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05-12-2016 10:40 AM
TexasA&M Here is my 2006 F250



And with camper shell -
05-12-2016 10:14 AM
downs807
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Originally Posted by Tommy R View Post
This is with the 6.0L, correct? What's your mileage like unloaded on the hwy if you don't mind me asking?
Yep 6.0. I just made the 3k mile mark and changed the oil over to Penzoil full Synthetic and I'm getting 13 city driving as I only commute 10 miles to work a day. I haven't had it out on the hwy unloaded yet but pulling my Cherokee on my 18ft bumper pull I'm getting 9.5 on the hwy.

One thing I've found out is the computer milage on these things are spot on within .1 from hand calculating. I do plan to take it down to Destin this summer on the family trip so I'll report back on unloaded mileage.
05-11-2016 12:45 PM
Tommy R
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Originally Posted by downs807 View Post
To be honest I have no regrets from the switch. Truck rides 100 times better then my old Dodge, it's quite, has all the goodies, and pulls my jeep just fine. I really like what GM did with the 4:10's in the diff and the 6 speed transmission.
This is with the 6.0L, correct? What's your mileage like unloaded on the hwy if you don't mind me asking?
05-11-2016 11:55 AM
downs807
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Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy View Post
And what do you think? I like that package in the 08+ GM's
To be honest I have no regrets from the switch. Truck rides 100 times better then my old Dodge, it's quite, has all the goodies, and pulls my jeep just fine. I really like what GM did with the 4:10's in the diff and the 6 speed transmission.
05-10-2016 01:33 PM
boriswebs What I tow with:
08 Dodge 3500 SRW Quad cab 4x4 w/124,000 miles.
Towing upgrades: Loadlifter 5000 airbags, Curt 17,000lb trailer hitch, E rated tires, 5inch turbo back exhaust, Deleted w/EFI Live


What I tow:
My 20 foot 7k flatbed


My 26 foot 10k enclosed


My motorcycle


Others

05-08-2016 10:24 AM
mikenike My 2007 cummins 6 speed 4x4. Pulls like a sonofagun
05-06-2016 08:27 AM
y2knole 2013 Expedition EL on load Range E tires pulling our 30' 2014 SolAire Camper

it does better than you might expect...
05-05-2016 06:25 PM
CAFlatFender
05-04-2016 08:55 AM
deange Stock 2014 Regular Cab 2500 4x4 with the Cummins 6.7 and the 68RFE 6 speed auto.

I typically average better than 20 mpg without a load. Averaged out at 11 - 12 mpg towing the trailer loaded with a new 5 x 10 plasma table back from Alabama to California. Pretty much set the cruise and go. Pulls great with the lighter load. We'll soon see how it does with the Tacoma and camping gear loaded up.

Pics of when I got it 2 years ago and with the trailer:
04-29-2016 02:54 PM
4EyedTurd
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Originally Posted by Armand View Post




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I'm jealous, white, 99-02 front end, crew cab, big block. I wish my 99 Ext cab 1/2 ton was that truck.
04-28-2016 03:28 AM
Armand Made a lateral move about a year ago from an 01 ECLB 3500HD dually with a 6.0L to this 01 CCLB SRW with a 8.1L. I love having more room with the crew cab for the kiddies and not having to have my hand on the shifter ready for the next hill is great too. Seems no matter what happens I can just put my foot down a little and hold 55-60 up any hill without even feeling like Im beating on it. And yes I carry auxiliary fuel and a few quarts of oil with me haha


Made my own front hitch mount and she rolls on 285/75R16 Firestone MT. Im going to do some steering upgrades and hopfully a black bear or nelson tune.

Pic is from the last stage of the Oregon trail rally last weekend




I tow our travel trailer probably 20+ times a year usually with 2 full size dirtbikes and 2 mini bikes plus camping gear.

04-27-2016 06:16 PM
1TFROT traded in a decently built '07 lbz d-max for a bone stock '16 LML d-max

love it!


04-27-2016 05:33 PM
Mason90

picture for previous post
04-27-2016 05:15 PM
Mason90

Here is my 01 Silverado 1/2 ton. that was my bosses trailer and bobcat (S770) from back when I lived in Saskatoon area. the truck is only rated to tow 9,000 lbs, that bobcat weighed 10,000 lbs alone. I never when far or fast and didn't have any issues with the law. A year ago I moved from Saskatchewan to Ontario and towed my then stock JKU. I was extremely disappointed with how well the truck towed the Jeep. It was stable and the trailer didn't want to wag its tail at all, but I was averaging maybe 10 mpg on the prairies and way less in the Canadian shield. The truck just felt way underpowered with 7,000ish lbs behind it even heading east on the level.
04-27-2016 11:39 AM
newracer 2005 Chevy 2500 Duramax

04-27-2016 06:57 AM
pennsylvaniaboy
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Originally Posted by downs807 View Post
Sold my Cummins and went to this. 2016 2500HD with the 6.0 Gas, said good bye to the expensive diesel world.

