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Old 04-03-2016, 01:41 AM   #51
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I would have asked what he was smoking. What ever it was sure makes the truck run.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:52 AM   #52
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Yeah he's definitely pulling your leg, there's no room for another turbo and or battery under the hood of these 6.7 powerstrokes


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Old 04-03-2016, 11:59 AM   #53
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Interesting F350 fuel mileage data

He also said he paid $45,000 tax and tags included for a 2016 King Ranch SCREW SB FX4 Loaded... I think this old guy is nuts and tried to get one over on me. I am actually looking at a 2015 F350 SCREW SB Platinum with 30K on it, new is way too much
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:06 PM   #54
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I just finished a 2500 mile trip from Kansas to Tucson AZ and back. I'm towing a 39.5 foot full profile (13.5 high) 14,200lbs 5er with the truck below. I got 7.4 on one tank going into a 30 to 35 mph head wind and as high as 12.4 on calm day in Kansas. Over the complete 2500 miles I average was 10.4 mpg just figuring towing miles. We keep the speed at or below 63mph.
That is what I get, on average, as well. Just did the Middlebury, IN from Houston trip. Just as you say, the flat areas was 13mpg and the hilly bits were 10mpg. TT is 39.3 feet.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:34 PM   #55
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Ok so got the green light to get my F350 SCREW SB Platinum so first time Diesel owner. Going to use our Roo this season then sell it for a fifth wheel Crusader. What are the things to know about Diesel's, how often do you have to add the DEF additive? I will be using Ford for all the maintenance, so will follow that schedule. I will have 15,700 Towing capacity and 3850 payload. Crusader 315 RST has a 1900 Hitch weight and 10,000 pounds so I have wiggle room. Anything else I need to know
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:55 PM   #56
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Ok so got the green light to get my F350 SCREW SB Platinum so first time Diesel owner. Going to use our Roo this season then sell it for a fifth wheel Crusader. What are the things to know about Diesel's, how often do you have to add the DEF additive? I will be using Ford for all the maintenance, so will follow that schedule. I will have 15,700 Towing capacity and 3850 payload. Crusader 315 RST has a 1900 Hitch weight and 10,000 pounds so I have wiggle room. Anything else I need to know
What a great choice for a first diesel. Consider a long-bed if you can. Just less hassle for a fifth wheel.

DEF will vary depending on how much you tow. I tow all the time so I'm filling up under 5000 miles. But the truck will tell you when its below half and getting close to empty.

I recommend having Ford do the work as well. I use their PM-22 fuel additive and also their DEF. My dealer price matches Wal-Mart. If I ever do have a weird warranty claim, I can always say I use only Motorcraft products.

Get the truck weighed whenever you can at a CAT scales. That will tell you your true rear axle weight. Then you can determine what you can and can not haul regarding a fifth wheel.

Last thing. Don't forget the Roo is back there.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:07 PM   #57
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Ok so got the green light to get my F350 SCREW SB Platinum so first time Diesel owner. Going to use our Roo this season then sell it for a fifth wheel Crusader. What are the things to know about Diesel's, how often do you have to add the DEF additive? I will be using Ford for all the maintenance, so will follow that schedule. I will have 15,700 Towing capacity and 3850 payload. Crusader 315 RST has a 1900 Hitch weight and 10,000 pounds so I have wiggle room. Anything else I need to know
I get 6,300 miles on a tank of DEF.

You won't have 3850 payload.. it will be about 3,100 payload. Then add your family, hitch and any other gear in the truck. Then take your pinweight and add a few hundred more to that since you will have gear in the 5th basement and front room.

If you are going to have your dealer do all the services, I'd recommend buying the maintenance plan. It is cheaper then paying for each service separately and my contact will sell them for $100 over cost.
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Not sure what your gas tank size is but never run out of fuel.

I almost always fill up at half a tank. It is a 55 gallon tank but you never know how far the next stop is sometimes.

I carry a spare 2.5 gallon container of DEF with me at all times. The half way mark will take just that. Your mileage may vary.

I also carry dawn dish soap and a gallon of water in one of those containers with a valve. It seems diesel gets everywhere. You will want to be able to wash your hands after you fill up.

Lastly, make sure your DEF tank and your fuel tank are clearly marked or color coded. You do NOT want to get them mixed up or put regular gas in your diesel tank.

Always carry spare fuses and lamps.

Congratulations and I hope this list helps.

P.S. You also need to learn patience. You do not want to start the engine before the glow plugs have had a chance to get to temperature. I am sure your truck will have an indicator. Just remember to wait before starting.
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Don't sweat the DEF usage. It's a non issue. Much better system and burns less fuel than the non DEF. emissions reduction is handled downstream of the engine instead of in the combustion chamber. That means less egr and soot in the engine.
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My '06, 6.0, Lariat F350, LB, Crew gets 16.7 HWY (real) but the dash mpg says 17.1. I get 12.8 (real) city and 11.2 (real) towing 30' Rockwood camper.
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