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post #1 of 4 Old 05-25-2018, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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Default Fuel Economy while Towing?

I am courious on two things:

1. If anyone will reply on this thread
2. If anyone took the time to note their fuel economy while pulling a trailer that is more than 4,500 pounds.

I am trying to figure out my fuel cost for towing my camping trailer (approx 5,000 pounds). Wondering if I leave the QX80 at home and take my older GMC Yukon Denali....

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Hi Sloner,

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1. If anyone will reply on this thread
Yes

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2. If anyone took the time to note their fuel economy while pulling a trailer that is more than 4,500 pounds.
Yes


For the past two years, I've been towing an open deck car trailer to various race tracks.
Trailer: 1600 lbs
Car: 3600 lbs
Extra set of wheels on the tire rack: 200 lbs
Tools and cargo in the car: 200 lbs


So that's about 5600 lbs (most likely a bit more), plus a crap load of cargo in the back of the truck. Mileage is going to vary greatly on route and traffic.
I recorded the following numbers after each fill-up:
12.70 Tow to PMP
15.00 Tow to PMP
13.80 Tow from PMP

10.80 Tow to WGI
14.30 Tow to WGI - All highway
12.40 Tow from WGI

13.10 Tow to NJMP
13.60 Tow to NJMP
11.90 Tow from NJMP
11.70 Tow from NJMP

12.20 Tow to WGI
15.90 Tow from WGI - All highway
13.10 Tow from WGI

12.20 Tow to WGI
15.70 Tow to WGI - All highway
12.40 Tow from WGI

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-26-2018, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome thanks for the reply!
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-08-2019, 05:18 AM
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Thanks, Sawdust for the guide it helped a lot I am new in this towing domain learning new things getting experience new ideas and also working with Nyc Blocked Driveway Towing Service.
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