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Old 10-15-2016, 07:07 PM   #1
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F250 Gasser 2 questions?

How many miles to the gallon and when towing 8 thousand pounds what tire pressures are you running.
Seems like I got better mpg with my 2014 f150 than my new 2016 f250?
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:19 PM   #2
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With my 2010 F250 I ran 80 PSI front and rear Cooper AT 17 inch E rated.

You are now driving a much heavier truck with a bigger engine so yes your fuel mileage will suffer some depending on your driving habits.

My 2010 had the 6.4 and got 8.6 to 8.8 when towing the 30 foot lite at 65-70 MPH.

You will likely see the mid 7's, a guess on my part.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:58 PM   #3
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Just towed mine home from maine...2013 f 350 6.2...8.7 mpg....about 8500 lbs ..80 psi rear..60 front
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:01 PM   #4
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The new truck such get up at least 8 or 9 miles I have a 2016 2500 6.4L and I am getting just as much when I had my 2011 1500 ram. I tow a 9500 lbs loaded trailer and get about 10 or even 11 miles, yeah the bigger gas truck will get less.

I like the fact that with the bigger truck it's more stable than the 1500 I had, with my 2500 I get 11 to 12.5 around town and on the highway I get 17 to 18 mpg but that's empty. If you don't have too many miles on your f250 it will get a little better as you break it in.
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:37 PM   #6
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How many miles to the gallon and when towing 8 thousand pounds what tire pressures are you running.
Seems like I got better mpg with my 2014 f150 than my new 2016 f250?
Towing my old 34' Coachman (around 7000 lbs) with a 2015 6.2L gasser, I would get around 8 mpg or 9 mpg on flat land. Stock tires, 80 psi rear, 75 psi front.
Yes, on a F150, you would get better mileage with a lighter truck with a smaller engine. I would bet the F250 tows 8k lbs much better that the F150 ever would.
What mileage are you getting now?
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Stock 18" tires running 70f 80r. Towing 8k at 63 mph. 8.8 mpg in the hills of VA. 5* 87 tow tune, tow/haul with 6th locked out. Very comfortable tow.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:57 AM   #8
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Ok all, guess I'm doing ok at 8.8 at 65-70 mph. I just thought I would get a little more out it.
I love the truck and setup was just wondering. Thanks for all the quick replies. Happy Camping to you all.
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Joy and I just returned from a 7 week trip, Detroit to CO, UT, and AZ and return.
Round trip of 6950 miles. That includes towing and not towing. The overall trip odometer shows 10.5 mpg for entire trip. Running 50 psi in load range D tires. They have since been changed to LR E at 80 psi. We'll see how those perform.
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My 2000 F250 V10 averaged 9-10 mpg on 10% corn when towing both my 32' Terry and 35' Flagstaff with tow speed 60-65. It seemed to do a bit better in the mountains.
Tire pressure was always set to the max pressure on the sidewalls of my Firestones at first then Michelin's.
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