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post #1 of 17 Old 02-22-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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I am the New King - WORST FUEL ECONOMY EVER

I may have set the record for worst fuel economy this past weekend. We towed a large toy hauler over some big grades going to Dumont Dunes. Average MPG was about 6.5
Truck pulls like a champ but damn, diesel was $4.69/gallon out there.

On a brighter note, I have video of us pulling out a stuck Duramax 4wd with their toy hauler still attached in the sand dunes. Attached is what we're pulling. I'll upload the video later if anyone wants to see.

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6.5?!?! Holy crap.
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of course everyone wants to see it

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Were you down at pismo for the weekend? Maybe you saw my buddy get pulled out. Hes got an 06 Ram 3500 mega cab. Lifted running on 37s. He thinks his truck is the most bad *** truck out there. Until he ended up getting stuck on the road into a campsite, and a little yota ended up pulling him out, lmao

Not to mention that he lost 3 different races, one to a F250 (not sure if it was a 7.3 or 6.0, I wasn't there to see it) a Duramax, and then another dodge (2500).

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Is this the first time towing that Toy Hauler? If not, what mileage do you normally get?

And...sure, I'd like to see the vid. Ford pulling out a chevy - that's worth the watch.


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We were out in Dumont. I have the video uploading and will post shortly. Here's a pic for now.
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Dam, I thought I had it bad at 7.2MPG pulling. I don't know how you made it out of your driveway with a stock fuel tank.

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Dam, I thought I had it bad at 7.2MPG pulling. I don't know how you made it out of your driveway with a stock fuel tank.
Now thats funny i couldnt quit laughing

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Dam, I thought I had it bad at 7.2MPG pulling. I don't know how you made it out of your driveway with a stock fuel tank.
Haha, Did you see the title of the thread? I earned the king title.


Here's the video of the Dmax.


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The video just reminded me that I had about 900 lbs of water in the bed too.
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