programmer. Aux fuel tank anyone?
As for the other good folks who have chimed in, all the info is appreciated. Should I choose or need to upgrade to diesel, I'll have some to think about.
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You miss the backseat of the Mega?

Not the reclining seat as much as the storage space behind the seat and the cave in the back when the seats were folded down.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:53 PM   #39
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I really appreciate all the info. My numbers were based on hand calculation and not the lie-o-meter although the on-board gauge was close to the mark. I was running around 60-65 on I-10 mostly flat with intermittent hills and an estimated loaded weight of 6+k. The 6.2 gets me better mileage than my F-150 5.4 was giving me. The truck pulls my trailer really well.
The fact you get 9 with 11.5k load makes me pretty happy. Do you feel your truck performs well enough under that load? RPM go into the red much?
I believe I've made the decision to go with the Puma 351THSS. It looks like the one for me. Now to decide which hitch and if I will need to add a chip and programmer. Aux fuel tank anyone?
As for the other good folks who have chimed in, all the info is appreciated. Should I choose or need to upgrade to diesel, I'll have some to think about.
I switched from a 7.3L diesel to the 6.2L. Pulling is very comparable to the 7.3L execpt when hitting hills; just don't have the torque of a diesel. I'm in Louisiana and 90% of the time I'm pulling local on flat roads. No regret with the 6.2L. I've never had the RPMs go into the red. I've only got 11000 miles on it, and the fuel mileage unloaded has improved since it was new. Hopefully that will continue.
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