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Old 01-16-2015, 11:12 AM   #41
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Nick, with me wind plays a big part. With a good head wind 8 1/2 to 91/2 good tail wind I usually run 12/13 mpg . I am pulling a Pinnacle 36reqs that is actually 40ft . My tow rig is a 2013 F-350 DRW Crew cab long box 4x4 6.7 diesel. 3:73 gears . Empty 15/16 mpg. Speed is a big factor for mileage in a diesel I run 60 65 on average when towing . Drops fast when you put your foot in it
I have the same TV and pretty much the same MPG's. I have the 351 RLTS, but my empty MPG is closer to 13.2-14.8 probably because I drive it hard
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:29 AM   #42
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Towing 9 - 12 but that depends on if we are going or comming back home I always get better milage comming home I guess not in a hurry to get there empty 16 - 20
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Old 01-16-2015, 03:45 PM   #43
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Only made from 02-06 and I don't think to many. I almost always have somebody question my tow rig at campsites before I explain its a 2500 with a big block..lol
I bet you do. Up until you get close, i bet you can't tell it apart from a half ton. I left the GM dealership in late 02 and never saw a 2500. Plenty of 1500's
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:41 PM   #44
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Our 2001 GMC 2500HD 8.1 Crew Cab LWB 4x4 gets about 10 empty, and about 8 towing. We didn't buy it for the mileage. We bought it for the towing capacity. It'll move anything we need it to.

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Old 01-18-2015, 11:36 PM   #45
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We have an X23B, GVWR 4995 pounds. We tow with a 2014 RAM 1500 Quad Cab with the 3.6L Pentastar V6. This seems like a good combo for us.

We get about 12-13 towing (10.5 with strong headwind) and 22-24 regular driving during the spring/summer/fall running 65mph. Winter is about 20 mpg.

Seems like 9-12 is about the norm for towing trailers assuming the TV and trailer are a good combo. It's not the weight as much as the giant parachute behind you that causes all the load. We got about the same mileage with a 3500 pound trailer as we do with our 5000 pound trailer.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:34 PM   #47
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Just made a 1200 mile run to Fl. 2500hd crew 6.0/3.73. 14.5 avg empty at 74/75mph
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