Originally Posted by doc73
Your mpg is going to depend on your driving style (ie: speed and Jackrabbit starts), terrain and gear ratios. Size does not seem to matter much, within reason. When I looked at the larger gas trucks I found that they were not really going to give a huge increase in mpg, maybe the 10 as suggested, but possibly the same as the 1/2 tons. But where it would shine is the stability. There is no comparison between the 1/2 grocery getters and the HD 2500 / 3500 (or 250/350) trucks for stability and ease of towing.
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Bigger engine and higher gearing than my 1/2 ton, so I wasn't really
expecting any huge improvement. I was/am hoping there is some improvement from a 7 yr newer technology in the engine and a 6 speed vs 4 speed transmission. Time will tell.
Stability is much better, as you've stated.
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