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Hi All!
Pretty serious about changing from Class C motorhome to Truck-trailer combo, due to overall costs associated with driving it.
The biggest trailer we're looking at is about 8,000 dry & 10,400 GVW.
My plan is to get a Ford F150 or Dodge 1500.
Curious what kind of towing MPG people are getting.
The best we've gotten in our motorhome is 7.4 MPG with the F450 chasis & V10.
Thank You!
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A 10K GVWR trailer would be at the limit of most 1/2 ton trucks payload and handling limits. That size trailer would put many gas engine trucks in the 8-10 mpg range, depending on what speed you tow.

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Everything being within the limits of the tow vehicle ratings, wind drag trumps weight. I think 8-10 mpg is a good guess.


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You're not going to save enough, if any, to make the swap worth while.

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I was going to say it then changed my mind by changed it again. You will be sorry if you get a 1/2 ton to tow that kind of weight. I had a half ton and towed a 8K TT and it worked it to death. a young girl ran into the side of my truck and I used that wreck for an excuse to buy a 3/4 ton. night and day difference in towing but I lost 1 mpg in doing so

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Maxing out a half ton truck won’t make driving fun and I’ll wager your MPG stays nearly the same.


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You will get around the same milage with such a small motored truck at those combined weights.


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We get 10.5 MPG towing with a gross weight of truck and trailer at 21,000 lbs. This is a one ton diesel.


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Get a bigger truck, you wont be sorry.
I get 11 avg with my combination.


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ha, ha... I get about 10 mpg towing a #5000 TT with my F150... And that's on a flat and level road, no head wind, etc... [emoticon]

Good luck with a #10,000 TT and an F150... [emoticon]

(if you are worried about mpg's and rving... Well, you'll just have to decide which you desire more I guess??)

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* This post was edited 12/31/18 11:06pm by MitchF150 *


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