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April 13th, 2007, 05:13 PM
Cuz were near 3 bucks a gallon. I want to hear from others that _____________________ at the pump...

Towing I get 7-9.

Renegade II
April 13th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Last trip= 13.4 MPG towing @ 55MPH <_<

April 13th, 2007, 08:11 PM
I get a wopping 6.5 mpg towing the jeep behind the motorhome @ 60mph&#33;&#33; :eek2:

As long as you keep your thoughts on wheelin when filling up the beast it makes it all worth it.

April 13th, 2007, 09:43 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ridgerunner &#064; Apr 13 2007, 08&#58;11 PM) 24164</div>

I get a wopping 6.5 mpg towing the jeep behind the motorhome @ 60mph&#33;&#33; :eek2:

As long as you keep your thoughts on wheelin when filling up the beast it makes it all worth it.


If I tow with the truck I don&#39;t get much better.

I look at it this way.... I don&#39;t spend any more towing with the motorhome than people spend on plane tickets or a cruise.

April 13th, 2007, 09:49 PM
Don&#39;t know haven&#39;t towed anything with the Suburban. But it gets only 15 at best not towing. Plus it cost me &#036;109 to fill it the other day. :eek2:

April 14th, 2007, 12:19 AM
i get 12 at best in my 2002 v10 4x4 super cab short bed super duty with my 8 1/2 ft truck camper and nothing being towed with 3.73 gears and 33 in tires. get around 9mpg with camper and jeep on trailer. get 15 to 16 empty if i baby it. plenty of power though&#33; if i went to 4.10&#39;s or a stock tire i bet it would improve.

April 14th, 2007, 03:47 PM
In my Silverado, I get 10mpg empty, and towing I get around 7mpg, If I stuff the camper in the back AND tow, I go down to 5.8. My 1947 Greyhound bus gets 12mpg, and the 56 Chevy I&#39;ve been driving every day gets 20mpg.

April 14th, 2007, 04:28 PM
&#39;98 Expedition 4x4 w/ 5.4L , stock tires, and 3.73s gets 6-10mpg towing the CJ7.

April 15th, 2007, 03:22 PM
My lovely 89 Suburban 3/4 ton 2wd gets 11mpg empty, but still gets better than 9 flat-towing my Jeep @ 65mph.

Next weekend will be the first outing with Deb&#39;s Jeep pulling our camper, have to see how that turns out.

April 15th, 2007, 07:08 PM
This isn&#39;t really helping. You guys are getting the same if not better than I. Your supposed to say, "I get 5mpg, your doing good at 7mpg"...



April 15th, 2007, 07:11 PM
OK, I get 5 with the motorhome, pulling the jeep in an enclosed trailer, up hill against the wind. The rest of the time I do better.

You&#39;re doing good.

April 15th, 2007, 09:38 PM
i get 14.5 on average at 70. i have gotten as bad as 12.5 and as good as 16.5. thats on 35" tires.

the way i see it, the money i save on fuel getting there pays for my hotel room&#33;

April 15th, 2007, 10:45 PM
This post is really making me think if I need to go back to the good old days of having no tow rig, and sleeping under the stars (or at least in the back of the truck)


April 16th, 2007, 06:08 AM
When I first got the Hummer I was getting 12 mpg. After changing to a Performance Airfilter/Intake, Cat-Back Exhaust; MAF Sensor; Hypertech Programmer (which I tweaked this way and that for about a year and a half) I was getting 19 mpg.

Now, will I get a return on my investment – probably not – but than again I have no intention of getting rid of it, so who knows?

But truthfully, what’s the point? No matter how good or how bad one’s mileage is, it is a commodity of which it would be difficult to do without. I calculate every now and than simply to ensure my vehicles are performing well but I don’t get wrapped up in the numbers anymore.

Then again, I was paying &#036;2.50 for 108 Octane in the late sixties for my GTO. So, my past is simply catching up to me as I slow down…