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Delivery May 9, 2015. 3K break-in miles through Northern California mountains.

Then 20K miles in three months, San Francisco, CA to southern Nicaragua, north to Montana, back to San Francisco.
Cruising speeds 65-85 with lots of stops (speed bumps).

Mileage, calculated by hand, lowest 19.5 mpg - highest 21.5 mpg. Normal load 1,500-2000 lbs. All standard tires at 35 psi for ride.
Hauling in Nicaragua, added 2-3,000 lbs here and there.

No problems, no body or other noise yet, even with the hellacious central american speed bumps. Even tire wear.
Great truck except for the rough ride when it's rough. Limited slip works very well, if traction control is turned off.

Comments in some threads about revving the 3.7 I don't understand..
I found to keep high speeds 70-80 mph through mid-altitude mountains racing the crazy Mercedes commercial truck and suicidal bus drivers in Mexico and Guatemala, the 3.7 much better liked the auto setting staying a low rpms, in the grunt, for keeping up.

Lost the right mirror by the roots to a parked semi. Duct tape and a shaving mirror made it home. $500 replacement at my California body shop. On the third windshield but all rock damage on California freeways.

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2015 T350 wagon 15 pass. 3.7 with 3.73 gearing loaded with about 500 lbs.of tools from ohio to fla. Avg. 19.7mpg coming back orange city akron ohio area approx. 1200 miles avg.21.1mpg according to vehicle computer..did not do anything special just drove the speed limit except in 70mph zones set cruise at 66 and ran lucas oil injector cleaner additive both ways.
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2016 extended high roof, drove to Fla. and back. 20.2 best tank (flat still wind) & 16.2 worst mountains of north Georgia. This was @ 55 MPH. Van has about 4K on it. My best so far was 21.8 coming back from Georgia.
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