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Old 03-09-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Towing Fuel Mileage

Please post what you get with what you have.

We get 10-12 mpg gas with '03 GMC Sierra, 4.8 liter, 4 speed auto and '76 Tradewind 25'.

What do you get and what do you have?

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Old 03-09-2006, 03:28 PM   #2
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Please post what you get with what you have.

We get 10-12 mpg gas with '03 GMC Sierra, 4.8 liter, 4 speed auto and '76 Tradewind 25'.

What do you get and what do you have?

Robert
03 GMC Sierra, 5.3 Quad Steer (with Towing package) 13-14 MPG towing 25' '75 Trade Wind
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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05 3/4 ton 6.0 Quadrasteer Suburban with a 3.73 rear towing a 27' Overlander (about 6000# loaded)

We get around 10-11 mpg. But almost all of my towing has been in the "hills of VA) I average around 65mph.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:46 PM   #4
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2006 Chevrolet 2500HD with the LBZ Duramax and six speed Allison transmission pulling a 2005 28' International CCD. 2400 mile round trip when the truck was a week old, we averaged 13.6 mpg @ 65 mph. I expect that the truck with 8000 plus miles on it now will do even better than that on future trips. Come on Spring!
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At first I was getting about 11mpg towing a 6300lb 2004 Safari, but as the truck ages, I seem to get better than that. On a trip to Jackson Center, then to Louisville, I managed to get 13.7. Of course I wasn't going 65 or 70.
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:57 PM   #6
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We get about 11 MPG towing a 1971 23 foot Safari with a 2005 Nissan Titan LE.
that was from NJ to Colorado and back.
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:02 PM   #7
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04 duramax 4x2 2006 30' Classic----60-62mph-----14-15 mpg
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:23 PM   #8
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Towing Fuel Miliage

With our 97 Ford powerstroke crewcab 4WD shortbed 4spd. auto,4:10 gearing and being 7,200 lbs, pulling our 78 29' Ambassador of 6,200 lbs loaded, we average:
12 mpg at 70 mph.
14 mpg at 65 mph.
15 mpg at 60 mph.
Our powerstroke has some nice modifications for additional torque, but mpg figures have remained the same.Jeff
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:44 PM   #9
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I'm definitely on the good side of the power to weight ratio - but I live in the Rocky Mountain region, and it sure is nice on long grades and high elevations.
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:52 PM   #10
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The Expedition gets 10-11 mpg towing and 14-15 solo. I like 62-65 mph and use cruise control with OD shut off.
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:03 PM   #11
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12-14 mpg w/ 1993 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0, 4 speed auto towing a 1967 Overlander (26 feet).
I will report back on the 1991 Caprice wagon 5.0, 4 speed auto with tow package and 1967 Ambassador (28 feet)
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:12 PM   #13
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averaged 12-13 in mountians and 13-14 on flats. Kept speeds between 65-70.
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Fuel Milage 2006 Duramax GMC

I just purchased a 2006 GMC 2500HD with a Duramax and an Allison xmission.
The engine is 360HP.
Fuel milage is a great 20.2 mpg at 55 mph over 100 mile distance.
I towed my 34' Excella wide body this week over 240 miles and got 16.2 mpg.

I am very very pleased with this performance.

Previously, I owned a 2001 Chevy Silverado that got 12.4 mpg without the trailer and 10.2mpg with the trailer. It had the 8.1 Liter engine with an Allison. I towed with it to Nova Scotia and to Alaska from Texas.

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