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Old 04-26-2011, 09:44 AM   #15
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I total agree with 94-Newmar. We loved our truck 2000
F350 4x4 dually. It is a no brainer. It towed our Big Horn fifth wheel like it was towing a feather, Never use the 4x4 part unless some else was stuck in the mud.
Now we have just the Our 94 Winnebago Vectra (7mpg) and a 2008 Ford Escape (33mpg) and yes I wrote thirty three 33 on the Escape. Great little SUV.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #16
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Our 5.4 pulling 7000 lbs did 8 mpg on the nose with no wind. Headwind was 6 mpg......
Ditto, Our first rig was nearly identical. We got 5.5mpg one day going across Texas into a headwind. Now we average nearly 10. Bigger trucks and diesel for this life.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:12 AM   #17
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Our 208 Vectra with a 425 Cummins, pulling a Jeep Wrangler, averages 7 mpg -- regardless of speed. Our last RV was an Excel 5th wheel pulled by a 2001 Mack (Class 7), 427 Mack engine, average 15 mpg.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:00 PM   #18
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I have an old Allegro 28', 96 with 454 engine I have know idea what transmission it has,
I get 10 mpg mainly because I drive 55mph. If I climb hills or run into head winds then we lose miles per gallon. If we get lucky and have a tail wind we gain a mile in mpg. If I start driving 65 I get about 8 mpg. Soooo, I drive 55mph and spend less arrive about an hour or so later than those going faster, JM2óW
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:09 PM   #19
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We have a 98 Shasta Cheynne 29Ft. class C motorhome with a V10. I drive between 55 and 58 MPH and get about 7MPG towing a Honda Accord 4 down. Not great, but cheaper than a motel and rental car. Gatordude
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The single greatest thing about MPG is understanding the Power Band of the towing vehicle and staying within it, within reason.

Had a 85 F150 w/ "302 Boss-V8" Fuel Injected, 3:55 rear, 2 WD... towed a 31' Coachmen TT weighing near 6000 lbs. Truck was stock, TT was almost always overloaded with toys and all I could pack in it... averaged near 12.7 mpg and made multiple cross country trips totalling over 65,000 miles without incident or trouble until the tranny froze solid while driving it in Minnesota in 54 below temps :(
Bought new 1990 F150, same 302 V-8, 3:55 rear gears and it would hardly pull itself outta the driveway. No power, lousy mileage when towing ( below 6 mpg) and on first trip "Out West" the exhaust manifolds on both sides literally cracked apart and almost fell off the engine.

Same truck maker, same motor (supposedly), same rear, same trailer DRAMATIC DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE !!!

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The single greatest thing about MPG is understanding the Power Band of the towing vehicle and staying within it, within reason.

Had a 85 F150 w/ "302 Boss-V8" Fuel Injected, 3:55 rear, 2 WD... towed a 31' Coachmen TT weighing near 6000 lbs. Truck was stock, TT was almost always overloaded with toys and all I could pack in it... averaged near 12.7 mpg and made multiple cross country trips totalling over 65,000 miles without incident or trouble until the tranny froze solid while driving it in Minnesota in 54 below temps :(
Bought new 1990 F150, same 302 V-8, 3:55 rear gears and it would hardly pull itself outta the driveway. No power, lousy mileage when towing ( below 6 mpg) and on first trip "Out West" the exhaust manifolds on both sides literally cracked apart and almost fell off the engine.

Same truck maker, same motor (supposedly), same rear, same trailer DRAMATIC DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE !!!

Be safe...enjoy the open road.
Same brand yes, entirely different engine. Boils down to one thing, Smog vs No Smog design, in 1985, far lower EPA junk quantity on the engine block.
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With a gasser 8 is not to bad at all. Get a larger truck and diesel you will do better. Ya' don't ask a boy to do a mans job.

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I towed a 7000 lb. trailer with a 5.4 F-150 for years. Average was 8 with as low as 6.5 and as high as 9.5 depending on conditions. I think you are right where you should expect to be with that combo. A bigger truck/engine would definitely help.
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Im driving a 40ft Tiffin Phaeton with a PT Cruiser toad and Im getting close to 9 mpg at 62mph, and my weight is 35000 Lbs.
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