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Old 06-16-2015, 12:41 PM   #101
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Hi, we tow our 2013 FR Surveyor Sport 220, 5000lbs loaded, with our 2012 Ram 1500 w/Hemi with no problems as well. Solo I get 18 mpg around town consistently and as high as 23 mpg freeway. Towing the average is 12mpg with 10mpg in the hills as a rule. I would encourage you though to use the Tow/Haul mode while towing your trailer; using it ups the shift points rpms, locks out the MDS (towing a trailer in 4 cylinger mode does lug the engine), firms up the shifts and a couple of other things to help cool the engine and trans.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:51 PM   #102
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:20 PM   #103
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Towning with my new Ecodiesel we get 23.31 MPG U.S (28 imperial) around town. Towning our GreyWolf 18RB which weighs in at just under 4800 lbs, we are getting 14.2 mpg U.S. (17.0 imperial). We had a Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi before this and were getting in the range of 17 mpg and 10 mpg towing. Will be leaving on a longer trip at the end of the month and will get a better idea of the fuel economy while towing.


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Old 06-16-2015, 09:08 PM   #104
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Just got back from our visit to Jacksonville, Florida. 950 miles each way through Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta. I set cruise at 65 on the interstates. Average was 10.7 mpg.

When I made the trip last year using my previous gas 2500 GMC pulling a 2013 Wildcat 302RL, we averaged 7.6 mpg. Appreciate the 40% increase.

The Silverback weighs about 2000 lbs more.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:50 AM   #105
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Just got back from our visit to Jacksonville, Florida. 950 miles each way through Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta. I set cruise at 65 on the interstates. Average was 10.7 mpg.



When I made the trip last year using my previous gas 2500 GMC pulling a 2013 Wildcat 302RL, we averaged 7.6 mpg. Appreciate the 40% increase.



The Silverback weighs about 2000 lbs more.

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Old 06-17-2015, 05:21 AM   #106
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Furthermore, my RAM still goes into ECO mode knocking down to 4 cylinders. It's a 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI MDS VVT Engine. My dad thinks it's probably not good when towing putting more stress on the engine but I noticed it went to ECO mode often while towing. Thoughts on this?
The Eagle engine (Gen II HEMI) is a stump puller but has a voracious appetite for fuel when loaded up. It is what it is. You might find some improvement in your towing MPGs if you employ the Tow/Haul mode for the transmission.

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Old 06-17-2015, 05:54 AM   #107
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Towing a 17 foot clipper that weighed 3000pds with a 2011 5.7 Hemi I got between 8 and 9. Towing the exact same route with a 29ft cross roads that weighed 6000pds I got between 8 and 9. Same driving patterns....
That's interesting. Is it all flat? I can't see how you could have the same mileage with double the load.. unless it was flat.. I guess I could see that.

When I was towing my 5er (13k) I used to average around 11mpg. With this TT (5.5k) I average about 14mpg. 19-20mpg when off tow.

Of course, that was a 30,000 mile average with my 5er. I've only put about half of that on this TT, but none of it has ever been all that flat. Lots of little hills around where I spend the majority of my time. You may have heard of em... the Rockies, Cascades, Coastal range..

At one time I was running an F350 big block 460 with a 13.7k 5er. No way I'm EVER tellin what kind of mileage I used to get in that thing.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:57 AM   #108
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we tow our 2013 FR Surveyor Sport 220
I guess I missed this post before. Scrolling up and BAM! What a beautiful little rig you've got there my friend! And in her natural habitat, even!!
Yes.. I love my SP220.

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That's interesting. Is it all flat? I can't see how you could have the same mileage with double the load.. unless it was flat.. I guess I could see that.

When I was towing my 5er (13k) I used to average around 11mpg. With this TT (5.5k) I average about 14mpg. 19-20mpg when off tow.

Of course, that was a 30,000 mile average with my 5er. I've only put about half of that on this TT, but none of it has ever been all that flat. Lots of little hills around where I spend the majority of my time. You may have heard of em... the Rockies, Cascades, Coastal range..

At one time I was running an F350 big block 460 with a 13.7k 5er. No way I'm EVER tellin what kind of mileage I used to get in that thing.
It is not prairie flat by any means but no mountains either, couple 250 meter elevation changes would be the max. It is the route from Cape Breton Nova Scotia to Bangor Maine. Actually just completed the trip in May. This time the same 29ft camper was being hauled by a 2014 Ram Hemi with speed, averaged 8 to 9mpg. I was hauling my 38ft 5th wheel with the 6.7 Cummings and got in the 14s/15s. Travel speed is 60 to 65 mph.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:00 AM   #110
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Your not going to believe this but my milage is the same pulling or not.
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