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Old 05-15-2015, 04:26 PM   #15
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I would have to agree with astrobruce in addition to never getting rid of that truck i would say at least not until the wind friction had worn the paint completely off it.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:03 PM   #16
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2015 Ford 250 diesel MPG

2015 F350 6.7 diesel SuperCrew 4x4 8ft box 3.55 axel ratio pulls my 28ft International at 70mph and gets 11 mpg.Day in and day out never varies.
Around town 12 mpg unloaded
Freeway 17 mpg unloaded
My previous 2012 F350 6.7 diesel SuperCrew 4x4 8ft box 3.55 axel did 20% better in all categories,but the 2015 is quieter,smoother and shifts better.The exhaust brake works great when towing.Much better brakes and better shocks.Rides smooth loaded and unloaded.

I cannot imagine a better tow vehicle for our use.



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Old 05-16-2015, 08:26 AM   #17
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I think fuel usage is a lower decision factor when considering a diesel pickup for towing campers. Diesel's are about 30% more efficient than their gas brethren. But the HD diesel trucks weigh more, and cost more to operate. My gas V-10 got 10mpg while towing, while my diesel 6.7l Super Duty gets 13. I'll never repay the added costs of the diesel. I purchased my F-350 because I wanted one, not because I needed one. I don't have to use it as a "grocery getter". The wife's vehicle works well for that. Maybe someday I'll have a big honking 5th wheel where the diesel makes sense. These big pick ups are designed for contractors, farmers and the like who make a living with their truck. I think they buy for durability and capability. Hook up the trailer with a backhoe on it and take off to the muddy job site. Almost every day.

As our friends at Can Am often say, you can tow an Airstream with a 6 cyl gas vehicle. They are right. It will be slower, it will feel a little squirrely in strong winds at times, and the vehicle may wear out faster, but it can be done.

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Old 05-16-2015, 08:33 AM   #18
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I think fuel usage is a lower decision factor when considering a diesel pickup for towing campers. Diesel's are about 30% more efficient than their gas brethren. But the HD diesel trucks weigh more, and cost more to operate. My gas V-10 got 10mpg while towing, while my diesel 6.7l Super Duty gets 13. I'll never repay the added costs of the diesel. I purchased my F-350 because I wanted one, not because I needed one. I don't have to use it as a "grocery getter". The wife's vehicle works well for that. Maybe someday I'll have a big honking 5th wheel where the diesel makes sense. These big pick ups are designed for contractors, farmers and the like who make a living with their truck. I think they buy for durability and capability. Hook up the trailer with a backhoe on it and take off to the muddy job site. Almost every day.

As our friends at Can Am often say, you can tow an Airstream with a 6 cyl gas vehicle. They are right. It will be slower, it will feel a little squirrely in strong winds at times, and the vehicle may wear out faster, but it can be done.

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Next question about the 2015 F250 diesel... how about DEF - how many miles do you get per tank of DEF??????
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Chevy Duramax. About 1000 mi per gal. Normal driving. Dealer told me, You use much more at idle. I would think the Ford would be the same.


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Chevy Duramax. About 1000 mi per gal. Normal driving. Dealer told me, You use much more at idle. I would think the Ford would be the same.


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This is about right for the Ford 6.7 diesel also.


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