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Old 09-04-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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TV fuel mileage?

I was just wondering if we were getting reasonable fuel mileage?
We're pulling a Flagstaff 8528CKSS, real length 30.5 feet, weight 7500 lbs empty, with our old 96 F250 7.3 diesel. We're getting about 14 mpg on a Canuck gallon, or about 11.7 on the US gallon, under neutral wind conditions at 65 mph. I did put the bigger exhaust on, but that is all.
Is that reasonable mileage?
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:13 PM   #2
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We have been getting 10.5 mpg at about 19k gross combined. It is very hilly around here. Also pull at 65mph. I am hurting myself with oversize tires and wheels too.

I think you are doing great.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:52 PM   #3
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My Powerstroke diesel 6L gets 12 MPG pulling fully loaded. On the flats with no head wind I could get 14 mpg but that doesn't happen much.
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Jeez. I'd kill to get that kinda mileage. I haven't hit 10 mpg yet!
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:31 PM   #5
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My 4.10 rear end equipped Dodge dually will return 12 pulling my 13,350 pound fiver to the coast and as low as 8.5 pulling over the mountains.
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Jeez. I'd kill to get that kinda mileage. I haven't hit 10 mpg yet!
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I have no idea how many miles you have on your powerstroke but my mileage started getting better after 10-15,000 and gradually increased.
I have the standard rear gearing. I think it may be 3.83 or less.
Without my trailer I can easily get 19 MPG and my highest is 21 plus MPG on a 2 day drive with no trailer and all highway.
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Every Ford truck that I have had (all gassers) continued to improve on gas mileage up through 30M miles.
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Every Ford truck that I have had (all gassers) continued to improve on gas mileage up through 30M miles.
We were talking diesels.
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The mileage read out on the my dash says that I'm getting 19 litres per 100 Km pulling the trailer (12070 lb dry weight). That seems to be about 15 miles per Imperial gallon. If that is accurate, I'm really pleased. Without the trailer I'm getting 14 litres per 100 km which is around 20 mpg. On our first trip I drove between 65 and 70 mph and the truck still has only 8600 Km on it so I expect if I slow down and the engines breaks in more my mileage should improve.
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I never gave it a thought other than it was going to be very bad !! Im not using my F-150 for anything other than pulling the TT. Usually drive the Honda Prius.....money saved on this goes to gas money camping!! lol
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