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08-29-2004, 07:04 PM
What kind of Fuel Figures are you getting out there just for comparison.
(Yr/Brand) (DRW/SRW)(2/4wd)(Auto/Man)(Speed)(Weight) (MPG)

03 Dodge 3500 DRW 2wd Auto 60 14000+ 12-13

Montana Sky
08-29-2004, 09:47 PM
04 Chevy 2500HD SRW 4wd Auto 65 13000+ 14-15

08-30-2004, 01:24 AM
02 F250 PSD 4X4 Auto Pulling about 11,000 pounds at 70 mph 11.5 mpg.

08-30-2004, 02:26 AM
2004 GMC 8.1 gas,dually pulling 14000+, 3670 RL...8.4mpg at 65, 7.6mpg at 70.

08-30-2004, 02:42 AM
8.5 - 9 MPG with the following @ 68-72MPH

08-30-2004, 04:03 AM
1999 Ford F350 Diesel SRW Auto 65 14000+ 13-14 also using SFR oil additive. Were a destributer.
Ken and Velda
Dahlgren VA
2003 3655FL Montana/ Ford F350 Diesel
quote:Originally posted by Riverman777

What kind of Fuel Figures are you getting out there just for comparison.
(Yr/Brand) (DRW/SRW)(2/4wd)(Auto/Man)(Speed)(Weight) (MPG)

03 Dodge 3500 DRW 2wd Auto 60 14000+ 12-13

08-30-2004, 04:19 AM
2002 Chevy 2500HD Diesel, 4wd, Auto, 60-65 MPH, 11 MPG

08-30-2004, 04:24 AM
01 F 250 diesel auto srw, worst, in the hills 7 mpg 63mph
best 11.5 mpg 68 mph
pulling 12000 lbs.

NJ Hillbilly
08-30-2004, 04:37 AM
'02 GMC CC/Dually, 4x4, D/A, 21,000+lbs, 11 or so towing 65,70, and at times faster.

08-30-2004, 06:53 AM
10mpg with cruise set at 57 mph. 8.5mpg with cruise set at 68 mph. Both with O/D off.

08-30-2004, 07:50 AM
Have exact figures for the miles we drove pulling the Montana on the recent trip cross country. Knew that the log would be useful!! This figure is without breaking out all the different circumstances of MPH, winds, bumpy roads etc etc We could give you a breakdown for a particular day if you would like. (IE--Kearney NE to Oxford IA-- 10.56 mpg) We still haven't weighed in, yes we know we should but every time we tried the scales would just wave us through. But we were not even close to being packed full on the outward trip and even less after dropping off all the gear with kids. Actual figures show an average of 9.981 mpg. Best day was 12.7 and we must have had a good tailwind. Worst was 8.79. The truck really isn't broken in yet and we are told that our mileage will improve. Hope so. Did discover that the MPG calculator in the truck gives about 8% more than the actual mpg so you may want to calculate using actual gallons consumed and miles travelled which is what our figure indicates. Fortunately when we budgeted for the trip we figured 10mpg so our gas budget was right on. Next.......

08-30-2004, 07:52 AM
Just finished a 6500 mi. trip. 8.55 mpg. for the entire trip.
Truck with 800 lb. Motorcycle in back total wt. going down the road 17,380 lbs.

Truck Spec. See Sig.

08-30-2004, 09:25 AM
F350 4X4 CC long bed (7,6000#)with western diesel chip. 5th wheel is a 3670 14000#(plus).
MPG is 9 - 13 depending on speed, terrian and wind conditions.

faeb and genb
08-30-2004, 10:13 AM
F350 pulling 3575 RL 11 MPG with cruise set at 55 OD on. 8.5 MPG with cruise set 68 MPH.

08-30-2004, 11:58 AM
97 Ford PSD SRW extcab 12-14mpg towing 10K. Milage is at the upper end North, bottom end south. For 800 miles from Kansas to PA avg was 13.5. Approx 65mph.

08-30-2004, 03:20 PM
WOW! Some kinda mileage for KS to PA!! What routes did you take?? We'd love to get that on our next trip back from Wichita and KC!!! Do you use an additive or have any other hints? (Aside from avoiding the interstate in MO and the hills in PA!!)

08-31-2004, 11:25 AM
2001 PSD CC F250 pulling 12,000 Lbs about 11.5 mpg, empty no trailer 15- 19 mpg depends on my foot. If I can keep it around 2,000 RPMs i have gotten as much as 22mpg keeping my foot out of it, but that's hard to do.

08-31-2004, 03:03 PM

I have a 3:55 rear end that helps. The milage was from Emporia Kansas to the Lorals in PA. Drove the interstates. I can't understand why I do better up north. This is the second time my milage has been super up North so it is repeatable. Down here in FL I get 12 to 121/2.

I am running Superchips Towsafe program. 265 Truck tires. Mobile 1 ATF. and Shell synthetic, 60-65 at about 300miles per day.

09-01-2004, 02:21 AM
Thanks for the info! As you can see we are still getting things fine tuned.