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post #1 of 16 Old 02-24-2011, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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2400 mile trip pulling 19,000 lbs

We just made it back from a Glamis sand dune trip by Yuma AZ. The round trip from Wyoming was 2400 miles truck was awesome!! I averaged from 8.5-10 mpg pulling at 80 mph the whole trip hand calculated. The trailer is a converted gooseneck race trailer 42 long, 8 wide, 10 ft tall, slideout, triple 7000 lb axel 19,000 lbs loaded. Going over Raton pass truck did 55 mph, coming down had to help it with a few taps on the brake controller. In comparison 08 6.4 avg was 6.5-8mpg (without dpf), 04 6.0 was 7-9 mpg, 02 7.3 was 7-9.5 mpg pulling the same trailer. I am sure if I traveled at 62-65 mph I would have seen 12 mpg. This was by far the most stable pickup I have ever pulled with, even with some side winds at 50+ mph. Oh and only 1 regen that I saw, but thats prob due to running hard

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Man thats nice mileage for that amount of weight. Especially with the DPF installed.

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What is your axle ratio on the 350? 19k low profile is a lot easier pull than a high profile 5er camper, but sure sounds good.

My 2011 450 with 4.30's at 65 mph beats my 08 w 4.30's mileage by 20% (14.25 vs 12 at best hand calc) if empty, but when hauling 16k high profile at 65 mph I am lucky to gain 10%.
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Thanks for taking the time to report how it did!

19k pounds is some serious weight!



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Truck has 3.73 gears. Trailer pulls great for what it weighs, its a full 8' high inside but only 1.5' off the ground with a flat roof line. My old toy hauler a few years ago had more room over the gooseneck but pulled like hell for a 10,000 lb trailer.

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Awesome mileage!

I'm actually thinkin of getting a 6.7!



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What is a DPF? I have a 2000 F250 7.3, I love it but would love to get a new one, but have been reluctant to pay 50K on something new.
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Those are some pretty good numbers. Thanks for reporting.

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That mileage is pretty impressive as I cannot wait to haul my tow hauler. The last couple of years with my 7.3 traveling from Michigan to Bristol Tenn. I averaged about 11mpg pulling a 42 ft. triple axle toy hauler weighing 16k loaded. The 4 speed auto has too wide of a ratio band and I'm hopping the new 6.7 with the 6 speed trans makes me proud..
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That is some damn good mileage.

For comparison, just pulled our new TT (34' & 8,000 lbs) some 200 miles down to Port A from Seguin. Got 10 mpg. On the way back from Port A to Austin, some 275 miles, got 11 mpg. Both ways was traveling 65 - 70 mph.

I think the MT's hurt (weight and resistance) and I think the grill guard actually hurts the aerodynamics of the truck at higher speeds.

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