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Towing MPGs

What ar you all getting towing?
This past weekend i did 400+ miles towing with my OBS CCSB 7.3 5speed 4:10 truck . Loaded I figured i was grossing 17-18k. Empty w/trailer I figure 10,500.

I got 13.5mpg w just trailer and 10 with the trailer loaded. All the while @70mph

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All depends on what you are towing, and the terrain.

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I was towing another truck and a mix of PA highway and back county roads

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I get about 11-12 towing a 6000 lb Nash 25' long RV trailer or a 7000 lb tractor/car trailer load. It does not matter what terrain. Towing is always under 65 mph, usually 60 using OD whenever possible.

Really a fuel pig when towing but all honest drivers will report very similar numbers nomatter which brand.

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First load grossed a little over 21k, second over 23k and 13k for both unloaded. Got 12.2mpg for the tank hauling them to the scrap yard in Stoystown, its a pretty easy pull except for one part that's probably 2-3 miles up a mountain and running 50-55mph.



Hauled 6 loads like this on hilly backroads to coat my driveway, they each grossed between 20k-21k and 11k unloaded. Got 12.4mpg for the tank on them. All pulled in the Spartan 210 Tow Performance.

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What ar you all getting towing?
This past weekend i did 400+ miles towing with my OBS CCSB 7.3 5speed 4:10 truck . Loaded I figured i was grossing 17-18k. Empty w/trailer I figure 10,500.

I got 13.5mpg w just trailer and 10 with the trailer loaded. All the while @70mph

Your numbers sound right, my 97 ECSB, auto, 3.55 got 13mpg cruising 70-75mph grossing about 13k-14k and 15mpg with just a trailer.

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What percentage of your pickup driving is towing?

Driveaway guys tow 50% of their miles.

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I would say 90% of my driving my CCSB has the trailer hooked to the back of it. I have a Ranger to do the daily driving stuff

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I usually get 13 mpg at 70 mph towing my 7500lb travel trailer. I tow with the 210 KEM tune

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I only run my 6.4 if I need it, I have a Ranger to beat around as well.

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