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Old 02-19-2018, 12:32 PM   #61
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:37 PM   #63
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:04 PM   #64
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I'm just surprised no one is busting his chops over "weight".....
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:11 PM   #65
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:20 PM   #66
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36' artic wolf. 15 2500 duramax..

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No, Doc73, you are right. They don’t care.

3 of 4 that I checked drive RAM’s. Hmm, no relevance?

On the other hand, the OP is probably doing a college research project or trying to win a bet with a sales manager or another salesperson _and_ this is the easiest way to collect data, let others do your grunt work.

I am going for popcorn.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:25 PM   #68
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:46 PM   #69
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:22 PM   #71
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I started this thread because I was curious. Being in another country that doesn't have as many big rigs as the USA, I was interested in what others do on the upper side of the world (well, you guys are not really upper as such, more up a bit and over a bit). It seems that there are three main camps, Chev, Dodge and Ford (big surprise). The range selected in each camp being pretty narrow, which I would suggest is by necessity.

I am surprised at how many of you drive big petrol engine machines (what we call gas guzzlers) as compared to diesels. In Australia, the cost of petrol (gas) is one of a couple of a serious deciding factors in tug choices. Although at times diesel costs higher than petrol, in the northern and western outback, it is usually a lot cheaper. Not cheap, not at all, but cheaper than gas. From city to country typical diesel prices are $1.30 to 1.80 per litre. In the bush it can go as high as $3/lt. That's a range of US$1 (city) to US$2.37 (country) per litre or US$3.8 to US$9 per gallon.

Distances between fuel stops used to be horrendous but today typically around 200-300km. Although there are some areas where a 100lt tank is not enough at a reasonable (for a 6.6lt diesel pulling a 5 ton rig) fuel consumption rate of 25lt/100km or 6.6g for 62 miles, (is that around 9m/g or have I miscalculated).

The other factor for choice is terrain. While some of our roads are pretty darned good, wide, flat and just a few low-ish hills, most are pretty average, meaning narrow, bumpy, more rises and falls than a pack of double humped camels. In the north, most roads were/are built to take big trucks, tractor-trailers (semis) and road trains. These are semis with up to 5 trailers and anything from 30m to 50.5m long, which is about 100 to 165 feet. Lots of uneven terrain and lots of inclines from easy to ridiculous means lots of full range power and torque needed, so the big diesels are the answer to that.

Anyway it has been interesting to read what you guys drive and what you like. Thanks.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:28 PM   #72
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I started this thread because I was curious. Being in another country that doesn't have as many big rigs as the USA, I was interested in what others do on the upper side of the world (well, you guys are not really upper as such, more up a bit and over a bit). It seems that there are three main camps, Chev, Dodge and Ford (big surprise). The range selected in each camp being pretty narrow, which I would suggest is by necessity.

I am surprised at how many of you drive big petrol engine machines (what we call gas guzzlers) as compared to diesels. In Australia, the cost of petrol (gas) is one of a couple of a serious deciding factors in tug choices. Although at times diesel costs higher than petrol, in the northern and western outback, it is usually a lot cheaper. Not cheap, not at all, but cheaper than gas. From city to country typical diesel prices are $1.30 to 1.80 per litre. In the bush it can go as high as $3/lt. That's a range of US$1 (city) to US$2.37 (country) per litre or US$3.8 to US$9 per gallon.

Distances between fuel stops used to be horrendous but today typically around 200-300km. Although there are some areas where a 100lt tank is not enough at a reasonable (for a 6.6lt diesel pulling a 5 ton rig) fuel consumption rate of 25lt/100km or 6.6g for 62 miles, (is that around 9m/g or have I miscalculated).

The other factor for choice is terrain. While some of our roads are pretty darned good, wide, flat and just a few low-ish hills, most are pretty average, meaning narrow, bumpy, more rises and falls than a pack of double humped camels. In the north, most roads were/are built to take big trucks, tractor-trailers (semis) and road trains. These are semis with up to 5 trailers and anything from 30m to 50.5m long, which is about 100 to 165 feet. Lots of uneven terrain and lots of inclines from easy to ridiculous means lots of full range power and torque needed, so the big diesels are the answer to that.

Anyway it has been interesting to read what you guys drive and what you like. Thanks.
Today I finished a 1,600 mile trip, averaged 10.8 miles per gallon in my F350 diesel. Terrain was flat or rolling hills.
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Today I finished a 1,600 mile trip, averaged 10.8 miles per gallon in my F350 diesel. Terrain was flat or rolling hills.
Oh, pulling about 12,000 pounds.
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i also have a 45 gallon aux tank in the bed so i can hold right at 80 gallon
i can get about 12 MPG keeping it around 63 MPH
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:30 AM   #75
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I started this thread because I was curious. Being in another country that doesn't have as many big rigs as the USA, I was interested in what others do on the upper side of the world (well, you guys are not really upper as such, more up a bit and over a bit). It seems that there are three main camps, Chev, Dodge and Ford (big surprise). The range selected in each camp being pretty narrow, which I would suggest is by necessity.

I am surprised at how many of you drive big petrol engine machines (what we call gas guzzlers) as compared to diesels. In Australia, the cost of petrol (gas) is one of a couple of a serious deciding factors in tug choices. Although at times diesel costs higher than petrol, in the northern and western outback, it is usually a lot cheaper. Not cheap, not at all, but cheaper than gas. From city to country typical diesel prices are $1.30 to 1.80 per litre. In the bush it can go as high as $3/lt. That's a range of US$1 (city) to US$2.37 (country) per litre or US$3.8 to US$9 per gallon.

Distances between fuel stops used to be horrendous but today typically around 200-300km. Although there are some areas where a 100lt tank is not enough at a reasonable (for a 6.6lt diesel pulling a 5 ton rig) fuel consumption rate of 25lt/100km or 6.6g for 62 miles, (is that around 9m/g or have I miscalculated).

The other factor for choice is terrain. While some of our roads are pretty darned good, wide, flat and just a few low-ish hills, most are pretty average, meaning narrow, bumpy, more rises and falls than a pack of double humped camels. In the north, most roads were/are built to take big trucks, tractor-trailers (semis) and road trains. These are semis with up to 5 trailers and anything from 30m to 50.5m long, which is about 100 to 165 feet. Lots of uneven terrain and lots of inclines from easy to ridiculous means lots of full range power and torque needed, so the big diesels are the answer to that.

Anyway it has been interesting to read what you guys drive and what you like. Thanks.
I Tow with a 3/4 Ton Dodge (RAM) Mega Cab 6.7L Cummins, 6 speed automatic transmission, 4X4, 3:73 gear set with a Smarty S67 program installed. This has added 60HP/120lb.-ft. torque at the rear wheels. I have set this to Level 3 which is the towing mode.

I have towed three different 5ers with this truck and set-up. Each 5er has gotten heavier and taller as we have up scaled to the newer units. The last model is a 34RL, Cedar Creek which is 13'-6" tall.

I have data for my 10 years of ownership of this truck and towing on various highways. My fuel mileage for my truck and trailer when towing with the Smarty installed has been between 10.5 MPG and 13 MPG. This is with a US gallon of NO. 2 diesel fuel. The 10.5 MPG was when we crested the Rocky Mountains through the Eisenhower tunnel at 11,158' doing the speed limit.
I fill up between 250 and 300 miles, using the stock fuel tank which is 34 gallons capacity.
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Thank you for all your inputs and insights. It was interesting to me to see the cutoff in TT length/weight vs SRW or DRW TVs. Great discussions with individuals at the camping show this past weekend trying to match TT & TV.
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