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I'm getting ready to make the big trip from Alaska to Ohio, and I'm trying to estimate my fuel consumption. I'll be towing a 24' enclosed car hauler at about 8-9K pounds. I estimated 8 MPG because of the mountains and the current MPG of just the truck at 12-13MPG city and 17 hwy, am I being to conservative?
 

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thats a pretty good estimate, i get about 8-10 when i am towing around 7500 lbs
 

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My trailer at 10K I was getting between 10-12 so I would say 8 and enjoy the better milage

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My trailer at 10K I was getting between 10-12 so I would say 8 and enjoy the better milage

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I am getting a little better then that but for a stock truck that sounds good.

I think my last trip with about 9500 lbs i got close to 17 MPG
 

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I got roughly 10 miles to the gallon pullin 21,500 over a 500 mile trip.
 

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I got 8-9 pulling my 4500lb empty enclosed trailer around. Hopefully you will get better if you drive conservatively. It's hard to do when you have a long way to go though...
 

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Well from Alaska to Montana I got between 10.5 to 11.5. Once I hit South Dakota I was getting 12.5 to 13 consistently, hand calculated to.
 

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Great to hear. You are well ahead then. :thumbsup
 

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I'm getting ready to make the big trip from Alaska to Ohio, and I'm trying to estimate my fuel consumption. I'll be towing a 24' enclosed car hauler at about 8-9K pounds. I estimated 8 MPG because of the mountains and the current MPG of just the truck at 12-13MPG city and 17 hwy, am I being to conservative?
Try to keep it under 2000rpms for best mileage.
 

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I got a whopping 8-9 mpg towing with mine :lol3:
 
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