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Harrydavidson

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Posted: 02/06/21 02:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We where in the market to buy a class A diesel pusher within the next 6 mos. But with the new leadership in DC I’m afraid of the fuel cost going nuts. Therefore we have been thinking about buying a new DIESEL1 ton DRW pickup and going the 5th Wh route.
Curious as to what’s the typical fuel mileage pulling a 5er with a diesel pickup.
PS. Anyone have experience on towing a tag V 5er with the same vehicle and comparing mileage?

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It is not just fuel mileage you have to consider, especially if you are looking at a Ford truck with the new 7.3L gasoline engine ! You have to add in the cost of DEF and the much more expensive oil and filter changes !

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A few years back we spent most of a couple of years on the road in a DP. Fuel prices rose to over $5 a gallon. On one occasion I put in $400 worth, and I think I maxed at $500 Canadian once!
But in the total picture of the costs of RV'ing it seemed manageable.

I'd say if you can afford the rig you like, don't obsess about what might or might not happen in the future. Just do it!

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

It is not just fuel mileage you have to consider, especially if you are looking at a Ford truck with the new 7.3L gasoline engine ! You have to add in the cost of DEF and the much more expensive oil and filter changes !


Well the 7.3 gas engine doesn’t use DEF. If you are looking at a gas engine to diesel, only need about half the number of oil changes, Ram can go 15,000 miles. My 2001 Ram Cummins I changed the oil every 10,000 miles, no issues and inside still clean at 300,000 miles, better towing mileage and better power.
We get about 11mpg towing 13,000#.


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

It is not just fuel mileage you have to consider, especially if you are looking at a Ford truck with the new 7.3L gasoline engine ! You have to add in the cost of DEF and the much more expensive oil and filter changes !

DEF in a gasoline engine? [emoticon]

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Posted: 02/06/21 03:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My question wasn’t about gas V diesel. It’s fuel mileage

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RVing and “good” gas/diesel mileage don’t belong in the same paragraph. If you don’t move often, it won’t matter. I only get 13 mpg with my 1500, 5200 pounds of trailer and very light foot.


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Our truck, 6.7 diesel, gets 8 to 10 pulling about 16k.





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Posted: 02/06/21 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Diesel pusher will require a tow vehicle too. I tow a 2018 Cardinal luxury at 18,000 lbs with a 2018 DRW F350 diesel, 4:30 rear and 9.5-10 mpg @65-67 mph. Mileage and RV don’t mix in this hobby.





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We got around 12.8mpg long term with a 1992 7.3 diesel pulling a 9k 5er.

More recently with a 2008 V10 gas pulling an 11.5k 5er was getting 7-8mpg.

Oil changes are about the same frequency regardless of fuel type and yes diesel oil changes are substantially more. We typically pay under $30 for the V10. If you do a diesel, it's rare to get under $100. But really unless you are putting on 40-50,000 miles per year, it's not the oil changes that drive up the cost of a diesel truck.


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