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Old 04-20-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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Okay, 10 MPG (About) Towing a Trailer

Thanks to all contributors for the information.

How about wind deflectors? Do they help with MPG.

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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From what I have read the pay back is right around a million miles. A topper helps a little bit on a travel trailer but on a 5er the front us usually on the high side. They work better on over the road trucks, but then they usually top a million miles.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:41 AM   #3
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Thank you, Clutch,

I had a feeling the answer was going to be in the negative because I see so few out there. But it's nice to know. I think I'll just relax and enjoy the ride and take whatever I get as far as MPG goes.

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Old 04-21-2011, 11:45 PM   #4
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Thank you, Clutch,

I had a feeling the answer was going to be in the negative because I see so few out there. But it's nice to know. I think I'll just relax and enjoy the ride and take whatever I get as far as MPG goes.

Thanks again,
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That is what most of us do. Just relax and enjoy the sceenry. I try to not let a fuel stop ruin my day. You can usually save 5 or 6 cents per gallon by paying cash. On a long trip that takes away some of the pain.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:53 AM   #5
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Wind deflectors... how often do you see guys driving around with the wind deflector up and no trailer behind? I see it all the time and at that point it is COSTING you $$$
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The best way to increase your MPG is to decrease your speed. Simply cutting back 5 mph (where it can be done safely) in any 60 mph + zone will produce substantial gains.
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The best way to increase your MPG is to decrease your speed. Simply cutting back 5 mph (where it can be done safely) in any 60 mph + zone will produce substantial gains.
My 7.3 seems to get its best mileage (11.4 MPG) right around 63MPH (1750 RPM). When I slow down, the mileage goes down in the rolling hills as you are geared down so much quicker. I did a 600 mile test tourning California with its RV 55MPH and my mileage dropped almost 2 MPG.

When I speed up to 65-66 MPH, the MPG also goes down and the faster I get, the worse it gets.
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My 7.3 seems to get its best mileage (11.4 MPG) right around 63MPH (1750 RPM). When I slow down, the mileage goes down in the rolling hills as you are geared down so much quicker. I did a 600 mile test tourning California with its RV 55MPH and my mileage dropped almost 2 MPG.

When I speed up to 65-66 MPH, the MPG also goes down and the faster I get, the worse it gets.
I played with that last fall heading down to SoCal for the winter... watching my tach I found the speed where my top overdrive just kicked in.. got the best mileage.. doing that on the way home I went from 10 mpg to 13.11 as checked by my GPS
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Hmmmmm

Pulling our 314...my Burb get 6mpg...that big block is thirsty...any ideas how improve that??

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Pulling our 314...my Burb get 6mpg...that big block is thirsty...any ideas how improve that??

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Have you tryed the K&N Air Intakes as a replacement air filter to increass the mileage and horsepower? http://www.knfilters.com/
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