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Old 01-12-2013, 09:57 PM   #91
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Diesel trucks Oil changes cost more but you don't have to do it as often

i change mine every 4000 miles, and a fuel filter twice a year. right before winter or shortly after, and then again in the late spring/early summer. i consider it cheap insurance, and with my reciepts, chevrolet will have a hard time turning me down for warrenty work. no chips/mods or power adders ever as the truck is exspensive enough already. the "mod money" goes into my old car.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:29 PM   #92
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So if I get 8-10 mpg pulling across western Kansas I should probably be content with that? I usually run 50-65 depending on incline.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:58 PM   #93
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So if I get 8-10 mpg pulling across western Kansas I should probably be content with that? I usually run 50-65 depending on incline.
Think you are doing great my recollection of Kansas is flat. But as I found out on my Yukon 6.2l, 50mph is way different than 65.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:22 PM   #94
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I pull a 2013 Columbus 295RL with a FORD F-250 long bed with a 6.2 gas. It pulls great and the mileage is acceptable. I only have 1400 miles on the truck but I am getting 9.7-10 pulling the trailer and around12.5 around town. Compared to the Class A I just traded, that's not too bad.

Good for you for not getting the F-150 Eco-Boost. I bought that truck first and had to trade it within a week to get the F-250. Although the specs said the truck was capable of the load, in reality it was just too dangerous. Once again, DON'T BELIEVE THE DEALER when it comes to specs on vehicles. I lost a lot of money but learned a good lesson. I love the new setup. debarymj
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:58 PM   #95
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I get about 8-9 mpg when towing. I have a 4:10 rear end.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #96
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #97
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I pull a 2013 Columbus 295RL with a FORD F-250 long bed with a 6.2 gas. It pulls great and the mileage is acceptable. I only have 1400 miles on the truck but I am getting 9.7-10 pulling the trailer and around12.5 around town. Compared to the Class A I just traded, that's not too bad.

Good for you for not getting the F-150 Eco-Boost. I bought that truck first and had to trade it within a week to get the F-250. Although the specs said the truck was capable of the load, in reality it was just too dangerous. Once again, DON'T BELIEVE THE DEALER when it comes to specs on vehicles. I lost a lot of money but learned a good lesson. I love the new setup. debarymj
Debarymjm, I have the F250 with the 6.2L gas and a similar weight camper. I'm getting pretty close to the same fuel mileage as you.
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I have a 08 F-450, 6 speed manual with 4.88 gears, pulling a 2011 355QBQ Sandpiper, empty weight on camper is 12,293 lbs, plus all the stuff that's loaded in it, just a guess is 13,800. With 4 adults in the truck get 11.0-11.5 running @ 70 mph. I have opened up the exhaust on my truck and run the SCT programmer on tow mode all of the time. Truck gets @ 16 not towing. It a BEAST for towing, don't ever know the difference between uphill of flat ground due to the gearing.
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Wow Superduty! That is impressive, do you have any idea what your mileage is at say 60 or 65? Is it enough better to matter?
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Just thinking out loud here but how much, if any, does running a diesel with a programmer shorten the life of the drivetrain. My logic would tell me that the manufacturers have given these trucks a tune that is the best compromise of power, fuel economy, and longevity. So if you change the tune with a bias towards power and fuel economy then are you giving up longevity? I must be getting older as the "more power" voice isn't as loud as it used to be
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