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Old 07-19-2016, 05:05 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Kenny kustom;1263986]We just did a 450km trip up to riding mountain national park.

Hand calculated 12.5mpg.
24k lbs combined.

More than ecstatic with that result!

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Old 07-19-2016, 05:15 PM   #22
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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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Old 07-20-2016, 12:38 AM   #23
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I would not expect much. All I have seen online is the 9 to 10 towing and 14 to 16 not towing. I'll attest to the 16 not towing when I drove a 2500 gas for a week as a loaner. Thing drank the gas!


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