towing trailer with truck camper

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mileage concerns?

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Wow... impressive-looking. Did ya find a scale? :)

I don't think your mileage will be too bad... certainly not the 6-9 you were registering. The additional 4200# from the trailer/cargo shouldn't matter much - the biggest penalty when pulling an enclosed trailer is the extra aero drag... something that's already negated by that big thing sticking out of the bed! :) (But if you do see a big mileage penalty, check out the wheel bearings on the trailer... wouldn't be the first time someone lost a bunch of fuel economy due to an over-tight wheel bearing)
I'm gonna guess 11-13... more if ya back off from that 80MPH pace. What's the hurry... the trails aren't going anywhere :)
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argh.....this message didnt come through on the qwest news server, ill respond through google. sucks having to check two sources to get responses.
Tom Lawrence wrote:

many thanks. ill weigh it in once im fully loaded, this was just a "maiden voyage" to see how well it pulled.

thats what i was thinking too. i guess i need to just get it out on the highway and take a trip to find out what its gonna do for sure. thanks,
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On 27 Mar 2006 07:45:10 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

One of the advantages that you oil burners have is to be able to carry extra fuel, Nate...
My buddy always brings four 5 gallon cans of diesel along "just in case". That's something that would be way too chancy for us to do in our gas burner.. Mac
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Also, glad to see you went with an 8' camper... no extra-long hitch extensions to further complicate things.
Still planning on trading in for an F-550, or are you going to see how this works out?
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that was exactly why i went with the 8' 6" lance. they market it directly towards those who pull heavy trailers.

after talking with literally dozens of RVers im going to give this a shot and see how it does. im really pleased with this truck, and hope to keep it around for awhile.
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