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Old 05-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #21
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Thank you all for making me feel better. Pulling a puma 30kdb weighing in a little over 8k loaded with a 2012 silverado 5.3 w/ 3.42 gears. I get 17-18 unloaded on highway. 15-15.5 around town. Our last trip with tt was mainly back roads so quit a few stop signs and I averaged 9.1 there but had a decent head wind on way back so it was in the low 8's. So I guess I'm not doing bad considering I'm around 90% of my gcwr and gvwr.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:48 PM   #22
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My camper is a Rockwood 8312SS and I pull it with a 2006 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 4x4. My truck has the LQ4 6.0 Vortec, 4L80e 4 speed trans, and 4.10 rear. I usually pull in 3rd gear around 65mph at approx 3000 rpm. I get a steady 8mpg on typical flat to slight hills terrain. That is measured between manually fill ups not by the DIC on the dash. The truck alone only manages about 11-13 unloaded. These numbers should be pretty typical for this truck and most gas powered trucks are going to get 7-9 if pulling a decent load.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #23
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truck: 5.7l, 2007 tundra double cab long bed 4x4, camper: 29'-8000# flipped axle Cherokee with high ceilings. (I figure about 12.5' to the top of ac) = lots of wind resistance. I'll get 8-10mpg on highway at no more than 65mph. any faster and the mpg drops fast. if I keep it to 55-60, I'll get 1mpg more. I keep casual notes of trips just for kicks.

oh, tow package too. I do use the tow mode and 5th gear, rarely in drive, as it seems to shift more decisively and doesn't hunt. never tried normal mode.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:49 PM   #24
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TV: Ford F150 Crew Cab 5.4L with tow package
TT: Surveyor 264, loaded est. @ 6000lbs
Bed filled with some gear

Tow average is roughly 25l/100km (9.4MPG). Rolling @ the speed limit, and generally do not exceed 60MPH.

The current price for gas here near Vancouver is $1.46/l ($5.37/gallon), that equates to $0.365 CAD / km ($0.57 USD / mile)

Next trip we're heading south into Washington where gas is a bit cheaper
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #25
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My TV is a 04 Ram with 5.9L Cummins w/auto tranns, and 31' Salem fifth wheel and on my last trip I averaged 13.3 mpg's. Unloaded I average 17.7 around town and in the low 20's on the highway. I got these numbers after installing a mandrel bent exhaust, better air intake, adjusted the valves and installing a predator tuner.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #26
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Well, I'll make y'all feel better. Just got back from a trip to Va. Beach- 642 miles round trip. Yanking an XLR fiver behind my F350 the lie o meter on the dash said 8.5 on the way down and 8.3 on the way home. Diesel fuel was $3.97 a gallon when I filled up at home, $3.79 in Delaware and Virginia. I was watching the RPM's and said it was mostly turning 1750 at 65 MPH. Can't wait for the fuel bill when we head to Myrtle Beach- 1300 miles round trip. YILES!!!
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:38 PM   #27
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I towed my 22' Jayco TT that weighed 5200# with my 07 RAM 2500 Cummins and got 10-11 mpg.
I now tow my 36' Columbus fifth wheel with the same truck and get 12-13 mpg.
I think aerodynamics has more to do with it than weight.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #28
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O.K WE ALL HAVE BRAGGING RIGHTS..... but our HONEST m.p.g. is 8.7 to 9.8,
@ 65 mph Rt. 95 an old 2002 Ford Excursion v 10 towing a 2011 sabre 31rlds,
9000k plus. Can't complain!
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #29
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O.K WE ALL HAVE BRAGGING RIGHTS..... but our HONEST m.p.g. is 8.7 to 9.8,
@ 65 mph Rt. 95 an old 2002 Ford Excursion v 10 towing a 2011 sabre 31rlds,
9000k plus. Can't complain!
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Thats not to bad. I got about 7.5 with my Excursion V10 last weekend pulling my FLt831BHHs.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:45 PM   #30
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So far,towing 6000l lbs in northern ontario hills: 9.5 mph with 5.7 dodge ram hemi 2010
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