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6.0 Fuel economy towing

The traveltrailer I'm purchasing has an 8000GVW, is large and square (2008 Jayco 27 RBS)

2008 Jayco Jay Flight 27 RBS Trailer : Reviews, Prices and Specs : RV Guide

What might I expect in mileage with my diesel towing this size trailer? My truck has logged as good as 22mpg unloaded on the interstate at 70 mph.

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At one time I had a similar set up, averaged about 10 mpg while towing. Sometimes a little better, sometimes a little worse.
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You get 22 MPG at 70 MPH!! thats pretty good! Wish I did, I only get 17-18. Have you done any mods like a tuner?
Anyway, I tow my 5th wheel at 10,500+ and get about 12 MPG.
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I would think 10-12 MPG is about what you could expect.


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My Keystone Springdale at 28' and 7500lbs yields ~12MPG at 65-70MPH.



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Its not always weight, its drag, and thats a tall trailer... so yeah i agree.
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Shoot for 10mpg. If you get more you will be happy.

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