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Old 09-15-2015, 12:16 PM   #11
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I think he was saying that 7-10K miles of the 130K was from towing not 7-10K miles per year.


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Old 09-15-2015, 12:18 PM   #12
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The reason we didn't go with a diesel is that our truck sits alot. If you are driving it daily.. maybe a diesel is the way to go, esp with the dismal gas mileage.

Mind you, I love my 6.4.. and its plenty for what I need. But if it didn't sit alot, i would be driving a diesel
What is your avg empty highway mileage?



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Old 09-15-2015, 12:22 PM   #13
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11-13 MPG

I think it comes down to what and how you are planning on using it.

The 6.4 is awesome... but a diesel would be as well
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:24 PM   #14
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Wow seriously??? Major difference from what I have seen here and on other sites. Seen high as 18 avg of 15.


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Old 09-15-2015, 01:12 PM   #15
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My 2012 Chevy 2500 6.0 gas averaged about the same 11-13 mpg. That is a believable figure. 14-15 maybe at moderate highway speeds. 18 mpg is probably unrealistic out of a V8 of that size in a truck as heavy as a 2500/3500.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:14 PM   #16
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I'm in the gasser camp, plus that truck looks awesome.
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Old 09-15-2015, 01:16 PM   #17
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11-13 MPG

I think it comes down to what and how you are planning on using it.

The 6.4 is awesome... but a diesel would be as well

Does your truck have the MDS system?


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Old 09-15-2015, 01:33 PM   #18
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Does your truck have the MDS system?


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yes, but it only seems to come on when i going down hill or coasting
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:11 PM   #19
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Love my 6.4. I tow a 35 foot hemisphere and it tows like a dream. I get about 9 to 10 mpg towing and around 12 driving around town. I do get about 15 to 17 when I run from Ocala to Tampa but it's all interstate and I do it way early in the morning with no traffic.
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2500 6.4 or

We were looking at Ford, Ram, and GMC all with the diesel engine option we have a 34 foot TT and had a gas 6.0 GMC Yukon XL got tired of having the motor downshift when going up hills after trying all three we settled on the GMC Denali HD with the Duramax and Alison combo could not be happier with the diesel option. I get around 16 city driving with some rural and up to 22 on the highway at 75 miles an hour. When towing our 7500 pound trailer we get 12 - 12.2 miles per gallon. I was looking at the extra cost but decided the return on investment in both mileage and resale and comfort of driving even on the highway without the trailer was well worth it. Good luck on your decision it was tough for us.
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