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Old 03-19-2014, 10:48 PM   #337
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my oil changes average $19, my fuel filters are $10
pappy, you are paying $19 for 6 quarts of oil and an oil filter? $10 for a fuel filter is a fair price. I carry a spare now.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:09 PM   #338
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Tow with a 1959 Land Rover.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:45 AM   #339
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I have a 2013 Ford F150 FX4 with ecoboost and the tow package. It replaced a 2004 Nissan Titan that was totaled last year. The Titan got at best 10 mpg towing. The Ford gets 14 mpg with a full load in the bed and the 1992 Sovereign 21 packed for a two month trip.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:18 AM   #340
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I own a diesel F250 Crew Cab, and I don't get any better mileage towing my 30' than you do... Maybe 10 on flatland towing with no wind, but certainly no better than that.
That's surprisingly low...are you sure there isn't something wrong? I mean, 11 mpg is about the lowest we ever get in our truck when towing the trailer.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:02 AM   #341
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If you gassers out there aren't using non-ethanol gasoline, you really need to try it. Better power and mileage plus you are not hurting your fuel system with ethanol. There is also an app for Android phones.

Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:24 AM   #342
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I have a 2012 silverado LT 1500 ext cab 6.5 foot box 4x4 ,tow package,rear diff 3.42 locking,5.3 L engine,6 speed trans,z71 off road suspension,I get about 18 miles per Canadian gallon at 60mph or 100kph,towing our 2012 19 foot flying cloud.using 10% ethanol regular 89 octane
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:30 PM   #343
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That's surprisingly low...are you sure there isn't something wrong? I mean, 11 mpg is about the lowest we ever get in our truck when towing the trailer.
Our '06 F350 Dually, with 6.0 Powerstroke, and 4.10 gears gets 10 to 11. Doesn't matter....empty and no trailer, hooked to the equipment trailer empty, or loaded, or the 33' gooseneck horse trailer with four horses in it. 10 to 11. I run between 55 and 60 mph when a trailer is hooked up and 60 to 70 without a trailer. 10 to 11 mpg.....I can take that number to the bank. Hey, at least it's consistent.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:37 PM   #344
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If you gassers out there aren't using non-ethanol gasoline, you really need to try it. Better power and mileage plus you are not hurting your fuel system with ethanol. There is also an app for Android phones.

Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
Our local BP station carries pure gasoline and also ethanol blend. I have run multiple tanks of both in my Nissan truck to get a good overall average. The truck does get better gas mileage on the pure gas, but it costs more. The cost per mile, for me, in this truck, came out the same.
At least seat of the pants, I could not tell any difference in performance, although I am willing to concede you are right that pure gas should give better performance. I just could not tell it in daily use.
As to whether ethanol damages engines that are in daily use, I don't know for sure, but I suspect the OEM's have pretty much evolved these things to where it's not an issue anymore.
I have been told by reliable sources that long term storage with ethanol blends is not a good idea, so for like my lawnmower, snowblower, etc, I store them off season with pure gasoline ( and stabil ).
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:02 PM   #345
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Just did 2k mile trip with Safari 30 and GL350. Did awesome, 15.8mpg towing at 65

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Old 03-22-2014, 12:36 AM   #346
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Flexing!

I pulled my 25' TradeWind home from Austin Texas, with my Twin Turbo AWD Ford Flex...

But the 1997 F250 4X4 with the built up 460 is always first choice...
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:21 PM   #347
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I towed my 2009 25FB Classic with a 2009 diesel TDI Touareg - 407lbs torque...
I towed my 2011 30 Classic with a 2011 diesel Ford King Ranch SRW F-350 - 800lbs torque...
I tow my 2013 27FB International Serenity with a 2013 Cummins powered 2500 Laramie - 800lbs torque....

Now here is my 2014 SRT Grand Cherokee with 470 horses & 465lbs torque sitting here while I work on the Twinks and I know she wants to hook up and take Twinks out for a spin....

Side note, my Touareg and Grand Cherokee have the same max payload and tow rating (give or take a few pounds) - but each has more max payload than that 2013 EcoBoost that I owned for one week and YES - my 27FB in the Serenity with the Ram is my final, favorite combo but I do admit it took me a few Airstreams to figure that out...
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:37 PM   #348
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I've been happy with my Silverado 2500HD. It's hard to beat nearly 800 ft lbs of torque and 14-16 mpg towing. Decent ride and very comfortable. It will hold any grade, with a trailer at 65 mph and above.

The oil changes every 10k miles are around $100. DEF costs around $20 every 5k miles. The 50k mile service put me back $400. No other breakdowns or issues during the 3 years and 65k miles I've had it.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:28 PM   #349
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Gotta love the duramax/ally combo...

Suspension/ride smooth enough to put the kids to sleep and it's WIFE-PROOF! I got it solely for the fact that of any power train combo, it's the easiest to hook up and press Tow/haul followed by Exhaust break and go. Anyone can tow any legal load with it anywhere, no skillz or knowledge required. Couldn't say that about the Cummins and manual tranny (what I first looked at for pure reliability).
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:31 AM   #350
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Usually runs around 16MPG @ 62-65 mph. No problems above 7000' or on grades.
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