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Xpertise Lawn & Landscape
04-01-2009, 08:14 PM
What kind of mileage can expect to get. its a 2005 silverado 2500 4x4 ext cab 8 foot bed.

Looking Good Lawn Service
04-01-2009, 08:44 PM
you can expect anywhere from 7.5 -10mpg with an enclosed trailer 16-20ft, half highway, half in town, at least that's what I see...my diesels are much better on fuel, esp now that fuel has came down. good luck

Xpertise Lawn & Landscape
04-01-2009, 08:52 PM
yea ive been hearing that quite often that the diesels are making a come back. Thanks though. Anyone else's input would be greatly appreciated.

sslopok
04-01-2009, 09:09 PM
I had a 2003 Awd Silverado SS with the high output 6.0 that had 345 hp. It got an average of 15.9 city/highway. Pulling my baja it would only get around 11/12 mpg.

Xpertise Lawn & Landscape
04-01-2009, 09:13 PM
Better than i expected!

justanotherlawnguy
04-01-2009, 11:19 PM
I get 7.5 pulling 16 foot enclosed and 14 foot dump all week. During the off season when I don't pull anything the best mpg I have got was 13 mpg.

beano
04-01-2009, 11:21 PM
I just bought a 2001 ext. cab 4x4 about a month ago. I havent pulled my trailer yet but ive been watching my mileage very closely. Been keeping my foot out of it and have been getting between 10.5 to 11.4

btammo
04-03-2009, 02:37 PM
yeah 15.9 per gallon is a stretch for a 6.0 4x4. I get 12 if i am lucky and about 7 when plowing. To be honest though, i just fill it up and dotn think much about it anymore.

AL Inc
04-03-2009, 03:06 PM
I've got an '02 2500HD regular cab, 8' bed, I was paying real close attention to the mileage last year, I believe the best I got was 13 mpg. I use the truck mostly for getting around, occasionally picking up materials or machines, all local driving. Just turned 105K miles, truck still runs great btw.

dura to the max
04-03-2009, 08:32 PM
i got 10-11 towing a 16' enclosed with mine. about 12-13 city, and best ive seen is 16 highway. good power in that motor too. i have it tuned. plus got it where its breathing, and farting easier now too