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Old 05-16-2015, 07:40 PM   #51
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Pulling my rockwood 1905 with 2011 Durango with 5.7 Hemi with tow package gives me 10 mpg. 23 on highway

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Old 05-16-2015, 07:47 PM   #52
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Never Mind!!!!!!I believe J. P. Morgan had it right when asked by someone,"What does it cost to operate your Yacht?" His reply, " if you have to ask, you can't afford to own one"!!!!!

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Old 05-16-2015, 08:02 PM   #53
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Towing a 31 solaire with an '09 Denali XL and get 7.5 fairly consistently and 16-17 highway not towing. Same camper with our 08 suburban was 8.5-9 towing and about 19-20 highway not towing.

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Old 05-16-2015, 08:10 PM   #54
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8.5 mpg-12.1 mpg towing, 18 mpg-22.5 mpg not towing. All depends on throttle and terrain.
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:21 PM   #55
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To me most people don't pull big campers if they worry about MPGs

Yep, this was our first rule of gas economics 101 when we traded in the Pop Up and the 6 cyl. Trailblazer for the current TV and HTT.

I always been told, "if you're going to buy a boat, you can't worry about the gas"! Same holds true for campers. But, boy pulling those Pop Ups were a breeze...
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:05 AM   #56
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As mentioned in a couple of responses, you should be putting your Ram into tow/haul mode. If you don't Dodge will not warranty your tranny if it fails. And if you have the trailering package on your Ram, then everytime you connect to the 7-way, the computer records that and they will be able to tell if you did or did not use the tow/haul when pulling your camper. Just FYI
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:17 AM   #57
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6.0 Chevy 2500, 10 to 11 mpg and while towing it really doesn't show a big difference. I "might" lose a mile or two a gallon.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:35 PM   #58
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My 14 mpg was in Tow/ Haul mode. I was on flat land so I probably could have used the regular driving mode. I did like the extra help the diesel engine gave when it came to slowing or stopping. It also stayed in the gears longer I guess to produce more power. I guess that is why the tow/ haul mode is on the vehicle. It worked great for me, I am still playing with the settings of my trailer brakes that system takes a little getting used to. Camping along with boating is an expensive hobby it seems you always want more...
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:59 PM   #59
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I pull my 36ft - 7,400lb TT with a 08 GMC 5.3L with HD towing package and also drop from 20 to about 10.5MPG when in full tow.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:12 PM   #60
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I'm running a 6.0l Chev 2500HD. Empty driving like I'm not late for supper I get 19-21mpg( that's imperial gallon). Pulling the TT like I'm on holidays I get 10-11. Pulling like I'm trying to get the last site at my favorite spot about 8-10.

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