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Old 01-12-2019, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default 3/4 ton gasser, gas mileage

Really contemplating getting a 3/4 ton gasser. What are all yíall getting in yalls fords and chevys?


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Old 01-12-2019, 10:04 PM   #2
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Usually from 11-15. Many different motor sizes and gear ratios can affect it. Generally speaking mileage is pretty bad
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:04 PM   #3
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15 at best
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:07 PM   #4
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What truck and what rear end in it?


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Old 01-12-2019, 10:12 PM   #5
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15mpg at best, 2017 250. That’s with the wind at my back and no passangers ha. I usually average 13.5. I get 11mph with a 6k trailer.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:12 PM   #6
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:16 PM   #7
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I just got rid of my 13’ F-250 CC 4x4 3:73 gears. 6.2 gas. A monthly average was right around high 10’’s low 11’s mpg. That was a combo of Hwy, City, idling, 4x4 at ranch. The best was right around 16mpg, that was running like 65mpg with wind at my back. Loved the truck and would have no problem going back to a 6.2 as I had no issues with it. I would imagine I could have gotten better if I kept my foot out of it.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:17 PM   #8
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I have same F250. 6.2L gas with 3.73 and get 15 not towing and 9.5 to 10 towing 8500lb travel trailer
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:30 PM   #9
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I don't have one but will offer this. If you're trying to compare it to the diesel millage the cost per 10k miles of operation will likely be very close if not better from the gasser once you figure the price difference of fuel and higher operating cost of the diesel.

If you don't really need all that extra power it's a good option imo.

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Old 01-12-2019, 10:34 PM   #10
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I’ve got a 2015 Chevy 3500, single rear wheel, with the 6.0. Crew cab with an 8ft bed. I average about 13mpg.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:40 PM   #11
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'18 Chevy 6.0, 4:10 gears, crewcab, winch bumper, 285/70/17s, Average about 11.5-12.

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Old 01-12-2019, 10:42 PM   #12
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15’ 2500HD 4WD crewcab 6.0...12-13MPG and no more.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:35 PM   #13
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18 2500HD 6.0 3.73 4x4 13 mpg overall

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Old 01-13-2019, 12:24 AM   #14
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I don’t think worrying about gas mileage is a concern if you want a 3/4 ton. I accept that I’ll get 12 mpg and just move on
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:37 AM   #15
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I donít think worrying about gas mileage is a concern if you want a 3/4 ton. I accept that Iíll get 12 mpg and just move on


$50k truck, $80 vs $100 per week in fuel.


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Old 01-13-2019, 12:44 AM   #16
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Bust out your calculator and look at the added cost of the diesel engine plus maintenance and higher cost of fuel....it will take you a long time to make up up for a few extra miles per gallon. Of course if you tow every day and need the extra torque it's a different story.

Love my '17 F250 6.2L gasser.
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:15 AM   #17
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Bust out your calculator and look at the added cost of the diesel engine plus maintenance and higher cost of fuel....it will take you a long time to make up up for a few extra miles per gallon. Of course if you tow every day and need the extra torque it's a different story.

Love my '17 F250 6.2L gasser.
This.

Had to sell my 04 Cummins before I moved over here. As such I've been researching replacement trucks for the last couple of years in preparation for my inevitable return to the States. With the exception of towing HEAVY and doing so FREQUENTLY, I have yet to see any analysis on any forum where the diesel made financial sense within a few hundred thousand miles. With the initial $8-10k outlay for the diesel engine, the $.75-1.00 premium per gallon of diesel, 3+ gallon oil changes, fuel filters and DEF, it takes a LONG time to make up the low maintenance and 2 mpg difference of the gasser.

Having said that, if you just WANT a diesel, buy the suckah and have a nice, happy life. Ain't America great?

But if fuel mileage is a fella's only consideration when deciding between the two, that fella is really deluding themselves. Personally, at this point in my life, I've found life is too short to really worry about mileage. Just drive and be happy. You'll get what you get. Heck, outside of an occasional check to ensure the truck is running well and as designed, I don't even check my mileage much any more.

If the question is between a half ton and a 3/4 ton gasser, I think most folks will agree that your dollar will go much farther with the 3/4 ton in terms of capability and safety. That's not to say a half ton cannot tow relatively heavy, but the margin of safety will be much greater in the heavier duty truck. And in those situations, I think a fella would find themselves in a "tail wagging the dog" much more frequently with the half ton truck too.

All that to say I cannot wait to pick up my special order F250 6.2 gasser in March.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:38 AM   #18
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Work truck 2015 Chevy 2500 4x4 with short bed flatbed. Avg 8.8. That Is traveling lease roads everyday.

Personal truck 2016 Chevy 2500 4x4 4 door short bed. Avg about 12mpg. That's hwy and around town.

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Old 01-13-2019, 01:51 PM   #19
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Default 2018 F-250 here....

and I average around 13. Mileage drops to about 10 when pulling ANYTHING.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:38 PM   #20
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I have a 2015 Yukon denali with the 6.2 and 8 spd that gets 19 empty and 13 pulling 6k lb
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:32 PM   #21
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16 F250 4x4 6.2 with 35Ē Toyo RT tires I average around 10. Highway 12-13. Towing 9-10. I do a lot of stop/go in town driving so I know that hurts my average. Iím prob getting around 9 in town everyday driving.

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Old 01-13-2019, 05:16 PM   #22
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17 - GMC 2500 - truck says 11.6 mpg lifetime avg and has 29,000 miles - front leveling kit but stock tires
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:43 PM   #23
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2012 f250 fx4 6.2 gas 10.5-11.5 from towing to in town
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