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getpower1

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Posted: 04/11/20 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Same truck as OP, towing the trailer in my sig from the Bay Area to the Sierras, I got like 11.5.

Not awesome but had all the power in the world I ever needed.


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jdc1 wrote:

I was sure there would be (fishing) stories of 20+mpg.


Give it time....maybe not 20, but you'll hear some tall tales usually in a fuel mileage thread.
Remember, there's 3 things most men lie about.
The size of the fish they caught.
The gas mileage of their truck...and
The size of their ____!

Funny story, just bought a bunch of 4" decking to re deck around the house.
Wife comes out when I get home with the trailer full of lumber, looks at it and says, "Oh, I see you went with the 6" decking after all..." LOL


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Come on diesel guys, my Eco Boost gets 30 mpg while towing and over 50 mpg empty on the flat. Ok, I will go back into my lonely house and irritate myu wife some more. Someone said that we needed someone to make crazy claims. My wife locked the door and told me to go sleep in the TT.


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Posted: 04/11/20 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tow a 39 foot 12000lb 5th with a 2014 stock f350, i live in the mountians and get between 11 and 15 mpg(US) depending on my speed and wind conditions.

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BarabooBob wrote:

Come on diesel guys, my Eco Boost gets 30 mpg while towing and over 50 mpg empty on the flat. Ok, I will go back into my lonely house and irritate myu wife some more. Someone said that we needed someone to make crazy claims. My wife locked the door and told me to go sleep in the TT.


[emoticon] Yeah...I'm at 28' and less than 6500 loaded and only get 10-11 at 65-70mph. Bone stock SRW 2019 GMC 3500 w/Duramax. Still getting broke in though, only 15K miles. Oddly, got 10mpg hauling same trailer with a GMC 1500 with the 5.3L gasser.

Guessing some of the numbers above are from emissions gutted systems and/or with a tuner in some cases. Need me a tuner, for starters, for sure.


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10.75 average on west coast and mid west.


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Never had a diesel truck, but over time, I came to this conclusion re tow vehicles and towing. All you can do is make sure your truck is running properly and up to specs. After that, any checking of gas mileage is only good for monitoring any change that could be indicative of a problem. Otherwise, ignore the mileage as it's never that good when you are pulling a trailer with flat surface areas that create so much drag and resistance. There are no "miracle cures". The only thing you can do is keep your speed down, manage gear shifts where applicable, accelerate gently when possible and keep the truck in top condition. Aside from that, fill the tank when necessary and just enjoy the ride!


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About 11.5-12.


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Tow my 31 foot Jayco, 7000 pound with a Excursion. On level ground 10-11. On hills 8-9. Excursion empty about 14-15.

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I tow a Puma 25RS with a 2007 Cheverolet PU with a 5.3 Engine. The average mpg runs at 10-13. Not towing the trailer on the interstate it averages about 20-22 MPG. Pulling my utility trailer with a load...about 16 mpg average. It looks like everyone is getting about the same.

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