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Brettnandrea

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Posted: 03/30/02 03:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i am asking this question for my parents. they have a 2001 f350 2wd deisel towing a 35ft 12,000#(approx loaded weight) 5er. on a trip from jersey to florida they averaged 9mpg. they were expecting higher. the old combo e350 w/460 towing a 10,000#tt got 7mpg

does this sound about right. they did have a loose hose on the turbo, but that was corrected in florida and the mpg were the same coming home. the engine only had about 4k miles before this trip.



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My Dad has a 2002 250 PSD crewcab short bed 3.73 rear. He usually gets about 18 on the highway empty and this last trip he got 13 towing about a 8,000lb 5'er. He is happy over the 7mpg he used to get with his silverado.

I do notice a few things about mpg by using my overhead consoles mpg feature. If I drive around 66 to 67 my MPG is alot better than it is at 70. Also air temperature seems to make a difference too, when it is cold outside 20 to 30 here it TX I get slightly lower MPG than when it is warmer 50 to 70's. I have bought all my fuel from Flying J (their so called premium diesel) and get from 16 in all city driving to anywhere from 20 to 22 on the highway (wind direction makes a difference as well) I am waiting delievery of my wildcat (5 to 7 weeks) and will get to see what my towing mpg will be.

I did also notice that my truck gets better mileage with the oil always at the full mark too. my truck has less than 4,000 miles on it and it is nowhere near broken in yet.

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Posted: 03/30/02 07:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think This is a trick question because a 7.3 PSD does not achieve gas milage. It can have fuel economy ratings or miles per gallon, but only a gasoline engine can have gas milage. Were you testing us? Bagman.


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Brett - tell your parents they are very close to being overweight.

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Brettandrea:

I am getting 10.6 towing almost 7,000lb. at 60/65 mph, and have 11,000 miles on it. The mpg should increase a bit as they break it in more...don't be surprised if it doesn't increase a lot as that is a pretty good load.

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notice I did say either MPG or fuel or premium diesel, so if he was testing us, I didnt fall for it.

bagman how is it going up north this weekend. Things on this forum seem to be alot more settled this weekend compared to last. I enjoy reading your posts and advice you offer. take care.

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The weather is nice in Allen Park, however I spent Friday and Saturday in Ohio's Gem City (Toronto). It was even nicer there. Thanks for the compliment. I haven't posted on General RV Issues for ten days now. Its not safe there. It is much safer in these other forums. See ya around, Bagman.


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I think your parents mileage seems fair. This weekend I towed my trailer from Long Island to New Holland Pa., (about 250 miles each way). My trip computer says I averaged 11.3 mpg. My trailer is around 9000lbs loaded. My rig is broken in at near 27k. FYI, my last trailer weighed 1200lbs less and I was getting 6-7mpg with my 93 suburban with a 350, I am satisfied with my numbers.

*This Message was edited on 01-Apr-02 02:26 PM by NY CAMPER*



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no, this was not a test, just habbit to say gas mileage.

thanks for the replys
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B&A, mileage varies widely with PSD's.
You may want to check out Ford-Diesel.com for accurate info on PSD trucks.

Towing 12k and 7k is not going to yield the same mileage; also the wind resistance (height of the fiver) makes a big difference- trailers vary considerably. I generally get about 10 mpg with a 8k fiver, but it's high in front, plus the axles are flipped to fit the 4x4 truck.

J.

Off topic- thanks bagfan for a non responsive post.

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