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Old 03-26-2011, 12:22 PM
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Towing Gas Milage

Id like to see what everyones towing Gas mileage is. Hand Calculations only and no high balling

I have a lifted silverado 2500hd 6.0 gas. I pull a single axle 2000lb Trailer.
Mix of city highway and street diving with trailer on full time, 6.6mpg.

Wanting to know if there are any 2011 silverado hd diesel trucks out there and their towing mpg.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:06 PM
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Id like to see what everyones towing Gas mileage is. Hand Calculations only and no high balling

I have a lifted silverado 2500hd 6.0 gas. I pull a single axle 2000lb Trailer.
Mix of city highway and street diving with trailer on full time, 6.6mpg.

Wanting to know if there are any 2011 silverado hd diesel trucks out there and their towing mpg.
6.6 , that sucks, I just sold my 04 F250 4X4 regular cab 5.4 3.73 consistently 11.9-12.0. 2500 lbs trailer and load. Just replaced with the new F150 5.0 regular 2wd 3.55 hoping for better , we will see as soon as I get 1K on it.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:15 PM
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08 F-250 4x4 reg cab long bed with 6 speed manual tranny with 5.4. Pulling my mowing trailer with a 52 and 60 up and down hills running 75-80 I get 9.5 empty I'm geting around 15-16
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:29 PM
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06 Cummins longbed, get about 11.5-13 with my 16' trailer that tips the scales at about 5500lbs all loaded up. Get about 15 in town when not towing, seen as high as 21 on the hwy.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:27 PM
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03 chevy 1500 with 5.3L and 33" tires. 15 empty, 9 with a 17' trailer at 2000-3000lbs
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:00 PM
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Our 06 250 SD has a 5.4L with a K&N air induction kit and a super chip and it seems to get 10-12 no matter what its doing, even empty. Our enclosed trailer is 24ft long and always loaded with equipment totaling (with trailer) about 8k. Our 05 F350 SRW has a 6.0L PowerStroke and we just got it so I can only guess from what Ive read and heard expect to get mid teens. I think for around town towing and occasional hi way towing your better off with a V-10, Ford's V-10's put out almost 500lbs of torque!
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:21 PM
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Our 06 250 SD has a 5.4L with a K&N air induction kit and a super chip and it seems to get 10-12 no matter what its doing, even empty. Our enclosed trailer is 24ft long and always loaded with equipment totaling (with trailer) about 8k. Our 05 F350 SRW has a 6.0L PowerStroke and we just got it so I can only guess from what Ive read and heard expect to get mid teens. I think for around town towing and occasional hi way towing your better off with a V-10, Ford's V-10's put out almost 500lbs of torque!
Screw the V10. I know with my load the mileage would go down at least 3 or 4mpg. Quite a few ppl I know are pulling similar loads with big gas motors and I couldnt take getting 6-8mpg.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:37 PM
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Dodge HEMI 1500 5.7L Gas 2003 pulling a 7X14 tandem trailer close to 4500 pounds. Mostly city, stop at every lights, etc. 10-11 mpg
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:24 PM
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Dodge HEMI 1500 5.7L Gas 2003 pulling a 7X14 tandem trailer close to 4500 pounds. Mostly city, stop at every lights, etc. 10-11 mpg
07 Dmax...20 hwy..15 around town towing 16' trailer...
Just picked up a '01 chevy 1 ton dump w/6.0...Hope i get better then the OP's 6.6mpg
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:02 PM
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Screw the V10. I know with my load the mileage would go down at least 3 or 4mpg. Quite a few ppl I know are pulling similar loads with big gas motors and I couldnt take getting 6-8mpg.
Well what are you towing? I'm assumed we're only talking about lawn care trailer's and equipment here. Ford's V-10 is a great motor, I personally don't own one but Ive seen several with 200k plus mileage and running/towing like new. I'm sure if your towing a 9k lb skid steer in a 14gvw dump trailer and the bed of the truck loaded with dirt or gravel then thats a different story and your probably way over loaded to begin with.
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