I am currently using a 99 F250 Superduty 2wd extended cab with a 5.4 Triton motor. I got it when I had a Sovereign
, now I have a Tradewind. When towing the Tradewind with the F250 I get 12 to 14 mpg, a mile or two mpgs better than towing the Sovereign
. The F250 weighs in at a hefty 8000#. The F150 weighs about 2500# less. The Sovereign
weighed 5200# dry. The registration for the Tradewind says 3500# but Airstream specs I found say 4200#.
Would I see an appreciable mpg savings switching to a 1/2 ton with the same engine and drivetrain configuration?
What about mpgs for Chevys? I've heard they get a little better mileage than Fords.