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Old 09-12-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Question Tundra + 24' trailer - what mpg can I expect?

Hi all. I have a 2018 Tundra 4x4 with the 5.7L V8 ... about to pull the trigger on a 24' trailer, rolling weight will be about 7500 lbs.

Wondering what kind of mpg I should expect? Mountains? Flatlands?

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About 8 mpg on flat to rolling hills.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:23 AM   #3
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Terrible. I pull my 7000 lb boat, and you can almost watch the fuel gauge drop. It is what it is. Gas vehicles get about half the normal mileage when you load them up. Diesels only change slightly compared to gas.
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Don't worry about mpg........the ventures you are going to have are Priceless ! Enjoy!
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I have a 2012 Toyota Tundra Crewmax and I get just under 9 miles to the gallon on flat stretches I can crest double digits if I draft a semi truck. I pull a 27' 5,500 pound travel trailer plus another 1,500 pounds of payload.
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Itís going to be 7-10 depending on your right foot.
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Life is short, just fill it and go. The world is not going to change because you are burning up all the fuel on your vacations,,,LOL. BTW, I get 12 with my signature setup with the hammer down. .
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We had a 2007 Tundra and pulled a Winnebago 2201DS trailer that was under 7,000 lbs. loaded for travel. MPG ranged from 7 to 9. Plan on 7 and be happy when it's higher! I was pleasantly surprised that the Tundra did a really nice job even when in the mountains on our trip out west.
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Worrying about MPG;s is like playing golf and worrying about your score.

IMO the only need for knowing your MPG's is so you can figure out how far you can go on a tank of gas.

I'm guessin that the OP just wants to get an idea so he/she can do some calc's.
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Hi all. I have a 2018 Tundra 4x4 with the 5.7L V8 ... about to pull the trigger on a 24' trailer, rolling weight will be about 7500 lbs.

Wondering what kind of mpg I should expect? Mountains? Flatlands?

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Pulling in flat land depends on the wind. With a 30 mph head wind at 60 mph, I get 8 mpg. With a 30 mph tail wind I get 14 mpg at 60 mph.

Driving 60 uses more per mile than 50. Driving 70 uses a lot more the 60. At 80 consumption is awful. At 80 mph no wind I get 8 mpg.

I don't expect there is much difference between an 18 foot and a 25 foot TT. Wind resistance is about the same.

Pulling up hill takes a huge amount of fuel. Coasting down the other side uses nearly nothing. Braking creates heat and therefore consumes energy. Coasting down with engine braking instead saves fuel. The same is true of stop signs and stop lights. Coast down as much as possible.
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Thanks everyone

Thanks for the info everyone ... yes I am just trying to get an idea of what I'm getting myself into ... :-)
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In the following website is a cost calculator for GAS or fuel usage cost. Here is a website which should be most helpful to you and others with Payload concerns. Towing Planner - towing capability calculators Also you may want to read this article http://learntorv.com/what-can-i-tow/

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Do your homework on towing capability. I bought a 26’ Sunset Trail and towed it with a Sequoia, same frame and engine as yourTundra. While it did tow, it was not at all comfortable, even with a good WD hitch. I ended up getting a Chevy 2500 High Country, and it tows like a dream. BUT, I miss my Toyota!!! I gave a lot up in ride comfort/maneuverability with the 2500. If I had to do over again, I would get a smaller camper. I would ask to tow the camper with your truck before you buy. Best of luck.
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We have a 2012 Tundra. We just returned from a trip to
Canada- lots of Rocky Mountains. We got from 8-12 mpg.
We pull a 22 ft. travel trailer. We had the A/C on just a few times.
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