Affect towing a trailer has on mileage

Asked by Sep 28, 2010 at 03:46 PM about the 1997 GMC Sierra C/K 1500

Question type: General

I have a 5.7 Liter V8 Gas Engine, 2WD, 4 SPD Electronic Trans, Hvy Duty Trailering Equip. and I am thinking of buying a 22ft Travel Trailer with a GVW of around 5,000 lbs. What could I expect in average mileage assuming normal driving? I know there are many factors that could influence the answer but I'm just looking for a ballpark answer. I've been told anywhere from 6 mpg to 12 mpg on the freeway at 55 mph.

1 Answer

1,025

I have a 2008 Sierra 4X4 with a 5.3l gas engine with a Banks CAI and a GM Performance exhaust system and tow a TT with a dry weight of 7000# and keeping around 60MPH I range from 8-11 MPG depending on the trip. Driving from NJ to TN crossing the mountains was around 8, while flat road trips more around 11.

Your Answer

GMC Sierra C/K 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    170
  • #2
    enginecreator
    Reputation
    130
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,161 Great Deals out of 62,192 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford F-150
3,116 Great Deals out of 231,587 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet C/K 1500
819 listings starting at $2,600
Used Dodge Ram 1500
342 Great Deals out of 10,756 listings starting at $1,988
Used GMC Sierra
29 listings
Used GMC Yukon
516 Great Deals out of 19,539 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
415 Great Deals out of 31,693 listings starting at $3,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.