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Old 01-14-2015, 09:41 PM   #1
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Just purchased a new 2015 Chevy Dually Silverado 3500hd 4x4 My trailer weighs about 10,500lbs loaded, was wondering where will I be in mpg's?

What are the Fords and the Dodge's getting? This could turn into a very interesting thread.

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Old 01-14-2015, 09:54 PM   #2
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It comes down to your gearing, 4x4 vs. 4x2, etc.

My camper is 14,800 loaded. I have the 4x4 and 4.10 gears. I get right about 9-10mpg towing and generally 11-14 not towing. All hand calculated.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:19 PM   #3
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Brand new truck? New technology? Pulling 10k? Yea you should be good for 10-11mpg? I guess.
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I get 18 - 20 commuting about 40 miles each way... and 12 - 14 towing 7,000# TT. Calculated by hand... the truck computer is happier than that... but that's there to sell trucks.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:35 PM   #5
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Just purchased a new 2015 Chevy Dually Silverado 3500hd 4x4 My trailer weighs about 10,500lbs loaded, was wondering where will I be in mpg's?

What are the Fords and the Dodge's getting? This could turn into a very interesting thread.

You're right it would make for an interesting thread...there have been many about mpg....just search it, and you will see. Problem is, too many variables..some of us live in the hills, the mountains, some of us are on the prairies where the land is so flat you can see for miles and miles. Some figures are grossly exaggerated, some have poor math skills....and 90% of the threads become a gas vs diesel debate.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:29 AM   #6
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Hope for 10, but sometimes 9.5-12...depending.....18 when not hooked up to 5er...not bad for a gasser....until someone figures out how to get rid of the barn door you are pulling 60 mph.....slow down if you want to use less fuel....as long as you can stay in 6th gear..... good luck
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:39 AM   #7
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Doesn't matter what brand the diesel truck is, they'll all get about the same mpg, pulling the same exact trailer.
Not sure why you think they might differ.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:50 PM   #8
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2014 Ram 3500 DRW. The mileages sound about right. On a trip from IL to Ft Bragg NC mileage reader thru the computer had about 16 to 17 mpg not pulling anything. But for me I didn't buy a truck this big because I was worried about mpgs. It's all about the pulling power,if I wanted mpgs I would buy a smaller baby truck. thats my thoughts. "IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PULL"
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I keep written record of each time I fill up whether I'm loose or towing. Just returned from trip to VA Med center in Dublin, GA which is 398.6 miles round trip. I was NOT towing. Used 19.8 gals per the pump. That's 20.14 mpg anyway you look at it. Usually get 12-14 hauling 10,400 lbs TT with 45 gal transfer tank in bed of truck. Truck is Chevy Silverado 2500HD with tuner. Have gotten as much as 22 mpg at 60 mph.
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