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Old 05-28-2008, 10:14 PM
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I run a 1999 Mitsi, 135 HP, auto, 10' dump, locker, 8' Meyer, 1.5 yard SS electric sander. I adveraged 13.5 mpg for 2007.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:47 PM
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I would be very skeptical of 25mpg. My isuzu box truck gets 12mpg.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:03 PM
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How about the '87-'01 Jeep Cherokee w. the 4.0L Inline-6? They have alot of HP and torque (190 HP, 225 ft. lbs. torque), and they last a long time. Only get the manual transmission though. The automatic transmissions are bad. My friend had one, and he pulled a 16' trailer with it, and it did very well, and also got over 20 mpg.
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:28 PM
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How about the '87-'01 Jeep Cherokee w. the 4.0L Inline-6? They have alot of HP and torque (190 HP, 225 ft. lbs. torque), and they last a long time. Only get the manual transmission though. The automatic transmissions are bad. My friend had one, and he pulled a 16' trailer with it, and it did very well, and also got over 20 mpg.
My sister has a 96 grand cherokee with the 4.0 and the auto. Averages about 16mpg according to the computer on it without towing anything. I've never checked it by hand or towed anything more then one atv with it to see.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:44 PM
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I will trade you 13 mpg's any day. How do like 8 in my stump pullin dodge (440 Big Block Gas sucker)
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:53 PM
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i think people waste more money switching, upgrading, downgrading, whatever, just changing rigs than they could ever spend in gas... even at 5 bucks a gallon.
you got that right.i have a 92 chev 2500 and a 2001 f150 and a 78 f250 flatbed and 2 trailers.i aim to keep them until one of us dies.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:09 PM
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I will trade you 13 mpg's any day. How do like 8 in my stump pullin dodge (440 Big Block Gas sucker)
I have a 93 GMC, 350, same thing. Don't drive it unless its very necessary.
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