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Old 12-26-2015, 12:37 PM   #11
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Ya it does Rev quite a bit until you get to cruising speed. If you have enough self control (which I do not) to stay at 60 to 65 mph it is totally fine. I have a good friend that is a very good gm mechanic and he says they are designed for high rpms and says to just let it do its thing. I will say though the next truck will most likely be a diesel.
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:53 PM   #12
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Ya it does Rev quite a bit until you get to cruising speed. If you have enough self control (which I do not) to stay at 60 to 65 mph it is totally fine. I have a good friend that is a very good gm mechanic and he says they are designed for high rpms and says to just let it do its thing. I will say though the next truck will most likely be a diesel.

I agree, they will handle the rpms, but having known what a diesel was like and then pulling with a gasser again, made me uneasy and it was less than 6 months before I traded back up to diesel.


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Old 12-26-2015, 01:00 PM   #13
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I have always had diesels before this truck and I agree the gasser is not ideal for sure. We mainly go within a 1 1/2 hour radius of home do not a huge issue. We do take it 7 hours each way to northern wi in the summer. I have been thinking about trading to a diesel but for now it's still under warranty and I'm to cheap to spend the extra 10,000 for one. Lol
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:30 PM   #14
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My 2015 F350 Diesel SRW handles better than I could have expected. I'm not sure but I think a DRW would feel a bit more stable in crosswinds. But nothing, I'm concerned with so far. I tow at the posted limit +/-2MPH and average 16-17 MPG.

Edit...the MPG is NOT mountain towing...then it drops to 10-11. But the beast towing will scoot up the Appalachians like they are flat.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:38 PM   #15
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Wow! I also have a extended cab 2016 f550 4x4 diesel. Has never pulled a trailer just had utility box on it and weighs 13,500. I can only get 11.2 out of it at the very best.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:35 PM   #16
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16-17 HA I get 15-17 with truck only. No way you're getting that towing a 371.... I get 8-10 pulling a 381 at 13,100 dry.
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Old 12-27-2015, 10:51 AM   #17
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Chop, it's true. Granted 17 is hard to achieve...16 is a fair average. But I don't use cruise control and I nurse the throttle...to maintained at least the speed going up and let her coast down every chance...again maintaining at least the speed limit. Most places we've gone are within three hours of home and relatively flat highways/interstate (no stop lights). If I abandoned my effort to manage the MPG, it'll drops down to 11-13 even lower I'm sure. Only time I got as low as 10 was when we went to to Gatlinburg.
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Old 12-27-2015, 11:06 AM   #18
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Is it a 4x4 and is it all stock? Are you checking at pump or going by what the dash says for mileage? Just curious. I have had several duramaxs and the best I have ever got on average was 14 or less not pulling anything. Usually went down to 8.5 to 9.5 towing.
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Kinger, Its stock 4x4 and using what the dash says. I'm headed to TX next week, w/o towing anything...I'll report back the dash vs. pump calculations. I'm expecting 19-20 MPG. Six years ago using a 2005 F150, I towed a car trailer with chevy cavalier only got 8 MPG.
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That would be great. Thanks. Might have to consider a ford next time. Never thought I would say that! Lol
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