Dodge 3/4 ton gasser, does anyone have one?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by PLS-Tx, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    I'm wondering what kind of mpg your getting pulling a trailer.

    Please post what size trailer you are pulling, and about how much weight.

    Thanks
     
  2. tras

    tras LawnSite Member
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    About 7mpg at best, 98 Dodge ext. cab long box 5.9L V8 pulling 18' H&H.
     
  3. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    WOW! I think I'll stick with the diesel even if it does cost more.
     
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I got that with my Chevrolet pickup (gas) pulling 10,000 pounds of trailer and old truck into a strong headwind.
     
  5. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH LawnSite Member
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    02 2500hd Chev 10.5MPG empty. W/ trailer 3000LB. average 8.5MPG. Yep it had the 6.0L gasser and 4.11 gears.

    93 3500 Dodge 5.9 auto 4x4 DRW w/4.10 gears. Almost the same mileage +-10%
     
  6. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have one, 5.9 4.10 rear, 20' enclosed about 10k pounds. i get about 5mpg's. i think it would inmprove if i put my stock tires back on.
     
  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    WOW!:dizzy:
     
  8. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    oh ya and its as slow as molasses out of a cold steel pail in the middle of winter!!
     
  9. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Heck, my old ass Chevy 3/4 ton with the 350 gets 10 mpg pretty easy pulling the 16' trailer with 2 Z's on it.
     
  10. tras

    tras LawnSite Member
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    Do the math, the better MPG you get with diesel still is cheaper even though the fuel cost is more. I would not waste time with a gas truck if you will be pulling a lot. I have a 2006 2500HD duramax as well as a 2005 2500HD with the 6.0L gas(chip, headers, cam, intake, ect.) and after doing the math the duramax is cheaper to run than the gas truck.


    Also looking to get rid of my 98 Dodge 2500 5.9L gas. :laugh:
     

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