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Elliott

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I'm curious. What do people tow & tow with that gets over 10 miles to the gallon? I'm talking gasoline engine. I want to down size from a 33' 5th wheel for more campground selection & manuver-
ability. But I also would like to improve my 6mpg.
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Well, I doubt you would want to down size to my size, but you asked . My truck (see signature) towing my trailer which weighs about 4,000# loaded gets about 11 mpg towing. Before adding the K&N air filter I got about 9.5 towing.


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Toyota Tundra V8 & 4000# TT for 13 mpg.

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Thanks, yes I am interested. I have been thinking down in the 17/20 foot size. Guess we'll have to go looking to see what is out there. Elliott

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Yeah, I get 10, but just barely. Problem is, with my tank size, my range is only about 160 miles before my hands start sweating.


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We get 8-10mpg depending on the conditions.


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Dakota Quad Cab (4.7 V-8, automatic 3.92 gears) pulling a 22 ft Hi-Lo... almost 14 MPG with no headwind. Keep the speed 55 or less.

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I get about 10mpg, but that's at 65mph in 3rd. I never tow in OD. If I push it to 70, I drop to 8mpg. The van gets about 16-18 empty.


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We get about 9.5mpg towing with our rig. Trailer weighs in at 5100 pounds.

Todd- you aren't trying to sell us all something now, are you??? A 10% increase in mileage just be switching to synthetic ATF (and you're other claim on another post about Syn ATF dropping tranny temps 40 degrees)- you think we're all that naive?


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