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GMC/ Chevy 6.0 L 3500? Too Much?
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It seems that everywhere I look the only decent mileage cargo vans are the 6.0L 3500s. Is this just setting myself up for horrible gas mileage?
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I average 12 mpg on interstate and 13-14 backroading and my van weights near 10k fully loaded.
FWIW this is the best mileage van out of the 5 class B vans I have owned and my favorite to drive. Plenty of power!
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The 3500 has .6" more ground clearance than the 2500, in case you are going to roaming trails.
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I have the GMC Savana 2500 with the 6.0L engine. I can get 16 highway and overall avg about 14-15. It also is 4wd and has a hightop. I'm quite happy with it.
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I have a 2016 6.0l 3500 and average 16-17mpg with my typical driving, which is 99% highway.
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These are refreshing mpg numbers to hear. I've always been wary of buying a 1-ton because I fear the single digit fuel economy.
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I have a '92 GMC Rally STX with a 7.4 L I get about 12 mpg in town. Haven't road tripped yet, but, figure on 14-16 mpg at 55 mph.
I'm never lost... I'm exploring alternative destinations.  Rolleyes
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I have a 2016 3500 Express with a 6.0 liter, a 24" high top, and a Quigley 4x4 conversion.  Overall I'm getting 14 MPG, 16 on the highway, and 12 around town.  Before I got the high top and 4x4 I got 20MPG on a trip (trying hard to get the best mileage I could)
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The one concern I hear about one-ton vans like the 3500 is that some insurance companies automatically consider them commercial rather than personal vans and require commercial insurance. I don't mean to derail the OP's question, but has anyone actually had this experience?
- Justin
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(01-09-2018, 01:42 PM)White+Nerdy Wrote: The one concern I hear about one-ton vans like the 3500 is that some insurance companies automatically consider them commercial rather than personal vans and require commercial insurance. I don't mean to derail the OP's question, but has anyone actually had this experience?

Im in the market for my next van and wondered about this...  I called State Farm and was told that my policy would be about $12.00 a month more on the One ton compared to the 3/4 ton...

I hope I can find a one ton extended... at a decent price and not beat up...
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