So all the local farmers around here and cattle haulers are always bickering back and forth between, Ford, dodge, Gm. About what they get for fuel mileage. The ford guys say 10-13, the dodge guys say 17-21. and same goes for the Duramax. and this is loaded with a stock trailer full of cattle, what they can legally pull. So who here thinks that the dodge and chevy guys are full of it??? My opinion i call BS!
Yep, I call BS as well.
Once a trailer is hooked up the average is probably about the same between all makes. Empty, I can see the Dodge(Cummins) having an advantage as it has 2 less cylinders to feed. The Chevy(Isuzu Duramax) I'm not so sure why the mileage empty is so good. Also, the Dodge(now known as Ram) and Chevy are quite a bit lighter than the Fords are.
You guys pretty much put the final nail in the coffin! I think the dodge and chevy guys are bluffers, empty yes they are right loaded nope, I jus got done taking my uncles 06 duramax 2500 crew cab on a 500 mile round trip and i averaged 17.4 mpg empty driving 70-75 all interstate. And it has aftermarket exhaust, intake, and a edge products programmer.
I averaged around 12 pulling the camper back from Indiana. I was easy on the throttle at first but by the time I got close to Iowa I was in it pretty hard (about 70-75). Yes, I know Tom does that all the time. I would say I average around 15-16 empty. I have the bigger tires so that eats up some mpg right there.
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