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Old 07-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #197
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Just turned 76, wife of 26 and a half years is 61. Bought a 2007 Chapparal and a 2003 Ford 3/4 ton diesel Super Cab in March. Why? Because my son is getting married and moving away so we have no pet/house sitter. Two cats ride in the 5ver, the dog in the back seat. We are newbies and definitely will be asking questions from time to time. Glad I found this website! Jim, St. Louis
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #198
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I'm getting right around 9 mpg towing, doesn't really vary much based on terrain. Our Bullet is 5600# dry, so it's definitely lighter than most older ones. I did all the research before I put the rig together, if I remember right the truck's gcvwr is right around 14,000. I do have a k&n air filter and a few other mods that may make some difference, the trailer pulls like a dream with this truck.
I am mirroring Scott's response. We get between 9 and 10 MPG at about 65. Trailer weighs in at around 5,000 or so loaded when we pull out of the driveway. My "little" Dodge handled everything just fine. Course, the Hensley hitch helps keep everything under control.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #199
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I am 59, DW is 56. 2006 f250 Powerstroke pulling a 2012 Flagstaff Microliter 23 lbh.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:57 PM   #200
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Not bad numbers! If your trailer is as big as you wanna go, you can't justify a newer diesel right now with all the numbers. With all the EGR bullshit on newer diesels most are lucky to get 12-14 mpg on a truck that costs 50% more. It's not like the gas engines are underpowered nowadays anyway, gee 350hp small blocks are the normal now it seems.
My dually has 4.10 gears which is killin my mileage. I still get 16.5 empty, and 13.7 pulling the mobile home with the AC on full blast and not babying it, but top speed at about 60 on local highway. Quite a few hills involved where I drop out of overdrive to conserve transmission (it is a 5 speed but the overdrive isn't meant for heavy towing). It runs high rpm in 4th running 60.... So I'm quite happy with 13.7. Brand new Dodges with 6.7 cummins get about 12 empty. It's all In the emissions equipment. I hate to have to admit the poor economy of the newer Cummins since I build those engines for a living.... But thank the EPA for that. Delete all the EGR equipment they pickup 4 mpg usually!
I feel sorry for the owners of them, pay $60,000 and only get 12 empty.... My uncle is fixing to sell his 08 because of that, he doesn't wanna do EGR delete.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:32 PM   #201
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:03 AM   #202
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Naw,the Cummins 6.7 does better than that. I got 23 miles to an imperial gallon pulling a PUP. 23 x 3.78/4.54= ?? The very worst I've seen pulling my TT is 14 per imperial gal. The only time we older Canucks use imperial now is when we discuss mileage.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:50 AM   #203
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I am new to this forum, I guess this is as good a place as any to introduce myself. I am 32, my wife will be 28 in august. We are planning on buying a Jayco Eagle 324bhds ( or something similar) within the next 6 months. Our TV is an 05 GMC Yukon XL 2500 Quadrasteer. Within the next three years we'll like upgrade to a 3/4 ton diesel pickup.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:11 AM   #204
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Naw,the Cummins 6.7 does better than that. I got 23 miles to an imperial gallon pulling a PUP. 23 x 3.78/4.54= ?? The very worst I've seen pulling my TT is 14 per imperial gal. The only time we older Canucks use imperial now is when we discuss mileage.
Do the Canadian market models have all the EGR stuff on them? I would guess that Canada wants same emissions as US, but 14 US MPG empty is rare in the states with a 6.7 unless maybe it is broke in (60,000-70,000 miles usually) and even then it doesn't always improve that much. 9 out of 10 owners will report 11-12 mpg figures for these. A friend had one and did EGR delete and it had closer to 100,000 miles, so well broke in. It was a 6 speed manual 4x4 reg cab long bed single wheel and he was getting 16 with other power mods and aggressive driving. I believe I've heard up to 18 with EGR delete and good driving behavior. The larger displacement of the engine means it physically has to use slightly more fuel than a 5.9 model. An engine is a pump no matter how you look at it. The larger it is the more volume it moves. What do your imperial numbers convert to? And I'm not saying you don't get 14 mpg by the way but if you do, I'm guessing it's broke in and you are driving it right.
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I'm 33, the wife is 32. We pull a Damon Hornet 18H (19') with a 1997 318 Dakota 4x4 (hence the username). Maybe I won't be so white knuckled when I can afford a nice WD hitch and sway control.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #206
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Like i promised after our first camping trip with our new TT i would post pic's so here it is:

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #207
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Hi, first time poster, been lurking a little while now.
My name is Drew, I just turned 50 and the wife is 53, we have a 27 year old daughter and a 10 year old daughter ( yes she was planned!)
We just traded our 2004 Fleetwood Tacoma Pop Up ( we were the original owners
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Sorry hit send before finished. We traded the pop up for a used 2005 Keystone Zeppelin Z261 and we love it. Towing it with a 2003 F-250 Super Crew
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I'm 60 and my wife is 57. We are new to this forum, but the reply to our question has been so helpful. Thanks to the new friends for not judging us on our questions. My wife is a teacher and she has always said, "Only questions not asked are dumb questions.... Thanks again, Mike
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I'm 57 retired and wife is 54 a insurance agent for StateFarm. Says she has no desire to stop working. This is our home on wheels 2003 34fdds Alpine Coach with our toad 1995 Jeep YJ.


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