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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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MPG Feedback

Ok, so I just want to see if I'm on with my MPG or low or what. Sig says what the truck has, I am pulling a 40' 5er, dual slide outs, gross weight at 22,500. I was averaging 10-11 mpg, 850-1050 egt, 180-190 trans, 200 coolant, pulling at average 60 mph at 1900rpm. I am also using fuel from on Ft Lewis with 5% biofuel. Pulling in the Northwest Washington, south of Olympic Forest, Air temp approx. 55. Any feedback would be great. Thanks.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2014, 07:45 PM
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Re: MPG Feedback

I'd say if you're getting 10-11 MPG towing at that gross on the highway, you're doing real well!

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-12-2014, 02:23 AM
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With my mods and 33" I get about 13mpg int town, 15 on the highway. Towing I got 11mpg with a 28' empty trailer (average speed 80) and tow the 8 ton tractor back (averaging 67mph) I got 9 mpg your doing pretty good.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 09:09 PM
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I grew up here and maybe you mean capitol forest, or olympic national park? Regardless. I tow a 30 foot RV trailer that only weighs around 7500. 10-12 is the range of mpg I can get. Compared to a big gas engine at 6 we're doing great but these things need to burn fuel to move such trailers.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 03:49 PM
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Your mileage is about right, lots of aero drag with 5th wheel but your trans temps are pretty high. Towing 22k we rarely see over 160* at 85* degrees much less at 55. Might consider a tru-cool or a 6.0 trans cooler and protect your transmission.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 11:18 PM
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2014, 09:48 PM
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Re: MPG Feedback

Sounds like your about right on mpg's, that trailer is like a giant airbrake so your actually doing good

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