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Old 03-09-2006, 07:13 PM   #15
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2004 Dodge (Mercedes) Sprinter van LOADED (14,990 CGVW) pulling a 2006 19CCD........15.5-16.5mpg. By loaded, I mean a van full of service tools in roll-away cabinets, a 600 lb motorcycle and a bunch of other stuff .
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:15 PM   #16
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12 mpg towing
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:17 PM   #17
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12 MPG give or take a MPG.I live in florida so everything is flat.Climbing mountains I would think around 9 MPG give or take a MPG.
Also I did most of my pulling during the winter but would think it would go down about 1 or 2 MPG in the summer with the heat making the engine run harder.
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:57 PM   #18
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:17 PM   #19
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:38 PM   #20
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Towing my '76 Argosy 20 with a 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 4.0L automatic got 10 mpg across I-80 out west. That was a shocker! Had the truck first. the running gear is great in the Berkshires in winter, but why am I dragging it over the Rockies?
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:42 PM   #21
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By the way.....

22.5-23.5 with out the Bambi. The van has a 2.7L Mercedes diesel mated to a 5 speed automatic with manual shifting capability. Don't have a clue as to the rear gears.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:44 PM   #22
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Pulling my Trade Wind with my 91 f150 I get about 8mpg and I dont move all that fast
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:55 AM   #23
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Is the new Ford diesel the most fuel efficient?
With the cost of diesel higher and the initial cost of the truck higher is it worth it? Slow and steady seems to be the least costly way to go.
Is over 25,000 miles per year when diesel clearly is the way to go?
I guess gas is for me for now.

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Old 03-10-2006, 06:08 AM   #24
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I just purchased a 2006 GMC 2500HD with a Duramax and an Allison xmission.
The engine is 360HP.
Fuel milage is a great 20.2 mpg at 55 mph over 100 mile distance.
I towed my 34' Excella wide body this week over 240 miles and got 16.2 mpg.

I am very very pleased with this performance.

Previously, I owned a 2001 Chevy Silverado that got 12.4 mpg without the trailer and 10.2mpg with the trailer. It had the 8.1 Liter engine with an Allison. I towed with it to Nova Scotia and to Alaska from Texas.

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That's fantastic! My 2004 only gets a little over 13mpg at 65mph! Maybe I should upgrade.
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On a 6,000 trip from Minnesota to Baja and back I got 11.4 MPG towing a 25 foot Excella with a Toyota Landcrusier. I genrally drove about 65-70 MPH on the Interstates and close to the speed limits everywhere else.
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Is the new Ford diesel the most fuel efficient?
With the cost of diesel higher and the initial cost of the truck higher is it worth it? Slow and steady seems to be the least costly way to go.
Is over 25,000 miles per year when diesel clearly is the way to go?
I guess gas is for me for now.

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I'm wouldn't bet that the latest generation of Ford's powerstroke is the most fuel efficient. I have family and friends with the latest generation of the Dodge Cummins, and their mpg figures are equal to, or slightly better that what has been posted here, and their pulling SOB and fifth wheels. Besides, purchasing a new diesel equipt pickup in todays fuel cost market(don't expect diesel fuel cost to ever be cheaper than gas ever again), plan on driving it for a life time, to make the the cost of ownership worth it.Jeff
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I seldom get less than 13.5. Most of the time I'm in the 14s. Occasionally on an ideal day I'll see 16. I try to hold my RPMs to 2100 (just over 60 mph).

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