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deserteagle56

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deltabravo wrote:

I've never been able to fuel up as cheaply as I did this summer.


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.


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What President candidate made this comment?





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Posted: 09/17/20 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Kayteg1 wrote:

What President candidate made this comment?


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deserteagle56 wrote:


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.


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mkirsch wrote:

specta wrote:

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.

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I should hope the 7.3 gasser gets worse mileage than my 5.4 which the best I've ever gotten empty is 11 and loaded 10 and at 70 flat 9 then in the mountains 6 to 7.
I am of course kidding, everyone gets better mileage than my F250, even with it's new engine. It loves gas to the last drop.
I have long agreed with calculating the cost of fuel over the expected lifetime and if the difference between gas and diesel exceeds the cost of the diesel engine, go diesel.

* This post was edited 09/19/20 07:02am by Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli *


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Every RV, I've owned over the last 40+ years got less than 10 mpg. No matter WHAT it was....Moho, 5er, TC, or TT. The "best" fuel mileage rig is my present 31 year old 460/ZF-5 F350 running just over 10,000lbs loaded and ready to camp. Our S&S runs around 4,500lbs ready to camp and Red has gotten a 12 year lifetime average, with the TC on her of 9.4 mpg and she gets 14 on the highway empty.


I believe the 7.3 gasser will be close to that, but with the 10 speed trans should drive light years better than my old truck.


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My Kenworth was over dere at another place so I had the opportunity to tow an 40ft 3 axle toyhauler with the old Dodge 5.9 6 spd diesel 200 miles against a fresh 25-35mph breeze 20 degrees off the starboard bow all the way home.

A tousand Farenheit degrees on the pyro a few times cruising 60-65mph.

That outta de-carbon the rings.

And no, it did not do 23 mpg highway. About 10 to the US gallon.

Anyways the same truck has done 10 carrying the slide in camper with a 3500lb 16ft enclosed behind in a head wind like that...

Who knew knocking a hole in the air takes so much power (fuel)?...

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mountainkowboy wrote:

Every RV, I've owned over the last 40+ years got less than 10 mpg. No matter WHAT it was....Moho, 5er, TC, or TT. The "best" fuel mileage rig is my present 31 year old 460/ZF-5 F350 running just over 10,000lbs loaded and ready to camp. Our S&S runs around 4,500lbs ready to camp and Red has gotten a 12 year lifetime average, with the TC on her of 9.4 mpg and she gets 14 on the highway empty.


I believe the 7.3 gasser will be close to that, but with the 10 speed trans should drive light years better than my old truck.



The new ten speeds are a game changer for gassers. Ten speeds put the engine in the right place all the time, no lugging, no screaming. Really sweet. I haven’t been this excited about a vehicle in a long time. We are loving our new F350 gasser. With the added cost and complexity of diesels, they are getting much harder to justify. We hauled about 12,000 lbs on one trip this summer-no problem at all. I have not missed our previous diesel for one minute.


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Posted: 09/20/20 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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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.

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