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Old 02-12-2010, 01:09 PM
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Does any brand of diesel truck fair better when doing all this starting-and-stopping that many/most LCOs do? Seems that a diesel's forte is for longer distance hauling...and for putting on a LOT of annual miles?

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I've got a customer with a '97 F250 7.3 that hauls a big sleep-over-the-cab camper in the bed...an aerodynamic nightmare! The whole rig is around 11k lbs loaded. He's got ~312,000 miles & nearly all those miles with that camper on it. He says he can sometimes get 21mpg w/ no camper...and he averages around 11-12mpg (occasionally 14mpg) with the loaded camper on and with mostly hwy miles doing 55-60mph.
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