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Michelle.S

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I don't fret over my MPG, but I do monitor it because a sudden drop can indicate a problem that might be resolved before becoming something serious.


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I don't fret over my MPG, but I do monitor it because a sudden drop can indicate a problem that might be resolved before becoming something serious.


My guess is if you are concerned about fuel economy for the reason you say, it will more likely cost you money than save you. It’s very unlikely that you will ever have anything serious go wrong with your engine. The chance of something happening to it that will cause the mileage to drop off significantly before causing something serious to happen is almost zero. The chance of seeing your mileage vary on the other hand is not that unlikely. So what are you going to do if suddenly your mileage drops 15% and you can’t come up with an explanation? Bring it to the dealer so they can change your air and fuel filters, tell you everything checks out and charge you $500.


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I completed my first trip towing a tandem dually gooseneck with my 2021 F350. 1100 km round trip. Got about 12 mpg one way with the deck empty and 6.9 mpg loaded coming back. (US gallons)

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Exactly. My mileage and power all dropped coming home from FL. Guess you would just deal with it and drive on with fuel prices escalating? Took it in and it was more than just the filters. $160 fixed it though.

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4x4ord wrote:

I completed my first trip towing a tandem dually gooseneck with my 2021 F350. 1100 km round trip. Got about 12 mpg one way with the deck empty and 6.9 mpg loaded coming back. (US gallons)


Hope you had a headwind and running 70 to get 6.9.


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ferndaleflyer wrote:

Exactly. My mileage and power all dropped coming home from FL. Guess you would just deal with it and drive on with fuel prices escalating? Took it in and it was more than just the filters. $160 fixed it though.


Exactly what?
Traveling from a warm state to where winter fuel is sold, one can expect a drop in mileage.
What did you buy for $160? "Took it in" means what or where?





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Lynnmor wrote:

ferndaleflyer wrote:

Exactly. My mileage and power all dropped coming home from FL. Guess you would just deal with it and drive on with fuel prices escalating? Took it in and it was more than just the filters. $160 fixed it though.


Exactly what?
Traveling from a warm state to where winter fuel is sold, one can expect a drop in mileage.
What did you buy for $160? "Took it in" means what or where?



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ferndaleflyer wrote:

Exactly. My mileage and power all dropped coming home from FL. Guess you would just deal with it and drive on with fuel prices escalating? Took it in and it was more than just the filters. $160 fixed it though.

When I was on the road towing for a living we watched our mpg every tank. Every truck had a clip board and a pencil on a string for figuring mpgs/other needs. This was years before the computer in trucks.

Today I watch mostly EGTs and boost levels on the Cummins/ Westach but still check every other tank mpgs.

My vehicles fuel mpgs is important to me....for several reasons already talked about.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

I completed my first trip towing a tandem dually gooseneck with my 2021 F350. 1100 km round trip. Got about 12 mpg one way with the deck empty and 6.9 mpg loaded coming back. (US gallons)


Hope you had a headwind and running 70 to get 6.9.


There was a stretch where I had a bit of a wind coming at me at about a 45 degree angle .... I was getting just over 5 mpg then. Thankfully most of the trip didn't have much wind. Probably averaged about 65 mph.

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4x4ord wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

I completed my first trip towing a tandem dually gooseneck with my 2021 F350. 1100 km round trip. Got about 12 mpg one way with the deck empty and 6.9 mpg loaded coming back. (US gallons)


Hope you had a headwind and running 70 to get 6.9.


There was a stretch where I had a bit of a wind coming at me at about a 45 degree angle .... I was getting just over 5 mpg then. Thankfully most of the trip didn't have much wind. Probably averaged about 65 mph.


Yea wind does matter! I was Westbound on Hwy 40 trying to get the HE!! outa OK as it was COLD with a 40mph head wind. One point my fuel economy was 5mpg.

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