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Miles per gallon while trailering?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GarPA, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    Would like to hear what MPG you get when your are trailering.

    I get a whopping 9.5 while pulling a 16ft enclosed with an F250 5.4 engine
    /4wd. (all city driving)

    Our other vehicle is an F150 which is not used often for trailering but when it is, the mileage is about the same as the other truck.

    Please note what veh/eng/and type of trailer you are pulling.

    Thanks for your input
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    10 mpg city, very short trips. 1995 F-150, 5.0, 4R70W auto tranny, 3.55 gears, 4000 pound open trailer. It was 8 mpg before I swapped the 3.08 gears for 3.55 gears.
  3. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Maybe 18 mpg....But I drive pretty easy on the pedal.
    23 mpg 'round town.
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    I get around 10.9 mpg towing a 4,000lb tandum trailer on the hwy. Chevy 2500hd, 4.10 gears, 6.0 v8
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I have a dodge cummins 2005 dually, pulling my 25' v-nose(3900#'s empty) loades with 4 quads (aprox 2880#'s) total 6780, I get about 13.5-15.5.
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Im avg 12mpg. 1985 chevy 2wd 305 v-8 with automatic tranny. Pulling an open 16 ft tandem with a tiger cub and a toro proline wb, 4 trimmers and stick edger and a lawnboy push mower and craftsman wb edger, 2 stihl blowers, 1 chainsaw and 1 hedgetrimmer
  7. EGL&L

    EGL&L LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Have been tracking this the last month.
    '01' Dodge 2500 4wd, 5.9 gas, pulling 14' open trailer with either a z-turn and wb, or a z-turn and Kubota 2230. Averaging 9.4 MPG.
  8. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I get around 12 mpg (all city). Loaded trailer is around 3000#'s. Truck is a 1993 Chevy 1500 4.3v6.
  9. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I've got a 2005 Dodge 3/4 ton HO Diesel with 3.90's or equivalent, with a 24' V-Nose aluminum trailer, loaded down to 9550 of the 9600 lb capacity, gets about 10.

    Loaded down with just 2 ztr's and the rest of necessary equipment, I push about 12ish.

    I've also got a 2003, same truck, except with 3.55 rear ends, both auto trannies, and pulling that same trailer I can push out 14ish pulling the 2 zero turns.

    I used to have a 2001, same truck except with 4.10's and the 360 gasser, I'd get about 7 pulling that trailer around.
  10. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    1994 nissan 4x4 pulling 4x8 open trailer, walkbehinds, trimmers, blowers...etc. probably around 12, mix of city with limited highway.

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