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ppine

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Posted: 06/19/19 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used to get around 14 mpg with a one ton Ford diesel.
About the same as a medium sized TT.

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Don't think I've ever run my truck at 80. Way too fast for a sane person


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taking speed out of the question.
2018 Cummins Diesel

If I get X mph empty, I would get about 75% of X with truck camper loaded.
towing my 7x14 don't make that much lower because the size if trailer is smaller then the truck camper when you look at wind load.
and I would get around 50% of X towing my 10,000 lb 30' 5th wheel.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

Don't think I've ever run my truck at 80. Way too fast for a sane person


I’m not sure if I’d feel safe at that speed with your truck either, but 80 is just the speed limit in parts of some Western States with minimal exits, minimal traffic, and the biggest concern being wildlife. No, you don’t have to go that speed, but I don’t think every pickup driver I see is insane.


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10 mpg with towing a utv


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I honk my horn at 10mpg, diesel.


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Posted: 06/19/19 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just for comparing old vs new truck technology .
My 454/460 GM and Ford DRWs in the '70s got 4-6 mpg carrying a 10' 6" truck camper at 55 mph (national speed limit). Hell those old gazz hoggs got 8-10 mpg just sittin' or running empty.


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5000lb camper, CC set at 60 mph gives me 12-13 on highway cruising with my Ford diesel dually.
But any high wind can cut it by 10% easy.





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11-13, but who cares? You gonna sell your truck and camper because you get 11 instead of 13?
I'll drive near 80 empty. Plenty of 75mph speed limits in Texas.
With the camper, I keep it under 70, most of the time.


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Posted: 06/20/19 09:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone with a gasohol engine ever compare $/mile using 91 vs 87?

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