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Old 08-27-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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1/2 ton vs. 3/4 ton

I would like to hear some figures of gas mileage for 1/2 ton vs. 3/4 ton when towing. Do 1/2 ton get better gas mileage? How much better? With my 1/2 ton I'm getting 12-1/2 mpg.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:31 PM   #2
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I get around 9 MPG with the Ford 3/4 ton. All depends on the weight being towed.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:52 PM   #3
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Are you regretting the hemi and looking at the deecul?
My 5.0 F150 got about 10.5? So far the SD is about 10 towing the same TT loaded about the same and we went to the same CG as last year. I think I can easily get 12 on the level at 55.
I like to look at the instant mpg. I get 99.9 downhill and 3 to 6 pulling hard uphill.
Strange though... I've never been able to "adjust" the numbers to get what I want.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:59 PM   #4
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My 2007 Toyota tundra would get 9.5mpg. Towing the same TT with my 2012 f250 (gas engine) 9.0 mpg.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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The 5.7 Hemi in my Ram 1/2 ton gets about 9 mpg towing, about 11-12 running around town and 17 on the highway.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:24 PM   #6
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2001 F-250 6.8 ltr. v10: 13.8 MPG mixed driving not towing. About 9 MPG towing Grey Wolf 17BH.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:51 PM   #7
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My F150 would get 10.5, then we moved to a GMC 2500HD, 6.0L gas, we sit at 9.0 hauling the same trailer....minimal difference, but the extra power and ease of towing with the 2500 is night and day....and I drive the 2500 at same speed I drove the F150...pretty much right at 60mph.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:54 PM   #8
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I get 18-19 unloaded with my 97 Dodge Diesel, and about 11-12 pulling a 10K 5th wheel. Prior to that I had a 6.0L gas engine, and in the mountains with the same 5th wheel it produced mileage so terrible I was afraid to figure it.

Seriously though, your right foot can have a very big influence on mileage, just taking it easy and giving the engine a bit of time to get the rig up to speed makes a big difference.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:58 PM   #9
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Had a tundra 5.7 pulling an 8k TT at 10 mpg, got a 6.7 f-350 and went up to 11. Then upgraded to a 14k 5vr and back down to 10-10.5 being able to hold OD was the largest difference in milage with the diesel


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Old 08-27-2014, 10:09 PM   #10
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"...ease of towing with the 2500 is night and day..."
I feel like I have complete control now.
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