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Groover

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Posted: 09/10/20 06:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

steve-n-vicki wrote:

I have about 13,000 miles on my 7.3, I’m averaging 14 miles to the gallon combination 30 % highway 70% city driving, Driving a 24 mile stretch of a straight level 2 Lane Rd. I can average 16.2 at 57 miles an hour in 10th gear, Pulling an 8 1/2 foot wide 16 foot 6‘6“ inside height enclosed car hauler trailer @‘70 mph was 9.8, I have a 14 foot dump trailer that is rated at 15,500 GVWR, the truck has no problem pulling this trailer @ it’s gross weight,


That sounds like quite a bit of improvement in mileage over my 1991 460 and my 2003 V10, with more power in torque to boot.

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steve-n-vicki wrote:

I have about 13,000 miles on my 7.3, I’m averaging 14 miles to the gallon combination 30 % highway 70% city driving, Driving a 24 mile stretch of a straight level 2 Lane Rd. I can average 16.2 at 57 miles an hour in 10th gear, Pulling an 8 1/2 foot wide 16 foot 6‘6“ inside height enclosed car hauler trailer @‘70 mph was 9.8, I have a 14 foot dump trailer that is rated at 15,500 GVWR, the truck has no problem pulling this trailer @ it’s gross weight,


Good to hear.

Just got word that mine is due for delivery in 3 weeks, F250 7.3 XLT Tremor package.
4.30 gears with Tremor package will no doubt be less fuel efficient but it's designated TV.

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steve-n-vicki wrote:

I have about 13,000 miles on my 7.3, I’m averaging 14 miles to the gallon combination 30 % highway 70% city driving, Driving a 24 mile stretch of a straight level 2 Lane Rd. I can average 16.2 at 57 miles an hour in 10th gear, Pulling an 8 1/2 foot wide 16 foot 6‘6“ inside height enclosed car hauler trailer @‘70 mph was 9.8, I have a 14 foot dump trailer that is rated at 15,500 GVWR, the truck has no problem pulling this trailer @ it’s gross weight,


I just bought one of these beasts today. Averaged 16.3mpg on the way home at 55-60mph with a few stops. It's down to mid 13's after we ran around town some tonight. Can't wait to tow with the 7.3L. The 7.3L is the gas option for up to an F-750. Should handle our TT or a motor home quite well.


2020 F250 STX CC SB 7.3L 10spd 3.55 4x4
2010 F250 XLT CC SB 5.4L 5spdTS 3.73
ex '95 Cummins,'98 12v Cummins,'01.5 Cummins,'03 Cummins; '05 Hemi
2017 Jayco 28RLS TT 32.5'. Reese HP Trunnion 800

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Posted: 09/12/20 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hannibal...quite a step up from the 5.4 5-speed! It will be a fun tow for sure! Congrats on a great choice!! You should post a pic when you get around to it.

Jerry





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