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Old 08-08-2013, 10:30 AM
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what truck to get?

Soo this next year I will be in the market for a good towing truck. I'd like to get 14mpg or better towing 4500-6500 lbs. I am thinking a older dodge with a cummins 2wd manual, the npr, or midsubishi version of the nrp. Thoughts???? If I got the nrp knock off 2000 lbs for trailer weight if I made a flatbed for the truck.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:19 PM
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I don't know what the NPR's get for mileage, but i get around 15-16 towing with my 6.7 cummins. aerodynamics seems to affect the diesel far more than trailer weight
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:22 PM
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I don't know what the NPR's get for mileage, but i get around 15-16 towing with my 6.7 cummins. aerodynamics seems to affect the diesel far more than trailer weight
From what I hear that's about what they get. Also from what I saw on online head winds are the npr's downfall lol. Wait you getting that with the new 6.7????!!!!!
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:55 PM
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with a cargo box on my NPR's, and a LOT of idling, we still managed 13 mpg, this compares very well to the gas versions of those same trucks, which we got around 8 mpg with, with less idle time, too.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:03 PM
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fuel mileage is overrated.... Nothing like a big 8.1 Vortec getting 7mpg on a good day.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:07 PM
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fuel mileage is overrated.... Nothing like a big 8.1 Vortec getting 7mpg on a good day.
Kinda like how I was talking to a guy for 30 min while my truck was running and I didn't even care. We got on a the topic of fuel mileage and he said ya, and you are burning fuel now. I said, "I go through so much I don't even care anymore"
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:15 AM
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It will be hard to beat a cummins in fuel mileage. Cab overs are simple and therefore attractive, but a cummins will pull small loads and still get 14-19 mpg.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:30 AM
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There is this truck, this is the over kill option, but they were saying 18mph empty, 14mpg lightly loaded, and 10 mpg maxed out with the flat bed version at around 30k gvw, they make a heavy duty kit for up to 56k gwv. From what other guys were saying 15 mpg was the norm hauling a smaller load. The small engine you can get in them is a 6.7 cummins with 200 hp and a crap ton of torque.

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Old 08-10-2013, 11:38 AM
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There is this truck, this is the over kill option, but they were saying 18mph empty, 14mpg lightly loaded, and 10 mpg maxed out with the flat bed version at around 30k gvw, they make a heavy duty kit for up to 56k gwv. From what other guys were saying 15 mpg was the norm hauling a smaller load. The small engine you can get in them is a 6.7 cummins with 200 hp and a crap ton of torque.
And with a tank that size, you only need to fill up once/month! Of course, that one time would be UGLY expensive.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:46 PM
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And with a tank that size, you only need to fill up once/month! Of course, that one time would be UGLY expensive.
I go through 60-90 gals of gas in my truck a week now haha I bet I would have to fill every week and a half to 2 weeks.
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