Fuel Mileage - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-21-2011, 04:15 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
Tent trailer

One major advantage of a tent trailer is a very small frontal area compared to a stand up trailer.

Norm
__________________

__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2011, 05:34 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Name: Ron
Trailer: 13 ft Scamp Deluxe 2007 and 40' Allegro Bus
Iowa
Posts: 163
Send a message via AIM to RSchleder Send a message via Yahoo to RSchleder
I really can't understand a "problem" when you get 22mpg towing a trailer. I suppose 30 mpg is possible, however, torque takes fuel and getting adequate torque and 22 mpg is normally pretty acceptable these days. Good luck pursuing an engine to pull a trailer up a 6% grade that still averages 30mpg!
__________________

__________________
RSchleder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2011, 06:53 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
It's unfortunate that small diesels, outside of VW, are not available in North America. They offer plenty of low end torque and excellent fuel mileage.

Norm
__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2011, 11:22 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Greg H's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Indiana
Posts: 1,557
I saw a Jeep Liberty (the smaller version) last night at Wal mart with a diesel, but I think they are very rare.
__________________
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2011, 12:25 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
Both a diesel and a gas/electric vehicle should provide a lot of low end torque and respectable mileage.
__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2011, 12:41 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by floyd View Post
Bill, keep the Cherokee and adjust your expectations, It has plenty of torque, and is the second most reliable inline 6cyl ever made.
A 13 Scamp will tow more economically than just about any modern tent trailer.
Hi, Floyd

Just to be clear-
The straight 6/ 170 in my '65 Ford Falcon station wagon is the FIRST, right?


Francesca
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2011, 10:34 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,046
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles View Post
Hi, Floyd

Just to be clear-
The straight 6/ 170 in my '65 Ford Falcon station wagon is the FIRST, right?


Francesca
Close ...but no cigar!
Without question, IMHO the prize goes to the venerable 300 CID inline six found in Ford light trucks, and nearly every UPS van and even some semi-trucks and midrange dump trucks and industrial applications for nearly 30years.
__________________
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 03:45 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Greg H's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Indiana
Posts: 1,557
A 300 six in a semi? I know they used to have gas burners in gig trucks many, many years ago, but don't confuse a 300 Cummins with a 300 Ford, The Diesels are rated in horsepower not cubic inches therefore the 300 Cummins is a 300 horsepower engine and the 300 Ford is 300 cubic inches.
__________________
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 03:54 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Hi, Texas!

Well, now, Floyd didn't say which thirty year period...
Maybe they were really early semis.
And by the way...
Since you're a truckdriver, can I ask you a question I've pondered for years?

When speaking of vehicle type, what the heck does "semi" MEAN?

Francesca
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 04:00 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Greg H's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Indiana
Posts: 1,557
Quote:
Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles View Post
Hi, Texas!

Well, now, Floyd didn't say which thirty year period...
Maybe they were really early semis.
And by the way...
Since you're a truckdriver, can I ask you a question I've pondered for years?

What the heck does "semi" MEAN?

Francesca
I don't know, lets go with semi detached, really I don't know now days we mostly just call them "big trucks", I never really got the Tractor Trailer thing either where I come from tractors drive in fields. Speaking of where I come from, I'm back in Indiana for a while.
__________________
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 08:48 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
AndyGee's Avatar
 
Name: Andy
Trailer: 1979 Ventura 13'
Alberta
Posts: 133
The answer I got for the term semi is because neither the truck or the trailer is complete/able to do it's job without the other also a semi trailer is a trailer without a front axle and requires a landing gear of some kind in order to be free standing. Then I've always refered to a trailer with a front axle as a wagon, as in hay wagon. I also remember when they were issued apportioned plates. So who knows?
__________________
AndyGee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 08:09 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Radar1's Avatar
 
Name: Dave (and/or John)
Trailer: Scamp 16 SD std layout 6
Georgia
Posts: 767
Registry
I like the British term for semi; "articulated lorry", with lorry being a truck.
__________________
John-Dave and Marilyn
Sharpsburg, GA
04 Dodge Dakota V-8 and 17 Dodge Durango V-6
radar1-scamping.blogspot.com
Radar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 01:03 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,046
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg H View Post
A 300 six in a semi? I know they used to have gas burners in gig trucks many, many years ago, but don't confuse a 300 Cummins with a 300 Ford, The Diesels are rated in horsepower not cubic inches therefore the 300 Cummins is a 300 horsepower engine and the 300 Ford is 300 cubic inches.
No really, HP and CID are kinda difficult to confuse and if you have ever seen a Cummins Diesel or a Ford 300CID-6 you might concede that even I would notice the difference, at least after close examination!

I'm not sure what a gig truck is, but Ford offered the 300-6, introduced in 1965, for use in larger trucks through out the late sixties and early Seventies. The primary difference was manifold design. There were whole fleets of single axle Semis using this engine with short trailers used for delivery of everything from steel to water bottles. I didn't just look this up, I turned wrenches on them.
This engine was also very popular for use in industrial applications, such as compressors,generators, cable pullers, and even Airport baggage trains.
Hopefully I didn't mistake them for the engines on those Honda eu3000i generators!
BTW; I used the term "Semi"(AKA road tractor) to describe one of those trucks with a real fifthwheel built exclusively to haul detachable trailers with a pin and landing gear, you know ... Those things that always seem too close in your rearview mirror on the Highway?....
This is a photo of what I mean, but many had only one rear axle...
Attached Thumbnails
1970-1979-ford-trucks-5.jpg  
__________________
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 01:49 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Greg H's Avatar
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Indiana
Posts: 1,557
Floyd "gig' was supposed to be "big", I'm not a typist.
__________________

__________________
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gas mileage better than expected DannyH General Chat 3 05-22-2011 09:59 PM
Mileage gadget david duboe General Chat 31 08-06-2009 02:39 PM
Gas Mileage Rob M General Chat 20 11-19-2007 08:19 AM
How To Get Better Gas Mileage Patrick M. Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 29 10-01-2007 04:36 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.