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Old 06-17-2013, 10:01 PM
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Did you geta rough mpg yet? That's an incredible empty weight especially for that heavy duty gallon body. What are the dimensions on the bed? My truck is 14500 empty so off the bat you're hauling 2500 more
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:04 PM
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Did you get an empty weight and a rough mpg yet?
Not sure about the mileage, it's def not good... But that was expected. The bed is 10.5' long and the sides are 30" tall ( 36" gate) not sure how wide.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:27 PM
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6 mpg around town towing and hauling.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:19 PM
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6 mpg around town towing and hauling.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:22 PM
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ouch
The diesel isn't much better...
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:32 PM
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We were getting 4 to 4.5 mpg in the 09 Chevy 7500 with the 8.1 and 5+2 speed. It was set up with a tag axle and we were legal to 53000 with a tare wait of 21000. We probably grossed out around 80000 when loaded with material in the bed and Tri axle 25 ton trailer with brick and machines on it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:24 PM
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6 mpg around town towing and hauling.
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Thanks! Very valuable for me.
I'm considering replacing our C5500 8100 that gets around 6.5mpg. The thought of a slight mpg drop for more capacity is exciting. Especially for the price you paid!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:24 PM
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I currently have a c5500 with the 8.1 and the ford is a way more capable truck. You will be happy with the ford if the Chevy does what you need it to do.
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