I tow a 5700 pound unloaded 26RLWS with a Chevy 1/2 ton, 5.3 V8 4x4 and I get 9 - 10 MPG towing. One time I towed at 55 instead of the usual 65 MPH and got 11.0.
[/SIGPIC]2015 Flagstaff 26RLWS Emerald
2014 Chevrolet 1500, 4 X 4, 5.3
74 nights camped in 2016, 121 nights camped in 2015
94 nights camped in 2014, 47 nights in 2013,
28 nights in 2012
I have made 3 short trips with my 2014 Crew F150 5.0L V8 gas. pulling about 7100 lbs in South Texas doing about 62 mph. I have not pulled in mountains or against a strong wind. I have averaged about 10.5 mpg on mostly flat land.
New to towing anything, so it was a little learning curve when we bought our ML23fb.
TV is a RAM1500 2wd 2dr w/8' bed and small 4.7L V8
Trailer has a stickered dry weight of 4100lb's.
Our first trip when I really had no clue we averaged 8.7 on a 65 mile trip.
Since then I figured out how to anticipate hills and getting the transmission to shift sooner.
Now we get 11.8 to 12.2 with the A/C on, with it off we are getting 13.3.
Not bad for a little V8.
Generally try to stay around 62.5mph on the highway.
What grade fuel do you buy? We went to the middle grade and we got about 60 or so more miles per tank. I don't track mpg just how far I can go on a tank and I carry 5 gallion gas can. Hate stopping for fuel. Try the upgrade and see if you go further.
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