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Old 09-06-2015, 08:35 AM   #171
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I tow a 2014 Wildwood 26 Foot with a 2006 Chevy Siverado 2500 HD . Tows great but I only get 12 MPG when in tow mode.
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:55 AM   #172
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Anyone have evidence that short trips (I.e. 5 mile daily commute to work are in fact bad for modern diesel engines? I'm not a diesel expert, but have talked to a few and they say it isn't a valid concern with today's diesels. Further confirmed by my sample size of 1 - my father in law who drives his 2010 f250 2.5 miles to work one way and has had his truck in the shop zero times since new.
Just curious to learn more and see if anyone else has heard the same thing.

My personal experience with a 2011 6.7PSD I had indicated that you will experience much more frequent regens if doing a lot of short trips without reaching full operating temp. I have a 3 mile commute to work and come home for lunch. After work is a 6 mile or so drive to the gym and back. I would see much less mileage between regens when making these short runs than I would making long runs, especially when towing. The one thing I hated about that truck was that it always seemed to regen as I was pulling into the house with everyone in there waiting for me to begin supper. I knew I wouldn't be making any runs more than a few miles for the next several days, so my only option was to take a 20 minute cruise and waste some diesel and be late for supper. I've noticed the new ones have an option that gives some control of regens to the driver- wouldn't have one without it.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:39 PM   #173
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We tow a 2015 Rockwood Signature Ultra Light 8312SS, max weight of 8900 lbs, and length a tick under 35 foot. We pull it with a 2002 Ford Excursion, 7.3L Power Stroke. The truck has plenty of power to pull the rig. The suspension is a little sloppy, and transmission hunts a little on the hills. This is our second trailer and is much larger and heavier than the previous trailer.

I just ordered performance upgrades to help the truck out. Air intake, gauges, exhaust and chip. After that comes the airbags to stiffen up the rear when the trailer is on the hitch. I currently get 9-10 mpg pulling the trailer. Sometimes I wish I had a truck bed to haul the messy stuff, but it sure is nice not hearing the kids messing with each other. The both have their own bench seat to themselves. Not to mention the look on the peoples faces when the see an Excursion but hear the loveable rattle of the 7.3. Throws them for a loop every time.
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:45 PM   #174
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Started with 2005 Chevy duramax 2500.
Traded bought new 2014 Chevy 3500 dully king cab duramax.
Only drive it when I pull camper only has only 3500 miles.


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Old 09-07-2015, 07:50 AM   #175
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We use a 2002 Ford Excursion V10 6.8L gasser to pull our 2015 Forest River Wildwood 28 DBUD. Dry weight on the trailer is 6,130lbs and together with the truck and trailer fully loaded we weight out right around 15,000lbs. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-07-2015, 09:13 AM   #176
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Up until last Saturday I pulled a Salem Cruise 281qbxl with a 2000 Silverado 2500 with 225,000 miles on it. I will now be pulling it with a 2006 Silverado 3500 SRW crew cab with only 16,000 miles on it. . My 2 teenagers have outgrown the extended cab for longer trips. I'm working today on adjusting the equalizer hitch since the new truck sits 2 1/2 inches higher. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:22 AM   #177
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:28 AM   #178
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27RKSS Wildwood with a F150 super cab 534 Triton. It pulls it fine but need a little bit more power in the hills.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:08 PM   #179
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:23 PM   #180
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Up until last Saturday I pulled a Salem Cruise 281qbxl with a 2000 Silverado 2500 with 225,000 miles on it. I will now be pulling it with a 2006 Silverado 3500 SRW crew cab with only 16,000 miles on it. . My 2 teenagers have outgrown the extended cab for longer trips. I'm working today on adjusting the equalizer hitch since the new truck sits 2 1/2 inches higher. [IMG][/IMG]
16,000 miles. Wow - great find. What was if used (or I guess not used) for???
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