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Old 03-01-2015, 06:52 PM   #57
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OK - 11-12 mpg average over the past 35,000 miles/5 years of towing-
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:39 PM   #58
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The Great Tow Off...And the WINNER IS....

Mileage aside for the moment. Here's the definitive hauling test between Ford, Chevy & Dodge:
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:57 PM   #59
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Mpg meters usually off by a percent factor at a given speed. Mine is 11% high at 60. They're useful for checking local conditions once one knows correction.

Average mpg is what counts, not per tank. Over a year is best.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:25 PM   #60
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Mileage aside for the moment. Here's the definitive hauling test between Ford, Chevy & Dodge:

Why does ford always cheat.
2013 Dodge
2014 Chevy
2015 Ford
Axle ratio in Fords favor.
Really??????
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:21 PM   #61
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Why does ford always cheat.
2013 Dodge
2014 Chevy
2015 Ford
Axle ratio in Fords favor.
Really??????
Good catch. I hadn't noticed that.
Did the other trucks do anything to change their engine's output since those years?
I'm still very concerned about the incredible amount of power (440 HP) the Ford F-250 PSD has! I can only hope it can be bridled.

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Old 03-02-2015, 09:14 AM   #62
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All the trucks have more power than you need. All are good trucks. I would be comparing comfort.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:28 PM   #63
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AH HA - Since the thread was named 2015 "Diesel Truck Tow-Off" which was about power and now we're subtly switching to comfort, I'm going to conclude the 2015 Ford F-250 PSD won the Tow-Off!

Thank you.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:39 PM   #64
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...and gearing selection of the test trucks means nothing?
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:42 PM   #65
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...and gearing selection of the test trucks means nothing?
It only means nothing if your favorite brand wins.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:10 PM   #66
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iMy 07 dodge 6.7 gets 12 mpg ,with 50000 miles towing a 30' classic
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:28 PM   #67
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21.2 mpg on a diesel...come on now diva ... ahemmmmmm ! Had to be the gas F150 in your profile; we are talking about diesels here.

yes indeed! my 2014 F350 Ford diesel, when not towing averages 21.5-22 mpg at 65 mph. towing the 25' AS, 14-15 at the same speeds. i go up hills and grades at the posted speed limit, is that torque?

i should also point out that this truck is quiet inside and out, something no RAM can claim. it has more bells and whistles than i will ever get accustomed to using. but the handy electrically controlled mirrors turn out to be very convenient when parking in lots, retracted and folded, or going by ferry from here to there. the biggest disappointment was the 26g fuel tank with the crew cab, now solved by installing a transfer flow 50g tank.
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My 2015 F350 gave me 18 empty and 11 with my 27fb @ 65mph, at 10k miles I hope it breaks in and improves soon!


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My 2015 F350 gave me 18 empty and 11 with my 27fb @ 65mph, at 10k miles I hope it breaks in and improves soon!


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is the bed of your truck covered?? i have found it does make a difference in mileage numbers. my truck came with the Ford roll up tonneau cover, not the best but it works.

should also disclose this is a 4x4 truck. i have to assume the Tundra's mentioned above are not 4x4 trucks as the very best i ever achieved from either of the Tundras' i owned was 15 mpg empty.
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I get 15 empty in a 2-wheel drive Tundra, and up to 13 pulling my Classic 30. I got 12 mpg from the first trip in 2012, up from 10 mpg with the sob-
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