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Old 02-20-2003, 10:01 PM
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OK you guys with the PSD's...how's your mileage towing and not towing? I'm looking for more truck and can't make up my mind as to Chevy BB , diesel or Ford PSD. Particularly since diesel is higher than premium gas and WAY higher than regular Can't finger that one out
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My '99 PSD, 13 non towing, 10 towing
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My first question is what is it you'll be towing.... If you don't need the power of the diesel, go with the gas.... THe 6.0 and the BB are great motors.... I have an 02 F350 psd, auto 4wd xcab shortbed.... 18mpg on highway.... towing 6500lb rig 12 with hills, 14 flat lands.... pulls like a SOB.... first Ford I ever owned..... didn't go with the Chevy based on the amount of room the Ford cab has..... The Chevy, I felt like I was still driving my 99 Yukon... I felt like Chevy put all the room in the xcab area.... I'm 6'2" and the Ford is extremely comfortable for the long trips.... Good luck....

My buddy pulls a 9000lb rig with the 6.0 chevy and it does the job, but it really has to work on the hills, but again it does the job and it's 4-5k less than the diesel and he gets good gas milage with it.... The BB gas milage is another story, so I'm told....
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ECB,
Yeah I've owned BB's and I know first hand of the milage
Loaded I'm pulling about 7500 lbs with a Tahoe currently. Flatland OK but went to NH last summer and ran the ball$ off it in the mountains

Ken, why are you so much lower? I'm found a 99 f350 xcab shortbed SRW.

I'll be driving this 22 miles each way to work and with diesel now higher than premium I was just wondering if the fuel mileage would offset the higher fuel cost

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Pulling my 6500lbs, I smoked the rear in my 99 Yukon going to Smith Mt. Lake..... With the F350 Diesel, I don't even know it's back there.... it's like I'm pulling a jetski....
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2000 PSD Dually 4.1 rear end, Crew cab, short bed
16.5-17 MPG normal
10- 11 MPG towing 2001 Cig Playboy
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I don't know. I fill it up, reset my trip odometer, drive, fill it up, divide my milage by the gallons I put in. Maybe I am doing it wrong?
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99 Crew Cab 2WD, towing a 26ZX Donzi get about 12mpg at about 72mph, unloaded about 16 mpg at about 75mph. running a Superchips program.
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Pulling my 6500lbs, I smoked the rear in my 99 Yukon going to Smith Mt. Lake.....

That really sucks
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16-18 Empty...00 P.S.D.

Loaded...Who knows never check it...All i know is it never slows
down for hills !!!!
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