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Old 01-01-2016, 11:18 AM   #61
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My F250 came with a 26 gallon fuel tank. Not very good when traveling or towing. Reading this site put me onto a 50 gallon replacement aftermarket Titan Fuel Tank. Couldn't be happier.
https://titanfueltanks.com/
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:25 AM   #62
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I saw 4 mpg with my 350 V10, pulling my sabre.




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Old 01-01-2016, 11:28 AM   #63
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I have considered an auxiliary fuel tank, but I am concerned about the added weight in the bed of the truck. I am already close to my max carry weight.


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Old 01-01-2016, 11:47 AM   #64
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I went for the replacement. Got rid of the 26 gallon tank and put the 50 gallon tank where it was under the truck. Added about 200 lbs. to the truck when fully fueled up.
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:12 PM   #65
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Year, make, and capacity of tow vehicle:2015 RAM 3500 Laramie 4x4 SRW SB
Weight of tow vehicle: 8597 lbs
Engine and fuel type:6.7 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Weight of loaded trailer or fifth wheel:15293 lbs
GCWR Capacity: 25300
My Current GCWR: 23890
Average speed while towing: 55-65
Average terrain (level, hilly, or mountainous 'L,H,M'): L,H,M but mostly L,H
Average Miles Per Gallon - Towing - Highway:15 mpg
Best MPG - Towing - Highway: 19.6 mpg
Worst MPG - Towing - Highway: 11.2 mpg

Average Miles Per Gallon - City and Highway Combined Unloaded:16.5 mpg
Best MPG - Highway Unloaded: 26.8 mpg
Worst MPG - City - Unloaded: 12.6 mpg
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:18 PM   #66
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Year, make, and capacity of tow vehicle: 2013 2500 HD Chevy crew cab with cab high canopy, 4WD, Allison 6 spd, 2:73 gears
Weight of tow vehicle: 7,450 (with tools in bed)
Engine and fuel type: Diesel Duramax 6.6 -- S-15 crap
Weight of loaded trailer or fifth wheel: 7,800 Keystone Outback + 1,100 Polaris X-2 ATV, total 8,900
Average speed while towing: 60-65 MPH
Average terrain (level, hilly, or mountainous 'L,H,M'): H-M combination mostly in Oregon.
Average Miles Per Gallon: 13-15
Best ever -- 16.6, from Knoxville to Asheville (mostly down hill)
Worst ever -- 11.8 -- pulling Willamette Pass, OR 58 from Eugene to Bend, OR
Average mileage not towing: around town, 17 +, all interstate (I-5) 21-22.
My truck was special ordered by someone else who did not take it when it finally arrived. Gear ratios and generally slow & steady acceleration with coasting to stops whenever possible are why I believe I am getting what I think of as good mileage. Prior Dodges and Fords driven much the same way got 10 or 11 at best but had 4:10/4:11 gears.
I wanted a Ford when I bought the Chevy but none available when I needed to make an emergency trip from Oregon to Florida and took a Chevy by default. Planned on trading it when I got back to Oregon and that was now 20 months ago. Love the Chevy. Might be the best truck I have ever owned and my wife will testify I have owned quite a few. If it holds together, I will likely keep this one longer than most.
Love the Allison tranny and the exhaust brake actually works! Tow/Haul mode works, too. Great fuel mileage and plenty of power. Edge Insight installed and watch the fuel economy gauge whenever accelerating. Drives close to a gas engine performance. Absolute dandy truck. Never owned a Chevy before, but this one is great.

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I have never heard on a gear set that high in a truck!
Interesting!!

I wonder what the persons ordering it, hand in mind for it.


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Old 01-02-2016, 01:07 AM   #68
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I have no idea what the original buyer had in his mind, special ordering from the factory such an odd gear set. Never spoke to him. The dealer thought maybe hot shotting but I doubt that with those gears.
An old friend of mind used to deliver "My Little Salesman" and "Western Horseman" magazines to truck stops and parts houses in 9 western states for several years. He used a Chevy diesel truck with a long bed (took a bed off an older pickup to get a longer bed since Chevy was mostly 6'6" beds). Not a lot of weight to haul but lots of miles. Maybe he had something like that in mind. Don't know.
I was not sure about a gear set like that but I was headed to Florida in a big hurry and had to pull a small and light trailer. So, the gear set was not a problem for that trip. As it turned out, the Duramax is such a gutsy engine, the gear set doesn't really matter all that much. Excess of torque solves the problem. Plenty of torque fills in for the odd gear set. In any event, I love the truck and when it is time to trade again, I will consider special ordering a different gear set -- but probably not that one. Maybe like 3:55 or so? Diesel engine with lots of torque doesn't need the tall gears of the old gas trucks. Or, so it seems.
The odd gear set handles our little Outback just fine although it boggs a bit on steep grades. Even 6 % slows me to about 55 and kicks the RPM to around 1,750-1,800.
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What's max tow with it?


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It's 3.73 gears not 2.73.
Since day one, 3.73 gears are the only available gears for 3500 and 2500 trucks with a duramax. You could get lower gears (numerically higher ) in the 4500 and 5500 trucks back when they were available.
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