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Old 04-16-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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Tow Vehicle gas mileage, towing & norm

I'd really appreciate responses indicating the gas mileage (normal driving AND towing) you're getting. Please include brief vehicle details & length/wt of your AS. PLEASE list actual, factual mileage; not what you'd hope for.

This'll be a most useful thread for many to consult. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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Drive a fully loaded '04 Sprinter van (approx 8000 lbs.) daily. Get 20-22 mpg regularly (2.7l Mercedes turbo diesel).

When towing my '06 19CCD, I am fully loaded with motorcycle in the van, tools, toys, bicycles, more toys, a few clothes......you get the picture!

Anyway, my CGVW is 13,550 lbs and I last scaled the whole ball of wax at 12,220lbs total gross. I get 14-17 while towing at 70-75 mph. This trip will be markedly slower and mostly off the interstates, so I expect the mileage tro increase 10-15%. We'll see..................

The journey starts in mid-May
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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This will be a useful topic, nice idea.

'05 Excursion 6.0L PS Diesel 4WD towing '03 Classic 30 - solid 12 MPG

Excursion alone 19 MPG.


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Old 04-16-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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highway towing averages - 14.5 mpg @ 60mph
highway not towing averages - 22 mpg @ 60 mph
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:29 PM   #5
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Get 22.5 mpg average without towing
Towing gets 15 mpg

And regular gas is $1 cheaper than diesel right now, where we live...
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:30 PM   #6
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2002 F250 Turbo Dessel 4x4, Safari 28SO WT loaded 7800lbs. Driving at 57 MPH 15 MPG AT 62-65 MPH 13.5 MPG
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:37 PM   #7
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blah blah blah

And regular gas is $1 cheaper than diesel right now, where we live...
Gee really? Tell me about it.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:39 PM   #8
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Driving solo with a cumming mega cab 4x4 6spd stick loaded with camping gear that never comes out 20 mpg. Pulling my 10,000 lb Airstream 55-60 mph 14.5-15 mpg 60-63 mph 13-13.5 65-70 11-12.5 mpg. A tailwind helps by about 2 mpg and head wind about the same maybe up to 3 mpg decrease. This is a result of 25,000 mile pulling with this unit mostly flat or reasonable flat up and down I-95, I-85 and I-40. Total weight is right at 18,000 lbs.
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this is a common topic in several flavors so here are a few 100 replies....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...age-21229.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...eage-9778.html

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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...age-18099.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...cks-40195.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f156...-mpg-1245.html

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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ree-41047.html

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Old 04-16-2008, 08:10 PM   #10
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[quote=2airishuman]this is a common topic in several flavors so here are a few 100 replies....

Huge thanx again, 2(Obi-wan)air'
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:10 PM   #11
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Mileage

Just returned from a 5000+ miletrop from western Colorado to Florida and back. MPG towing a 1988 29' Excella was 10.7. Mileage suffered somewhat on the return trip due to headwinds (20-40mph) for two of the travel days.
Tow vehicle is a 1999 Chevy Suburban 2500 w the 7.4l motor.
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