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Old 06-21-2013, 06:52 AM   #1
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I'm just curious to see what kind of mileage people are getting with campers that are ballpark 6500lbs-7000lbs? I've been curious because a friend of mine says he gets about 10-12 mpg. I'm getting 7-9 mpg. Any suggestions on ways to increase mileage other than drive the speed limit and follow trucks?

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Old 06-21-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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I have a Sunset Trail @6500lbs. I get only 10-11 mpg (canadian gallons) with dodge hemi. Even at that I go o avg 55 mph highway. Guess just the price to live in the lap of luxury!
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:19 AM   #3
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I have a Z1 271 BH, weight loaded 6900lbs. Last trip was 13 mpg imperial gallon. F150 with 4.6.
This was driving at 90kmh with several stops and starts for small towns.
Lucky I have the big fuel tank!
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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I have a 07 Zinger zf27rl witch weights 8500 lbs fully ready for camping. I get 7 to 9. towing 65 mph. I tow the east coast Upstate NY to Fl.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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I tow my 25RB with an 03 Z71 and average 10 mpg.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:04 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies! I might be driving a little fast and it could be killing my mileage. I wouldn't mind 7mpg of I had a tank bigger than 26 gallons.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies! I might be driving a little fast and it could be killing my mileage. I wouldn't mind 7mpg of I had a tank bigger than 26 gallons.

I noticed a big difference in my mileage backing down from 70 mph to 65 mph towing. It made the difference in averaging between 9 and 10 mpg to averaging between 10.5 and 11.5 mpg (depending on terrain). I wouldn't have dreamed 5 mph would make that much difference, but it did for me.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:45 AM   #8
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The mileage will really vary based upon tv, speed and driver acceleration as well as terrain. More hills equals less mileage. Faster acceleration or faster speeds also equal worse mileage. I have heard the sweet spot is at 55 mph but I only went that speed when my setup was white knuckling me to death. I wasn't concerned about fuel mileage then although my armada only gave me 6-8 mpg when towing. My diesel gives me around 11-12 mpg but I'm also towing at about 65-70 mph now.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #9
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We tow an ST28BH with an Armanda and get 10 - 12 miles per gallon depending on road conditions and wind. We generally average about 11 mpg. I can watch current and average mileage while driving and the main thing for us is keeping the engine in overdrive. If it has to kick down a gear out of overdrive and stay theredue to excessive speed or wind, then RPM goes upandgas mileage goes down. Although mpg will drop a little bit, hills don't have as much effect as many would think because although your engine has to work harder going up, it gets a bit or a break and can back off going down. Sustained wind effects us the most. Every tow vehicle, trailer and road is going to be a bit different, so find a speed that you feel comfortable with and that keeps the engine in it's sweet spot as much as possible. Hope that helps.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #10
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65 to 70 MPH is too fast for trailer tires, heat and speed not only costly to MPG it will eventually cause tire failure. Cut back you speed and acceleration for more MPG and safer travel. IMHO
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