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Old 06-30-2014, 10:53 PM
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Real world MPG on your v10

I have been told that the v10 is hard on gas. So what are you guys getting for mpg?
I have herd the 6.0 chevy motor is not good on gas either. My old 351 was not that great on gas.
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12mpg when I'm easy on it. 7-9 towing 7k to 15k.
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I'm at around 14 empty and 8.5-9 towing our 7K loaded TT.
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Mixed driving in the 10-12 and around town 9mpg. 13.5-14 on a camping trip with this:

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I have been told that the v10 is hard on gas. So what are you guys getting for mpg?
I have herd the 6.0 chevy motor is not good on gas either. My old 351 was not that great on gas.
thanks again
My real world mileage for my 2000 V10 F350 CCLB 4.30 gears and a 8.5 ft utility box weighing 9600 every day was 10 to 11 mixed driving doing service calls and going to constution sites, sometimes lower if I was pulling a trailer, I had a electric & refrigeration business. In the winter it was less because it idled more so I could keep warm.

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Old 07-01-2014, 09:19 AM
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I have a 2003 v10 f350 I have pulled a 13,000lb trailer every day and avarage 9 over
the last 190,000 miles
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:34 AM
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I added a procharger to my 2v, I had a not so good first venture so my fill up strategy went into the crapper. The last leg home pulling the toy hauler in the hills generally took under 1/2 tank with an average of about 6mpg. With the supercharger not boosting I burned just over a 1/4 tank. I was able to use OD and hold 3rd on the smaller hills.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:02 PM
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I had a 04 cc 4x4 with a 5.4 and it only got 14mpg no towning. If my v10 can get that not towing anything I would be happy.
My chevy with 350 might only get 15 now.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:31 PM
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mines an 08. It seems to like gas more than others for some reason. Bone stock crew cab 4x4, 4.10 gears. All city driving = about 7-8 mpg. highway driving, 10-11mpg. I have almost hit 12 one time on a road trip. Needless to say anything over about 200 miles its actually cheaper for me to rent a car if Im just needing to get somewhere and not pull/carry anything. I'm not in a big city so rental cars are cheap to rent.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:48 PM
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7.5 mpg hauling 7-11k lbs the last few days. Just over 11 empty lately. Down from 9 loaded n 13 empty when I first got it. Truck doesn't seem to have the power it use to and has an odd stumble/misfire as well. Still troubleshooting tho.

Cruise set at 57 mph when I went to pick up my topper netted me 17.1 mpg on a 270 mile round trip. 16.8 on 320 mile round trip similar conditions a month after.
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I'm not sure there is abig truck that does much better, they all like gas. I got 14 and change last i checked mostly freeway
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what is milage .. i get about 3 gallons per mile lol
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Just yesterday I delivered my HiLo camper (4K dry pounds) to my daughter, 160 miles away.

As I've perceived a slight occasional misfire (no codes) I decided to switch over to 93 octane, just to see if it'd help (it didn't). Pulling the trailer 160 miles (10 miles back roads, then equally spilt between 4 lane and interstate) at 5 mph below the limits then heading back home empty, running at the speed limit. At 250 miles I again gassed up. SURPRISE: I got 14 mpg on that trip.

Normally I run 87 octane around town, driving like your grandpa, and get 12 mpg.


In you're not aware - there is a web site to track your mileage, https://www.fuelly.com/dashboard where you can search what drivers are getting.

NOTE: VERY LATE EDIT BUT I JUST REMEMBERED ... I DID MAKE ONE OTHER CHANGE JUST BEFORE THIS ROAD TRIP. I REPLACED THE AIR FILTER. IT HAD A K&N (AND APPEARED CLEAN) BUT I WANTED TO RETURN CLOSER TO ORIGINAL. CLOSEST I COULD FIND AT O'REILLY WAS A WIX ($20).

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Old 07-02-2014, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for the web site.
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I get 12mpg consistently. Best has been 13.5. I am driving a 15 passenger van lightly loaded and usually towing a 16 foot equipment trailer. I have not done any tune up work, but just developed a miss.
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