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Old 05-29-2013, 06:43 AM
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Just got back from my maiden tow, pulling a 4500lb open deck car trailer with my track toy ~ 250 miles round trip, mostly highway over rolling hills. The truck performed well. Temperature gauge never rose above where it normally runs without a trailer. Ran in 4th gear below 60 mph and 5th gear above, in tow mode. Almost couldn't feel the load and acceleration onto freeway was brisk. Was most surprised at the mileage... 13.25 MPG averaging 65 mph on the highway, with about 20 miles of slower secondary roads. Hadn't towed anything bigger than a lightweight pop-up camper in nearly 40 years. Pleasantly surprised and very satisfied with my truck.
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Wow. That's really good mileage. Congrats.
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