# How to calculate the mileage of a trailer?

## How to calculate the mileage of a trailer?

Put simply, miles per gallon is the amount of miles you can go on one gallon of fuel–it’s the industry standard and yard stick for vehicle efficiency. In this post you’ll learn how to estimate your base MPG, and then how to factor in the trailer combination to that base number.

What’s the average gas mileage for towing a trailer?

At today’s gas prices, even 5 mpg is a lot of moolah, but as long as you’re not high-tailing it down the interstate at speeds greater than 80 mph (129 kph) with a double-wide trailer in tow, you should be able to manage at least a trip or two. For more on towing and gas mileage, haul yourself to the next page.

How does the weight of a trailer affect your mpg?

Weight is one of the main factors that determine MPG, so if you’re going to be towing a trailer full of feathers, then you’re going to get much better MPG than your buddy who is towing a trailer of the same size full of bricks. How you load the trailer will also affect the amount of friction on the combination.

### How many mpg does a camper trailer get?

Though I haven’t yet purchased my TT, on a couple trips (mostly flat lands and rolling hills, but some mountains) towing a 1,700 lb. Aliner low-profile camper with 2 motorbikes, large loading ramp, generator, etc. (about 600lbs in the bed) it averaged 17-18 mpg (about 1mpg less than an empty, unfettered truck.)

At today’s gas prices, even 5 mpg is a lot of moolah, but as long as you’re not high-tailing it down the interstate at speeds greater than 80 mph (129 kph) with a double-wide trailer in tow, you should be able to manage at least a trip or two. For more on towing and gas mileage, haul yourself to the next page.

Though I haven’t yet purchased my TT, on a couple trips (mostly flat lands and rolling hills, but some mountains) towing a 1,700 lb. Aliner low-profile camper with 2 motorbikes, large loading ramp, generator, etc. (about 600lbs in the bed) it averaged 17-18 mpg (about 1mpg less than an empty, unfettered truck.)

What’s the average gas mileage for a fifth wheel RV?

For instance, a small Casita travel trailer towed behind a Ford F150 might get around 12 miles to the gallon, whereas a larger fifth wheel trailer is probably going to be more costly to run, even behind a one-ton truck. (Then again, some owners report seeing as many as 15 or 16 mpg with their trailers.

How to know the fuel efficiency of a travel trailer?

When matching a tow vehicle and trailer its important to look at the frontal area of the trailer. The bigger the area]