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RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

There are still signs to turn off AC on Vantage hill in WA last time I was there, Maybe they're old signs. The only newer trucks I've seen run hot pulling grades loaded are the Ford Ecoboost twin turbo V-6s. Regardless of the grade, ambient temperature or load I've never seen the engine temp in my truck increase at all.
specta 09/21/20 07:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

:h Are you saying that's a gas truck ? I'd say that was pretty good economy and longevity for a truck with that capacity . Nope not gas. Just amazing that it gets the miles per gallon that it does.
specta 09/21/20 05:38am Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

https://i.postimg.cc/SN23Q6yw/001.jpg This was my new work truck a few years ago and I still drive it when I fill in for the other drivers. New it was averaging 12.2 mpg and now with over 580,000 miles it still averages over 11.5. I'd take a new Ford 7.3 over and of the big three diesels.
specta 09/20/20 09:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Used TC: does it have a lien?

https://i.postimg.cc/v8WwM84L/camper-sticker.jpg I went thru the hassle and got a Utah for my 1995 camper. It took over 3 moths to get one because apparently there are people who work for the DMV here don't know the rules and regulations either. Every year I pay $10 for one of these stickers. That's all I need.
specta 09/20/20 07:37am Truck Campers
RE: Used TC: does it have a lien?

Utah requires titles on camper that are 2015 and newer. No plate on my camper, it stays on the truck. The camper is registered separate and I get a little sticker to put in a back window that costs me $10/year. I went thru the hassle and got a Utah title for my 1995 camper. I like having proof of ownership other than just a piece of paper signed by the previous owner.
specta 09/18/20 10:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

Why is gas mileage soo hard to figure out?? It's IMPOSSIBLE to figure out when you don't own the truck yet. I wasn't asking the OP. I was asking the others who responded.
specta 09/17/20 08:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

What I found funny is that over the Labor Day weekend there was a piece on the national news wherein some "expert" told the nation that gas prices would be dropping as soon as the Labor Day weekend was over and folks weren't driving so much Since then our gas prices have risen 30 cents a gallon. I just bought gas today and its cheaper than it was over the labor day weekend.
specta 09/17/20 07:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

I've never been able to fuel up as cheaply as I did this summer. Awesome isn't it. :B
specta 09/17/20 05:48am Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

I don't drive to get the best gas mileage. I drive to get there. The gas mileage is what it is when I get back.
specta 09/16/20 10:15pm Truck Campers
RE: New Onan Generator

Read the specs...says it comes in gas and LP models....gas = 2.8Kw...LP = 2.5Kw.. Isn't the 2.5kw LP the same one that's been around for years and the new 2.8kw gas a completely new generator?
specta 09/16/20 02:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

Why is gas mileage soo hard to figure out?? I took a road trip with the camper on my truck from Utah to Oregon, down the CA coast, back over the Sierra's thru NV and back home. I averaged 8.7 mpg and I'm sure I experienced just about every driving condition other than snow.
specta 09/16/20 02:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Ford 7.3 gas burner mpg hauling TC

Easy to answer if you check your mileage while towing/hauling and take an average.
specta 09/16/20 08:33am Truck Campers
RE: What a way to start a trip

That sucks!!!! I hope the rest of your trip is "uneventful" and you have a great time.
specta 09/15/20 02:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Interesting entry steps / stairs.

Interesting entry steps / stairs. Might work well for a truck camper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0c9csBdQBA Interesting entry steps / stairs. Might work well for a truck camper.
specta 09/12/20 04:52pm Truck Campers
RE: What did you do to your Camper Today?

I drained the water heater. LOL
specta 09/12/20 06:26am Truck Campers
RE: Gas mileage last trip.

Specta-that is pretty good mpg. My current ten speed gasser with only 2k miles on it, is within 0.5 mpg of our previous diesel. I expect the new truck will get better with more miles. We are very pleased with the new gas truck. The new ten speeds are a game changer for gassers. Congrats on your new truck. I would love a 10 speed in my truck. A few more gears would be perfect. I can tell you the six my truck has is way better than the three my last truck had.
specta 09/10/20 07:15am Truck Campers
RE: Gas mileage last trip.

My truck has 215,000 miles on it and I calculate the mileage every tank full. Its very consistent under various conditions. Loaded, unloaded, town and freeway driving. The trip data in my car is 1 gallon better than actual every single time I calculate it. My truck doesn't have that info. My old work truck was a 2007 Chevy 3500 dually regular cab with a 8.1L and 3.73 gears. 11 mpg empty and 4.5 mpg towing the same 15k lbs as the F-450 with 4.88 gears. The F450 pulls better from a dead stop, "handle" the weight better but they climb the canyons towing at just about the exact same speed. If I were in the market for a new truck I'd seriously consider an F-350 dually regular cab with that new 7.3L gas. My truck is pretty well maxed out with my current camper but its certainly not worth the money to upgrade. At least for me it isn't. Three years ago I went to OR, down the coast and back home over the Sierra's. The camper I had then weighed about 200 lbs more than my current camper and I averaged 8.7 mpg for the entire trip. I have zero complaints about my current truck. Its the first Chevy I'v owned.
specta 09/09/20 10:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Gas mileage last trip.

LOL 4700 miles, Dublin Ca to Wayne Illinois and back 2011 F350 4x4 Crew Cab long bed dually diesel with a 4600 pound Lance 1055 in the bed towing a 3 horse slant load trailer scaling at 6500 pound on I80 doing 65-68 in California over the Sierras then 75-80 mph across NV, Utah WY, Neb, Iowa and Illinois, except where the speed limit dropped to 65 from the posted 78 or 80 and back we averaged 8.6 mpg That's pretty impressive fuel mileage. My work truck gets 4.5 mpg towing close to 15,000 lbs.
specta 09/09/20 08:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Gas mileage last trip.

And where are you getting the mpg data? Not from the truck display I hope. Calculate it when I fill it up. Its very close to the display.
specta 09/09/20 08:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Gas mileage last trip.

Didn't climb as high as last trip and averaged 10.1 mpg. Very pleased at the grades it climbs in 4th gear. On a good day the best my work truck, an '09 F-450 with the 6.4 got empty was 9.4 mpg.
specta 09/09/20 06:01pm Truck Campers
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