RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: Tow Vehicle Trip Report

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Tow Vehicle Trip Report

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Sponsored By:
turnerms98

IL

New Member

Joined: 05/15/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/13/11 09:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know a lot of times folks search around wondering what their truck can really tow with no issues, so I thought I'd give a trip report.

The Truck: 09 Silverado Ext. Cab Z71 P3 Brake Controller
The Trailer: 2012 Rockwood Roo 23SS Dry Weight 4100-4200lbs
Eq3 WDH with Sway control
My Self, My Wife, 12 yo Son, and 3 yr Son
Clothes and goodies for a wedding and 2 days, 3 nights stay.

My Trip was from O'Fallon, IL to Hayti, MO= 210 miles down I-55 South

When I left, the outside Temps never got above 87F. Tranny Temps Ran from 175-185F and this was with the A/C on and off.

When I came back home, outside temps ran 98-101F for the majority of the trip with temperatures dropping to about 90 by the end of the trip. The Trans temp hit 190F 1 time and then was in the range of 183-187F the remainder of the time. My average speed as 60mph until the last 1 hour of my trip, when I got off the interstate and took back roads and then average speed was 40mph.

I'd be happy to answer any and all questions that anyone might have.

LewMichele&Paws

At a gas station in Cowlitz County WA

Senior Member

Joined: 09/29/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/13/11 10:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What engine and gearing do you have and what was your mpg?


'06 Ford F350 V10 CC 4X4 SB auto 4.10
'06 Arctic Fox 811


Don't lose your head...to save a minute...you need your head...your brains are in it...Burma Shave

States visited in our RV...


turnerms98

IL

New Member

Joined: 05/15/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/13/11 11:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

5.3L 3:73 10.6 MPG

LimogesMan

Ontario, Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 10/26/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 07/14/11 06:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like it was a great trip. Great towing combo anyway. Did you make the one way trip on one tank of gas?


2002 Ford F150 SuperCrew 4X4 FX4 Lariat, 5.4L Triton V8, Precision 4.10LS
2004 Keystone Springdale 249BH 26' Fifth wheel (5800# empty)
Husky 16K dual pivot glider. TomTom One 3rd edition.
18 mpg empty, 11 mpg towing.


skipnchar

Topeka or somewhere else

Senior Member

Joined: 12/17/2003

View Profile



Posted: 07/14/11 08:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A correctly size matched trailer and truck are a joy to travel with. Good luck / Skip


2011 F-150 HD Ecoboost 3.5 V6. 2550 payload, 17,100 GCVWR -
2004 F-150 HD (Traded after 80,000 towing miles)
2007 Rockwood 8314SS 34' travel trailer

US Govt survey shows three out of four people make up 75% of the total population


This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Tow Vehicle Trip Report
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS