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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.


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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.


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billtex wrote:

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.

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The new ten speeds are a game changer for gassers


If they had put a 6 or a 10 speed in the old 460,it would have been a game changer..My last two 460's have averaged over 10 mpg loaded and that's with the old E4OD tranny both loaded to about 10,500...I had one 454 that got 8 mpg no matter what I did and my last logging truck got 4 mpg..laffin

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jaycocreek wrote:

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The new ten speeds are a game changer for gassers


If they had put a 6 or a 10 speed in the old 460,it would have been a game changer..My last two 460's have averaged over 10 mpg loaded and that's with the old E4OD tranny both loaded to about 10,500...I had one 454 that got 8 mpg no matter what I did and my last logging truck got 4 mpg..laffin


Never had that good mileage with my 460 engines. The last two (F250 and F350) were both manual trannies/4.10 gears and I still have the fuel/mileage logs I kept for them. 11-12mpg empty and 8-9 mpg loaded.


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deserteagle56 wrote:

jaycocreek wrote:

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The new ten speeds are a game changer for gassers


If they had put a 6 or a 10 speed in the old 460,it would have been a game changer..My last two 460's have averaged over 10 mpg loaded and that's with the old E4OD tranny both loaded to about 10,500...I had one 454 that got 8 mpg no matter what I did and my last logging truck got 4 mpg..laffin


Never had that good mileage with my 460 engines. The last two (F250 and F350) were both manual trannies/4.10 gears and I still have the fuel/mileage logs I kept for them. 11-12mpg empty and 8-9 mpg loaded.


I have read the horror stories and the joke, like the 460 will pass everything but a gas station,but the last two I have had/a '93 and a '94/ have been excellent for a big bore 460..Way better than the several 454's I have had..The '93 was in a small Class C motorhome and the '94 is what I have now..

Most of my driving is below 60 mph and hardly ever above 2K on the tachometer, though and I have a 4:10 rear..I guess I have been lucky with the 460's as I am well aware of some others mpg..I got just under 14 mpg going to Hamilton Montana from Idaho empty doing the speed limit...And 11.3 coming back semi loaded with gear..

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