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Old 03-09-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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F250 6.7 tow mpg

Well my friends I need your help, I am in charge of getting equipment at work and our crew trucks are currently f250 6.2 gas pulling 10,000 lb v nose trailers. We are looking at the 2016 f250 crew cab 6.7 dully and I would like to get some REAL WORLD DATA on mpg pulling 10,000 lb +- trailer/5er. I know there are people like me who write down every time you get fuel and calculate True MPG, we have a few f450 6.0 (still running if you can believe that!) so I know about the difference between the too. I just need to convince the suits (skirt in my case) with data that 6.7 is the way to go. All I need is f??, trailer weight and mpg (lie-o-meter or true) we run mostly east coast so flat/hilly terrain. Thank you all in advance for your help !
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Towing 10k Diesel is the way to go. Sorry can`t help you out mpg thou.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:26 PM   #3
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That's what I think also
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:32 PM   #4
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gas will do it, but diesel will get about 4 MPG better doing it, and will do it at much lower RPM, much less shifting, and an exhaust brake for the down hill.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:38 PM   #5
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I don't believe the F250 is available as a dually.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:43 PM   #6
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I don't believe the F250 is available as a dually.
Got one on the lot
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An interesting thing about the newer diesels is that it seems that trailer size doesn't make much difference.
I can put my tandem utility trailer with a Kubota tractor at 6000 lbs behind me, or I can more than double that weight with my fifth wheel (which is like pulling a parachute) and I get 11.5-12 mpg with either one.

I doubt you will ever justify the diesel based on fuel mileage, even though the diesel will get almost twice the mpg, unless....you intend to drive them for several hundred thousand miles...even then, with the additional maintenance cost...

Were it based purely on the numbers, I probably would have saved the $8500 and bought the gas engine. But, whether I'm driving solo, or towing 13,000 lbs of trailer, the diesel doesn't seem to labor at all, and the dang thing will still accelerate going uphill while moving 22,000 lbs. I guess I still have a little testosterone left, because that's hard to not enjoy.
But I'm afraid you're going to be hard pressed to justify the diesel for a 10,000 lb load.
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Got one on the lot
What year model? Which engine?
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Got one on the lot
you might want to look again. Nobody has ever made a 3/4 ton dually
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I do stand corrected it is a 350 xlt
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