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irtech 08-16-2012 08:58 AM

Gas mileage
Just wondering if its my lead foot or an issue.... I have had my truck for a little over a year now and have 24,000 miles 18,000 are thruway towing and have noticed that sometimes i get 14/15 miles per gallon when towing and than this past week i got 8/9 miles per gallon towing... no big deal really just wondering if others who tow lots had any issues.
Thanks Irtech

dafoot 08-16-2012 09:19 AM

Don't know what your towing? 14/15 mpg while towing seems high. I have pulled my 4,500 pound boat over 7,000 miles. I have never seen 12. I am anywhere from 9 to 10.5 with 392 gears.

irtech 08-16-2012 10:14 AM

last week on vacation when left towed my fifth wheel about 7200 pounds give or take towed about 120 miles got 9.5 left there to go somewhere else 165 miles and got 14/15.... came home sunday and was back to 9.5 lol happy with 9.5 towing my rv was extremely happy with 14/15 but nothing was differant towing just strange ....

whatroads 08-16-2012 10:52 AM

I have a QC 4x4 w/ 3.92. When towing my 31 ft 7-8K LB trailer I get 8-10 MPG average. Hills vs flat ground make a big difference as does the amount of highway miles.

When driving without my trailer I get 16-17 mixed city/hwy. Straight highway I can get 19

dkerr24 08-20-2012 01:34 PM

I've got as high as 18.5mpg while towing this:

It only weighs about 2000lbs loaded, but I did keep my speed below 60mph while towing which helped a lot.


RedDodge 08-21-2012 03:51 PM

Towing my 24 foot box with the race car I get about 10mpg, with the open trailer and the car I just recently got 14mpg.....I was impressed with that!

My local driving I get around 14 and flat out open highway 19 but I'm pretty light on the gas pedal.

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