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Old 06-14-2012, 09:31 AM   #155
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i am 52 and wife is 47.we have a 2012 24 ft gray wolf and a ford f-250 6.0 power stroke.let the adventures begin
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #156
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73....Arctic Fox 25R and '07 Silverado 2500HD 6.6l diesel. A week and a half and I'm off for SE Alaska traveling alone. This will be my 4th trip to Haines solo. Prefer it that way. My son lives in Haines.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #158
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Just curious Myco, what's your MPG towing with the duramax. I have an 07, pulling 30 ft 8k lbs+ and I'm averaging around 11 mpg (most in the hills)
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #159
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Just curious Myco, what's your MPG towing with the duramax. I have an 07, pulling 30 ft 8k lbs+ and I'm averaging around 11 mpg (most in the hills)
I have a 27' right around 6000 and I am averaging 15 with my Tacoma. It can be a challenge on hills but the truck does awesome as far as I am concerned. Down the road when I step up in truck size I am trying to see what does better MPG wise diesel or gas. Any one else with any thoughts?
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Everyone I talked with pulling a 30+ with a 3/4 ton gasser tell me they are getting 6-8 mpg. What little time we've had the TT, we've spent in the north Georgia mountains with some healthy grades, (plus its about a 2,100 ft gain in altitude from the house to there). Most of the folks I talked to towing in that area.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:33 PM   #161
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Everyone I talked with pulling a 30+ with a 3/4 ton gasser tell me they are getting 6-8 mpg. What little time we've had the TT, we've spent in the north Georgia mountains with some healthy grades, (plus its about a 2,100 ft gain in altitude from the house to there). Most of the folks I talked to towing in that area. If you're getting 15 while towing in the Tacoma, that's excellent. A lot of 1/2 ton gassers cannot beat that by very much when empty. I get about 19 to maybe 20 mpg when empty in the duramax
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I have a 27' right around 6000 and I am averaging 15 with my Tacoma. It can be a challenge on hills but the truck does awesome as far as I am concerned. Down the road when I step up in truck size I am trying to see what does better MPG wise diesel or gas. Any one else with any thoughts?
My wife drives a Yukon XL gasser and gets 14 mpg normal driving and 5-6 towing our 8000 lb TT. My 2500HD Duramax 6.6L gets about 11 mpg towing the same trailer and 17 mpg normal driving. Also, strictly on current fuel cost it is cheaper to drive the diesel. At least that's what I am experiencing.
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Just curious Myco, what's your MPG towing with the duramax. I have an 07, pulling 30 ft 8k lbs+ and I'm averaging around 11 mpg (most in the hills)
I'm pulling mostly in the Rocky Mountains. I get anywhere from 9.5 to 12 mpg depending on conditions. Headwinds through WY and MT are a killer on mileage. In the mountains going over a few high passes I'm at the low end, of course. My AF turns out to be a pretty heavy trailer. I haven't had an opportunity to weigh it, but it is very solid with lots of storage room (sometimes a curse). I try to drive no faster than 60-65mph even on the freeways and 55-60 on two lane highways (often posted up to 70mph out west). I use the Tow/Haul mode when towing to take advantage of the Allison tranny and the cruise control when conditions permit. I just installed an Edge Insight CTS so I can better monitor coolant temp, tranny temp, RPMs, etc. when towing in the mountains in hot weather though I've had no problems.
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Hello all, I'm 46 and I have a Salem LE - 26 FBSRV toyhauler. I use a Reese 12,000 lb WDH.
Using the truck scales at work (port) I am at my 13,000 max GCWR without any water stored but with everything we want. I even removed my topper to keep weight off the rear axle. Trailer has capacity for a lot more, but the truck is at it's posted max. Since we don't boondock, and camp only in Florida, I'll wait till better times to upgrade the TV.
I was basically given the toyhauler by my old roommates dad for mechanical work for her and him. Feel like I stole it sometimes. He has, or had, an A class he towed it with and was upgrading to a 5vr toyhauler and dually when the salesman insulted him with an incredibly low trade in offer for the Salem. He then wanted to prove a point to the salesman and that's how I lucked into my trailer.

3 trips so far.
Bringing it home, empty, and in a hurry, I got 7.2 MPG.
2nd trip loaded with bike and all - 65 to 70 gets me 7.8
3rd trip, after coming here, I kept it under 65 and got 10 MPG!
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I just installed an Edge Insight CTS so I can better monitor coolant temp, tranny temp, RPMs, etc. when towing in the mountains in hot weather though I've had no problems.
I have an Edge Juice/Attitude. Not exactly "state of the art" but is does monitor temps ,etc. I tried towing with it set on 2 -tow and noticed my EGR temp getting in the high 1,300 when hitting grades. When the Juice is set on 1 -economy, I get the best fuel economy and the EGRT stays below 1,200. Folks tell me to put a EGR blocker on the truck, but I'm a little chicken.
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73... My son lives in Haines.
Darn. I thought you had a Honey up there.
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