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Old 06-10-2013, 08:07 PM
Northernmedic Northernmedic is offline
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There are many factors that will effect performance and MPGs while towing. Frontage on a fifth wheel tends to exceed that of holiday, cargo, and boat trailers. Frontage will add to your drag co-effiencent and will require higher torque hence RPMs to counter-act. It is extremely easy to acquire extra weight in a fifth wheel once loaded. Clothing, food, propane, water, bedding, etc... add up very quickly. Also tire inflation pressures on trailer tires is crucial, so is the tire inflation pressure on the truck.
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