And what do you think? I like that package in the 08+ GM's
04-26-2016 08:57 AM
crazydave Here's a pic of my DD/tow rig doing some work. Its a 96 F250. Dana 60 out of an F350 of the same year up front. P-pump Cummins with compounds, lots of fuel and water injection. Made 586hp 1103tq on the dyno. NV4500 trans and adapted the BW1356 tcase to it. Trailer is a Circle D 20+4 14k single wheel. It hauls pretty good, but on the trip home this day I got the rear end so hot from being over-powered and weighted heavy that the gear oil was boiling when I made a rest stop after about 100 miles thru the hills at 65-70mph. Rest of the trip home that day I took it a little easier. Gross on this day was 21220. I been way heavier plenty of times but never had the rear end get that hot. Im thinking I may have to crack it open and investigate.

04-25-2016 07:23 PM
obijuank5 Glad you still have the dodge tommy. Got myself an 06 a few years ago. Searched for a long time for a second gen but they just weren't around. Even with a nationwide search. Priced this one up in Leander oddly enough. Then turned it in to a dozer.

04-25-2016 07:04 PM
The_Magicians_Eye
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Originally Posted by y2knole View Post
you should do a build thread on this!
I will be at some point. I know how people can be on Pirate so I'm going to wait until I'm almost finished before I post a build thread.

If you're wanting to see the progress though you can check it out at the following link.

Project Tow Rig - Braun E350 Ambulance

I made quite a few changes to the project from what I had planned originally in that build thread. When I post one here I'll get rid of all the fat and get straight to the actual build.
04-25-2016 06:17 AM
Tommy R
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Originally Posted by straightblast View Post
Beautiful Dodge. Getting harder to find in that condition, too. I have been looking on and off for a while, good clean examples don't come up every day.
Thanks very much! Back in '08 when I bought it I had to search all over the country to find a decent one. And I had to settle on one with more miles than I'd hoped (147k at the time). I can only imagine how difficult it would be to find one now that isn't beaten to hell or been molested into a brodozer.
04-25-2016 04:56 AM
straightblast
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Originally Posted by Tommy R View Post
Been a while since I posted mine. 2001 Dodge Cummins with about 215k on it. Towed great to/from Moab a couple weeks ago. Bought it about 8 years ago and still love it. And if anyone is interested in non-inflated, hand calculated mileage numbers, on that trip the I saw a low in the low 11 mpg range to a high of 14.75 mpg. Towing speed was 70-80 mph for the most part.

It's got an Edge programmer, 4" exhaust w/muffler, a big air filter, Airdog fuel pump, and a built trans. Tires are 285/75-16s and gearing is 3.55. The truck is still super clean because I'm really picky about how I treat it....and I don't plan on changing that.

Beautiful Dodge. Getting harder to find in that condition, too. I have been looking on and off for a while, good clean examples don't come up every day.
04-25-2016 04:45 AM
y2knole
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Originally Posted by The_Magicians_Eye View Post
I'm building mine right now. It's a 1998 E350 ambulance with a 7.3 that I removed the box from and I'm in the process of building a sleeper/short flat bed setup. Still have a ton of work to do but little by little it's coming to life.

you should do a build thread on this!
04-24-2016 09:06 PM
The_Magicians_Eye I'm building mine right now. It's a 1998 E350 ambulance with a 7.3 that I removed the box from and I'm in the process of building a sleeper/short flat bed setup. Still have a ton of work to do but little by little it's coming to life.

04-13-2016 06:28 PM
Tommy R Been a while since I posted mine. 2001 Dodge Cummins with about 215k on it. Towed great to/from Moab a couple weeks ago. Bought it about 8 years ago and still love it. And if anyone is interested in non-inflated, hand calculated mileage numbers, on that trip the I saw a low in the low 11 mpg range to a high of 14.75 mpg. Towing speed was 70-80 mph for the most part.

It's got an Edge programmer, 4" exhaust w/muffler, a big air filter, Airdog fuel pump, and a built trans. Tires are 285/75-16s and gearing is 3.55. The truck is still super clean because I'm really picky about how I treat it....and I don't plan on changing that.

04-13-2016 06:11 PM
gots_a_sol I put some larger injectors and an he351cw on it when I did the swap, so I don't really notice the extra weight. Having taller tires is way more noticeable.


No idea on empty mileage, but pulling my enclosed is about 13. That is the same mileage it got with the V10 NOT towing (got about 8-9 towing this trailer).
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