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We are in the process of planning to be full time next year and plan on buying a fifth wheel and a truck. Can you please inform me what type of mileage you get on a ford, dodge or chevy diesel 350/3500 dually without towing since the truck will be our main transportation for sightseeing etc. and mileage while towing.

Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

John and Linda

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F350, 2012 Crewcab dually, 3.73 axle, towing heavy....9 to 10 mpg on relatively flat roads at 63 mph,....9 to 10 mpg.

 

Open road, unloaded, 16 to 17 mph at 65 mph

 

Running around town, unloaded, 14 to 15 mpg.

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2013 Dodge dually, 3500 cummins diesel.

 

We got 18 mpg during our 6 month stay in Yellowstone this summer (many hills but only 45 mph speed limit).

 

Normal roads, speeds and weather we have been getting over 16 mpg, but the truck is barely broken in yet.

 

Don

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2014 F350 6.7L 3.73 rear end dually crew cab 17.5K miles

11.5 towing 17K fifth wheel low of 8.7 high of 14 depending on wind and terrain

17 non towing on open road 60 to 65mph

12 to 13 city non towing

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2011 Ford F350 dually LWB crewcab.

 

10.8 to 11.5 towing a 15.5K 5th wheel

15.2 overall with 60% interstate running 70 to 80 and 40% in town.

Edited by GeorgiaHybrid

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DO NOT LISTEN to the salesperson. Get the trailer first, read the numbers, make them weight it, preferably with you there.

 

A) you need the unloaded weight.

B ) then you can determine if you can put your stuff in it - weight wise.

C) Buy a truck with the capacity to pull the trailer. The truck tow ratings are stripped truck, 1/8 tank of fuel, 150 pound driver. So, add fuel, wife, dog, hitch, normal loads, and buy a heavier truck.

 

It's not the going up that will get you, it's the coming down. Make sure you have an exhaust brake in there.

Edited by Bill B

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Your driving habits will make a big difference in mpg. I drive a 2006 Chevy dually diesel pulling a 34' fifth wheel w/swivel trailer and Goldwing at 16k lbs. I get 11-12 mpg loaded and 20-22 empty, however I rarely exceed 60 mph and plan my lights and stops to minimize braking. Wind and terrain also make a difference. When my son drives he gets 2-3 mpg less sole based on driving habits.

 

Greg

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All these duallies are rather heavy. Takes a lot of power to get them moving. Stop and go will burn a lot of fuel. I average 12-14 as a commute. Towing 20,000# Teton 7. Never had it on a "trip". Taking off "turtle slow" will help but I don't drive like that.

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The mpg given in the previous posts are pretty much what we get with 12,000 pounds 5th wheel and 2006 Chevie dualie diesel. We keep to about 60 mph.

 

Do run into folks that make some outrageous cliams

 

Reed and Elaine

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