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Your Towing MPG

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Demoncleaner, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    Demoncleaner

    Demoncleaner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of 'regular' MPG threads, this one just when towing. Your truck, your trailer & weight, MPG


    V6 4x4 6spd, 89 midgrade winter gas

    - Open single sled trailer @ 1000 lbs, 16 mpg cold, 17mpg warmer(near/above freezing).

    - 102" wide Open double sled trailer @ 1500 lbs, 14 mpg cold, 15 mpg warmer.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    Crusher 2

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    - 21' camper, approx 5000# loaded, average 10 MPG
     
  3. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    luk8272

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    16' bumper pull double axle, loaded with a chevelle minus motor guessing total about 4200 lbs., 90*temps with premimum fuel, combination of open roads 65mph and stop and go in town. 13mpg.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    buffalo tacoma

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    07 v6 4x4 dc trd offroad package,, 93 octane gas

    26ft tt approx 5100lbs loaded 9-10 mpg's
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    Zac808

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    18 ft toyhauler loaded 5500lbs- 11-12mpg(7 mpg against the wind)
    9x6 atv trailer loaded 1800lbs- 16-17 mpg
     
  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    F-125Racer

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    4,500lb enclosed trailer, about 10mpg avg. For more details see the "6 Cylinder Towing Review" thread.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    JDCPA

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    18 MPG
     
  8. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    Plannerman99

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    Me: 09 DC 4x4 Short Bed pulling 2000 lbs. tent trailer: 15 mpg

    The Mrs.: 07 Dodge HD 4x4 with 6.7L Cummins pulling 10,000 horse trailer: 15 mpg

    It's a tie!
     
  9. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    We should all drive 6500# trucks, that's where the mileage is........:rolleyes:
    Sarcasm on account of the fact the most people on the dodge forums state around 15 - 16mpg unloaded.......
    Anyhow with my '09 4 cyl 4X4 70 mph 2700# camper, 900# gear - 15 mpg (us mpg, like the rest).
     
  10. Feb 15, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    taco_man

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    how do yall manage to keep it so high. i barely get 14 with no weight. yall lifted with bigger tires?
     
  11. Feb 16, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    Actually, that's probably about right. My wife gets 15-17 mpg in her Dodge towing or hauling or empty. That's the magic of the diesel.

    I get the best gas mileage in my Tacoma when I don't accelerate quickly and keep my speed around 55 - 60 mph.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    05 DC 4x4 using Premium Gas

    Trailer 5500# loaded.

    Have ranged from 7mpg in strong headwind to 11mpg.

    20mpg when not towing :)
     
  13. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    mexpilot

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    My truck gets me to my runways.
    OME 884 and Dakar Springs, Leer Camper Shell, Custom shelf bed built in back.
    Loaded back prob 300 with a shell and 19' Travel Trailer at 4500 # I averaged 10 going 65 to 70.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    Wind is your biggest killer of MPG.
    I get better mileage (13.? US MPG) towing my 6500# tractor and only (11.? US MPG) towing my 4200# boat. Never hit below the 11 mark, but I'm sure if I were to pull a camper or any other brick box it would. I'm not a very hard driver with these loads, so I rarely see over 60 MPH.

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  15. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    colinb17

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    07 trd sport 265/70/17 ATs 91-93 octane when i tow

    6200 lb boat. right at 6500 lbs with gear, food, drinks, etc

    9-10 mpg when it's windy and/or hilly 10-11 mpg with no wind and/or flatter terrain
     
  16. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    A 09' Acess Cab 4x4, V6 with 250lb cap/etc. Pulling a 2,400 lb featherlite trailer loaded with a MC at 70 mph - 10mph. At 65 mph and drafting 18 wheelers only improved it to 11.5 mph. It still hauled a$$ all the way from Wisconsin to daytona and back.
     
  17. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    chris4x4

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    3000# boat/trailor, and about 400# gear/cooler/drinks/food = 15 mpg.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    MJonAgs32

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    travel trailer: 17', single axle, ~3500 lbs loaded up

    9-10 mpg when towing (16-17 mpg when not towing)
     
  19. Mar 30, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    wonelly

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    4200 lbs dry and get about 10.5 at 63mph. Will go faster but just sucks the fuel. Oh yea 87 octane. Going to have to try the higher octane on next trip and see if it makes a difference.
     
  20. Mar 30, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    I probably average 10 mpg at about 63 mph/ 2600 rpm's in drive. I just tried higher octane my last trip, but haven't filled up yet. It seems to be getting better mileage since changing to the AFE drop in filter. Will let you know if it increases. Wonnelly- Where's the pics man?

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