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Old 08-26-2010, 12:29 AM   #29
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towing

these responses are full of terms and acronyms i dont know
willing translator?
safe towing
cross country
but vehicle will still be 75% in town, not towing
long distance tow
some posts scare me a little

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:35 AM   #30
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so u pull up a 7 year old thread

expect OTHERS to read it...

then explain it 2 u?

keep reading

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...sary-4569.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ist-28713.html

need more?

there are BOOKS on rv'n basics and complete websites on the basics...

and long explanations of almost every concept here already.

so keep reading...

cheers
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:22 AM   #31
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The diesel is certainly a great tow vehicle, but be wary of making the change for mileage improvements. My f250 is a 2010 6.4L PSD and mileage is about 15-16 empty at 70 mph, and about 11-12 when towing our Sport 22, and 9-10 when towing our 7500 lb. boat/trailer.

The older 7.3L PSD had much better mileage as did the 6.0 because of fewer emissions control restrictions.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:45 AM   #32
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I know if ya slow down, there is a chance you may get run over in Michigan. But if you bring those R's down to about 16 to 18 hundred which should be about 62 to 65 mph you will find a big change for the better in fuel mileage. I could be wrong but not often.
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Mikethefixit,

You're right about getting run over in Michigan if you're going too slow! I usually tow at 65, which puts us at about 1750 rpms... My towing mileage is at 65, which I should have indicated.
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With the mileages you quoted ,I dont think I would be happy at all.One thing you have to consider is that machine is NOT BROKE IN. Takes about 60 k miles to break in most diesels.
Also keep in mind its not a gas job and doesn't respond like one. Be gentle on that throttle partner,push down slowly and watch the fuel mileage go UP.
I get with the 7.3 about 14 city and 20 highway NOT TOWING and about 15 to 17 towing depending on conditions and traffic.
As soon as I fill up I will let you know what kind of mileage I got from Jackson/Meijers to Home on 127 from last weekend.
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:47 PM   #35
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Roger,

I hear you... But the numbers are real, and I'm gentle on the gas. Your 7.3 will definitely get MUCH better mileage, simply because it doesn't have the emissions control systems on it that they put on the 6.4L. The DPF is a killer, but it's illegal to remove.
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