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Old 05-23-2019, 09:11 PM   #1
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MPG while pulling

My 2017 Chevy 1500 5.3 is only getting like 7 MPG pulling my 23' Majek. I already have a aftermarket exhaust, what else can I do do get this up a bit. I hate to go buy a $60,000 diesel to pull my boat 3 to 4 times a month.
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:50 PM   #2
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My 2017 Chevy 1500 5.3 is only getting like 7 MPG pulling my 23' Majek. I already have a aftermarket exhaust, what else can I do do get this up a bit. I hate to go buy a $60,000 diesel to pull my boat 3 to 4 times a month.


I put on a helix spacer on my Chevy 1500. And I saw a difference. I don’t know how it works on a newer truck. Mine was a 04
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:55 PM   #3
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Keep it 60-65mph....
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:50 AM   #4
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Keep it 60-65mph....
lol, Its exactly what my brother told me!
Its just so hard
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:32 AM   #5
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I concur w/Sgrem. Slow down and keep your rpms low. When I pull, my max is 65-70 mph, and anything over is just to pass someone. I drive an 05 DMAX and average 10.5; no matter what I pull. In my humble opinion, I would keep the 2017 vice going in dept for $60,000.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:34 AM   #6
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You might look into a bolt on supercharger. It will give you more HP but also more low end torque which is what you need for towing. You can get these systems for around 6 to 7K
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You can add a cold air intake. I would go with AFE and use the dry media filter instead of the oiled nightmares. I used to get 5-7 hauling with a tahoe keeping it at 70mph or less. I get 10-12 with the diesel running 75 +/-
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I have a 2015 Chevy, and I know I'm about to get 7mpg heading to Rockport today. I bet I'll get about 11 on the way home Monday though. 25 headwind and a big ole t-top just isn't a good combo.
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:54 AM   #9
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Ford Super Duty in 6.2 gas......Heavy loads 7.7. Boat.....JH Performance B 225.....10 Mpg.
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Ford Super Duty in 6.2 gas......Heavy loads 7.7. Boat.....JH Performance B 225.....10 Mpg.
Got similar boat/rig and almost same mileage ... towing boat 70-75 ... 9/10 mpg ... 425lbs of torque helps ... almost a diesel # ...
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