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07 2500 HD extended cab short bed, 3.73, 6.0 gas, towing around 9.5K   flat ground between 9 and 10   hills etc 7-8   I'm not driving 55...

Dang that is a beast of a trailer. Definitely would be getting a weight distribution system and anti-sway set up on that.

2008 Sierra 2500HD 6.0 gas and 4.10 pulling 33 ft 8500lb, I got right at 8 mpg.

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2014 2500 HD, 4.10, 2wd, stock, 6.0 gas, long bed / reg cab.

 

I tow approx 10K (twin axle metal deck utilitiy style trailer / car hauler) trailer weights 3K, truck I tow weighs appx 6k...plus misc gear.

 

around 9 flat ground....worse in the hills, I generally run 70-75 on the hwy.

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Towing a 8200lb travel trailer behind a 2001 2500HD Duramax I see about 11 on average.

 

Not sure I will like what I am going to get towing with a 5.3L Max Tow 1500. Thinking 8ish. But I will do a lot better not towing.

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On a recent camping trip I averaged around 12mpg towing my approx 6k TT. Not tobad considering the truck only had about 1500 miles on it it at that point. My old 2000 ford expedition towing the same roof was around 8mpg or so.

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'07 Escalade ESV, 160k miles, all stock, 265/65/18
Towing 24' Express cruiser, about 7500lbs

 

Photo - Purchased truck 3-days before 2500 mile road trip to pick-up (just purchased) boat. Found that the rear shock air boots were blown ... no leveling (plus a few hundred pounds in the back).

 

Highway only :
Below 70mph = 10.5 to 11 mpg

Above 70mph = 9.5 to 10 mpg

Tucking in behind 40+ foot trailers = gain of about .5 mpg

 

Our last two 3/4 ton Sunburbans, both 2001s (had 28' Express Cruisers at that time, 10k+ lbs), one with 6.0 and other with 8.1, both got just below 12-mpg on highway UNLOADED. Got 10-mpg average daily use .... if not hot-rodding around. Never calculated towing MPG.

 

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normally get 18.734mpg in a 2017 silverado crewcab e assist 4x4 empty. towing a 4800lb rv i usually get 8.7 mpg.... OUT WITH THE OLD.... about to pick up a 21 rst crew z71 3.0dirtymax..... should be better towing mileage with that. 

 

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