Join Date: May 2011
Location: Snohomish, Wa
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I just got to witness a good mpg test of my truck compared to a Ď17 F350 short box. A group of us has made a trek from western Washington to southeast Wyoming a few times to hunt. I have always taken my truck and towed my 27í Enclosed trailer filled with quads, wall tent, freezers, and all the rest of our gear. I have consistently achieved 10.5-11 mpg, hand calculated on every trip. My truck has done this trip 5 times. Speeds are generally 75-85 mph. Empty, my road trips generate 18.5 mpg, but everyday mixed driving I am right at 14.5 mpg.
Well this year, we took my buddies new to him Ď17 Ford and my trailer. His truck has 35k on it and is completely stock. Our mileage there and back was a pretty solid 9.5 mpg. Truck pulled the load easily through all the passes, though it was obvious mine was putting more power to the ground. I really thought the mileage would be a little higher for some reason, but it still was a pretty good comparison test. I did all the mpg checks, hand calculated, and was suprised to see his display was always right on with my calculations, if it was not exact, it was off by .1. My Dodge isnít even close.
'03 3500 SRW QC Laramie LB, Smarty S-06 W/TNT, DDP 90's, ED 63/68/14, Arson III, DTT Trans, Goerend TC, 4" exh, AFE Int, Walbro Fuel Pump, Gauges (fuel, boost, pyro, trans temp, rail), 4.10's, Thuren 3" springs & TB, BOD control arms