Cargo Trailer ????

buckykm1

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I currently have a 6' x 14' tandem axel V nose cargo trailer that is about 4,200 load, and I get about 11 mpg running at 78 mph with it, with my Silverado 5.3.

I am going to buy a 8.5' X 25' tandem axel with the wedge nose, loaded it will be about 6000 lbs.

anyone pulling a large cargo trailer ?, to give me a idea how much it will effect my mileage ?.

I would think that the 5' wedge nose would help mileage verses a 2' V nose ?.

Thanks
Kevin
 

Rooster52

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I get about12 with my 14 foot and 8 pulling my 28 foot.Driving Ford Expedition 5.4 .
 

Art Vandeley

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I don't think you're going to see much of a difference. Anytime you have a heavy load and the engine is working harder, it uses more fuel.
 

pabearhunter

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Just think some day you may be able to buy a TRUCK. Ford F250. Didn't take any Tax Payer Money either.
 

buckykm1

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lol

Just think some day you may be able to buy a TRUCK. Ford F250. Didn't take any Tax Payer Money either.

If I didn't see so many of them broke down along the road, every time I go out west Elk hunting I might do that. lol
and the F250 doesn't get that good of mileage.
But a Ford would definitely be a improvement over a Toyota. lol

Kevin
 

Chucknduck

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Your going to be towing more weight so I think your mileage will be less. Not sure that the v nose will make a ton of difference. Does not matter what truck you have you will get lower mileage when towing. I'm lucky to get 10mpg towing with my diesel.
 

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buckykm1, The Fords you are talking about sitting on the side of the road are not BROKE DOWN. They are just waiting for CHEVY's to catch up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Don't think you have enough truck. Thas a lot of weight to control with a lightweight vehicle. You'll get passed by every Ford on the road too. :)
 

Rooster52

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Fords ECOTECH v6 motor has great towing capability. My sons work truck has this motor and I am impressed,pulls better than my 5.4 v8.Also gets 6 mpg better than my 5.4.
 

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