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Tow Rig/DD Found???? re-read!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by WakeBoard&4X4er, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. WakeBoard&4X4er

    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    i am looking to get a tow rig/dd /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif and could use some input. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I am looking for a Crew Cab with a SB or a Diesel, I was also thinking Burb, but i think i want a Bed.
    Has any towed their rigs with a 5.7 GM or a 5.4 Ford or the bigger SB Dodge (non Himi $$$)?
    The reason for the SB is the Wife would like the the truck to get around 15-20 MPG in the HW.

    Thanks!

    Brett

    I have found 2 DD that i am think about getting let me know what your think please asap.

    /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif99 f250 v 10crew LX, 4x4, $18k, 73000 m, bedliner good after market one, long bed,

    /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif99 sub 3/4 ton, 4x4, 454, ls, sets 9, 70k, $17000, cloth, 2 ac,

    thanks!
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    only thing that MIGHT get that kind of MPG is Deisels. Your talking heavy trucks. with a 350 and a 4l60 you might get 15 empty proably more like 11 for typical DD. You will be 10mpg or less towing. I have a 454 Burb and it get's 10 empty (88 with TH 400). THe funny thing is it got almost 9mpg towing 8k on a trailer hwy.
    Now the Diesel hwy you might get 18 mpg with a 4l60. I personnaly didn't care fo the GM deisels before the Durmax and that's why I went with a 454.
     
  3. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    I know where there's a quad cab, swb cummins HO 6 speed that gets 20mpg unloaded on the hwy and 14 to 16 pulling a K5 on a trailer. Only 33K miles and only asking 23K for the truck. Just my input. haha /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. txbluethunder

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    i tow with my 94 burb with a 350. i get 14 everyday to work and about 10 towing. i wish i had the vortec heads cause the power sucks with my beast behind me but it's not bad.
     
  5. yellowK20

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    My towrig/DD is an 86 k20 with a TBI 454 Nv4500 4.10's and 315-70-16 Bfg mt's I get about 14-16empty Hwy I've gotten as good as 17.5 on my way to San Antonio .about 12 towing in town I get about 6-10 (Heavy right foot) overdrive and big tires are nice to have
     
  6. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    I am looking in the > $13000 range, want to pay for it in cash, and after we trade the wifes 2dr honda in and get a new 4 dr somthing i think i will just have about $13000 so send on a new ride.
     
  7. BadDog

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    I get 13-15 towing my truggy (approx 14,000 GVW) and around 17-19 normal driving (heavy foot) with 20-21 highway if I stay below 65. That's with 33" ATs on a Crew Cab DMax 4x4...
     
  8. FRIZZLEFRY

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    I had a 99 F250 extra cab with a 5.4.It was a nice truck,nice ride,decent mileage towing or not.It towed my truck and trailer ok but it strugled a bit on hills.

    I got rid of it (and a $400 a month payment)and picked up a 94 F250 4x4 extra cab long bed with a 460 and a 5 spd.I dont git as good of milage (between 9 and 13mpg)with it but I paid $6000 cash for it and it will pull anything no problem /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  9. Drey

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    I would go look for and Older Dodge 3/4 ton with either the 12 or 24 Valve Cummins. Im not sure if you could get a newer one for $13000, but that is one helluva downpayment /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. BLZN4FN

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    I have a F350 Diesel Crew cab long bed. Daily driver/tow rig
    I get about 20mpg empty and about 15mpg towing my 6,800lbs
    boat about 85mph.
    I hate to say this but I have always been a Chevy person till
    I bought my first Powerstroke on my second one and will never go back to Chevy /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I still love my K5 for wheeling but the Ford has it all. I have two freinds that have the Duramax and not one of them can keep up with me towing the boats or 4wheelers.

    Bo
     
  11. 6.2Blazer

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    Re: Tow Rig/DD

    I pulled home a '77 1-ton on a 16' car trailer with my Ram 1500 with the 360, auto, and 4.10 gears (stock tires). I didn't tackle many hills but it seemed to have sufficient power and handled pretty good with a weight distributing hitch. However, it only gets about 12-13 empty and no idea what it got towing.
     
  12. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    ttt

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  13. Fubeca

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    As soon as I sell off some projects I will be in the exact same boat. I am looking at Dodge quad cabs w/ the cummins motors. For $13,000 you're looking at between 80,000 and 120,000 miles (less if its 2wd) but that's just getting broken in. Good gas mileage and a great motor -- plus it will tow anything. I am willing to bet that my cummins will outlast the navistar in the longevity department too. /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
     
  14. nvrenuf

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    The best of both worlds. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     

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