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Old 05-27-2016, 12:12 PM   #1
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What's your towing MPG?

I know there are way too many variables to make this a scientific study - big trailer, little trailer, flat ground, Rocky Mountains, but...

What kind of mileage do you get while towing?

I'll start. My Honda Ridgeline, towing a 19' Bambi or 22FB Sport, typically gets about 14 MPG while towing. Sometimes it dips down to 12, and I did hit 15 once on a short flatland excursion.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:37 PM   #2
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I checked my mileage to see the difference between towing at 60 and again at 65. At 60, mixed terrain, I get about 12-13 mpg. At 65 I get about 11-12 mpg. I figure it costs me a mile per gallon to go 5 MPH faster. Without the AS, going 70, I get 16.7 mgp. I rarely travel 70 MPH with the AS so I've never measured that mileage.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:00 PM   #3
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31' Airstreem: 15.5mph adv. on the flat - 65 mph
no trailer: 21mph adv. on the flat - 75mph (San Diego to Denver), 19 on steady mild hill, 16.5 on steep hill.
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This is off the trucks readout - not dividing miles by gas used.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:31 PM   #4
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25' Excella, Dodge Diesel. 14-16 mpg. I expect 15. Stopping at every rest area cuts into my milage somewhat.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:23 PM   #5
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Flatlands, neutral wind 16-18 mpg towing at 65. And 29-30 mpg not towing 65.

Less or more with/against wind and up/down grades, 8-99 mpg.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:33 PM   #6
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About 11.5 mpg US towing on interstates on cruise control at high sixties, low seventies as a rule.

Without the trailer under simiiar conditions, about 23 mpg.

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Old 05-27-2016, 04:52 PM   #7
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25 FB, Silverado 5.3 12-14 mpg for a day, just about anywhere I have been.

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Old 05-27-2016, 05:06 PM   #8
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Towing the 2015 23D with our 2007 Mercedes ML320 CDI turbo diesel at 55mph have seen 11.5 in mountains and 16.5 on the level. Get 28.5 on highway not towing.

Have seen 11.5 to 13.5 towing the 2014 31' Classic with our 2012 Ram 2500HD Cummins regardless of terrain. Tow at 1,650 rpm or 65 mph or lower posted speed limits. Driving 55 mph does improve mileage.
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Old 05-27-2016, 05:15 PM   #9
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Towed out to Utah from Missouri and back last June. 2010 Tundra 2x4, 2008 Classic 25fb. Hand calculated average from the trip was 11.9mpg. Best leg hand calculated 13.4mpg. I tow at 60mph.

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Old 05-27-2016, 05:33 PM   #11
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2015 4WD f 250 Super Duty towing a 19 ft Bambi got 14.9 mpg . That's in traffic and on I 71 .
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:41 PM   #13
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At 60mph about 13-14mpg on flat terrain, at 50-55 on backroads about 15-16mpg. Less in hilly terrain. 28 foot EB. Touareg TDI...and yes inside all the limits...only two of us and a 15lb dog.
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2015 ram 1500 ecodiesel towing a 25 ft execcla at 60-65 get 17mpg
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