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Did you actually weigh your truck to get that curb weight, or is that what the brochure says?

My truck is a '16, and the truck weighs 5300 with me in it and a full tank. Me not being in it would get much closer to your 4917 but I can't very well drive it like that. It's a 2.7 eco, 4x4, crew cab.

My split was 3100/ 2200.

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That's what I figured. Your actual UVW is going to be more than that I bet. I'd expect it to be close to mine.

You need to actually weigh your truck, and get the split between the axles. One of the most important factors to look at is your front axle load restoration.

My unloaded front axle weight is 3100, a d so is my loaded FAW.



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At the end of the day, though, if the trailer sits right, tape measurements were right when you set up the hitch, and it pulls well that's what matters!

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I've missed the specs on your truck, but that's how I feel when I pull the camper with just my little 2.7. The power is endless, and my hitch must be close. The camper behaves well!

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The weather was cool so the truck pulled like a freight train as usual. I actually averaged 10.1 mpg which might be a record. Just recently did fluid in the trans, transfer case, and both diffs so maybe that helped.

One thing that pisses me off is that my IAT2’s were consistently >100F on a day that was low to mid 60’s. This is with my AFE cac. Either the AFE sucks or the MAP is heat soaking big time.





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10 mpg is an improvement ? I consistently get 12-12.5 mpg towing 7500.
 

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10.1mpg is not bad considering your location. People back east don't understand how long of a pull it is over the mountains out west.
 

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10 mpg is an improvement ? I consistently get 12-12.5 mpg towing 7500.
Lol. My last trip from South Dakota to Utah I averaged 6.8 mpg over 9 hours. I was towing at 70 mph(18 wheelers were doing 75) into a 20-30 mph headwind for 9 hours straight.

This trip i dont think there was any wind, but i went from 6500’ down to 4000’, back up to 8000’ and then down to 6200’ to get where i was going.
 

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Ohhh I see :oops: I tow in the lil ol Ozark foot ... hills LOL
 

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Lol. My last trip from South Dakota to Utah I averaged 6.8 mpg over 9 hours. I was towing at 70 mph(18 wheelers were doing 75) into a 20-30 mph headwind for 9 hours straight.

This trip i dont think there was any wind, but i went from 6500’ down to 4000’, back up to 8000’ and then down to 6200’ to get where i was going.
I hear you. There is nothing to really block the wind out here like there is back east. 20-30mph head wind is like doing 90-100mph and then a parachute known as a camper behind you. Find a rig to 'draft'. 🤣

I don't want to say where, but I thought you said in another post, you live east of SLC. If so,then you're up and down the mountains. People back east don't understand until they come out here and 'see for themselves'.
 

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I’m from Georgia, grew up going to the smoky mountains as a kid I thought they were huge and big. We moved to Idaho six years ago. Heading west with a camper is crazy, we came back from twin falls a few weeks ago with a 20-30 mile head wind. Lots of fun doing 65-70 while trucks do 76-80.
 

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I've always been told the trucks are speed limited to 70.
 

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I've always been told the trucks are speed limited to 70.
Depends on the State. Towing speed limits in Utah are whatever the posted limit is, so they can go 80 if they want. I think Wyoming is the same and Idaho might be 75.

I tow at 70 because if you don’t you become a hinderance and people start doing stupid things to get around you. It can get scary.
 

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I understand that. He mentioned the semi trucks passing him.
 

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on the road again...new Cooper Discoverer HTPs XL..replaced my old Cooper M&S. Big shutout to my Timbren 8,600lb Rear Suspension Enhancement System..lol check out that thing..straight!!
 

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Not my truck, but I am curious how this well end:

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No way would I be attempting to take that through the mountains around here, or ever with an F150. Its scary enough with just my trailer.
 
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