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Old 01-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #61
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Well I got back from a 1200 mile trip (528 miles with trailer) over the holidays and the truck averaged about 9.7 mpg (trailer only averaged about 8.6 mpg the way home killed my mpg) I think I would have gotten closer to 10.5 but we chose the wrong way out of Death Valley to save an hour (turned out to be a long cut) and I literally lost 1/8 of my tank (on the gauge) in 20 miles, it was a climb from sea level to about 5000ft and I don't think it ever leveled off until the pass. Started out a 50 mph and ended at 40 mph and the truck having to hold 2nd at 4000 rpm

All in all I drive the truck 10-12k a year and this trip cost us 150ish for the campground and about 450ish for the gas. But for 600 bucks I got a little over a week with my family discovering things that most of our, and almost all of our kids, friends will never see. You cant put a price on that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:59 AM   #62
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Not sure what happened, just typing away and everything was lost. Here goes again!

Thanks for your review of the F-250, it sounds like you have a good fit for your needs. I test drove some new trucks this weekend and was surprised to like the Ram the most. The have really made some great improvements since the last time I drove one. I drove a gas and diesel Ford and felt the 6.2 gas seemed underpowered, but so does the 6.0 gas in my Chevy work truck. It may just be me but I am used to the 5.7 in the sequoia which is pretty peppy. Also, the middle front seat of the Ford doesn't seem to recline which I would think would be rather uncomfortable after awhile. After riding in the trucks I really wonder how realistic it is for the six of us to be able to ride around on long trips. I want a HD truck for the payload and ability to throw firewood and supplies in the back but it may not be very practical. I have enjoyed all your responses so far and appreciate the info, keep it coming!

In case you haven't read it, this comparo spells it all out about the SD Ford. Gas and diesel and they seem to be on the mark all around on the 6.2.

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:17 AM   #63
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Man, a lot of people with the same truck as me and killing the gas mileage! I gotta figure out what I am doing wrong. Went to destin over Xmas and got 11.3, with no wind and 10.9 trip total, pretty flat the whole way. My lacrosse is about 7k dry and I am guessing 9k loaded.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:22 AM   #64
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That sounds like reasonable to good mpgs, what's the TV?
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:53 AM   #65
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I know you do not want a diesel, but I get 12.5 towing at 65MPH hwy, I have a modded truck and a 13k coach.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #66
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Man, a lot of people with the same truck as me and killing the gas mileage! I gotta figure out what I am doing wrong. Went to destin over Xmas and got 11.3, with no wind and 10.9 trip total, pretty flat the whole way. My lacrosse is about 7k dry and I am guessing 9k loaded.
Seems pretty good to me, what's the problem!?
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That sounds like reasonable to good mpgs, what's the TV?
2012 F250 turbo diesel.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #68
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Seems pretty good to me, what's the problem!?
Better than my Yukon, just reading others towing heavier and get 1-1.5 better at the same speeds 65mph.
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For what it's worth, we have a '06 Ford E-350 (1 ton) 12-passenger Van, 5.4 gas engine, 4 speed auto trans. We get 9 - 11 mpg towing on level or mountainous terrain. That's with a 7k TT and 1.3k inside van (occupants and gear). We never seem to deviate from this mileage especially at speeds between 50 - 70 mph.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #70
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Man, a lot of people with the same truck as me and killing the gas mileage! I gotta figure out what I am doing wrong. Went to destin over Xmas and got 11.3, with no wind and 10.9 trip total, pretty flat the whole way. My lacrosse is about 7k dry and I am guessing 9k loaded.
OUCH...I agree with you that your 2012 F250 should be doing better than that on flats and only chugging 9K lbs.
Sounds like you gonna need some engine mods after warranty is over...then you'll blow those mpg numbers up
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