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Old 03-16-2013, 08:41 AM   #101
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Just pulled a Sabre 36 reqs 6 from northern Ohio to Myrtle Beach with a Chevy 2500 HD and averaged between 7.5 and 8.1 mpg. I'm good with that LOL
WOW...that's a lot of camper for the GM 6.0...assuming those gas numbers are mostly going downhill from OH? LOL
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:00 AM   #102
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Just pulled a Sabre 36 reqs 6 from northern Ohio to Myrtle Beach with a Chevy 2500 HD and averaged between 7.5 and 8.1 mpg. I'm good with that LOL
Those #s are about the same for me towing a Sabre 36QBOK with a 2004 Chev 2500HD 8.1L. I added firestone air bag and inflated to 50PSI run very smooth. Actually tows better than the TT prior to the fiver. However, the stopping difference and height clearance take some getting used to.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #103
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Just pulled a Sabre 36 reqs 6 from northern Ohio to Myrtle Beach with a Chevy 2500 HD and averaged between 7.5 and 8.1 mpg. I'm good with that LOL
6.0L gasser I am assuming ?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:15 AM   #104
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6.0L gasser I am assuming ?
Yes, his profile list 6.0...



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Old 03-16-2013, 10:40 AM   #105
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04 F150 towing our 26BH Grey Wolf weighting around 6000lbs I usually see 10-10.5, I have gotten as good as 11 and as bad as 9 mpg. But for a slightly lifted truck with larger wheels and tires (33" tall X 13 wide), and the way that I tend to drive sometimes I am happy.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:16 PM   #106
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Yeah it's a 6.0 gasser. Performed really well. Came down I75 to Atlanta then I20 across S.C. Funny thing is coming across S.C. seemed harder than I75. Longggg up and down grades through S.C.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #107
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Got 7.5 average (hand caculated) last summer going to Indiana averaging 60mph with the old 08 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 hemi with 3.73's pulling our V-Lite and just DW and me. We will see in June how the Sooper Dooty does going to Tennessee with 4 people. The Dodge weighed abit over 6700 with a full tank and DW and I in it, the SD weighs 7368 with no one in it and a full tank.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:28 AM   #108
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Yeah it's a 6.0 gasser. Performed really well. Came down I75 to Atlanta then I20 across S.C. Funny thing is coming across S.C. seemed harder than I75. Longggg up and down grades through S.C.
I would not want to do that with that engine, I had a 6.0 gas.in 04.

Back on topic I see 3 to 7 mpg empty on the 250 tune.lol
And 12.5 mpg towing @ 65
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:21 AM   #109
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I would not want to do that with that engine, I had a 6.0 gas.in 04.

Back on topic I see 3 to 7 mpg empty on the 250 tune.lol
And 12.5 mpg towing @ 65
X2...had an 09 GMC 2500HD 6.0 towing 9500lb TT...no way I was going to pull 12K loaded 5'ver after that experience



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Old 03-17-2013, 10:32 AM   #110
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If you want gas mileage here it is. Stopping power not there.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #112
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2004 Dodge dually diesel 6 speed standard 2X2 towing a 30' 2009 Cedar Creek and we get 15 MPG (Imperial). The Dodge has a "Smarty Junior EMC" that we put on "Tow" for hauling and "Stock" unhooked.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #113
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Just a little more clarification - this is our average. We have traveled around British Columbia (Duffy Lake Rd with 13 % grades) across Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, S. Dakota, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon. The Cedar Creek has a GVW of 13,900. We typically keep our speed to 65 MPH max. It helps to be "over trucked" for the GVW of the RV.
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Stopping power not there.

stopping power is there if trailer brakes properly adjusted . but talk about no more difficult sites to get into with your tow vehicle... what a breeze turning around anywhere
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #115
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Stopping power not there.

stopping power is there if trailer brakes properly adjusted . but talk about no more difficult sites to get into with your tow vehicle... what a breeze turning around anywhere
If the brakes on the camper were adjusted properly the camper would pull the car inside out when you hit the brakes ........
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #116
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]Just got the Rockwood 8289WS towing with a 2012 Toyota Tundra 5.7L Crew Max with a 5.5 ft bed. Towed for the first time and got 9 mpg on my Tundra gas engine. Towed the camper well with plenty of horsepower to spare.
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If you want gas mileage here it is. Stopping power not there.
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