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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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Ghost said:
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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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
Toneau cover hiding aluminum tool box stuffed.
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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Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab
4.7 L
20" tires
I get 14-16mpg city and 18-20 highway. This truck has been good to me but it's only 2 wheel drive and I could use a 4X4 now.
 

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2004 ford f150 extend cab FX4
5.4 V8
17 inch tires
14-17 mpg

Only dislike about this truck is that it's not a 2014 Ecoboost! I really can't complain at all about this truck. I had it since 2007, and it has Over 140,000 on it. Never had a serious issue. I have used this truck as a daily driver, many long trips, towing a 24 ft race car trailer, and hauled many many loads of firewood. I would be lost without the 6 ft bed.
 

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2012 F-150 Ext. Cab 4x4
5.0L V-8
18" wheels
17.5 to 20 mpg (summer), 16 to 18 mpg (winter), 11 to 12 mpg (towing)

About the only complaint I have is that the front seat belts are attached to the doors rather than the cab like my GMC work truck. It makes letting people out of the back slightly more troublesome.

After talking to numerous people who are unhappy with (or having problems with) their Ecoboost F150's, I'm glad I bought the 5.0L.
 

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2005 dodge 1500 quad cab 4x4
4.7l v8
16" wheels

11 mpg and pretty powerless. it is also rusting around the rear wheels wells and bumper. pinion bearing went out in the rear at 80k. oil pan rusted real bad and i did a POR15 job on it and it seems to be stopped. i bought it used as a go-to-camp truck so it doesn't get used much. probably be my last dodge. nice enough truck and comfortable but its a powerless, rusty gas guzzler.
 

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2012 F-150 Ext. Cab 4x4
5.0L V-8
18" wheels
17.5 to 20 mpg (summer), 16 to 18 mpg (winter), 11 to 12 mpg (towing)

About the only complaint I have is that the front seat belts are attached to the doors rather than the cab like my GMC work truck. It makes letting people out of the back slightly more troublesome.

After talking to numerous people who are unhappy with (or having problems with) their Ecoboost F150's, I'm glad I bought the 5.0L.
Agreed about the seat belts! I get slightly lower MPG with my 2011. I'm about 15-17 around town/hunting etc. I can get 20-22 highway if I drive sensibly in the summer. Winter time I'm down to 13-14, but I let it warm up every morning before leaving for work. I actually get better mileage than my dad does with his ecoboost.
 

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Truck 1
1) 2012 gmc sierra
2) 1500 xcab
3) 5.3 with active fuel management
4)20"
5)avg 16 city 22 highway, has exhaust and intake mods and factory 3.42 gears which helps with fuel mileage with the 6 spd

Truck 2
1) 2013 gmc sierra
2)1500 crew cab
3) 6.2 v-8 412 hp
4) 20"
5) 14 city 19 hwy no mods, 3.42 gears and 6 speed as well. Truck is a rocket with the 6.2... Only downside is she needs premium fuel which hurts the pocket a little
 

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My work truck is a 2009 GMC Sierra with the 4.8L V8. It's averaging 16 mpg with a modest amount of weight in the bed at all times. The motor isn't very powerful but it's sufficient for a work vehicle. At 80,000 miles it's been pretty trouble free.
 

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06 F250 6.0 powerstroke extended cab with utility bed full of tools. It seem like loaded or unloaded with weight I get 15 average a little more highway.Has 17" tires
 

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2011 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4x4
Short bed, 20 inch wheels
5.7L Hemi V8
3.92 Rear
11-12 mpg around town ... 16-18 mpg highway
9-10 mpg with enclosed snowmobile trailer hooked on
Likes ... Great motor with gobs of power, backup camera, heated/cooled seats, heated steering wheel, remote start, quiet cab
Dislikes ... Seats could be more comfy, better mpg but I have a heavy foot and it's a truck not a Prius
 
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