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Old 12-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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We are new to pulling a fifth wheel and would like to get an idea
of what to expect.
We have a ford 4x4 with the 5.7 gas engine, pulling a Laredo 30ft
that will be almost empty so about 9,500 pounds.
we would appricate an idea of what to expect per gallon\
THANKS
Mary and Chuck
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You didn't mention what year, which will be relevant. I can tell you that my 2003 silverado dura max 4x4 crewcab towing a 32ft 5th wheel averaged 9mpg
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Thank youi for the answer. I am hoping to get beyween 9 and 10
the truck is a 2008
We have a K&N intake system and exhaust.
when i use it for work the load in the bed is about 2300 pounds, and we get 18.2 MPG with cruise at 70 MPH
Again Thank you
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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Well 18 mpg with a 2000# load at 70 is kinda surprising, to say the least, with a gas engine. My diesel gets anywhere from 19 to 22 unloaded, 10 to 11 towing my 5ver.

I'd say expect 6 or 7 towing at 60-65mph. But who knows until you try it.
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I used to get 9.5 mpg with a 2001 Denali AWD 6 litre 325 HP and a 27.5 5ver running I-75 between Ontario and Florida
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8-9 MPG depending on speed, wind and road conditions. If you get 10, kiss the truck....
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We are new to pulling a fifth wheel and would like to get an idea
of what to expect.
We have a ford 4x4 with the 5.7 gas engine, pulling a Laredo 30ft
that will be almost empty so about 9,500 pounds.
we would appricate an idea of what to expect per gallon\
THANKS
Mary and Chuck

There is more than just engine size that will determined fuel mileage. You need to review what axle ratio you have, transmission auto/manual and tire size this will all determine fuel mileage for your truck. Other factor will be at what speed do you drive and the frontal area of the truck and total mass of the combined vehicles when towing.
I had a 2001 Chevy 2500HD with a 6.0L V8, standard auto 3.73 gears on 16 stock Michelins M/S tires, pulling a 11K 5er. I drove 55MPH and the best I could ever get with this combination was 8 MPG mostly 6 to 7 MPG on flatland. With a 24 gallon tank I was always in gas stations filling up and never towed this combination in the mountains. I now have a diesel pick-up truck that gets 11-12 on flatland towing and a minimum of 10 MPH in the mountains.
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I have a 04 2500 ram with the Hemi. I pull a 7000lb puma fifth wheel at 65 mph and get around 5-8 mpg. Hills and head winds make a big difference. Go slow and be safe in your travels.
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