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Old 07-09-2012, 02:11 PM   #21
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I just went on a 2500 mile trip with my 14k lb rig and averaged about 11-12 mpg
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #22
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I just went on a 2500 mile trip with my 14k lb rig and averaged about 11-12 mpg

I am towing around 8000# so should get a little better....I am hoping.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #23
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Ya...my 9k TT i just traded in was getting me 13-14....
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:53 PM   #24
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I just went on a 2500 mile trip with my 14k lb rig and averaged about 11-12 mpg
You must be towing with 80MPH Winds to your back...lol...

That's really good mileage and I would be interested to know your truck specifications...

I rv with a group of 4 others all using either 11 or 12 f250

I just pulled my 9200LB loaded TT and saw a trip BEST OF 11mpg....and I am running TUNED...everyone else in our group saw 8.9 to 10.2.....and I was pulling the heaviest trailer of the group?...what mods do you have? Which truck and package?

Very curious!...lol...I wanna see 12mpg real bad.....

On a side note , I did fill up for 3.35$ a gallon once .....that was nice....lol
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #25
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I went and drove an F250 last Saturday and liked it very much. Told the dealer I wanted a couple days to think it over. Checked out maintenance costs (filters, oil, ect.). I discovered the oil filter is $18 and oil would be $50 I think the air filter was like $48 Looks like I'll be waiting a little longer and getting a gasser. Never realized diesels were so expensive to maintain
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Lol...i was towing at 55-70 mph through penn. Mountains and midwest flatlands.

I have a stock 12 F350 PS with no mods, not even bags. I dont know what to tell you....but i was settled on about 11.3-11.5 with the 14k rig both displayed on the odometer and the mileage/gallon math
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I went and drove an F250 last Saturday and liked it very much. Told the dealer I wanted a couple days to think it over. Checked out maintenance costs (filters, oil, ect.). I discovered the oil filter is $18 and oil would be $50 I think the air filter was like $48 Looks like I'll be waiting a little longer and getting a gasser. Never realized diesels were so expensive to maintain
Yes, they are more expensive to maintain, but really, unless you drive a ton of miles, it doesn't amount to much in the grand scheme of things. And, if you do drive a lot of miles, the increased fuel economy will offset the extra maintenance costs (generally...not always the case).

But, the towing ability of the diesel MORE than makes up for the added cost, if you can afford it. For me, the extra maintenance cost means an extra $15/month in expenses over the cost of my F150.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #28
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I went and drove an F250 last Saturday and liked it very much. Told the dealer I wanted a couple days to think it over. Checked out maintenance costs (filters, oil, ect.). I discovered the oil filter is $18 and oil would be $50* I think the air filter was like $48 Looks like I'll be waiting a little longer and getting a gasser. Never realized diesels were so expensive to maintain
Just think it through if you are hauling because that expensive to maintain diesel will far outlast any gasser you get by both length of the vehicles life and calculate your MPG cost of how many more tanks you will need to use to get to your destination.* Diesels cost more on the front end but in the long run (i.e. dont trade in every few years) they hold their value better and last much longer
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I went and drove an F250 last Saturday and liked it very much. Told the dealer I wanted a couple days to think it over. Checked out maintenance costs (filters, oil, ect.). I discovered the oil filter is $18 and oil would be $50 I think the air filter was like $48 Looks like I'll be waiting a little longer and getting a gasser. Never realized diesels were so expensive to maintain
I hear you and went thru the same process before I went from 5.4 gas to diesel. I am getting better MPG from my diesel than the gas just driving it around. I averaged 9 MPG when I was towing with 5.4. If I can get 11-14 MPG towing that will add up quickly. I don't think you will be disappointed going with a diesel. Good Luck.
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Len,

I went from an 02 F250 7.3L Diesel to a 12 F250 6.2L Gas. I only pull once a month and don't do many long trips, maybe one a year, so for me I couldn't see paying the extra 8-9K for the diesel. With all that said, the everyday mileage and pulling mileage is a big difference. I am pleased with my decision, but like everyone said, look at all of the aspects. Good Luck.
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