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Old 02-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

I'm from the 73-87 board. I'm looking at a 95 one ton dually, 454, auto, 3.73 gears. What kind of gas mileage am I looking at? I'm guessing 13 or so. Does that sound about right? Thanks
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

13 would be doing good on the highway. Expect 7-12 or 13 depending how you drive it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

1 ton dually's & gas mileage don't compute.

But if you tow something, the bad MPG stays about the same with or without.

Hence...... dual tanks...... stock.....

I had an '80 4-door dually..... Had a Mercruiser HP big block in it.

About 4 gallons to the mile (it seemed)..... But could it burn rubber!!
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

I had a buddy that claimed he 18mpg in a 1 ton dually, but my guess would be more like 10-13.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

Bias ply tires all around made for better mileage.

You just can't be concerned about gas mileage when you choose to purchase a 1Ton dually, since most have a 454.

I used the truck hauling 36' plus, racing, off-shore powerboats.

The other issue was braking, down a long grade......with 10+ tons, including the massive trailers.
That's a whole new thread.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:45 PM   #6
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

Thanks guys, I've had some big blocks but never a TBI. So I was just curious. I have a big pontoon boat that is tough to pull out of the water. I really like this dually but I probably need to lean towards a newer half ton 4x4. I have to drive about 250 miles to the lake. The boat is there, so I don't have to tow it far, just pulling it up a wet slick ramp is more than my little 85 can handle. I'm trying to justify buying this dually cause it's such a cool truck, but I'm afraid $50-80 a trip more on gas isn't a good justification.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:49 PM   #7
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

I love my dually,it's a 94 4x4 350.That said,if I had to drive it very far,on any kind of a regular basis,I'm certain I'd hate it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:57 AM   #8
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What tranny? Could/should be a 4L80E.
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

A guy came and picked up an engine from me a couple of nights ago. Showed up in a '92 dually. It had a 350 with a 5 speed and was a 2 wheel drive. Without me even asking he started bragging about getting 17mpg.
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

I get 12-13 all around, 15 down hill with tail wind.
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A guy came and picked up an engine from me a couple of nights ago. Showed up in a '92 dually. It had a 350 with a 5 speed and was a 2 wheel drive. Without me even asking he started bragging about getting 17mpg.
I'd have to see that one to believe it.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

why, in the world would anyone want a 1ton dually or not with a 350? the power to weight ratio would be terrible.
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

It's actually not bad at all.My 4x4 dually only weighs in about 600lbs. heavier than a light GVW 3/4 ton,and that's with a hydraulic dump flatbed on it.
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why, in the world would anyone want a 1ton dually or not with a 350? the power to weight ratio would be terrible.
exactly... would have to be diesel... or big block (if i had a company gas card)
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It's actually not bad at all.My 4x4 dually only weighs in about 600lbs. heavier than a light GVW 3/4 ton,and that's with a hydraulic dump flatbed on it.
the 3/4 ton i had was a dog when it came to gas mileage, and really was not quick at all. and it had a 350 with like 100k on it. If only we had company gas cards...
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why, in the world would anyone want a 1ton dually or not with a 350? the power to weight ratio would be terrible.
In my case I needed a truck, found a 1 ton dually, 350, 116,000 miles for $500.00. Add $400 worth of brakes and front end parts, flex plate and I have darn good $900 truck that pulls just fine even with a load.
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why, in the world would anyone want a 1ton dually or not with a 350? the power to weight ratio would be terrible.
It's all about gearing. My dad's old '74 1 1/2 ton dump truck had a 350 in it.
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Re: 95 One Ton Dually. What Kind of Gas Mileage?

Theres been a bunch of 2 ton trucks,lime trucks,dump trucks,etc. with 350s.
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i guess a 350 works in a pinch not knocking you there. but given the option would you prefer more motor especially for towing up hill?
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