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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2012 11:07:55 AM

What do you tow and what does it cost you in mpg?
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 9:26:39 AM

Nothing at present but my unit is able to do the big jobs if needed.
IAMCANADIAN73
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 6:43:34 AM

Nothing
cv
Champion Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 6:38:42 AM

I tow a fishing boat several times a year.
05FLHRI
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 8:14:24 AM

a trailer
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:19:16 AM

nothing
JohnTIZ
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 12:41:07 AM

29 ft travel trailer, about 8,000 lbs. Truck is "rated" to pull it but is actually not up to the task. Joined the ranks of seasonals this year. It sits on a beautiful site in a conservation area now, year round. :)
Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 12:45:06 AM

No
Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 12:44:57 AM

No
drbkowen
Rookie Author Portland

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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 6:49:54 PM

When we go on vacation we tow a 28' travel trailer and get 10 MPG.
Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 6:21:35 PM

nothing
lyanMI
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:20:45 AM

I don't
IAMCANADIAN73
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 6:32:05 AM

Nothing
GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 5:57:00 AM

Nothing.
13Octane
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:56:40 PM

nothing
IAMCANADIAN73
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:51:36 AM

Nothing
DanFMA
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:59:31 AM

23' bayliner.
Casey225
Rookie Author Baton Rouge

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:48:11 AM

30ft fifthwheel. A difference of 8mpg, dropping from 22mpg to 14mpg.
wintersucks
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 4:59:39 AM

Bumper pulls 12-20ft, skid steer, gooseneck flatbeds & cattle trailer, gravity boxes (empty and full), machinery, etc. Its a farm, the truck isn't a tar baby.
myphenix
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:54:54 AM

camper
1007
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 12:26:25 PM

Small utility trailer never checked.
Alien6500
All-Star Author London

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:43:53 AM

snowmobiles and it costs 3 mpg overall
MS_mom_1965
Rookie Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:35:07 AM

Pontoon boat (occasionally)
gvan
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 9:32:13 AM

Haven't towed anything for years.
IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:40:09 AM

Nothing
installer
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 5:48:50 PM

nothing.
installer
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 5:48:49 PM

nothing.
LKnight598
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 4:40:27 PM

Boat and tractor....16mpg
DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 12:34:02 AM

Nothing
MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 12:11:29 AM

Every now and again I will tow my 6' X 12' foot cargo trailer and the milage goes down about 2 miles per gallon depending on how much weight I tow with it.
2amy
Champion Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 3:12:15 PM

Large 5th wheel. miles per gallon is 12 to 14 mpg. also using diesel fuel.
BUSSY
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 12:28:57 PM

nothing
medic6133
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:29:20 AM

Don't tow anything
IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:06:17 AM

No
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 5:59:52 AM

nothing
Z12
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 10:44:39 PM

Nothing
skidsteer85xt
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 10:25:27 PM

gooese neck trailer hook to a power stroke gets 16 on highway with trailer it qets 10 to 12 mpg
IAMCANADIAN73
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:44:07 AM

Nothing
IAMCANADIAN73
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Nothing
IAMCANADIAN73
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Nothing
IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:44:06 AM

Nothing
IAMCANADIAN73
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Nothing
IAMCANADIAN73
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Nothing
IAMCANADIAN73
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Nothing
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:54:34 PM

Whatever I want.

Some trailers drop 29 MPG to 10 MPG.
Bud76
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:58:13 PM

nothing
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:55:54 AM

Nothing
wshokie12
Champion Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:30:11 AM

small trailer
RRBC
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:15:31 PM

nothing
PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:09:18 AM

I don't tow anything.
jrferrari
All-Star Author Orlando

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:02:41 AM

I towed a 5K lbs sailboat with my Grand Cherokee. I think I went from 19mpg to 8mpg.
MOREDLEG
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:37:27 AM

I tow a #9000 travel trailer, reduces MPG from 18 to 11.
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