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What tow tune are you running and MPG you see???

Looking mostly what others are seeing pulling their 5er and GN.
Towing with ultimate tow from gear head this weekend I was seeing 9.5 with head wind and 10.5ish on the way home with no wind.
Not sure how much I was pulling but I am sure it was over 10k.

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Bump.... Anyone? I don't even get to hear about someone getting 18 mpg towing 15k?

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I managed 11-12mpg with 10K behind me during my last PCS move, standard 8.5'x20' enclosed trailer of household goods. Big thing for me is staying around 55-60 mph. Though this isn't from a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer, as requested, these are the results from my truck running the tow file from Eric at IDP.

I notice that my 4.30 gears don't see as much of an mph hit as those drivers running 3.73s, or even the 4.10s when towing more than 8K.
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I run Eric's and I have seen as low as 9 with a bulldozer on the G/N and as high as 13 with Sean's itty bitty Dodge loaded up there. I tend to keep my speed a little lower to keep my RPM's in the sweet spot but I am running 4:10's.

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I usually get between 8-10 mpg when towing my 12k lb toy hauler and I'm running 33" tires with 3.73's. It's definitely better mileage when I'm running 65, than when I'm running 75. I routinely run Matt's 8k tow tune or the unlimited tune.

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I usually see around 10 MPG when towing around 8-10k running Eric's tow tune

I loaded Matt's tow tune before and noticed I liked it better when towing

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I usually see around 10 MPG when towing around 8-10k running Eric's tow tune

I loaded Matt's tow tune before and noticed I liked it better when towing
Then why are you running IDP's tow tune???

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No I ran his tunes for a while and towed with them. Even before I signed up to the ORG.

I just recently got Matt's tunes and haven't really towed anything lately

But I will be using his tune in the future

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No I ran his tunes for a while and towed with them. Even before I signed up to the ORG.

I just recently got Matt's tunes and haven't really towed anything lately

But I will be using his tune in the future
Sure you will....... You are going to go so big with your injectors you wont be able to tow anything without melting it down....

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No I ran his tunes for a while and towed with them. Even before I signed up to the ORG.

I just recently got Matt's tunes and haven't really towed anything lately

But I will be using his tune in the future
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