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lawnboy dan
04-12-2007, 02:37 PM
i just checked my mpg with trailer for the first time. its all city driving with a 93 chevy /305 and my trailer is 5x10 with the load being split 50/50 with a 32 wb and a 44 z master. its exactly 10mpg. is this about what you all get? . i miss the 19 mpg my long bed toyota got! (with my 32 wb and a 21 in the back)

waterboy1
04-12-2007, 04:25 PM
Well, I get about 7.5 to 8 pulling my trailer, it's a 8 by 16 enclosed. I also only get 14 if I'm lucky not pulling it. :rolleyes:

bobw
04-12-2007, 04:50 PM
I get about 13 pulling a 8 x 16 enclosed trailer. I'm driving a F150 crew with a 5.4l V8 and automatic.

Petr51488
04-12-2007, 05:56 PM
I get about 10 in the city and about 12 on the highway. Thats with the 8 foot bed loaded with grass, and a loaded enclosed 6x12 trailer.

Lawn Enforcer
04-12-2007, 06:59 PM
My '05 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 gets 13.5 mpg w/ the trailer in town. 6x12 w/ 44" Toro WB and 50" Dixon.

stevesmowing
04-12-2007, 07:02 PM
I have a 2500HD with a 6.0L and 4.10's. I get about 8 with the 16' trailer

grassmanak
04-12-2007, 10:04 PM
I get about 13 pulling a 8 x 16 enclosed trailer. I'm driving a F150 crew with a 5.4l V8 and automatic.

im calling BS, i dont even get 13 empty

twj721
04-12-2007, 10:07 PM
My 2004 super duty f 250 xlt 6.0 with A/T last fill up my average was 8.8 pul 16 ft GN with 2 scag saber tooth mowers on trailer with all the other stuff

twj721
04-12-2007, 10:07 PM
My 2004 super duty f 250 xlt 6.0 with A/T last fill up my average was 8.8 pul 16 ft GN with 2 scag saber tooth mowers on trailer with all the other stuff

waterboy1
04-12-2007, 10:22 PM
Well, no B.S. here, I have an F150 with the 5.4ltr Crewcab 4wd. I sure don't get 13 pulling any trailer. Last time I checked, pulling nothing I got 13.9, once I got 14.2. :clapping:

Jason

bobw
04-12-2007, 11:05 PM
im calling BS, i dont even get 13 empty

Write it off to driving style or whatever, but that's what I get. Gentle on the acceleration, gentle on the brakes.

twj721
04-13-2007, 05:38 AM
Write it off to driving style or whatever, but that's what I get. Gentle on the acceleration, gentle on the brakes.

just wonder if you are figuring Kilometers vs miles and liters vs gal not for sure if you are on the metric measure or US measure

bobw
04-13-2007, 07:59 AM
just wonder if you are figuring Kilometers vs miles and liters vs gal not for sure if you are on the metric measure or US measure

Nope... I'm bilingual... I do Imperial and Metric. My truck came from Texas, so it is in miles to start with. The metric measurement (litres per 100 km) never made much sense to me, so I stick with miles per gallon.

I have found that it doesn't matter much whether I'm pulling the trailer or not; the mileage is pretty consistent in the city. My old trailer (7 x 14, single axle) dragged mileage down to 11 or so. On the highway, 16 mpg without the trailer and still 13 with it.

Herrick
04-13-2007, 12:23 PM
I get 13 empty and about 9-10 with 3000# on my 18' trailer. I guess the dodges aren't that far off than other trucks.

I used to have a 2000 2WD silverado with the 5.3, got 20mpg empty on the highway with it... that was awesome....

lawnboy dan
04-13-2007, 08:13 PM
i guess my 10 mpg is right around the average looks like

Keith
04-14-2007, 05:33 AM
Right now, my F350 4x4 averages 8.8 - 9.1 mpg towing a 16' open trailer with the Lazer and Super Z. It's a crew cab V10 with auto and 4.30's. Almost entirely in-town driving.

There will be big differences in mileage depending on where you live. One man's in-town driving might be equivalent to what another man might consider open road. To put it simply, throw ten different trucks towing the same trailer on the same roads in the mix, and there likely won't be a huge difference in mileage. My 1995 F150 2wd 302 5 speed truck got 1 mpg better towing than the truck I drive now. Unhook the trailer, and it was a different story.

stroker51
04-14-2007, 01:10 PM
1996 F250 4x4 Extended Cab 5 Speed PSD, 4:10's, pulling 18' flatbed with John Deere 737 60" Z, 657A 54" Stander, 36 and 48" w/b's, 21, trimmers, blowers, etc. 13-14 in town. Typically 15-17 empty average highway/town. It's about the same pulling that trailer with my 97 F350 4x4 regular cab 5-speed, same gears. I've gotten as high as 21 with the 96 empty on like 3 occasions, and I've never been able to do it again. My old 84 with the 351 4 speed 4:10's, 10 empty, 8-9ish pulling 16' trailer, mid Z, 1 48" w/b, and a 21. I'm really curious to see what my new/old 89 F-SuperDuty with the 7.3 non-turbo will do pulling my 18' rig.

garrettlawn
04-14-2007, 02:31 PM
I get about 12 pulling 24ft. enclosed with two tanks and an enforcer in it...
2007 F-250 CrewCab Fx4 with 6.0Powerstroke.

stuffdeer
04-14-2007, 03:16 PM
I get 28 mpg not towing my trailer, and 21-23 towing my trailer.

5x10, 50" Z, and 36" WB.

lawnboy dan
04-14-2007, 07:18 PM
that must be a 4cyl s 10

supercuts
04-15-2007, 08:37 PM
My '05 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 gets 13.5 mpg w/ the trailer in town. 6x12 w/ 44" Toro WB and 50" Dixon.

my dodge witha 318 got about 11 trying to get out of its own way! my 7.3 powerstroke pulling the 18 enclosed trailer is 12-14

stuffdeer
04-15-2007, 09:09 PM
that must be a 4cyl s 10


Yea, and a 4.10 rear axle.

Hiwire
04-16-2007, 07:27 AM
That sounds about right for the F 150 and the older 250. I have a #7700 150 4X4 which is the same as the old 250's (pre superduty) It has the 5.4 and 3.73's. On the road I can get as high as 18 mpg but with a big load or a trailer it can drop to as low as 11. I also have an E 350 with the 5.4 and 3.73's. Believe it or not that van gets as high as 20 mpg on a trip and about 10-11 towing a 24' RV trailer. Ive found the trick is not making either work harder than it needs to. Im pretty easy on them both.
Ray

garrettlawn
04-16-2007, 09:02 AM
put a hypertech chip in that 7.3 it will greatly add fuel mileage.. we had one in our excursion. Actualy come to think of it we still have the programmer in the garage my pops might be willing to sell.. we took the hypertech program out and replaced it back with the stock program befor we traded it in. We had hypertech and a 4in catbach magnaflow exhaust and the excursion would get 18-20 mpg around town all day long. Pretty impressive.