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Old 11-06-2007, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
We have been looking at purchasing a 17' Deluxe Casita, and wondered how much your tow vehicle gas mileage dropped when towing vs. not?
We sold our larger trailer due to the extra cost in fuel to tow, I was wondering if Casita really affects the gas mileage much being that it is sleek
and light weight.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:42 PM   #2
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Towing our Casita 17' SD with the Escalade drops gas milage down from 19-20 MPG without to 14-15 with.
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:11 PM   #3
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My Honda Odyssey gets 23 mpg (Highway) when not towing.
It gets 19 mpg (City) when not towing.
It gets 16 mpg (Highway) when towing my Fiber Stream at 55 mph.
It gets 11 mpg (Highway) when towing my Fiber Stream at 75 mph.
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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Tacoma V6 '06 auto: 20 no tow 17.5-18 tow.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:44 AM   #5
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07' dodge hemi v8 w/4 cyl dropback capability:
13 city/16 hwy no tow vehicle

towing a 16'casita 14-15 mpg hwy @65mph

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Old 11-07-2007, 08:16 AM   #6
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:28 AM   #7
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15/17 MPG towing @ 55mph, loaded ~1300lbs
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:45 AM   #8
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Highway (tow):
Head wind and heavy foot 13 mpg,
lower speeds and good weather, 17 mpg.
Normal on long trip is about 16 mpg.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:29 AM   #9
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No tow, at 70 mph,highway 20-21 mpg

Towing 13' at 55 mph 18-20 mpg.


Think I'll keep the speed down.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:42 PM   #10
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Hi everyone,
We have been looking at purchasing a 17' Deluxe Casita, and wondered how much your tow vehicle gas mileage dropped when towing vs. not?
We sold our larger trailer due to the extra cost in fuel to tow, I was wondering if Casita really affects the gas mileage much being that it is sleek
and light weight.
V8 Ford Explorer 18 plus on highway................16 with Casita. In very hilly or mountainous areas that drops to about 13 mpg.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:27 PM   #11
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Thanks for the responses!!! These little trailers seem to make it easy on the pocket book
when travelling longer distances.
I found that I didn't use our previous large trailer because the amount of fuel the vehicle
used towing and the lack of distance I could get between refuelling was too short and also
the slower speeds I had to travel.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:56 PM   #12
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08' Jeep Wrangler four door, unlimited, 16MPG at 70 MPH, no wind. 14.5 MPG into the wind. First trip with both trailer and Tow Vehicle.
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08' Jeep Wrangler four door, unlimited, 16MPG at 70 MPH, no wind. 14.5 MPG into the wind. First trip with both trailer and Tow Vehicle.

You might want to check the maximum speed for your trailer tires. Most trailer tires are rated for maximum 65 mph.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:02 PM   #14
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08' Jeep Wrangler four door, unlimited, 16MPG at 70 MPH, no wind. 14.5 MPG into the wind. First trip with both trailer and Tow Vehicle.
What kind of trailer do you have, and do have some pics?
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