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Old 08-09-2017, 01:35 PM   #1
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New to the forum.We have a 2017 High Country 375FL. Just love the 5th Wheel. We have had trailers for a dozen years but this is the first fifth wheel. We are probably one of the few that are not pulling with a diesel truck and I get questions everywhere I have been. I am using a 2003 F250 with the 6.8l v10.
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Old 08-09-2017, 01:58 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum! May your new rig bring you many years of wonderful memories.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:59 PM   #3
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Welcome and hope the forum is helpful
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Welcome to the MOC and wishing you many happy miles and adventures with your new rig.
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:40 PM   #5
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Congratulations! Welcome to our group! That ol Ford will probably haul your rig just fine
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:10 PM   #8
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Don't feel bad, Chevy 3500HD dually 6.0 liter gas here.Pulls great, enjoy the life style and this great forum.
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:49 PM   #9
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Oh I don't feel bad. From various people I have talked to I actually get better fuel economy than most of the diesels pulling the trailer.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:32 AM   #10
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Welcome to the forum. Gasers work great in flat country but really slow down when going up mountains. But hey what's the hurry..you're on vacation.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:23 AM   #11
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Actually with my 430 gears it doesn't even do that bad in the mountains. I just came back from glacier national park a couple of weeks ago and it did just fine. My gas engine can rev at higher rpms than most any diesel.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:05 AM   #12
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We have the 4.10 gear and have had no problem with the climbs here in Western NC. Gas mileage has been good in the 7.5-8.5 range hauling and 14-15 around town. The only drawback I can see is the lack of engine braking on long downhill runs. We only travel 4-5k miles a year in our north/south migration. If we were going coast to coast it would be a different story.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:48 AM   #13
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Welcome to the forum. Had a gas rig that I used to pull my last pull behind. Your truck sounds like it does a great job but when I upgraded to a diesel it was night a day difference. Happy camping.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:13 AM   #14
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My truck is stuck on the number 12. Hauling or not / highway or city it seems to like getting 12 mpg with the 4.30 gears. That seems typical for this truck. I had a 3.73 gear before 5th wheel and we had a 29 ft trailer. It was stuck on 14 mpg no matter what then. Hey, at least it is consistent and I know what to expect from it.
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