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9.5 mpg while towing a camper is pretty common. A newer truck might not get better fuel economy, but it will pull it with less fuss.
Well... Not running heavy, oversized, off road tires is a good start.My work truck is a 2016 F250 with the 6.2 liter. I average 9 mpg consistently and down around 6.5 mpg with a 5k dump trailer. Also, I have 315s and its 4x4.
Not sure how everyone else gets such high numbers.
That "lost" sensation will eventually go away. The new 10 speed takes longer than the old 6 speed to learn your driving habits and adjust itself accordingly.So far I like the 3.5 the 10spd is decent most of the time you don’t notice the 10spd but once in a while it seems to have trouble making up its mind for a split second but I don’t see anything else as good as the GM/Ford 10spd so who cares lol
Hang onto it. My friend's 2000 F-250 extracab,auto 4wd 7.3 has never exceeded 16 and that's with 265's. He babies the heck of it. Empty with a Snugtop cab hi camper. Never tows.
When I got it, it originally averages about 11-12mpg. Started a lot of preventative and corrective maintenance. If you haven't tried it yet, use Hot Shot's stiction-eliminator oil and fuel system additive. Very noticeable difference within 10-15 minutes of running the engine and after 2nd fuel fill upHang onto it. My friend's 2000 F-250 extracab,auto 4wd 7.3 has never exceeded 16 and that's with 265's. He babies the heck of it. Empty with a Snugtop cab hi camper. Never tows.