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post #1 of 18 Old 05-08-2013, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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1st tow for my 13

I just upgraded to a 2013 f-350 CCLB from a 2001 f-250 CCLB and took my 1st trip with our 5th wheel camper. We took it to Disney in Florida which was about a 2600 mile round trip. It towed much better than my 7.3, I was amazed how much more power the 6.7 has and how much better the trans is for towing. I was really impressed. I was also surprised how fast it used the def, but I'll be more prepared next time. All in all it was a great trip and my wife even noticed how much better it pulled.

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your def should have been fine for that trip, ive heard that most fill it up only when doing oil changes

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I just upgraded to a 2013 f-350 CCLB from a 2001 f-250 CCLB and took my 1st trip with our 5th wheel camper. We took it to Disney in Florida which was about a 2600 mile round trip. It towed much better than my 7.3, I was amazed how much more power the 6.7 has and how much better the trans is for towing. I was really impressed. I was also surprised how fast it used the def, but I'll be more prepared next time. All in all it was a great trip and my wife even noticed how much better it pulled.
The DEF tanks are not full from the factory. Mine was only about half but even at that I think it would of made it on your trip. Of course maybe someone at the factory was having a bad day and didn't put much in yours!! LOL. Who knows..
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The tank was under half when I left and was back to that on the way back. With that it used about a tank for the trip, but like I said this was my first long tow so I had no baseline beforehand.

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That is thirsty on DEF but not overly so especially since he was towing. 2600 miles of towing the whole time will use about a tank of DEF.

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Talking

just curious what is the weight of you 5ver? I'm going to be pulling my 15k toy hauler for the first time this weekend just got my 13 to the 500mi mark so its time to see what she's got
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I believe it's about 13-14k and 40ft long.

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I also switch to a 350 coming from a 150.... Crazy the difference

By the way it might sound crazy but

Where can I get the DEF and is there a way to know my current level? Dealer didn't took the time to explain......

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That is thirsty on DEF but not overly so especially since he was towing. 2600 miles of towing the whole time will use about a tank of DEF.
1/2 tank DEF should last about 2500 miles towing. Our tanks are 5 gallons and 1 gallon per 1000 miles towing/ hard driving is normal. Easy driving is about 1250MPG...

So not thirsty... Normal.

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I also switch to a 350 coming from a 150.... Crazy the difference

By the way it might sound crazy but

Where can I get the DEF and is there a way to know my current level? Dealer didn't took the time to explain......

Sorry for high jack the thread
AutoZone, Checker, O'Reilly, or the dealership. Do you have the productivity screen?

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