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In keeping with Monsta's MPG polls, I decided to make a towing MPG poll.
This should be for towing mileage results after a few hundred miles.
In your post put the following, please.
2. Cab configuration
3. Current mileage on the odometer
4. Auto or stick
5. 2WD or 4WD
6. Rear gears
7. Tire size
8. Cap or no (if a P/U)
9. Any aftermarket accessory that has had an effect on your mileage if it is far off the forum's average. 10. Weight, size and configuration of trailer. Fifth wheel, load-leveler, etc, and how much the trailer weighs approximately.
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Mileage hase fluctuated from 6.5 to 9.5 at 60 mph. As I have hit 20K miles, mileage is averaging 8.5 mpg as long as I am not heading into a strong headwind.
1. Year = 2006
2. Cab configuration = crew cab
3. Current mileage on the odometer =20000
4. Auto or stick = auto
5. 2WD or 4WD = 4wd
6. Rear gears = 4:30
7. Tire size = 18" Conti's from factory
8. Cap or no (if a P/U) = tonneau
9. Any aftermarket accessory that has had an effect on your mileage if it is far off the forum's average = None
10. Weight, size and configuration of trailer. Fifth wheel, load-leveler, etc, and how much the trailer weighs approximately. Jayco 29FBS Travel Trailer / approx 8K loaded and Reese Dual Cam Equalizer hitch
This truck tows like a dream!
__________________ 2006 Black F350 CC Lariat V10, 4:30 LS, Tow Command
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About 8mpg average
2. Crew cab
3. 0-228k always the same
9. k&n fipk intake, different exhausts (bolt on cat back, straight pipe with cat, straight pipe with no cat, straight through muffler with no cat) nothing ever made a difference
10. Stacked heavy equipment trailers. 5th wheel mostly but some pintle hitch. Weights from 10k to 18k. Highway running at 62mph in 3rd gear.
2000 F250 4x4 VX Crew lariet
6" lift 35/12.5 bfg A/T auto 3.73
K&N FIPK, JBA exhaust
Full memphis audio system with 15" sub behind seat
2. Crew Cab
3. 32,800 Miles
8. No Cap
9. Y Pipe Mod and lots of misc stuff maybe -1/2 MPG worth with everything combined.
10. 10k lbs consisting of a 25' Travel Trailer & a 17Ft Boat all hooked together but I get the same with a 10k lb tractor trailer setup and again the same with just the camper by itself so my conclusion is anything over 4-5k lbs yeilds 8mpg pretty consistantly!
I think speed & terrain should also be included because as long as its safe the roads out here are wide open and have 70-75mph speed limits and thats the way I drive so my MPG always suffers a bit because of this compared to other people.
2003 F250 Super Duty XLT Sport 4x4 - Crew Cab Short Box - 6.8L V10 - 4.56LS - AR Slider 16x8 Rims - 75/285/R16s - "Y" pipe mod - 5-Star SCT Tuner
1. Year - 1999
2. Cab configuration - SC
3. Current mileage on the odometer - 112,600
4. Auto or stick - Stick
6. Rear gears - 4.30
7. Tire size - 255/85 (DRW)
8. Cap or no (if a P/U) - No Cap
9. Aftermarket accessory - Single In/Dual out exhaust
10. 24 Ft Gooseneck, triple axle, approx 4500 LB (Total usual load is around 12,000 pounds loaded with tractor w/front end loader and attachments)
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1. Year - 2004
2. Cab configuration - SC
3. Current mileage on the odometer - 28,500
4. Auto or stick - Auto
5. 2WD or 4WD - 4WD
6. Rear gears - 3:73
7. Tire size - 285x75x16
8. Cap or no (if a P/U) - no cap
9. SuperChip MicroTuner set at tow performance setting. Does not seem to effect milage.
10. 5300 lb. dry weight, 25 foot toy hauler, bumper pull, weight distribution hitch, loaded weight: ~7500 lbs.
I get 8 MPG average on mixed flat and hilly terrain.
I plan on eventually replacing the gears with 4:30s and a y-pipe.
2. Crew Cab 4 door
3. 25K+ miles on odometer
4. 5R110w TorqShift
6. 4.30:1 LS
7. 275x75x18 ContiTrak M&S
8. No Cap or bed cover
9. No aftermarket accessory that has had an effect on mileage
10. Receiver hitched, Load leveled 34 ft Travel trailer, weighing 12,687lbs loaded
Truck 7884 Lbs
Harleys in bed 1206 Lbs
Adults and gear 965 Lbs
Combined total weight 22,742 Lbs
Typical trip from Central Texas 750 foot elevation up through Texas flat land panhandle into New Mexico through Ratone Pass, and then into Colorado north to Denver then west toward Vail over Loveland pass and Vail pass at the 11,000+ elevation and back to Central Texas is 2890 miles and 365 gallons of fuel for a 7.9MPG trip average
I just got back a week ago from a trip from Tacoma to Palmsprings and back. I was towing a 14' Wells Cargo Cycle Hauler.
My cousin and I went to pick up his 1955 Porsche Speedster (1500#) and bring it back to Wenatchee. Hauled a big dresser Yamaha Venture (700#) on the way down so the towed weight of 4,200# was nearly the same for both directions.
10. Wells Cargo Cycle Hauler, 14' approximately 4,200# loaded.
Truck 7,000 lbs.
Miles traveled on this trip: 2,626
Average moving speed (GPS): 56.5 MPH
Total trip time: 43.5 hours (!!)
Average fuel cost: $3.15 per gallon
We went straight down I-5 (awful road) and then up 395 most of the way to Wenatchee. Had some 5K foot elevations on the way home to climb.
'04 4X4 SD CC SWB 6.8 V-10 Auto with 4.30.
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