No mods and I drive it with no regard as to the mileage I get. 14 hwy. If I drive real careful I can get 15, so what's the point? I just enjoy it!
Ditto - tho I usually hold the speed down a little - try to stay at the posted speed.
Best empty (sig truck) was about 15, worst about 8 towing 14K trailer in hilly country. I tire easily any more of the mpg discussions as there are so many variables.....terrain, load, driver style, wind conditions, fuel (ethanol %, winter blend, etc); without knowing all, how can one definitely state who gets the best mileage????
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2. Std cab
3. 127,000 (15,000 on new engine)
4. 5 speed standard shift
8. No cap
9. Bone stock
10. 20' gooseneck stock trailer. Weight depends on how many cattle are in it at the time
1999 F350, Single wheel, Standard cab, V10, 5 speed manual.
I just got home with my "new to me" 2004 SD and was pleasantly surprised with the MPG. I was hoping for 14, but on flat driving in Nevada, it got 15.4 and really trying to save gas, going from Boomtown, Nev to Yuba City, Ca it got an astounding 16.7. Here's my specs:
Crew cab/ shortbed
unknown gears (I'll check later and edit but FWIW RPM's are roughly 1700 @ 65mph)
285 tires on 17" rims
I average ~13.5 running 75 - 80 MPH. Dropping to 65 - 70 adds a solid 1 MPG...bring me up to ~14.5 MPG. As I like to pedal on down the road, I generally tend to run about five over the speed limit....which makes it hard to see where I quit gaining fuel economy on the highway.
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2010 F250 extcab 4x4 8" No bed cover, 250# tool box on bed.
I have 3300 total miles on this truck NO mods. Made a 1000 mile trip and a 400 mile trip @70mph on flat terrain. Only getting 12mpg empty.
In town and on farm I'm getting 10 mpg. Not happy and hoping MPG gets better after 5,000 miles
I get around 13mpg at 60mph on the highway. My computer is consistently about 0.5mpg more than my hand calcs, so I factored that in when I voted. My truck has ranged from 12-15mpg on various trips, but I average probably 13 overall.
The one time I ran through a full tank running down the highway included going over a mountain pass and I had the cruise set at 75mph for most of the trip. Averaged 12.5 mpg (hand calc'ed)
I have a 2002 F-250 Lariat CC, short box, V10, 3.73 gears, 4X4, 35,000 mi, highway tread 265X16 tires, ARE cab high cap. Did a 750 mi trip from Ga. mts to NJ. The computer milage was 16.5 mpg driving @ 74 MPH @ 2100 RPM with the cruise on. I'm fairly pleased with the mileage.
Duke, most of these posts involve 2-valve V10's. The 2005+ 3-valve V10's are probably more efficient, but have more horsepower, and the chassis is heavier. The net result pretty much seems to be that the 2-valvers get better mpg.
I get what you get, and even worse in the winter, but the power is just incredible!
2005 F350 V10 6spd dually, 15K receiver. No 4WD, no LS, no A/C, no special cab - just a lean mean towing machine!
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