How much does your mileage change?

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How much does your mileage change?

Postby jaysweet3 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:09 pm

With my Durango, I get 20-21 highway. Pulling the trailer loaded up, I get 9...
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Re: How much does your mileage change?

Postby Jake88 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:08 pm

50% is typical for gas engines, in my experience. My gas truck goes from 18mpg to 10 when pulling some weight. My diesel goes from 17mpg empty to 16 loaded.
This is pullin a 5th wheel with a skidsteer, sometimes 2

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Re: How much does your mileage change?

Postby jaysweet3 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:57 pm

I suppose I could drive slower, tax the motor less. But, I've got places to go.
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Re: How much does your mileage change?

Postby dakotashooter2 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:01 am

The newer dodges are terrible. My 95 Dakota (6 cyl) would get 23 hwy and drop down to about 18 pulling my 17' boat. My 2003 gets 18 hwy and drops down to about 10 with the same load......
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Re: How much does your mileage change?

Postby John O`Neal » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:33 pm

My Ram has a 5.7 L Hemi and loves gas stations . 16 empty vs. 10 pulling the decoy trailer.
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Re: How much does your mileage change?

Postby jaysweet3 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:35 am

That darn trailer cost me double on my gas bill this year. Still nice to have it.
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Re: How much does your mileage change?

Postby Duplex lover » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:36 am

YUP
It's all in RPMs, When you pull I'll bet you are not in over drive.
I have a 94 4x4 suburban 350 1/2 ton.
I get a solid 18 mpg highway at 70 mph.
Hook the boat up and I have to pull it out of overdrive, Chevys CANT pull in overdrive , it'll knock the tranny before you get to the lake.
Anyway it knocks the gas mileage to 10 and at 70 it's 8...
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Re: How much does your mileage change?

Postby Duckjunkie194 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:19 pm

I got 20mpg when I went to pick up my new trailer. On the way back with the new toy, I dropped to 11. Im guessing 8 to 9 with it loaded. Luckily, I dont have to pull it very far, usually less than one hour. There will be a few 2 hour trips this season as well. Cant wait. Its only money!
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Re: How much does your mileage change?

Postby Duck Diver » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:52 pm

2013 F150 3.5L eco boost

I saved average MPG since I bought truck - never towing anything I average 18.7 MPG over 80k miles.

1700 mile trip each way to north dakota was showing around 10 mpg with trailer 6x12.
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