View Full Version : Best MPG tow vehicle

4 seasons lawn&land
03-13-2008, 06:22 PM
In light of retarted gas prices does anyone here ditch the truck when theyre towing light? I am wondering what the best 6cyl would be to tow the a 6x12 with 1 Z-turn and a weedwacker. I was thinking, maybe a Grand Cherokee, 4 Runner, Land Rover LR2, Trailblazer etc I have a 07 Silvey 2500 hd which I dont need alot of the time and it gets 13mpg NOT TOWING!

03-13-2008, 06:29 PM
I would stick witht he truck you have. I have a Ford Explorer 6 cyl andit get about 15 city. Its not worth the extra investment I think. If you have a diesel thats another story

4 seasons lawn&land
03-13-2008, 06:35 PM
its a gasser thank god.

03-13-2008, 08:37 PM
its a gasser thank god.

if it was a diesel you'd be getting 14-15 town, 19 highway

03-13-2008, 09:06 PM
Get an old diesel 2wd truck just for pulling/hauling, keep your truck as a personal vehical.

I wish the emmisions allowed smaller diesel trucks like the ranger td used overseas. There cool trucks with a 3L motor, GREAT milage, and could still be a workhorse.

03-13-2008, 09:17 PM
Don't get a diesel unless you like paying over 4.00 per gallon to fill up! Take it from me, i know!

4 seasons lawn&land
03-13-2008, 09:55 PM
NO way! No diesels, I'll stick with 13city 16 highway. I might get one of those diesels you were saying they use overseas if they got 20 mpg minimum and if they were offered here... but theyre not, oh well.

03-13-2008, 10:07 PM
I would not pull a trailer at all if peak MPG's were my concern.

I would put a flatbed on a truck and load that with equipment.

03-14-2008, 01:21 PM
Diesel vs gas, it's not that much of a difference when your pulling a trailer because i get 13 in town pulling my 18' trailer 3100lbs a walker 1000lbs and 36'' walkbehind 400lbs + collecting grass on every lawn ect...
But i have a newer diesel so i bet that helps alot,
For your case id stick with the truck you have now you will hate having a suv it's not the way to go.

03-14-2008, 01:27 PM
i used to pull my 6x12 with a z and trimmer on it with a 4.0 grand cherokee. it was fine for in town. but when u want to get accelerate into traffic on a highway or interstate, its tough on it. rpms shoot to high i think, tough on the engine. i enjoy my f150 v8 now. when the grand cherokee is workin that hard, u really don't save on gas mileage at all.

4 seasons lawn&land
03-14-2008, 06:53 PM
I wouldnt be getting rid of the truck if i got a suv.

03-15-2008, 03:36 PM
I wouldnt be getting rid of the truck if i got a suv.

In that case you will never save any money. You have to buy the suv, put commercial insurance on it, maintain it and it will depreciate like crazy. You'll also tear it up using it for landscaping. An suv pulling your 6x12 is not going to get that much better mileage anyway.

03-15-2008, 03:40 PM
13MPG with my Cummins,while towing 13,500GTWR, city/highway,