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Old 08-08-2013, 02:30 PM
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I am pulling a 6,800 lb boat and trailer and get 18.1mpg per the computer. I get about 21 around town and 25 highway. The key is to pretend there is an egg between your foot and the pedal for the best fuel mileage. Yes it is a diesel.
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Towed for the first time with my 2010 Ram (4x4 Hemi w/3.55). Pulled a 26" camper (4500 lbs) through ND and averaged 9 MPG. I did have a stiff crosswind, but overall, I'm happy with the fuel economy. Of course, I used this bit of knowledge to further my argument with my wife for different gears or a CTD!
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I get between 9-13 pulling a 7000# TT with a 3.55 rear.
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I just completed a round trip best I got was 10.9 to the gallon and worst I got was 7.7 miles per. Am an old school guy and mechanic working it out in Litres per 100 kilometres doesn't tell me anything. By the way towing about 5100 pounds when fully loaded and have some wicked hills here in Beautiful British Columbia. I have learnt a lesson though stay off the Coke(Hwy 5). 5a is just fine and the old TC Hwy 1 works great.
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I just got a 2007 4.7L and finished a roughly 2500km trip towing a 3000 lb trailer. My millage was brutal in my opinion (although there was a lot of mountain driving). I was between 20-25 L/100km the entire trip.

My 2008 trailblazer with a 4.2L I6 gives me WAY better mileage towing that exact trailer.

lol...I still love the truck.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:42 PM
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Does the hemi perform better for mileage while towing?
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Pulling a 6000# fifth wheel averaging 9-10.
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I have a 6,320 pound boat (confirmed at the truck scales) and get about 16 mpg towing.
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Towing a 3,500 lb Ford Focus on a 700 lb dolly, I get 14-15 mpg with a Hemi on flat terrain. In the mountains, I average 12-13.

The next time I tow that car, I will be flat towing it, so I expect to get better mileage.

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Last week round trip to Ocala and back 200 miles we averaged 10.5 mpg pulling our 6500lb two horse gooseneck. About 1 mpg better than the 1500 we traded in and the 2500 is an incredibly better towing rig. I never really felt safe towing our gooseneck with the 1500.
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