View Full Version : Trailer MPG?
04-01-2007, 11:23 PM
What difference is there in the MPG's when pulling a trailer or loading equipment in bed of truck.
04-01-2007, 11:39 PM
No real answer for this question. Depends on size of trailer, vehicle, weight of equipment, style of trailer, ect, ect.
04-02-2007, 12:08 AM
Probly depends too on your p/up truck. I run a Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton. I get about 18-21 mpg -even with equipment in the bed. Now if its loaded to the gills w/ fresh cut firewood itll drop to about 16-17 mpg. Towing a loaded 16" trailer I get about 9-12 MPG....The electronic mpg readout seems pretty accurate...
04-02-2007, 12:38 AM
Dunno, it takes 1-2 months before I can retrieve a solid mpg figure via commercial fleet fueling and this truck I just got going...
But with my '86 D-250 and the 6x12x2 trailer, I used to get 14 mpg taking it nice and easy, most of the time 1 wb and a handheld blower and the stringtrimmer loaded, sometimes heavier but not usually. That was on a carbureted 318 cid, with all high performance ignition and intake parts, and premium fuel.
A light foot on the throttle is the trick, I've gotten up to 15 mpg but never sustained, sometimes as bad as 10-12 lol.
And yes, I've heard 16-18 mpg is possible, but I'm not sure my 360cid engine will do that, the 307 Ford might, the newer 318 cid mopar should, but 350-360's I'm not too sure about, I'll be happy with 14 mpg on mine.
04-02-2007, 01:02 AM
10 mpg for me pulling the open trailer with both mowers on it.
I generally don't "try" to get good mileage, I mean I don't floor it, but I also like to get where I'm going today.
The truck gets anywhere from 11-14 mpg unloaded.
04-02-2007, 01:52 AM
my trailer get good mpg. its my truck that gets crap for milage. Heck all I have to do is spill a little gas on it occasionally and it keeps on going(as long as it is hooked to my truck, which gets crappy milage).
04-02-2007, 02:46 AM
Dodge ram 1500, i get about 16mpg empty truck only, 9-10mpg with 6'x12' enclosed trailer
04-02-2007, 03:33 AM
'95 F-150 with a 5.0. Unloaded around 18+, loaded with a 4,000+ pound trailer it gets around 14.
04-02-2007, 11:52 AM
07 cummins... unloaded i get about 18-19mpg.... with 16ft trailer with both mowers around 16
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