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Old 04-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #15
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Some more real world stats. On my latest trip I averaged about 7.2 MPG. with the suburban 2500 and the same Terry Quantum 33 ft trailer. I was fully loaded this time (couldnt get close to a scale ) where as last time I was not. Secondly the terrain was stop and go and It was not cruise controllable terrain.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #16
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We tow a 9K TT and get 13/14 and with it and the 8 1/2" slide in we get about 13. Solo I get 15/18. That is using the Dodge in Sig. and a light foot.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:53 AM   #17
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Smile Lots of comments on Gas Mileage when towing

Thanks all, for your input on gas mileage.....this gives us some idea of what to expect......with high gas prices, I see us NOT going too far away from our home base, but there's lots more to see here and enjoy yet!

We have just about narrowed our choices down to a 26 ft., 1 slide, in an Ultra Lite, with safe towing numbers. We decided not to go the "max" on weights, for our truck, and found some 26 ft. TT's that are quite roomy, and meet our needs, without going to a 30 ft. Getting closer to purchasing, waiting for some "funds" to be available soon. Will let all know what we finally settled on, once the deed is done! We've been out of the camping mode for over a year, and it's "painful". LOL

Happy Camping to all......keep it safe!
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:46 PM   #18
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The high cost of condos, cabins, and airfare was a shocker for us last summer when we were without a tt. For a family of 4 it's literally 2k to fly just about anywhere and wanting a full kitchen leaves out the best westerns.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #19
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2004 F150 Supercrew, 5.4 motor, 3.73 axle, 14-15mpg normally, drops to 7-8mpg on the flat, towing a 30' FW, 8400lbs loaded. I pray for a tailwind.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:05 PM   #20
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On my last trip to Florida, towing my 31' Airstream (7000#) I averaged a little over 11 mpg; got as high as 11.8. TV is a 2011 Suburban 2500. Just returned today from SC without the trailer and averaged 14.4mg.. I am happy with the tow mileage. I am picking up a new (to me) 1987 34' Avion this week and will let you know what mileage I get with that behind the suburban.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:55 AM   #21
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On our old set-up was:

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Towing a 4600k tt with a 4.7L Toyota 4_Runner V-8. Solo 15-17 city, 23-24 hi-way. Towing 58-60 mph 11-12.5 mpg.... raise the speed to 64 -65 and it goes down to the 10 range.
Picked up our new tt last week from about 2-1/2 hours away. Same Aerolite brand (hybrid) but a foot longer and 400 lbs heavier. It's also 7" taller. I was only averaging 9.5 MPG....The problem was being 7" taller I get more wind drag, now my tranny will not stay in over-drive...So instead of 1800 rpm at 59 mph. I'm running in the 2300-2400 rpm range....
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I have a 1990 Silverado 3500, 4x4 with a 454 and a three speed. Doesn't matter if I'm emty, have my 25ft fiver on, drive in town or on the highway. I get 10 MPG with the cheap gas and 12 MPG with the good stuff.
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06 Tundra V8, 6000 lbs tt, 9-10 mpg on our last trip to Arazona and Utah.
That was our first big trip with this rig, and I see we are in the ball park as far as gas milage goes.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:54 AM   #24
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2011 Toyota Tundra with 4.6L and towing package. NOT towing we get about 15mpg around town (suburbs, really), and a little better than 20mpg highway miles. When we tow our little EggCamper, which weighs about 2500 lbs., our highway mileage drops to 14.5mpg, which is close to our "around town" mileage. When I see the mileage figures for all the "big, square rigs" I'm glad we got the little egg. If we were more than just occasional "campers," or there was more than just the two of us, the little egg wouldn't be our camper of choice, however.
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Thanks all, for your input on gas mileage.....this gives us some idea of what to expect......with high gas prices, I see us NOT going too far away from our home base, but there's lots more to see here and enjoy yet!

We have just about narrowed our choices down to a 26 ft., 1 slide, in an Ultra Lite, with safe towing numbers. We decided not to go the "max" on weights, for our truck, and found some 26 ft. TT's that are quite roomy, and meet our needs, without going to a 30 ft. Getting closer to purchasing, waiting for some "funds" to be available soon. Will let all know what we finally settled on, once the deed is done! We've been out of the camping mode for over a year, and it's "painful". LOL

Happy Camping to all......keep it safe!
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Kasha - we have a '12 Ram 1500 QuadCab w/5.7L and an auto tranny. We pull an '11 R-Vision Onyx 25RB that weighs in at around 5,000 loaded. Trailer is well within the capabilities of the truck. I'm getting about 16 to 18 mpg for my commute and around town. Can get about 20 on the freeway without the trailer. While pulling the trailer at a steady 65 to 69 we got 11.5 MPG on the last trip.

Take a look at the Onyx 25s. Has a single slide, bed in front, entertainment center as a divider and rear bath. The slider carries both the kitchen and a couch. Very roomy and cost effecient. Got ours for well under $20K last fall.
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We tow a36ft 5th wheel aprox12,000 we towed with GMC gas and got 8 to 9 we switched to GMC diesel now we get 10 to 12.5 mostly depends on speed best at 60-62
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We tow a 33' T/T with a 2000 F-250 V10 getting right at 10mpg at 60mph, loaded weight right at 6900#. Usually stays in OD except up steep grades.
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We tow our 32' TT with an '06 Dodge Ram with the 5.9 cummins turbo diesel, we get 21 mpg on the highway without the TT and around 14 when towing. We usually jump in the Ram when running errands because it gets a heck of a lot better mileage than my '02 Durango!
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