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Old 01-26-2016, 04:59 PM   #11
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Ford F150/Wildcat Maxx follow-up

My old 2002 f150 5.4 liter V8 only averages 6.8 mpg on this last trip to FL. Around 5 mpg on trip from Ohio with mountains. I'd be happy and excited to get close to 10 mpg. Plus I have to stop about every 2 hours to feed the animal.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:10 PM   #12
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:15 PM   #13
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Guys. If 5-10% of his miles are with the trailer at 10mpg, but 90-95% of his miles are at 2Xmpg, he's going to average 20-something mpg over the life of the vehicle.

Conversely, those with the HD trucks who tow more often might be 25% with the trailer at 12mpg, and maybe 75% at 16mpg (cause "ya can't tell it's back there", right?). I'm guessing at the numbers, but you get my point. Over the life of the vehicle, probably get around 15mpg combined.

So, this guy has a truck that seems handle the trailer splendidly. And on average (towing and not), he will get great combine gas mileage. Why do people always poke fun at a truck like this only getting 10mpg when towing. If it's only a small percentage of total miles, who cares?
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:23 PM   #14
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My 14 in sig below gets about the same as OP in mpg when pulling. When not pulling, I'm only getting 14-17mpg.
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Guess I really don't know much about the newer trucks, but thought I read they were suppose to be getting in the high 20's mpg. Either they are not or pulling a trailer brings the mpg down that much?
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Guess I really don't know much about the newer trucks, but thought I read they were suppose to be getting in the high 20's mpg. Either they are not or pulling a trailer brings the mpg down that much?
These mileage discussions never end. It's all about driving style, driving conditions, mix of city/highway, weather, wind, driving speed, topography . . . yadda, yadda.
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My 14 in sig below gets about the same as OP in mpg when pulling. When not pulling, I'm only getting 14-17mpg.
Mine does 11 mpg towing, 17 mpg city, 20 mpg highway . . . .
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:29 PM   #18
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todtc318--which model MAXX do you own. We currently have 28RKX and owned a 24RG prior to buying the RKX last Spring. You are going to become a big fan of the MAXX trailers very quickly. We have had great luck with both of ours and I think they are a great "bang for the buck"! Good luck and enjoy your MAXX.

PS- we pull ours with our Ram 1500 and it also handles the trailer like a dream.
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Hi there. We bought a 2016 24RG. It's an early 2016 without the cap enclosed propane tanks. Dealer wanted it off the lot and did an Internet special on it. Took $14k right off the top and we negotiated from there. We got it so cheaply that our 12 yr loan will be paid off in less than 5 with minimal extra payments. Looking forward to our first trip in 2 weeks.
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Guess I wasn't thinking 9.8 mpg was good for that truck. I pull my 36' Cardinal 5th wheel w/a 98 Silverado 3500 4x4 Dually Crew cab and average 11 mpg at 65-70 mph.
Good for you.

I haven't seen many people getting that kind of fuel economy with one of those things -- UNloaded
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