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post #1 of 11 Old 06-17-2011, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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towing mpg

Going to be towing a 6x12 enclosed u haul. Trailer about 1500 miles from Tacoma wa to phoenix az loaded with furniture. Just wondering what to expect for mpg and what h&s tune to use for best mpg. All mods in sig thanks

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now I'm new to H&S but I would think mild would be fine to use. Can't help you on the mileage, haven't had the chance to check it yet
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if it runs like my truck probably 10-11 mpg, depending on how high the trailer is, i pulled a 6x16 that was like 6'6" on the inside tall and it caught alot of wind, if it feels like a really heavy load when you hook up tow it on mild, if it doesnt feel that heavy tow it on Wild, that what i usually tow my lighter loads on, heavy loads on Mild, and really heavy loads i put it on No Power

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Its only 5'5" tall and maybe 4000# loaded

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i would personally tow it on wild, and if the egt's are looking a little high tone it down to mild should be good to go

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I have towed that same uhaul before with no issues in my 250 tune. The truck wont even know it is there. It is low enough it will barley stick up above your tailgate. You should be able to get 14 mpg's or better towing it.

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Awesome thanks for the info

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4000# boat - 72mph - mild setting - 3.55 rear
12.8mpg

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Just got back from a 3 week vacation pulling a 35ft fth wheel. Went about 2500 miles and wind blew everyday and alot of hills. Pulled on mild setting and got between 8-12mpg. Dash said 15mpgs (I WISH) But over all was very happy. First time to pull trailer and it pulled the sh*t out of it. I probley could have got better mileage but never pulled a 7% grades at 70 and could have pulled faster. So I got on it several times.
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Just came back from a trip with my 3500# camp trailer. Hand calculated 13mpg which included some hill climbing and in town driving catching just about every red light going.

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