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Old 05-23-2019, 11:51 PM
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I guess I keep my ole beaters, a 97 GM with a 6.5 turbo Diesel 4x4 Automatic gives me 28 MPG , and the 98 Chev 6.5 turbo 4x4 automatic gives me 22MPG carrying an old Vanguard 11 foot camper on it's back .
The 97 is having tranny issues now, but it also has 610,000 on it. the 98 only has about 460,000 .
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:32 AM
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I know my vehicle is not among the trucks listed but I'll throw in for anyone who might be interested. Thanks for making me crunch the numbers, I'd been meaning to get to that.

2018 Mercedes Sprinter 3500 4x4 (dually). 3.0 L diesel V6. 15.1L/100 km overall since about my 3rd fill when I started logging my fuel and mileage in my phone notes section. That's off the odometer and recorded L at my fuel stops. If I discover an additional jerry can of diesel in storage I might have to modify my math very slightly. For something 9'4" tall with a good load of tools and inventory I think that's reasonable for combined city & highway, it sure beats the pants off of my old gas Savana. It also has some winter idling, but nothing excessive. The thing has a factory diesel-fired coolant heater (an Eberspacher) so that had some fuel burn time in there as well.

A recent highway trip to Fairmont for a job with a jump down to Cranbrook for materials netted 13.46L/100 km average over the 947.9 km trip. Driving the speed limit or +5 km/h for the most part.

On a related note, does anyone have a good fuel logging app that they utilize? I'm aware of GasBuddy but haven't signed up yet. Looking for user feedback before entering all of my data.
I use simply auto takes a while for the data to work
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:45 AM
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Is there A discernable difference in right quality between a three-quarter ton and a 1 ton?
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:00 PM
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Is there A discernable difference in right quality between a three-quarter ton and a 1 ton?
I had a 3/4 T Crew Cab Silverado LTZ - 6L gas and went to a F350 Platinum Crew diesel and personally I like the ride better in the F350. My wife prefers it as well.

The one ton comes with bigger brakes etc which is a nice benefit for pulling the trailer.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:10 AM
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Is there A discernable difference in right quality between a three-quarter ton and a 1 ton?
Same make and year of truck, no discernible difference unless one has air ride suspension. There is however a very noticeable difference in the ride of a one Ton or 3/4 ton depending on the make of the truck. You need to try the three big makers and see which ride you prefer. All in, avoid a dually like the plaque unless your are towing 100% of the time. They are a massive pain in the butt to drive, expensive on tires, rough riding unless loaded and absolute crap in rough country or on really muddy roads.
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:54 PM
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Real world. 2008 duramax. 15 l/100 highway 18l/100 city. Sure if I reset it on the highway I get 12l/100. Completely stock trck. Its had the same millage since I bought it 6 years ago. If anything, it uses less fuel now
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:32 PM
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My new 2019 gmc crew cab dually duramax
Empty hiway 100-110km. 12.2-13.2 liters per 100km
Hauling 20000lbs
19-25 liters per 100km depends on hills and how fast you put your foot into it
Back and forth to work and some hiway and stop and go. 14.5 liters per 100km
Thats warm up and cool down. Run across town and such.
Avreges better than my 2016 dodge 3500 drw with cummins and a standard.
I am happy best truck i have owned
Winter time add 2 liters per hundred on average

My 2018 gas unit HD3500 Gmc does about the same.
EMT 15L/100 km
loaded 21/100 km

Been a HD Mechanic for 35 years and gas is a lot cheeper to run.
Buying a diesel is like buying an Electric car .
Its cheep at first then you pay .
Replacing injectors on a Gm is about $10,000.
Fuel cost more at the pumps .
oil changes cost more .
Buying a diesel truck is $10,000. more than gas truck

Buying a gas unit you get to drive free for 5 years on fuel on the money you save not buying a diesel.
Its a no brainer.
Ask any Diesel Mechanic
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:52 AM
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JR if you buy a Cummins then can drive trouble free for somewhere around 500,000km. That is if you do not drive it like a sports car blowing coal all the time.
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:42 AM
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Is there A discernable difference in right quality between a three-quarter ton and a 1 ton?
They’re a stiffer ride when empty, if you have reasonable constant cargo weight then there’s not much difference.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:49 PM
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JR if you buy a Cummins then can drive trouble free for somewhere around 500,000km. That is if you do not drive it like a sports car blowing coal all the time.
HA Ha !
I work for cummins !
Our service trucks are at the dealers many times before they hit 100,000km
If you don't haul a big load a least once a week ,your better off with a gas unit .
a lot a guys i know that have Diesels have a second car or truck they drive .
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:40 PM
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I just scaled my 3500 Sprinter out of curiosity and it weighed in at 4410 KG / 9722 lbs though that included two water heaters and large bottle of liquid CO2 that would not be part of its default tools & inventory. I’d subtract about 520lbs for those items and some fuel cans not normally carried as cargo. About a 9200lb default weight with my normal cargo.
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