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O.K. I've cooled down from being accused of making up this mpg # my co-worker says he gets. I am not a story teller, I am not a lair, I don't even stretch facts, I told you guys what I was told. He is a straight up guy and mpg #'s I have read on line appeared to be the same as his, or so I thought until I bought the truck and joined this forum. I solved my TERRIBLE 26 gallon tank problem by throwing $1,500.00 at a 50 gallon tank, best move I made.
Yes, I've complained about my milage since I got it and NO ONE else seems to get the same bad mpg that I get. I'm 57 years old, I drive it like a 70 year old grandma and maintain the daylights out of it. I have every fuel rcpt and every rcpt for every add-on I've done. I keep a log of every fill up and the mpg in said log. I changed oil at 5,000 and 10,000 ( fuel filter also ) and getting ready to change at 15,000 in about a month. The truck has been washed so much you would laugh if you lived beside me and saw all the washings. Wife and I have never eaten or drank anything in it. I installed a bed rug over the factory Hercules lining, whatever it's called. Best LEONARD cap installed 3rd week of ownership.
SO, without wasting my time to read all these posts again, I believe the guy above said he ONLY got 9.5 or 10 towing his 13,000 pound 5th wheel. That,,, in and of itself,,, tells me that my 9 mpg towing 5,000 pounds SUCKS !!! I'm on flat road the 2 hours to the ocean and 2 hours back. Drove to Florida, not towing got 16-18 @ 75mph on cruise. Again, I got that with a gasser 2003 Tahoe.
The truck rides great, or so I think, has power forever and has every creature comfort, but with mpg as disappointing as it is to ME, buying this truck was a mistake on my part.
I honestly believe the 3.5 Ecoboost could do better mpg-wise, but I don't know. Power would suck tho'.