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Old 08-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #31
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Our 2013 Chevy 4500 2860 gets 10mpg using the dash digital mph gauge. Thats with HW and local driving.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #32
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My 2011 Sunseeker 2300 with the E350 gets about 9mpg on the highway. I try to keep it at 60mph. My question is whether there is a big difference in mpg between 60 and 65 mph. I would like to drive at 65, but not at greatly increased cost.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #33
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Everything said here about the 10cyl gas motors is true - they will pull stumps but nobody I know with one ever got better that about 9mpg average.

And most people posting here are getting around 8-10, I assume most are on gas also.

I must be the real excpetion here:

2006 Dodge 2500 with 3.73 rear gear with common rail 5.9 cummins diesel. Curently pulling 7400lb empty (8500lb loaded) trailer on flat ground (everything is flat in Louisiana )
Keeping it under 65 (no cruse - although as flat as it is here it may not matter). I am getting 13mpg (sometimes on back roads at 55mph I am getting 14mpg) the truck usually get over 20mpg empty in same driving conditions.

I have to admit after owning a few campers my last one was a 7600lb V-Nose bumperpull and it too got around 13mpg (big improvment over previous rig "Brick trailer - flat front" with Ford Powerstroke trk) I swore I would never own another flat front brick trailer - it seems that around 60-65mph I would hit a wind resistance wall and I had to push the petal down quite a bit and sucking a lot more fuel just to go a few miles per hour faster with that brick.
BTW with the 6500lb Brick and a Ford 6.0 Powerstroke - my previous rig, I could only average 10mpg on flat ground. I think the cummins may have done better even towing the brick.

Anyway so I figured after learing these lessons my future camping rigs - stay under 8K pounds, stay under 65mph, and buy arodynamic trailer.

My current 5th wheel not much taller than truck and pretty arodynamic front cap horse trailer style (getting 13mpg):
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:46 PM   #34
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Wonder if Amsoil will make much of a difference.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:52 PM   #35
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Wonder if Amsoil will make much of a difference.
It will make your rods fly out the side of your block if that's the difference your looking for.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:24 PM   #36
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DaveGood,

It's 62MPH in our 2013 Chevy 4500 2860 for 10MPH....so far
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:35 PM   #37
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Sorry, But Amsoil is flat out the best oil money can buy.
I wouldn't leave home with out it.........
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Sorry, But Amsoil is flat out the best oil money can buy.
I wouldn't leave home with out it.........
We will just have to agree to disagree. We were sponsored by them once and it's the first company I said no thanks to! From the amount of blown up engines we had I wouldn't run it in my neighbors lawn mower.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #39
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We will just have to agree to disagree. We were sponsored by them once and it's the first company I said no thanks to! From the amount of blown up engines we had I wouldn't run it in my neighbors lawn mower.
Unless you don't like your neighbor
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #40
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Sorry, But Amsoil is flat out the best oil money can buy.
I wouldn't leave home with out it.........
I have no dispute with the quality of Amsoil's product. Their Euro oil does meet MB Spec 229.51 - a very rigid specification, and has MB approval

What I DON'T like about Amsoil is their Sales scheme - working through backyard jobbers. Whenever I've priced Amsoil vs Mobil1 (which I've used for the last 35 years in all my vehicles), there has always been a ridiculous price difference.

Like the wise old prophet said" "You pays your money and you takes your chance!"
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