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Just curious on your guys setup, the way you tow, tow/haul mode? manual shifting? weight of your trailer and mpg that your getting?

first time towing with my 2014 ram 1500 8 speed hemi, 3.92 gears, trailer is 26 FT and weights 5400lbs I get 11-12mpg not sure if this is accurate or am I not getting the mileage I should be? I live in alberta and yes there is quite a bit of hills here.
 

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I have a 04 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Quad cab and I tow a a TT with a gvw of 5500 lbs....I tow it in tow haul mode and often go to campsites that involve mountains here in BC. I get about 8 mpg
 

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So im guessing my mileage isn't all that bad then ?
What is yours in L/100km?
Mines about 23 when towing
 

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I've had two different setups with this Ram, which is an '09 1500 4x4 Crew Cab with hemi and 3:55 gears. Since I live in Colorado, everywhere I tow means I am in the mountains at some point, but we have also done some longer trips out of the state. I always tow with tow/haul on.

The first was a 24' travel trailer that weighed about 5000lbs fully loaded. Truck pulled it like it wasn't even there, but I averaged anywhere from 9mpg up to 13.5mpg depending on where I was going. Ironically, towing on the interstate and open highways or anywhere that I had speeds over 55mpg yielded the worst mpg. I saw this time and time again. For example, from Colorado to Yellowstone, I average 9-10 mpg on the interstate and across open Wyoming doing 60-65 mph. But then for the days I pulled the camper around Yellowstone, and speeds were 45-55 at the most, I was consistently between 12 and 13.5mpg.

The second setup is my new camper that I just got. It is a 30' travel trailer that weighs 6500lbs fully loaded. I have only had one trip with it so far that was to a place I have never been before (so couldn't compare to how the old camper might have done because this was a new location and route). It was mostly open highway and some mountain pass, and I averaged 10.5. I can feel this trailer there more then my old one, but the truck still handles it fine. I'm well within its tow capability. I have a trip coming up in a few weeks that is one of my regular yearly trips. I typically got 13-13.5 on that trip with the old camper because it is a lot of 45-50 mph driving through the mountains and back country roads. I will be curious to see how it goes with this new camper going on a trip like this that I have done many times and have solid numbers to compare to.

UPDATE: I averaged 10.5-11.0 mpg on the trip. So that is a loss of about 2-3 mpg compared to my older/lighter camper.
 

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I tow about 4K or so and get around 11. I stay around 75 and 80 mph so I dont feel bad about it.
 

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when we had our 1500 hemi 8 speed 3:92 gears 35 ft camper going from ga to ct we got about 6 to 8 mpg i have since purchased a 2500 6.7 towing first time in about 3 weeks
 

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2014 1500 4x4 crew cab 5.7L, 6 speed, 3.55 axle. I use tow/haul when towing my 32' travel trailer which is 7600 GTW. I have been getting 8.5-10 mpg. I use the recommended 89 octane while towing.
 

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2011 4x4 5.7 w/ 3.55s and towing roughly 6000#s and I get roughly 9-12 mpg. I run 500 miles from central PA to the mountains of the Adirondacks. My worst mileage is on the hwys at 65. On the secondary roads in tow/haul, at around 50-55 I get my best mileage. I figure the extra height of the trailer hurts more at speed. She's close to 11' high.
 

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I'm the odd ball here and have a 4.7l. I have a 27ft 6700lbs full camper and average about 9 to 13.5 through Arizona and the mountains here. Anyone running a power programer? Which one and does it help with the tow?
 

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thats what we started with a 4.7 pulled a couple of our campers great but they were smaller than the one we have now
 

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2004 5,7L Hemi 3.92 ratio in both front and rear All Wheel Drive 29' Passport Ultralite total weight per CAT scale 13,600# 8.4-9.4 mpg over 8000 miles of FL-PA driving
Normally keep speed to 60 max for economy and limits of trailer tires.
 

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I have. '12 1500 with the 4.7. Tow a TT that is about 6800lbs. Only upgrade I'm using s superchips tow tune and average about 10-11mpg. Even towing through the mountains.
 

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I towed a 14ft cargo trailer to Maine and back, 3900 miles. I got 8 mpg coming and going. No tune, reg octane, 70 to 75 on the highways. I developed the Dodge tick on that trip. Even changed the oil in Maine. I will be going back up for 2 weeks of hunting soon, and won't be towing anything. I may bring my large ATV back if it will fit between the Ramboxes. Interested to see what the mileage is up and then back if I load it up.
 

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Just finished up a 1700 mile loop from Idaho Falls down to Southern UT and back. I have a 2015 Ram 2500 6.4, 4.10 rear, pulling a 34ft fifth wheel that is about 10,800 lbs loaded and going down the road. I drove the speed limit except where it was 80 mph and then I held it down to 75 mph. A lot of hills and mountain passes. Hwy UT-20 from I-15 over to Panguitch is a pretty brutal climb. Truck did excellent tranny temps never topped 185 degrees. Averaged 7.96 miles per gallon for the trip.
 

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32 ft Rockwood TT; 7500 lbs; 850 lbs on the ball; 25K km traveled. Typically anywhere between 21L/100 km and 28L/100 km. Seen 18L/100 km on occasion when conditions are just right.
 

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We upsized our 7'x16' V nose to a 8.5'x20' car hauler to accomodate a sidecar addition to my 05 HD Road Glide in 2015.
Total wgt near 5,000 lbs. Mpg with mid grade fuel on the 2013 Laramie 4x4, 5.7L, 8 speed was 13mpg flat level under 64mph with cruise engaged. Hills and higher speed would drop it to 7-8 mpg and I drop gears on climbs.

Hauler is being converted to "Appalachian" sleeper with 'suicide' RV door, 3 windows, canopy, and stored bed box for Aero queen.
 

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I have averaged around 8.5 - 10 pulling my 26' Nash. I have a '10, 1500 with the 5.7 and 3.92 gears. I usually run with the tow haul on and around 65 on the interstate.

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Just towed the combination over to the Oregon coast for vacation. Overall trip mileage while towing was 9.14. Kept my cruise set to 68 on the interstate.
 
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