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Towing Gas Milage

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by catchem27, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Chris McCrary

    Chris McCrary LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Havent towed the work trailer yet, but with the 2011 4wd 5.7 Tundra w/towing package including 4.30 gears, towing the 5th wheel it gets 9mpg at 70mph. 5th wheel weighs about 7200#s. Pulls it like a champ. No need for desiel here.
     
  2. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,038

    I drove one of our trucks today and on the average of 8 gallons of fuel i put in it i ran out at mile 42 and was lost for words
     
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977




    Wait. This is too much. You thought 8 or 9 mpg was bad, and you have truck getting 5?
     
  4. Potomac Lawns Inc.

    Potomac Lawns Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    1996 Chevy 2500 4x4 with 6.5 Turbo Diesel towing 8x20 open trailer around 5000lbs getting 12.5 - 13.2 mpg mix of stop and go and highway
     
  5. yankeeyardworks

    yankeeyardworks LawnSite Member
    from 04032
    Posts: 19

    i have a 2011 2500 hd with a duramax and allison tranny,,im getting like 17 hympg and towing i get around 12 mpg best truck going on my own opinion,,ill never go back to gas again ,,,,,,,i have a 04 3500 duramax dump, and my 2011 silverado duramax
     
  6. XLS

    XLS LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,038

    yeah thats right keith but its not a mowing rig just a truck we use its a big differance.
    I was just saying i seen some bad numbers when i drove it . its a 73 model 5500 chevy with a 454 i guess and a 2 speed rear end . we only use it in one town for tree removal work on small trees its a 18' flat bed dump ........ I have since located a 1.5 ton ford truck with a 351 and a dump, its a smaller truck overall but the milage differance is alot better at 13 mpg loaded......... I have for sale the old truck 1000 cash
     

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