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Posted: 06/12/22 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

greenno wrote:

Averaged 10.2mpg on a 5.5k run this spring from SD to NC and back.


Me too, with a 5k# loaded 10’-2” single slide camper, 2016 Ram DRW diesel (unchipped), 4x4, 4:10 rear axle…

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2016 Cummins SRW, 65 mph, flat, no wind. 11.5 mpg towing 12k, 13.5 ft high 5th wheel. 13 mpg hauling 4k truck camper (10.5 ft high on truck).

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Grit dog wrote:

Bout 12mpg…


About 8 MPG, mines older much older. From what I've read on the forum 12 - 15 is about what the going rate is. That's pretty good.

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But then again, how much does a grimy Hotel cost??

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My Cummins ram got about the same towing a 33ft trailer or hauling a 8ft camper.


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I had a 2010 Ram CTD and now a 2018 Ram CTD. There is a big difference in fuel economy. With my Northstar Igloo I was lucky to get 12-13 mpg on the open road. Now with the 2018 I am in the 14-16 mpg range.

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kirkl wrote:

My Cummins ram got about the same towing a 33ft trailer or hauling a 8ft camper.


Pretty much the same for us - I get a little better MPGs (about 14) because I have a popup TC that weighs about 1300#. It's all about the size of the hole you have to punch through the air....

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JimK-NY wrote:

I had a 2010 Ram CTD and now a 2018 Ram CTD. There is a big difference in fuel economy. With my Northstar Igloo I was lucky to get 12-13 mpg on the open road. Now with the 2018 I am in the 14-16 mpg range.


Well, that is due to emissions garbage on the 2010 vs the 2018. This thread was about comparing a 5ver to a TT, not an old truck to a new one with the same camper.


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Grit dog wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

I had a 2010 Ram CTD and now a 2018 Ram CTD. There is a big difference in fuel economy. With my Northstar Igloo I was lucky to get 12-13 mpg on the open road. Now with the 2018 I am in the 14-16 mpg range.


Well, that is due to emissions garbage on the 2010 vs the 2018. This thread was about comparing a 5ver to a TT, not an old truck to a new one with the same camper.


First I have no idea about "emissions garbage". My diesels have run clean with good mileage and both emissions and mileage have improved.

Second, this is a truck camper forum. Why would this be the place to discuss 5th wheelers or TTs? The OP has already sold his trailer and asked about TC mileage.

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My Duramax averages about 11.5 US mpg while towing the 5er, and my with my camper the same truck gets around 14. Hopefully you will see an improvement.


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