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Old 07-16-2007, 07:12   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new 29" ProKat SC(9000lbs +) and my new Yukon hates it. I am looking for a F-250 / f-350 SRW 4x4 to do the job and would like to know from those with experience the best model year for the job. I am currently looking at a 2006, but I am really interested in the year model that gets the best MPG and has had no recall issues. I test drove the new 6.4 and the best I saw on the hwy at 75 was 14 mpg. I'm sure the towing mpg would be frightning. I am not dogging the new motor. It was the nicest truck I have ever drove and I would have paid the 54K for it if the MPG was higher.
I would like to know what to expect from a 2006 or later 4x4 f-250 short bed 6.0:
Empty mpg?
Towing mpg?
I have heard of 6.0 getting 22 on the freeway and 14 towing 10K. This is the truck I want, and would like to hear from anybody that has seen number like that. Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:58   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Whay f-250 to Buy?

I have a 2006 extended cab short box F250 with the 6.0, a 3.73 axle, and the 6-speed manual trans.

In the summer, I get 20+ mpg on the highway (70 mph or thereabouts) and 17 in town. Winter, they both drop about 2 mpg.... partly the #1/#2 fuel blend and partly the thickening of the trans and diff lube at low temps.

I tow a 33' travel trailer that's about 7,000 lb loaded up. The weight isn't as much of a problem as the air resistance... that sucker is TALL. If I keep it around 60 mph, that's fast enough to use 6th gear if I'm not on a grade or fighting a headwind, and it will get 14 - 15 mpg. Step it up to 70, and it drops to 12 mpg.
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