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Towing MPG

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Rodallg, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    Rodallg

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    What kind of mileage can a person expect to get with a 3000 lb travel trailer using a 09 DCLB TRD?
    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    cjcarner

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    It depends on a few factors:

    Are you going to be driving in the mountains?

    How tall/wide is it?

    Will it be on the highway? If so, how fast will you be traveling?

    For reference, I recently took a 7x14 double axle enclosed trailer that's about 6' tall across country at 55mph. It weighed in around 4500lbs total, and I got about 10-11 mpg. I usually get about 18, so I only lost a little over 1/3 my regular mpg.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    theredofshaw

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  4. Apr 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    MJonAgs32

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    My TT is about 3000 lbs wet. I get about 10mpg
     
  5. Apr 25, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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    I was towing an old Citron from Portland to LA. I'm guessing it weighed about 3000 with trailer. I have a 2006 DCSB V6 and we surprisingly averaged about 16mpg.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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    Just an FYI, towing a TT is the worst thing to tow, mpg-wise. It's a huge box and is very opposite of anything aerodynamic.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2013 at 6:17 AM
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    On flat highway speeds, 70mph, my buddy's 6 cyl got between 10-11mpg towing a 20ft enclosed trailer with two bikes and gear.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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