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Old February 14th, 2013, 07:57 AM   #30
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How do you figure?

The mileage in my 7.3 dropped to nearly 12 mpg with just one jeep behind it, and typically down to 10mpg with most loads.

My half ton 5.3 silverado's have all averaged 8-12 towing.

I don't hear about too many people who get more than 12 towing anything, gas or diesel. Most trucks with a load behind them (say towing jeeps) are usually right around that 8-12 mpg mark. Gas or Diesel.
Towed a TJ up to snowfari and I got about 14mpg with my duramax and I was doing about 78mph. This was hand calculated and the truck was sitting idle for about a total of 1.5 hours during the entire trip.

I do like the idea of a Diesel half ton. It would be a few years but I would probably be in that market.
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