OrthmannJ wrote:I will have to say that it depends on the set-up and it depends on where you plan on hauling.
We have a 2wd F-350 7.3 Powerstroke w/ 6spd manual at work. One of our salesmen took the truck with a 24 foot tandem axle trailer loaded with a medium duty tractor on a 500 mile round trip. (one way with the new tractor, the way back with a trade in) It was mostly interstate, and most of the grades he pulled were very long, very gradual assents into the Cascades.
He averaged 23.5 mpg on that trip. You can say what you want, but I knew the mileage when he left, the mileage when he got back, the fuel log and had the CFN receipts to prove it. I was shocked.
All of that being said, Most of us want 4wd.
Most of us don't want to shift out own gears.
And most of us want to haul our stuff up jeep trails into the back country.
I go back and fourth over the Diesel VS Gas debate. Gas is less power, torque and MPG, but the fuel is cheaper. Diesel is MORE power, torque and MPG, but the fuel is more expensive.
68Mercury250Ranger wrote:hey OJ: those numbers sound a little extreme on the good side. a lot actually depends on the driver's style also.
68Mercury250Ranger wrote:diesel fuel here is still usually a tiny bit cheaper than gas but sometimes a smidge more when there is a gas war on. 89-91cents/litre diesel vs. 92-96cents/litre gas(87 octane)
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