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Old 08-05-2009, 11:59 PM   #29
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My camper size -------9.6 Bigfoot
Tow rig
Make ------------------Chevrolet
Model------------------2002 Silverado- 2500HD
Eng size ---------------6.0
Stick or Auto ----------auto
2 wheel drive-----------2WD
How fast i drive---------60+ MPH
MPG when hauling------14.5 MPG
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:03 PM   #30
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In Jun-Jul 2007 I took a round trip from New Jersey to Tucson AZ
Trailer: Scamp 13 lightly loaded
Tow Veh: 1999 Ford Ranger 4 cyl ext. cab Std shift w/ cruise con.
Miles traveled: 5695
MPG: 19.31 overall
Gals: 294.82
$ cost: 897.28

A lot of the traveling was done 55-65 using cruise control on flats

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:43 PM   #31
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2000 Scamp Deluxe 16 has front bath
Tow with 1997 T-100 Toyota with cap on bed (208,000 miles)
Loaded with all fishing gear (2 rafts etc)
5-Speed never use 5th when towing
4wd
On most trips average 17-18 mpg
We do a lot of dirt road to fishing the back country so the miliage drop of quite far when driving in 2nd gear.
Use 10 ply tires inflated to the max. 60 psi (I do need 10 ply where we drive)
We did drive to the Florida keys did a 12,000 mile trip so on pavement 17-18 MPH

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Old 09-13-2009, 09:07 AM   #32
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I was just curious to see what other trailer tug combinations get per gallon

mine is;

2005 trailblazer 5.3 V8 373 gears towing Boler 1700, 2840 #

avg.5.2 Kms per liter or 14.8 Mpg Imp. or 12.25 Mpg American

I'm using this formula to caculate

Kms per lt. X 4.6 = Kms. per Imp. gal X .62 = miles per Imp. gal.

Kms per lt. X 3.8 = Kms. per Amer. gal X .62 = miles per Amer. gal.


Wind on the day was calm.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:29 AM   #33
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2005 Explorer, 4.0 v6, towing 16'Casita SD, approx 2300#

Getting between 15, and 17 mpg depending on terrain and wind.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:04 AM   #34
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2001 13 Scamp 2300lbs
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lowest 13 bucking the wind at 6,000 elevation on I-80

highest 18/19 frequently on my great lakes trip, very flat country compared to what I normally travel.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:14 PM   #35
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I was just curious to see what other trailer tug combinations get per gallon

mine is;

2005 trailblazer 5.3 V8 373 gears towing Boler 1700, 2840 #

avg.5.2 Kms per liter or 14.8 Mpg Imp. or 12.25 Mpg American

I'm using this formula to caculate

Kms per lt. X 4.6 = Kms. per Imp. gal X .62 = miles per Imp. gal.

Kms per lt. X 3.8 = Kms. per Amer. gal X .62 = miles per Amer. gal.


Wind on the day was calm.
You don't say at what speed you drive. If 70 MPH (US) that's good. If 60 MPH (US) that's pretty bad. You have the exact same engine/transmission/rear axle ratio as my Escalade and I average 14.8 driving at 60 MPH (US).

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Old 09-13-2009, 06:27 PM   #36
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even though the speed limit is 110 km. I only drive 100 (62 MPH) with my cruise control on, sounds like it is bad.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:43 PM   #37
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MPG: 14-16
Without tow: 24
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:20 PM   #38
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Maiden voyage with this rig: From Spring Valley, CA (el. 670') via I-8 pass (el. 4200') to Ocotillo, CA (el. 377') and back; those earthquake aftershocks were fun.
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MPG: 29; half of tank was on this trip w/ egg; full-time estimate 25 mpg
Without tow: 34 mpg at 55 mph max w/ part city streets (I'd like to have a bumper sticker that says, "I'm saving gas, so kiss my..."). We once got 47 mpg going from Cottonwood to Gray Mountain, AZ w/o tow and w/ tail wind of course.

We'll see if we can stay above 25 mpg w/ full-time towing. We usually travel from 670' to 10,000' elevation. I can't wait to calculate that with this setup.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:06 PM   #39
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My ranchero (67) with a 351w gets around 20mpg if i leave my leg outta the firewall..id guess dragging the uhaul would change the to somewhere around 15...we'll know soon.......Bruce
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #40
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Recent round trip from San Jose to Big Sur going 60-65 mph, got 13.8 mpg. 17-ft wide body Burro and Toyota Tundra 2wd V8. I was probably closer to 65 on the way down and gas needle seemed to go down faster. Hoping to get closer to 16mpg by sticking to 60mph.

16mpg is about what I get commuting to work. I get 18.5mpg on long vacation drives and not towing.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:26 PM   #41
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On our maiden 1600 mile roundtrip between Atlanta and PA with our 05 Scamp 16 SD with most options, towed by our 2004 Dodge Dakota 4.7 auto V-8 2WD;

Normal mileage without the trailer is 19 at about 72 MPH.
Overall average on the trip with the Scamp attached was 15.5 MPG cruising at about 62 MPH. I'll expect a little higher when I'm not crossing the hills in NC and VA.

Kept in in OD most of the trip per the owners manual since it wasn't hunting gears (except turned OD off on long or steep hills), but tried one tank with the OD off for the entire tank and mileage dropped to 14.85 on that tank. It appears that keeping it in OD works best for my combination, and the Dakota pulled the Scamp without effort.

The 6 year old tires that I was procrastinating about replacing this year will be replaced sooner than later since the curbside tire went kaput on this trip. Funny thing is that I had stopped to refuel 5 miles earlier, the tires and hub were cool so no temperature problems, and the tire looked fine. I believe I may have picked up a nail or something at the refueling stop because when I looked in my mirror 5 miles down the road the only indication that the tire was flat (and the tread coming off) was just a teensy bit of wiggle and the belly band was no longer level with my mirror when I glanced at it. Now I have to decide if I want to upgrade to load range D 13" tires because I'd like a little more buffer on the tire capacity, or jump up to 14" tires (which likely would require some fiberglass trimming).

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Old 04-16-2010, 06:34 PM   #42
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trailer...... 16' Casita 2600lbs loaded
tug......... 2008 Toyota Rav4
engine.....3.5liter v6
.... 4wd
... auto
speed .. 55-60
mpg.....20-22
all trips so far mileage has stayed between 20 and 22 mpg
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