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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.
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 6:43:34 AM

Nothing
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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.
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05FLHRI
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 8:14:24 AM

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

nothing
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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. :)
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 12:45:06 AM

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

No
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drbkowen
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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.
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 6:21:35 PM

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

I don't
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 6:32:05 AM

Nothing
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 5:57:00 AM

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

nothing
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 6:51:36 AM

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

23' bayliner.
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Casey225
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 5:48:11 AM

30ft fifthwheel. A difference of 8mpg, dropping from 22mpg to 14mpg.
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wintersucks
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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.
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myphenix
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:54:54 AM

camper
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1007
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 12:26:25 PM

Small utility trailer never checked.
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Alien6500
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:43:53 AM

snowmobiles and it costs 3 mpg overall
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MS_mom_1965
Rookie Author Mississippi

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

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

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

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

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

nothing.
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LKnight598
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 4:40:27 PM

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

Nothing
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MertieMan
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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.
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2amy
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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.
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BUSSY
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 12:28:57 PM

nothing
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medic6133
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:29:20 AM

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

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

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

Nothing
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skidsteer85xt
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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
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:44:07 AM

Nothing
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IAMCANADIAN73
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Nothing
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IAMCANADIAN73
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IAMCANADIAN73
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IAMCANADIAN73
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:44:05 AM

Nothing
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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.
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Bud76
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:58:13 PM

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

Nothing
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wshokie12
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:30:11 AM

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

nothing
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:09:18 AM

I don't tow anything.
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jrferrari
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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.
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MOREDLEG
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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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