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Old 06-17-2015, 09:12 AM   #111
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Went to the Ford dealer and salesman tried to tell me that the F350 PS diesel will get better City and Highway MPG then my F150 EcoBoost. Same confit SCREW 4X4 350 has 6.3/4 bed my F150 has the 5.5?

I am not sure where they are pulling their info but I can't see 6.7PS getting better Highway/City then I get with my 150? I get 18.5-19.5 maybe 350 will do the same on all highway, I get 21.5-24 but that is staying under 65MPH. I told him pulling my Roo I could not justify the nearly $12K price difference for the 350, and cost of diesel is much more in some places but not NJ only 20-30 cents difference.


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Old 06-17-2015, 09:39 AM   #112
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Your not going to believe this but my milage is the same pulling or not.
No weight distributing hitch, looks like your trailer brakes are shot, and your don't have a dually(besides the fact of attempting to pull with a ford...)
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:06 AM   #113
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While there is a lot of reply's on this thread I thought I would impart my Ram's numbers.....Empty 18 (AT BEST) towing 8-8.5 MPG. Others might have already stated this, if your ECO is activating while towing your tow/Haul mode is not likely on. You want this engaged to take advantage of the longer gear holds, and lower trans temp. By experience this will actually give you better MPG's over/time vs not using Tow/Haul. I hate how the truck defaults to off when its shut off BTW.

I have been out of the Automotive world for awhile, but it seemed that our recent trip my truck "learned" that the trailer was in tow as the shift points seemed to adjust and it kicked into higher gears more often even pulling hills. It also seemed to hold 5th at speed longer with out downshifting. Might be a function of the trans temp/ambient air temp combo? Who knows.

Moral of the story is that 8-9mpg with the 5.7 1500 is normal.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:33 AM   #114
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O6 Silverado towing 2012 Flagstaff 30 WFKSS get about 10 to 12 mpg. Not towing around 20 mpg.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:02 PM   #115
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I had a 2013 f150 ecoboost that got 16 mpg city/highway and 8.0 while towing. My 2015 f350 diesel gets 15 mpg city/highway and 10.5 while towing.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:04 PM   #116
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'02 Suburban 2500, 8.1 L / 3.73:

Solo Highway: 14-15 mpg
City (Daily drive from suburbs to downtown): 10 mpg
Towing 33' (7.5k dry / 9k GVWR) TT: 6.5-8.5 mpg
Towing U-Haul Box Trailer: 10 mpg

And, yes, I do want a diesel pick up for Father's Day.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:16 PM   #117
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I use an BMW X5 diesel about 25mpg without the trailer and between 12-14 with a sp-220. 14mpg is when the roads are 50-55mph and flat 12 is freeway at 65mph or when it gets hilly.


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Old 06-17-2015, 08:36 PM   #118
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Went to the Ford dealer and salesman tried to tell me that the F350 PS diesel will get better City and Highway MPG then my F150 EcoBoost. Same confit SCREW 4X4 350 has 6.3/4 bed my F150 has the 5.5?

I am not sure where they are pulling their info but I can't see 6.7PS getting better Highway/City then I get with my 150? I get 18.5-19.5 maybe 350 will do the same on all highway, I get 21.5-24 but that is staying under 65MPH. I told him pulling my Roo I could not justify the nearly $12K price difference for the 350, and cost of diesel is much more in some places but not NJ only 20-30 cents difference.


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with my 2014 Chevy 3500 Duramax, I get from 18-21 when not towing. 10-12 towing 12,000lb 5th wheel. The last few gas trucks I had got around 13-14 not towing, and 6-9 towing. So what if fuel cost a little more, you use way less. I did all the math last year, when the price gap between diesel and gas was even more than now, and was still 19 cents per mile cheaper with diesel.
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I believe this thread has been exhausted and should be ended. Everyone is getting between 6 to 12 mpg. How many times do we have to hear it. Let's move on people.
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I believe this thread has been exhausted and should be ended. Everyone is getting between 6 to 12 mpg. How many times do we have to hear it. Let's move on people.
it's never going to end, just like the brand wars. Guys like to talk trucks and brag/compare each others truck of choice. Just how it's always been, and always will be.
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