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Old 05-13-2016, 07:59 AM   #41
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I use truck for tracking.
Once I start towing I reset the average MPG display.
When I first bought the truck I would write it down to compare. It wasn't exact but it was close.

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Old 05-13-2016, 09:51 AM   #42
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Terrible when towing on the highway. The Ridgeline is geared for economy and it runs 3500 rpm when towing a little 195 RB

Give it some hills with a 12 percent grade and it is fine at 2000 rpm and 30 mph.

Of course 50 mph winds don't help

Overall not towing 20 mpg. 12 mpg when towing. Gas engine six.

2012 Honda Ridgeline
2016 195 RB

Both well used. Now up to 170 nights camping and 40,000 miles on the TT since purchase.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:24 AM   #43
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I towed the TT from Kiln, Ms. to Morton, Ms. (Roosevelt State Park) 13+ mpg with 4.3 L V6 Chevy Silverado. About 1/3 on interstate @ 60mph The other 2/3 45~55phh through hills.

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Old 05-13-2016, 04:25 PM   #44
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15 +/- (depending on terrain) @ 60mph.

JayFlight 22FB trailer, 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel.

Moderately loaded and half full of water.

34mpg not towing.
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Old 05-13-2016, 05:37 PM   #45
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I have a 2011 F250 with the 6.7 diesel and combined I get 15.9 when I have a little more highway than stoplights, I got 19.6 on highway driving between 70 and 73 most of the trip and had 1 hour of stop and go because of an accident. Towing my trailer at 8500 with a car in it, this is my car hauler not my tt I got 11.6 driving 68 to 70. these are all numbers from my dash cleared for each individual circumstance as I wanted to know all 3 situations
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:20 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
You can expect anywhere between 8 - 12 mpg. Most of us average closer to 10. That's what I get, 10 mpg. Never fret about the mileage, it's simple physics. You are taking a box and dragging it into the wind at high speed. Lots of resistance.

That said it is good to monitor mileage for one reason. If you find your baseline and your mileage goes down, something is wrong and needs attention
We average about 8.5 to 9 mpg.

Unless you start going up a lot of long hills. That will change things up.
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:45 PM   #47
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12 when towing.....if I never go over 65. Once I kept it at the posted 80mph freeway speed. That got me 7.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:09 PM   #48
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9.4 @ 60 mph
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:18 PM   #49
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2015 Ram 2500 with the Cumins 6.7L towing a 2014 33.5RETS Eagle. We are averaging about 12 towing and around 17 not towing. I'm really happy with that and Diesel was $1.85 a gallon in Georgetown, GA when I filled up Sunday coming home. Whoopee!

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Old 05-15-2016, 07:02 PM   #50
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I've become a HUGE fan of my new 2016 F150 with the EcoBoost Engine. It's a V6 with twin turbo's. When not towing it's getting 25-26 mpg on the highway and 18-19 around town. My old 2003 Ford Explorer with a big V8 didn't have near the horsepower, was a lighter vehicle and was lucky to get 16mpg around town.

I've only towed one weekend so far with the rig in my signature, in the north Georgia mountains, but I was very impressed to run from 10 to 12 mpg. I suspect on flatter ground (say headed to Florida) I could pull 12 - 13.

I use the trucks computer to track mileage. The new Ford Sync 3 system has 2 trip monitors, each tracks gas mileage separately from the overall mileage number. So it's easy to track what you're getting while towing and not towing.

Back when I still had the V8 Explorer we did a LONG, 8k trip out west. I carefully tracked mileage on each tankful. I became convinced of two things.

1) Wind direction has much more effect on mileage than I expected - going across flat Kansas wheat fields, headed N to the Dakota's we were getting almost 16 mpg with a tail wind. A week later, coming home, south across flat terrain but facing a stiff wind we were having trouble keeping 8 mpg.

2) There IS a difference in gas. I know the stuff about "it all comes out of the same pipeline" but running in the same terrain and same wind, I could see several mpg difference between gas bought at "no name" stations and gas bought at BP, Chevron, etc. And they were all rated at the same octane.

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