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GAS mileage - Pickup Trucks

What kind of real gas mileage you all getting from your pickup?
1.Make
2.Model
3.Engine size
4.Tires
5. What do you like/dislike about truck ?

I am looking at getting a truck for work/Hunting...on the work side I will be putting on lots of miles.....

Thanks for your input !!

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1/2. 2006 Ford F-150
3. 5.4 Triton V8
4. 18 inch
5. The one and only thing I dislike about this truck is the motor. It has to be the worst motor Ford ever built. I'm sure with a little tuning and aftermarket parts, you could get some more power and torque out of it. Stock, it's a dog.

Now other than that, I absolutely love the truck. It's a crew cab with the 6.5 foot box. That gives you plenty of room to haul stuff in the bed and still jam a ton of people in it. I've hauled 6 men several times while hunting and it isn't bad. In my opinion, Ford makes the nicest looking and most comfortable 4 door trucks on the market. Daily driving and hunting I get 14-15 mpg all day, every day. If I drive it to a trial on mostly highway, I'm getting in the 16-18 range. I love the truck, just wish it had a different motor in.
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1. 2001 Chevrolet
2. 2500HD Crew Cab short bed
3. 285/75/16
4. Only thing I dislike is it uses a quart of oil every 1000 miles, did a google search, this is typical for this engine and alot of them do it from new on.
5. I really like the comfort and room inside the cab, it has captains chairs and stadium seating in the back seat so you dont feel all closed in. It also has tons of power, havent once wished I had more power even when towing my 24' cabin cruiser.
6. Milage is 14mpg on the highway and 10ish around town.

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1.2002 Dodge 2500 reg. cab
2.5.9 magnum (360ci)
3.285/75/16 mud tires
4.It is a tank. It will go anywhere. But with 4.10 gears it loves gas. 13mpg highway 9.8 to 10.5mph city
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Quote:
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1. 2001 Chevrolet
2. 2500HD Crew Cab short bed
3. 285/75/16
4. Only thing I dislike is it uses a quart of oil every 1000 miles, did a google search, this is typical for this engine and alot of them do it from new on.
5. I really like the comfort and room inside the cab, it has captains chairs and stadium seating in the back seat so you dont feel all closed in. It also has tons of power, havent once wished I had more power even when towing my 24' cabin cruiser.
6. Milage is 14mpg on the highway and 10ish around town.
Ghost,that's common.Dump one once of sea foam per quart of oil into the oil.Do that for a couple of oil changes and the problem will go away.
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Re: GAS mileage - Pickup Trucks

2007 Toyota Tundra Limited Crew Cab
5.7 liter
275/55R20
The fuel tank capacity could use five to ten more gallons. Currently 22 gallon.
The MPG for me is 13.2.
Absolutely love this truck. The 5.5 foot bed at first was perceived to be an issue. It has never been an issue. Plywood etc fits with tailgate down. Sheetrock we put tailgate down and lay a board across then put Sheetrock over with a strap holding down.
Hauls trailers nicely. It will haul three thousand pound trailer all day. (I use dump trucks for bigger trailers.) The backup camera makes hooking up easy.


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2005 silverado small cab - long bed [work truck]w/ 34 gal tank.
4.3L V-6
265/75 R 17
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18 - 19 on highway. 12 - 16 normal use...so much for V-6 savings...

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2012 Silverado 2500HD, 6 1/2 bed, crew cab, LTZ
6.0L
265/60/20 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A 65K and going.
Average 15mpg city/highway

Not one problem with the truck so far.
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2012 Ram crew cab 4x4
4.7 liter
265/75/17

summer mileage 17-18 around home 20 highway
winter 15-16 around home 18 highway

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Re: GAS mileage - Pickup Trucks

DCE,what does sea foam do to the engine???
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