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Old 05-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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Heck my old 2002 Tahoe got 10 pulling my 7000 pound Arctic Fox. But from my reasding the big Toys never got decent mileage.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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There are so many variables when figuring mileage. Head winds (or tail winds) hills, speed, traffic, stop lights, how fast you accelerate, etc.

I am taking it easy on a 2 lane highway just cruising along at 55 mph, and my Scan Gauge is showing a nice mpg. Then a couple of stop lights get me. They can suck down the gas mileage in a heart beat.

Cruising along at 65 on the interstate, the Scan Gauge is happy again, and then there is road construction or an accident where there is stop and go traffic at the bottleneck.

Hills....and we got plenty of those around here. I can watch my mileage go way south of 10 mpg going uphill, but then on the downhill side it tries to catch up again, but it seems never what it was to begin with.

And if you are counting overall mpg, you gotta figure in hooking up and unhooking the trailer.

I don't know exactly how many of those obstacles figured in to the OP post, but you have to consider those variables.

Also, I very seldom use cruise control while towing. With the rolling hills around here, I have to leave the tranny in 3rd (4 speed auto) if I use cruise control. In 4th, cruise control will make the transmission shift way too much. In 4th, with my right foot in command, I can loose a couple of mph on the uphills, and gain them back on the downhills without the transmission shifting. I seem to get much better fuel mileage that way.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #13
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Around town I get just under 12mpg (according to the onboard display).
If I baby the heck out of it I can get 12.5

Towing with the family aboard I get 9.7 give or take a few tenths. TT goes what, 6300lbs ish. And that's keeping wtih traffic but trying to stay in the slow lane, so 60-65mph.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:19 PM   #14
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2005 silverado 4◊4 6.0 liter gas 3/4 ton pulling 11k
9.0 to 10.0 mpg
I agree, my '99 2500 Silverado 6.0 would get this pulling my old Salem. I'll have to check the Sabre soon...

And 14mpg unloaded is rare.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #15
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I get 18 to 20 not towing and 10 towing my 7000 lb trailer. I tow with the tow button depressed and 60 mph. I am happy with that.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #16
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2011 5.0l v8 f150 super crew towing surveyor sp295, 6500lbs loaded. 19-20 mpg not towing and 10-11.5mpg towing.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:01 PM   #17
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With an 07 tundra, 5.7 w/tow pkg i get 17-18 on hwy (with a bed cover)
14 around town and 10 with the trailer. i hold between 55 and 60 w/ the trailer.

BTW, I seem to get worse mileage when i use that tow/haul button.
anyone else experience that?
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #18
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With an 07 tundra, 5.7 w/tow pkg i get 17-18 on hwy (with a bed cover)
14 around town and 10 with the trailer. i hold between 55 and 60 w/ the trailer.

BTW, I seem to get worse mileage when i use that tow/haul button.
anyone else experience that?
Thats because it shifts later and may run in a higher gear more often .
Do you run in overdrive with tow /haul or next lower gear ?
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #19
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my 07 6.0 Chevy w/ 4:10 rear averages 9 mpg towing 8000 lb TT. around town I get 12-14.
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08 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 hemi with 3:73's and get abt 15 empty and 8 or 9 pulling the 34 1/2 ft 8500lb V-Lite at 60mph.
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