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Thread: ball park MPGs

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    i have an 09 Silverado 5.3 Z71. i will be flat towing my samurai from colorado to cali tomorrow, any idea on what i can expect to get mpg-wise? the samurai weighs about 3k on cheapo snow tires. i normally average 18-19.5 on the interstate

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    i say about 12-14 !!!

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    10. id say. u are talking 4K lbs min with the trailer and you will have hills and everything else to climb.. so mabey 11.
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    I'm always a pessimist on town mpg, so my guess is 10-11 mpg.
    Now I wouldn't go by what your computer tells you. Actually measure your mpg by filling up before you start-hit trip meter-fill up enroute and fill up at the en

    I'm guessing you will double your fuel consumption.
    A lot will depend on speed and even prevailing wind.You must drive at reasonable speeds(70 or less), since 18-19.5 mpg is pretty good.
    Not completely sure what flat towing means- I'm guessing it means you are towing it on its own wheels-on those cheapo high rolling resistance snow tires.
    I always get better mpg-in the SW ,AZ,TX in the summer going from W to East- pretty sure it is mainly because of prevailing winds coming from the SW.

    You are much farther N and it is winter. Check prevailing winds or toss some grass in the air at a rest stop.
    Let us know-I'm really curious.
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    PS looked up prevailing winds-
    This time of year in Eagle it said they were E winds- pushing you.
    For California winds seem to vary plenty.Some came from the W- the Pacific, some from the S so who knows.
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