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Who’s Towing a Teardrop with an F-150?

Postby SkyNerd » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:08 pm

I’m looking for some info from anybody towing a teardrop with an F-150. Mostly I’d like to know what your with/without MPG’s are. But also include anything you might have done to improve or reduce MPG’s. Like using a tanau cover or a camper shell on the bed. Or if there are many accessories on the truck or camper that may cause drag.

I’m about to jump in on a big teardrop build 12’ long and looking at 5-6 wide bunk beds in the front etc.. I already have the trailer, I’d like to build to 6’ but I’m very conscious about trying to preserve my MPG’s.

If you’re towing a larger than average teardrop please attach a picture with your post and any info you’d think is helpful.

I took a tent camping 3300 mile road trip a couple years ago and averaged 21 to up to 23.5 mpg in my 2015 F-150 with the 5.0 V8. I only get about 13.5 towing my 21.5’ boat that weighs 4500 lbs. Is it wishful thinking to think that I can get away with 18+mpg towing the teardrop with my truck??

- Jesse


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Re: Who’s Towing a Teardrop with an F-150?

Postby tac422 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:15 pm

The Big Pink is roughly 5 X 10.
145160
Pulled with a F150 2.7 twin turbo.
The biggest factor to mileage was speed, but I think we still easily got over 18 MPG at speeds up to 80+.
But then It only weighs 1000 lbs fully loaded
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Re: Who’s Towing a Teardrop with an F-150?

Postby dmdc411 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:01 am

I towed my 5 x 10, 1000lb teardrop once behind my 05 F150. I had the supercab, 6ft box with a glass toper. The 5.4 V8 got 16mpg with or without the teardrop. I now drive a crew cab Nissan Frontier. Get 16 at 75mph, and 18mpg at 60mph. Once got 21mpg not towing at 60mph. Miss the F150 for its ride, and the power!

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