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Old 07-10-2015, 03:41 PM   #51
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Woot! I got something right. So you got 15mpg on a diesel!?!?! Was there furniture in it?
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:48 PM   #52
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It looked like this but one less window. I am 5'8" and I had to crouch when I stood up inside.

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Old 07-10-2015, 10:54 PM   #53
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Best mileage we've managed so far is 13 on our 2000 7.3l. That's 95% highway at 60 - 65 mph with no wind.
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:34 AM   #55
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This is disappointing, but important to know. Thank you all. Though I'm still unsure whether it's best to go with gas or diesel. On the one hand, it looks like the diesel might get better mileage. On the other, diese is more expensive and mechanics who are versed in these are not as ubiquitous. I'm hopeful big to drive cross country, wanted to take a year or so to do it. I'd hate to be always on the lookout for a diesel mechanic. But I hear the engines last longer, though not always the trannys. Decisions decisions.
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Diesel 5.9 cummins in a short full size bus is about as simple and low maintenance as it gets.

You can't get a good simple engine in these little one ton crappy buses.

10 miles to the gallon is a Real number that is obtainable. 15 is pure bullcrap from people that don't know how to calculate mileage.

There is simply no discution about gas vs diesel. Gas engines have a ton of parts to break down, and wear out that the 5.9 mechanical cummins won't.

The cummins is like a tractor. Always there to start and work when you need it.

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10 miles to the gallon is a Real number that is obtainable. 15 is pure bullcrap from people that don't know how to calculate mileage.
Amen to that.
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