By Richard on
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.4L 8cyl 6M)
My last full sized pickup was in 1979 and it was a Ford. I recently sold a Class A 36 foot diesel pusher motor home with a 350 Cat and an Allison transmission, and I wanted to down size and pull a 30ft 5th wheel trailer. Looks, comfort, visibility,craftsmanship, paint, raw power, transmission, tow mode - all better then expected.Did I mention the power - a 10 plus! My pick-up is a 4X4 with 1800 miles on the truck, from sea level to 5500 feet altitude in 270 miles, pulling the 5th wheel trailer the trucks trip computer says 8.0 mpg at 65 MPH. In town average 13-14 mpg. I got 7-8 MPG with the motor home and lived in the slow lane. Towing at 70 MPH up hill with my Super Duty is effortless.
Looks, inside and out.
Fuel mileage is never good enough. If If was getting 8 MPG I would like 12 MPG, If I was getting 35 MPG I would like 38. Fuel mileage is something to work on.