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post #1 of 5 Old 01-03-2007, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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What type of trailer?

Perhaps this should be asked in the general towing section, but I thought I might be able get more precise answers in the 7.3 section. If this needs to be moved, please do so.

I'm looking into buying a trailer, and have not yet hauled anything with the truck since buying it. Looking to get about a 20 foot enlcosed. Anyone have any experience with the V nose trailers vs a regular trailer? Will the gas mileage be different enough to justify the extra cost of a V nose trailer?

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I would personally want the standard just for sake of storage space and I can't imagine the drag would be that different. BUT.... hopefully someone will along soon with some better ideas.

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I have towed both and you do notice a little difference with the vnose but IMO its not enough to justify losing the storage space, what are you gonna be hauling with it

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I have a 20' box trailer, it weighs about 3500 pounds empty, I get 17mpg in my 2000 superduty 4x4, thats on the highway and keeping it at 70 mph, I drop to 10 mpg pulling the trailer empty at the same speed, I do have oversize tires and a lift, but the square front trailer is like pulling a billboard, the v-nose has got to be worth a few miles per gallon, I guess it just depends how far and how often you will be pulling it. around town it probably would not make to much difference.
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Looking to be pulling about four quads for the not so often getaway. Only to look to be pulling a max distance of 200 miles one way. It sounds as if I should just stick with box style, especially since I could use the front for some work bench space.

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