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Old 10-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #71
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Red' what is cpm?

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:35 AM   #72
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Red' what is cpm?

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It took me a minute, but I figured out it is cents per mile.


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Old 10-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #73
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We have towed a 30' Flying Cloud with

2011 Ford F150 Ecoboost - 9.5MPG
2012 Ford F250 Diesel 6.7 - 14.00 MPG
The milages I posted were off both the vehicle computer as well as calculated manually. This was all a curiosity test on my part so, I fueled both vehicles at the same station before the trip, tried as best I could to drive the same speed at all times, stayed at the same campground each day and fueled at the same station for the return home. All fuel stops I stopped fueling at the first auto pump shutoff.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #74
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I understand that the Eco-Boost really shines when it is not towing. When towing the mileage goes down but the truck has plenty of power to get the job done. All in all, if it is a daily driver you will come out ahead.

I have a Tundra that I DON'T drive every day. Mine gets better mileage when towing than the reported EB mileage and I also have plenty of power. Everyone has a different situation. Mine works well for me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:55 AM   #75
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Then the op's 1992 F250 460 4x4 at 9.5 mpg probably beats most of us in actual towing cost. For example, what good is 17 mpg (die$el fuel) towing if it costs $55,000 plus interest, license, and insurance to achieve it?

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:06 AM   #76
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Then the op's 1992 F250 460 4x4 at 9.5 mpg probably beats most of us in actual towing cost. For example, what good is 17 mpg (die$el fuel) towing if it costs $55,000 plus interest, license, and insurance to achieve it?

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You forgot to subtract the coolness factor.

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #77
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You forgot to subtract the coolness factor.

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What's cooler than a '92 F250? Add one cpm.

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:11 AM   #78
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So our 1996 F250 7.3 4x4 that gets 14 mg towing our Airstream seems pretty cool to me .

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Hauling our '11 Flying Cloud 31, I generally expect 10 mph. We own a 2008 Suburban 2500 with a 4.10 rear end. It is also my daily driver and I generally average the same in an urban environment. I will get about 18 mpg on the highway when not towing.
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Then the op's 1992 F250 460 4x4 at 9.5 mpg probably beats most of us in actual towing cost. For example, what good is 17 mpg (die$el fuel) towing if it costs $55,000 plus interest, license, and insurance to achieve it?

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Of course, most don't purchase a vehicle solely for towing. Choosing a vehicle that meets most of our needs/desires and performs well when towing is my objective. Some like them new, some like them old, some large, some small, pickups, SUV's, sedans - that's why there are choices in the market.
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I think this is the first time my trucks been called cool lol.

When its all said and done, the guy thatll always come out ahead is the guy who bought an older truck and paid it off that gets good mpgs on and off the road. Buying a 2011 EcoBoost or 6.7 diesel will always cost more in the long run. Iv debated buying a newer, fancier truck but even with my truck getting 11 mpg not towing, the new truck would have to cost less than $8,000 and get 20 mpg. Not worth it IMO
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OK, the OP asked for the best mileage and my rig set a new towing record. 22MPG! We were in a caravan of 20 Airstreams going from Carrizozo, NM to Alamogordo on US54. Due to construction the speed limit was posted at 45mph for most of the way and we had the wind at our backs. No big elevation swings and the Honda Ridgeline was turning 1200-1800 rpm.
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OK, the OP asked for the best mileage and my rig set a new towing record. 22MPG! We were in a caravan of 20 Airstreams going from Carrizozo, NM to Alamogordo on US54. Due to construction the speed limit was posted at 45mph for most of the way and we had the wind at our backs. No big elevation swings and the Honda Ridgeline was turning 1200-1800 rpm.
I don't think you should have mentioned the caravan part. I immediately envisioned a rope from your front bumper to the trailer in front of you.

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Looking over this thread, it looks like most gas 1/2 tons average about 12mpg and diesel super somethings average 14mpg. In my area, diesel is .30 more than gas or 8%+. That would compare in cost to adding another mpg to the gas average- cost-wise. The gas and diesel are close. It all comes down to what you need for the weight you have - payload and trailer and, around 1mpg advantage on diesel. Fuel though is not the only advantage a diesel has but for the topic, this is what I observe.
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