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Old 06-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #61
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Should have been easier to do 65mph going south since you would be going downhill...
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #62
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Going to Myrtle Beach from Kentucky we got 10-11mpg driving 65-70mph pulling a 40ft 345ret sandpiper weight about 15k loaded I have a 2006 f350 crewcab srw 6.0 just driving around town17-18mpg and freeway 19-20 mpg not bad!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #63
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For a gasser, very happy with the GMC and I expected these mpg figures before I bought... Suspension and frame on these GM trucks are superb for towing heavy loads.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #64
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I tow a Surveyor sv264, total weight about 5800 lbs. Doing 50-55 I get about 15.5 mpg with my Expedition with tow package and 5.4l v8......
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:29 PM   #65
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I have a gmc diesel and tow a silverback 29re 35 foot fifth wheel 12,000 pounds and get11-12 mpg on the highway
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:44 PM   #66
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Had to jump in on this one, since I have a 2010 Tundra Crewmax with the 5.7L engine. I get around 16mpg unloaded on 87 octane gas, and while I have not done an actual calculation on the towing mpg's, the rough estimate based on miles traveled and how much gas it took to fill back up was about 8 or 9 mpg - about what I expected. I am towing a 35 foot, 8000# (dry weight) Wildwood, and I must say, that Tundra pulls the trailer excellently. I can accelerate uphill on the interstate and pass people easily. I am very suprised at the towing power of this half ton truck. I had considered buying a diesel Ford or Chevy for towing my TT, but the extra cost of the fuel and maintenence was not worth it to me. Also, this Toyota will still be pulling the crap out of my travel trailer long after it's Ford or Chevy counterparts have had transmissions, rear ends, and even engines replaced. TOYOTA POWER!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:48 AM   #67
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I have a 2011 Tundra with a 4.6 liter V8 engine. Trailer dry weight is about 3300 lbs. I get about 11.5 mpg when towing. Speed limit is 55 mph here in CA.

Most of my non-towing driving is on city roads (25-35 mph) which really impacts my daily mileage.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:36 AM   #68
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I tow a Surveyor sv264, total weight about 5800 lbs. Doing 50-55 I get about 15.5 mpg with my Expedition with tow package and 5.4l v8......
Tow speed has a huge effect on fuel mileage. Your experience is evidence of that.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:10 AM   #69
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Had to jump in on this one, since I have a 2010 Tundra Crewmax with the 5.7L engine. I get around 16mpg unloaded on 87 octane gas, and while I have not done an actual calculation on the towing mpg's, the rough estimate based on miles traveled and how much gas it took to fill back up was about 8 or 9 mpg - about what I expected. I am towing a 35 foot, 8000# (dry weight) Wildwood, and I must say, that Tundra pulls the trailer excellently. I can accelerate uphill on the interstate and pass people easily. I am very suprised at the towing power of this half ton truck. I had considered buying a diesel Ford or Chevy for towing my TT, but the extra cost of the fuel and maintenence was not worth it to me. Also, this Toyota will still be pulling the crap out of my travel trailer long after it's Ford or Chevy counterparts have had transmissions, rear ends, and even engines replaced. TOYOTA POWER!!!
HAHAHAHA!!!! That's funny right there.......
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #70
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I have towed for many years and I just bought a gmc diesel to tow my 12000lb silverback fifth wheel. I get 11-12mpg on the highway. When I had a chevy with a 6L gas engine I towed a 8000lb travel trailer I only got 8mpg. My saying now is if you tow diesel is the way to go. Yes the engine is moreexpensive but you get at least half that back when you sell it. Yes diesel is more expensive around town but not really on the road.and if you look at my example of the better mpg on a diesel I do not think diesel is 50% higher because I am now getting 50% better mpg towing more weight. Also when your on the road and have to stop for fuel pulling over 30 feet of trailerinto the truck bays at truck stops makes fuel a breeze. As long as I tow I will never by a gasser again
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