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Old 03-26-2005, 05:10 PM   #1
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Hi everyone...I haven't been on this site for some time but hope to be back on a regular basis now. I just recently purchases a 2001 GMC 2500HD with the 8.1L/Allison transmission. Does anyone one else out there have experience towing with this setup? If so, I would like to hear from you. What type of gas mileage, weight of Trailer, and at what speed do you average when towing? I'm not interested in turning this into a diesel vs. gas debate, just interested in others experience with this motor if you have one. My current TT weighs in right at 6300-6500lbs so I am well within my limits with this setup but I am curious what real life results people are getting. Thanks in advance for your feedback....Sundevil
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Hi everyone...I haven't been on this site for some time but hope to be back on a regular basis now. I just recently purchases a 2001 GMC 2500HD with the 8.1L/Allison transmission. Does anyone one else out there have experience towing with this setup? If so, I would like to hear from you. What type of gas mileage, weight of Trailer, and at what speed do you average when towing? I'm not interested in turning this into a diesel vs. gas debate, just interested in others experience with this motor if you have one. My current TT weighs in right at 6300-6500lbs so I am well within my limits with this setup but I am curious what real life results people are getting. Thanks in advance for your feedback....Sundevil
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I tow with the 8.1 (gas) in my 2500 Avalanche. The TT weights about 5000 lbs. I love the combo. The engine has plenty of power. I can keep the speed limit over all but the steepest of grades. OK, sometimes I go a little over the speed limit. I try to stay with 65mph unless the wife is antsy to get to the campgound. The gas mileage doesn't change when towing. I average about 12 mpg.

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