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Old 12-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #11
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i have a 2012 f250 with the 6.2, and i can tell you empty its a pig. lots of power no doubt, but mileage sucks. it is broke in with over 35000 miles (got it with 10 in january 12). we have a 100 gal stock tank (fuel) and a tool box. it is usually hauling around 1000 lbs+ extra with just those 2 items. it occasionally pulls a 5000 lb trailer, and is not lacking for power.

as far as mileage goes, its a company truck with a company gas card, so i dont pay any attention to mileage. i just know i fill it twice a week on average and am glad im not paying for it.
I completely understand your situation, I have a company 2010 Chevy 3500 with the 6.0 engine. It has rail gear and a service body full of tools which put it right at the 9600# GVWR all the time. I'm at 28k miles on it now and it's never got better than 8.5 mpg. I would hate to hook a trailer to it...
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:27 PM   #12
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We pull as 5,500 Surveyor RV trailer; typically at 60 mph. We recently did a 3,000 towing trip from MN to Louisiana and back. Worst was 9.5 into a nasty wind. Overall trip average was 11.5 mpg. That included some without the trailer. Towing the trailer averaged 11 mpg. Ecoboost engine with 3.73s.
THAT is the mileage I would like to be getting! Your worst is better than my best
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:42 PM   #13
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THAT is the mileage I would like to be getting! Your worst is better than my best
Gizmo...if you slim down from 7K TT to 5K TT, you'd probably be there
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #14
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Gizmo...if you slim down from 7K TT to 5K TT, you'd probably be there
You would think but the TT we had before this one was probably 1000-1500# lighter and we got the same mileage with it. We also pulled that trailer with a Yukon XL with the 5.3 engine and got the same mpg's with it. I guess I just need a way to make the trailer more aerodynamic!
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:55 PM   #15
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I have a 12 F-250 but I have the diesel and 3:55 rear end. I got right around 13 mpg going to and from Ohio to Chattanooga pulling our 13 salem 27dbud empty I think its just under 7000 lbs. Before I got the diesel I towed with our 05 ram 1500 took the camper down to Destin Florida and averaged 5.5 mpg decided then and there to go buy the new truck.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #16
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I tow my 7000 lb 34ft LaCrosse at 65-70 mph into the wind, I'll get 7mpg. When I go 55-60 mph flatland and a tailwind I can got up to 10 mpg. This is with a max'd out 2008 5.3 GMC crewcab 1500. Without the TT i get 16-20 mpg depending on driving habits. So with all the hype about mileage I feel that mpg all depend on the given road conditions and how fast the left foot wants you to get there.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #17
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I have a 12 F-250 but I have the diesel and 3:55 rear end. I got right around 13 mpg going to and from Ohio to Chattanooga pulling our 13 salem 27dbud empty I think its just under 7000 lbs. Before I got the diesel I towed with our 05 ram 1500 took the camper down to Destin Florida and averaged 5.5 mpg decided then and there to go buy the new truck.
That sounds really good but I don't think a diesel would like living with me. It would sit a lot as a second vehicle and spend most of its time putting around town when used. I am also a little gun shy of all the new emissions equipment of the new diesels. Don't get me wrong, I am sure I would love pulling with a diesel but its how the truck is used while not towing that keeps me thinking gas.
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I have a 2012 F250 6.2L gas. I tow a Crusader 320RLT at 11,400 lbs and get 9 mpg towing in Louisiana traveling 65 mph. Mileage empty is 13 in and around town and 15 on the highway.
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I just got rid of a 2011 ram 1500 5.7 with 3.21 rear end towed a windjammer 8800 lbs got 5 to 6 mpg at 65 mph
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That sounds really good but I don't think a diesel would like living with me. It would sit a lot as a second vehicle and spend most of its time putting around town when used. I am also a little gun shy of all the new emissions equipment of the new diesels. Don't get me wrong, I am sure I would love pulling with a diesel but its how the truck is used while not towing that keeps me thinking gas.
Exact same reason I am not getting a diesel my next truck. I am going with a crewmax tundra will be great for when I am not pulling the camper. Which is about 8 months out of the year. A diesel wouldn't like me either.
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