: gas milage while towing

10-06-12, 08:36 AM
I have 2011 escalade. what kind of gas milage should I get towing 24 ft trailer? Loaded weight will probable be about 5000 lbs. Thanks

10-06-12, 08:44 AM
I pulled a 5X9 aluminum U-Haul trailer loaded with probably a 1000lbs and could only muster a mere 12-13 MPG.

10-06-12, 08:45 AM

10-06-12, 11:08 AM
I tow a 20 foot boat about 3500 pounds. The mileage is horrible, I have not bothered to estimate exactly. Honestly, mileage is horrible not towing either. But, I love my escalade and since I have a company car too, I mainly only drive on weekends. I believe I get roughly 12 mpg towing the boat on highway, loaded with kids and gear. I have a 2007, Id imagine the newer escalades are at least 1-2 mpg better.

tony abbott
10-06-12, 12:06 PM
I have a 2011 EXT and towing either a 4000 lb flatbed or a 5000 lb boat I get about 13/14 MPG.

10-06-12, 10:22 PM
I have pulled a 12ft V nose, usually 12/14, depending on weight.

10-08-12, 06:55 AM
Depends on how flat the area is you are towing to and from, on flatter ground I can get 10-15, in the mountains 5-10 towing 6000-7000 lbs

10-08-12, 07:50 AM
I tow a 14 x 7 enclosed trailer that is 4000lbs. When I run 71 mph I get 8.9mpg but when I run 66mph I get 10.4mpg.


10-08-12, 09:48 AM
That extra 5MPH is expensive!!!