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Old 04-04-2018, 05:57 PM   #1
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Recently we sold two vehicles and traded a 4Runner in on a 2018 2500 Duramax ext cab 4WD. We had three vehicles were used for different things so between heavy tractor and trailers to the lightweight camper this fills all our needs and we are very happy with it. In reality it is the quietest vehicle we ever owned.

We were towing the camper at 65MPH. The DIC displayed an average of 17 MPG on the way there. I can say that the winds we drove through were some of the worst I've ever seen almost pulled over and stopped more than once. On return trip again at 65 MPH we made an average of 19.8 according to the DIC. We had about 2000 miles when we started so I know that when manually checking the MPG the DIC is within +/- .5 what I figure.

Just driving 70MPH empty we are averaging 23 to 24.


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Old 04-04-2018, 06:20 PM   #2
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These hefty diesel pickups definitely belong on the highway. I have a brother-in-law who got a new 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 Duramax - to save on fuel - and found that he was getting worse fuel economy than the gas Sierra (or was it Silverado?) 1500 which the new truck replaced... but his driving is mostly urban.
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:52 PM   #3
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It sounds like you made a good choice in a tow vehicle .
Hopefully it will be a long and successful partnership.
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:17 PM   #4
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Recently we sold two vehicles and traded a 4Runner in on a 2018 2500 Duramax ext cab 4WD. We had three vehicles were used for different things so between heavy tractor and trailers to the lightweight camper this fills all our needs and we are very happy with it. In reality it is the quietest vehicle we ever owned.

We were towing the camper at 65MPH. The DIC displayed an average of 17 MPG on the way there. I can say that the winds we drove through were some of the worst I've ever seen almost pulled over and stopped more than once. On return trip again at 65 MPH we made an average of 19.8 according to the DIC. We had about 2000 miles when we started so I know that when manually checking the MPG the DIC is within +/- .5 what I figure.

Just driving 70MPH empty we are averaging 23 to 24.


We love our new truck!
The 2500 with the Duramax is a great truck. My former 2008 got fantastic mileage and it sounds as though they still do. The Duramax loves the open road and will not even know the Escape is there.
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:41 PM   #5
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We put a access rollup cover on it so we are curious to see if that helps the MPGs any. I put one of these on my 2004 1/2 ton when new and it is still in really good shape. Anyone looking at these I highly recommend them.

Highway is good city takes a big hit and so does speeding up to 75MPH, it will drop 2 to 2.5 MPG from 70 to 75 but that still is very good as far as we are concerned.
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