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Old 06-30-2016, 12:12 PM   #1
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Gas mileage

We're pulling a micro-lite 21 FBRS with a 2015 Silverado crew cab and getting 10. 5 MPG what are some of you other guys getting?

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Old 06-30-2016, 12:30 PM   #2
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We just got back from our very first trip. 2014 Titan with 5.6 V8 pulling a Grey Wolf 24RK. Averaged 8.7 mpg. I don't think I'll track it anymore.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:42 PM   #3
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Sounds average.
In fact, for a Titan, that's pretty good.
They're notorious for poor gas mileage, compared to other 1/2 truck brands.
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Pulling the same TT with an Nissan Armada, that's about what I get 10.5mpg.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:37 PM   #5
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Good reason to switch to diesel.....old truck gets 11.9 with a gross weight of 17,500....
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:49 PM   #6
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Jeeeez
Here we go. Another gas verses diesel blog.
Really? The OP stated "gas" mileage. All you diesel guy's take a hike.
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Touchy...was just a comparison

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Jeeeez
Here we go. Another gas verses diesel blog.
Really? The OP stated "gas" mileage. All you diesel guy's take a hike.
So I now tow with a diesel, should I not compare/mention my gas mileage with the diesel vs the silverado I just traded in because you are bitter about something? I had better remember to go to a fuel station to get diesel and not a "gas" station


Vpierce, we have a 2109S which is the same trailer. Almost the same as the FBRS and we did notice a mileage penalty versus our previous Aframe chalet but its quite a bit more wind resistance even though it is a light weight trailer pulling with the Silverado an 6.0 and it was as low as 8mpg in the mountains. Now its a non issue with the new truck.

Loading the trailer properly, not towing with a full tank of water and keeping weight out of the pass through saving some tongue weight helps. We do have two 30lb propane tanks and 2 6volt batteries which are a lot of weight though.

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Pleased with this year compared to last year when the 150 was new. 11.9 mpg and that's including mountain driving. Real mountains, like out west mountains!
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Vpierce didn't state gas mileage. Mpg .
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Oh I guess he did , oh well.
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I have a 2017 25bhs with a Weight of 4750lbs unloaded and I pull it with a 2014 Silverado V6. I get anywhere from 8 to 9 mpg. A 45 minute drive typically eats a quarter of a tank of gas. I'm not planning on any long distance trips with my current setup. If that were the case I would probably up grade to 2500.
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We are pulling a Surveyor 291, dry weight 5,300 lbs with a Dodge Durango R/T Hemi, we average 10.5 on the highway. Without towing we get 19 mph on the highway, 15 mpg around town.
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10.8 to 12.0, depending on how much of the hilly parts were mostly uphill or downhill.

The "Best Mileage Last 50" (or whatever I set it at) sometimes got as high as 17.0!!! Though clearly not for long.
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Also towing a 25BHS. Have a '14 Sierra 5.3 w/3.08 gears. Regularly get 11.0 to 11.5 mpg towing the hills of Western Maryland and Central PA. Best ever was 13.6 going to Nags Head. I'm happy with that.
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I think an overlooked item regarding discussions on mileage while towing, is........what does it do without towing, on highway? E.G., what percentage is your towing mileage of your normal mileage? If it's 25%, that's one thing.......if it's 75%, that's another. I guess that's all a way of saying 'How adversely does towing affect your non-towing mileage'. I suspect some vehicles are way worse/better than others.
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Speed seems to make a large difference for us. Our 2014 RAM 1500 4x4, Hemi 3.92, usually gets about 17ish under normal circumstances.

In Tow/Haul mode with the trans locked out in 6th and using cruise control, towing our 832IKBS at 65 on the highway it gets about 9.5. But drop the speed to 60 and it averages about 11. 60-65 seems to be the break point for wind resistance for our setup.

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Old 07-05-2016, 09:32 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone. My DH always wants to know about the gas mileage. I just get in and go and don't worry about it😜
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Thanks everyone. My DH always wants to know about the gas mileage. I just get in and go and don't worry about it😜

Your way to travel is the way to go. If you worried about a few $$ in gas or diesel your in for a real treat when you start maintaining the camper. Fill up when 1/4 tank and enjoy the trip

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Your way to travel is the way to go. If you worried about a few $$ in gas or diesel your in for a real treat when you start maintaining the camper. Fill up when 1/4 tank and enjoy the trip

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That is exactly what we do, fill up and go. When the tank is down to a 1/4 time to stop to fill again and a stretch.
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