Took my thoughts exactly. MPG will improve by slowing down- slight improvement when empty, larger improvement if towing.Slow down or Park it!
Me, too. That's why I got the Duramax...(I traded my '03 8.1-Gasser) I went on a 12,000 mile trip (Around the U.S.) this past Summer, with our 33-ft., 10,000-lb. (Frame-Hitch) Travel-Trailer. The "Best" mileage I got (with the 8.1) was (at 60-MPH), Freeway, Flat-Road, 6.2 MPG...-:tI have never seen better than 10 in town. Towing my 11,500K 5th wheel I get around 6-7.
'tis all true; hence my sig. I will however, try a walk on the other side one say, just to say I've been there...What kind of mileage are people getting? I reallywan tot know becasue I am thinking of trading my D-max.
To be quite honest, unless you drive a ****load of miles, I don't think the D-max is the way to go. It's $6000 less for an 8.1 with an Allison vs. the D-max, gas is .30 cheaper and Diesel is going up this summer due to low sulfer fuel. Twoing with a D-max is 12 at best with a light load and less as you add weight. Maint. is twice as much as well.