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Posted: 03/03/12 06:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agreed on that point N3YMY. It's also always better to have too much truck than way too little. I'm perty much in the same predicament. I find myself using the F350 as my daily driver and the fuel bills are hefty. If it was warmer, I'd be riding the Hog. As much as I'll hate it, a fuel efficient lil' cracker box car is in my future.
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I would simply keep what you have for towing and look for a car to beat around in. I don't see how buying a diesel or a new half ton is gonna save ya much. Just my two cents worth.


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I would simply keep what you have for towing and look for a car to beat around in. I don't see how buying a diesel or a new half ton is gonna save ya much. Just my two cents worth.

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I would simply keep what you have for towing and look for a car to beat around in. I don't see how buying a diesel or a new half ton is gonna save ya much. Just my two cents worth.

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bmf123 wrote:

Thanks for replies. I kind of figured that but i am only into this pulling stuff the last couple years i owned a motorhome before that and im no truck enginier. i Know i dont need no dually! I have a v10 with 4.10 and that is way more then enough but like i said i was looking for better gas mileage. anyone know any way to improve gas mileage when not towing?
Go to the V-10 section of the Ford truck forum,to get some tune up and programer tips for your V-10,My '06 V-10 6spd stick 4.10 Super Duty ,gets 14-15mpg on the highway at 60-65mph and 8.7-9.2 pulling my 11,200 lb 5ver,that's only 1-3 mpg less than alot of the diesels,(especially the new ones)I'm sure you can't justify a 6500.00 diesel option on a $50,000 truck for the small milage difference of a well tuned V-10,being that you already have it,and it pulls your 5ver just fine,JMO


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The best way to get more mileage would be to buy a Prius, I can't believe I said that!!!


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jalichty wrote:

The best way to get more mileage would be to buy a Prius, I can't believe I said that!!!


I own a Volt, put a Prius next to a Volt and the Prius looks like a Gas guzzler, my worst milage in the Volt was 65 MPG on a trip to NY My best was well over 1,400 MPG. I keep my Dodge diesel parked unless I need to haul something. The past 2 weeks i drove 500 miles in my Volt without using a drop of gas.


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Dually.Maybe Maybe not Pin weight, Pin weight,pin weight.Tire load capacity, tire load capacity,Tire load capacity. the dry pin weight means nothing .He can not know that till weighed. A fifth wheel with a GVWR of 13,165 can have a actual pin weight of 2700lbs or more.

BTW a SRW one ton truck is not a 3/4 ton. You are getting some real bad information here and a couple of correct cautions. Do your own homework.Learn the ratings and spec's. Do the numbers./


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jalichty wrote:

The best way to get more mileage would be to buy a Prius, I can't believe I said that!!!


I own a Volt, put a Prius next to a Volt and the Prius looks like a Gas guzzler, my worst milage in the Volt was 65 MPG on a trip to NY My best was well over 1,400 MPG. I keep my Dodge diesel parked unless I need to haul something. The past 2 weeks i drove 500 miles in my Volt without using a drop of gas.


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Add me to the camp that says keep your current rig.
Because F 250's have bigger brakes, bigger tires, and a bigger frame they will outlast an F 150 even in non towing highway conditions.
The fuel is more. But the brakes last 1.5 times as long. The tranny has a bigger cooler and it lasts 1.5 times as long. The tires are Load Range E in a bigger diameter and they last 1.5 times as long.
My 2002 Duramax I bought new has the following items I bought right away:
Snug Top Canopy: $ 2000 ? Aftermarket stereo: $ 1500? Running Boards : $ 300 , Weld Polished Aluminum Wheels $ 1500 ? Bigger Michelin Tires: $ 900? , Bedliner: $ 300, Brake Controller: $ 200? , Fancy Floor mats $ 50.
If I sell and get a new pickup I lose a ton on those $ 6,750 worth of aftermarket stuff I have come to enjoy.
I encourage you to stay with your current rig for this reason. If you want better mileage buy yourself a Miata and have some fun. I bought a Porsche !

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