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Old 06-17-2015, 09:11 PM   #121
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:12 PM   #122
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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.

Cost of the truck is keeping my idea of keeping my F150 EB, I can't justify the extended cost for a F250/350 they run $62-$70K


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Old 06-17-2015, 09:27 PM   #123
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Cost of the truck is keeping my idea of keeping my F150 EB, I can't justify the extended cost for a F250/350 they run $62-$70K


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I don't know why the Fords are so expensive. I paid $47k for my Chevy listed in my sig. Ford 1/2 tons cost more than that.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:41 PM   #124
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completely agree!! I just pulled our 27dbud from Columbus, OH to Myrtle Beach. The mountains in West Virginia didn't hurt as bad as I thought, but my overall average was still only about 7.5 mpg. We stayed 7 nights at Ocean Lakes Campground and had about $1000 total in fuel and site fees. I'll pay that to stay in my own camper any day!!

And no bedbugs to worry about. I know about bedbugs. I can recognize them now. They aren't a nice bug to get bitten by. But they are picky. They loved me and left hubby alone. I hate going to hotels always have. Love my own bed and bath *S*
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:32 PM   #125
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Cost of the truck is keeping my idea of keeping my F150 EB, I can't justify the extended cost for a F250/350 they run $62-$70K


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My new truck is a 2015 GMC Denali 2500HD Crew Cab 4WD and cost less than $60K.
PS I do like posters who put their TV and RV in their signature so others can see for reference.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:17 AM   #126
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In 2013 I got a 2011 Ram 2500 w/5.7 Hemi & 85K miles for $14K...
For the next 11K miles I got 16-17 mpg on my daily commute & 9-10 mpg towing.

At 96K miles the engine blew (commuting - not towing) but was covered by Ram's 100K mile powertrain warranty even though I was (briefly) the 2nd owner... (They say engines always run their best right before a major failure...)

The new engine only gets 14-15 mpg on my daily commute & 8-9 mpg towing but for that same $14K I now have a 3 year-old rust-free truck that's good for another 100K+ miles. IMO it's not about mpg but about annual cost of ownership. In about another year I won't have a payment on this TV any longer - so just fuel & maintenance factored into my annual cost of ownership...
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:27 AM   #127
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With the new Wildcat I seem to be getting about 10.5 towing. The truck gets 19 solo on the highway.

But, I really don't care. It is what it is. We LOVE the RV lifestyle.


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Old 06-19-2015, 08:32 AM   #128
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Just got back from natural falls Oklahoma & got 12 mpg w/o wind & 10 mpg w/wind. I'm happy w/that.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:23 PM   #129
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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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I have a 2015 F350 PS with about 2500 miles on the clock and it gets around 16 to 17 city and 12 to 13 towing a 11,500 5th wheel and it will get 20 to 22 highway not towing at 70 MPH. I've been told that will improve with mileage. I needed the 3744 cargo that I get with the F350 with my pin weight is close to 2800 lbs. I also like the 440 hp and the 860 foot pounds of torque and the best feature is the exhaust brake.
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:13 PM   #130
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Cost of the truck is keeping my idea of keeping my F150 EB, I can't justify the extended cost for a F250/350 they run $62-$70K


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I got my F350 PS Lariat for 51k with sticker price of 59k. I got the tow package - steps - Quick Heater Options (blow warm air before I can back out the garage) 20 inch tires - upgraded paint.
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