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Old 05-16-2015, 02:06 PM   #41
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About 1/2 the mileage I get when I am not towing. About 10 miles to the gallon with a Ford f150. 5.7 Automatic.
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:17 PM   #42
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I get from point a to point b in style & plenty of power with my diesel, fuel economy is in the top 10 of concerns I have but not the top 5 for me, I want power, performance, safety, comfortability, before economy, I'm gonna burn the diesel anyway & I plan for it. That's just me.....
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:40 PM   #43
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I have a 2012 RAM 1500 Hemi. I have been averaging approx 10 mpg towing an ultra-lite 5th wheel that tops out at 9200 lbs. Your eco comes on because you are not in tow-haul and that causes your transmission to always be searching for the right gear when the terrain changes. Always have your engine in tow-haul mode when towing. MPG on any truck, be it gas or diesel, depends on how you drive it, the terrain, your tires, wind, condition of engine, etc.
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:43 PM   #44
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To me most people don't pull big campers if they worry about MPGs You must remember. Air psi accelerator. So mpgs are totally up to your hands and your foot.
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:49 PM   #45
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11 mpg

Chevy 5.3 4x4 towing 4,500 pounds. Averaging 11mpg from Florida to San Antonio, but the mountains are next. I get 21 mpg not towing.
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:56 PM   #46
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To me most people don't pull big campers if they worry about MPGs You must remember. Air psi accelerator. So mpgs are totally up to your hands and your foot.
True, mine would get better mpgs if my foot would get out of the turbo. But I love hearing that thing whistle up
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:02 PM   #47
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50% less than not towing.
18-20 highway not towing.
9-10 highway towing.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:35 PM   #48
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I just try to drive safely. This is probably the wrong hobby to have if gas milage is important.
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:28 PM   #49
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Just completed my first tow with my 2012 F250 powerstroke. 14.2 mpg while towing. Kept it right at 60mph. I get 18- 21 mpg on the road not towing. My prior 5.4 gasser, a flat 10mpg any conditions.
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:34 PM   #50
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Without the trailer we are getting around 30-35 mpg. With the 24' trailer loaded with 2 bikes we usually get around 20 mpg.
What are you towing a 24 footer with to get that kind of mileage, a roller skate?
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