You don't have to get crappy gas mileage. And your gas mileage is just like any other cost, it should be managed and it's cost minimized. I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado half ton with the 5.3 engine. My tandem axle 16 ft trailer weighs 3600 pounds loaded. The truck and trailer together scale at 8,240 pounds. On my route I average almost 13 MPG. I have about 4 miles of highway driving and then it's stop and go for the rest of the day.
Serving Greenville, Winterville and Ayden NC