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CabinetmakerII

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Dave H M wrote:

about 14-16 mpg with the FW in tow

WooooWeee I gotta get me one of those tow trucks. That is what I get running empty at best. [emoticon]


If you are quoting me Dave, I suggest you re-read what I wrote...


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Dave H M wrote:

about 14-16 mpg with the FW in tow

WooooWeee I gotta get me one of those tow trucks. That is what I get running empty at best. [emoticon]


If you are quoting me Dave, I suggest you re-read what I wrote...
Not you I don't think, there was a poster on the first or second page that was claiming 14-16 mpg pulling his 18,000 lb. fifth wheel. That raised a few eyebrows, and much disbelief. [emoticon]


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the ryder is correct. [emoticon]

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fj12ryder wrote:

CabinetmakerII wrote:

Dave H M wrote:

about 14-16 mpg with the FW in tow

WooooWeee I gotta get me one of those tow trucks. That is what I get running empty at best. [emoticon]


If you are quoting me Dave, I suggest you re-read what I wrote...
Not you I don't think, there was a poster on the first or second page that was claiming 14-16 mpg pulling his 18,000 lb. fifth wheel. That raised a few eyebrows, and much disbelief. [emoticon]


You referring to me? If so my FW is nowhere near 18k. Not sure where that came from. It's slightly over 11k.

While I understand that MPG was never impressive on most trucks, it certainly wasn't on my old Ford, the new 6.7 with the 10 spd tranny is pretty impressive. Just about doubles the mileage on previous versions. I don't fret over MPG, never have, but that's what the computer tells me. I don't calculate it myself, and as another poster pointed out, I hadn't reset it so some of these figures could be skewed with non towing MPG. So there is that.

You guys sure do like to get your knickers all in a twist when someone has better MPG than the status quo. New trucks are more powerful and much more efficient. You should try driving one and educate yourself. Until you truly know what you are talking about it's all just drivel.


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way2roll wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

CabinetmakerII wrote:

Dave H M wrote:

about 14-16 mpg with the FW in tow

WooooWeee I gotta get me one of those tow trucks. That is what I get running empty at best. [emoticon]


If you are quoting me Dave, I suggest you re-read what I wrote...
Not you I don't think, there was a poster on the first or second page that was claiming 14-16 mpg pulling his 18,000 lb. fifth wheel. That raised a few eyebrows, and much disbelief. [emoticon]


You referring to me? If so my FW is nowhere near 18k. Not sure where that came from. It's slightly over 11k.

While I understand that MPG was never impressive on most trucks, it certainly wasn't on my old Ford, the new 6.7 with the 10 spd tranny is pretty impressive. Just about doubles the mileage on previous versions. I don't fret over MPG, never have, but that's what the computer tells me. I don't calculate it myself, and as another poster pointed out, I hadn't reset it so some of these figures could be skewed with non towing MPG. So there is that.

You guys sure do like to get your knickers all in a twist when someone has better MPG than the status quo. New trucks are more powerful and much more efficient. You should try driving one and educate yourself. Until you truly know what you are talking about it's all just drivel.


Ask me if I really care what my true MPG is.... I will say no.. As long as I get there safe, that's all I care about.. Sure, I will try for the best MPG's but let's face it.. when towing a larger fiver that's hard to do all the time.


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YEP, I 100% agree. If I can afford doing this I won't worry about if it's 8,9 or 10mpg. As said dependable is what's most important!!!


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way2roll wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Not you I don't think, there was a poster on the first or second page that was claiming 14-16 mpg pulling his 18,000 lb. fifth wheel. That raised a few eyebrows, and much disbelief. [emoticon]


You referring to me? If so my FW is nowhere near 18k. Not sure where that came from. It's slightly over 11k.

While I understand that MPG was never impressive on most trucks, it certainly wasn't on my old Ford, the new 6.7 with the 10 spd tranny is pretty impressive. Just about doubles the mileage on previous versions. I don't fret over MPG, never have, but that's what the computer tells me. I don't calculate it myself, and as another poster pointed out, I hadn't reset it so some of these figures could be skewed with non towing MPG. So there is that.

You guys sure do like to get your knickers all in a twist when someone has better MPG than the status quo. New trucks are more powerful and much more efficient. You should try driving one and educate yourself. Until you truly know what you are talking about it's all just drivel.
The original poster, not you BTW, claimed 13-14 mpg with a 2004 diesel pulling an 18,000 lb. fifth wheel.

FWIW, I can almost believe your claim, at least the low end. I got 12-12.5 mpg with my 2001 Dodge Cummins, pulling a 12,000 lb. fifth wheel. So a little higher mileage pulling a little lighter 5th wheel with slightly better aerodynamics could certainly happen.

But it certainly is uncommon since you rarely hear of anyone purporting to get that kind of mileage pulling a large-ish 5th wheel.

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While I understand that MPG was never impressive on most trucks, it certainly wasn't on my old Ford, the new 6.7 with the 10 spd tranny is pretty impressive. Just about doubles the mileage on previous versions.


Double, sure, that's gonna happen.





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Lynnmor wrote:

way2roll wrote:



While I understand that MPG was never impressive on most trucks, it certainly wasn't on my old Ford, the new 6.7 with the 10 spd tranny is pretty impressive. Just about doubles the mileage on previous versions.


Double, sure, that's gonna happen.


I said just about, try not to take it too literally. Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss it.

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When we bought our FW, we had an F250 V10 6.8L pickup. We got 7 mpg towing. We had an auxiliary tank and it still stopped at all gas stations! Then we got our current pickup, F350 DRW Diesel. We get anywhere from 12 to 14 mpg depending on terrain. Not only is it a breeze to have as a tow vehicle, but the fuel savings far outweigh the additive and oil changes.


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