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Old 11-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #43
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V-8. 4.7 litre
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14.8 mpg towing at 2000 rpm. At 60mph

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Old 11-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #44
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First trip 270 miles. From 700ft over a pass of 5,200ft to 3,500.
Trailer- 13' scamp (lightly loaded)
TV- 2003 Subaru Forester 4cyl manual (non turbo)
Average MPG 24
Speeds usually 50-55 on winding roads

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Old 11-19-2013, 01:03 AM   #45
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Last year over 6,000 mile trip averaged 15.1 mpg.
Dodge Dakota 4.7l magnum between 55 and 60 mph.
In areas where I dropped to 50 mph mpg went up to about 16 mpg.
Looks like speed have more to do with gas consumption than tow vehicle.
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:07 PM   #46
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Your Trailer size = 13 foot Scamp

Tow rig =2001
Make = Nissan
Model = Pathfinder
Eng size = 3.5 liter
Stick or Auto = auto with overdrive
2 wheel drive = when towing
4 wheel drive= part time 4wd
How fast you drive = posted speed when towing 55, 60 mph where allowed I Dont like towing above 60
MPG = 21+ no trailer, 16 mpg when towing, no overdrive.
easy to tow.
My speedometer and odometer verifyed by GPS.
Pathfinder has 115,000 miles on it.
I use mid grade 89 octaine Cheveron unless I plan a hilly trip then use premium fuel.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:13 PM   #47
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Is somebody writing this stuff down?
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:25 PM   #48
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Steve, what's the mpgs difference between grades of gas? certainly the cost difference is significant.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:31 PM   #49
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My Trailer size -------17' Casita
Tow rig
Make ------------------Dodge
Model------------------2500 quad cab
Eng size ---------------5.9 diesel
Stick or Auto ----------auto
2 wheel drive-----------2WD
4 wheel drive
How fast I drive---------65+ MPH
MPG when towing------20+ MPG
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by honda03842 View Post
Steve, what's the mpgs difference between grades of gas? certainly the cost difference is significant.

I don’t know what the difference is. The Pathfinder is a premium fuel spec by Nissan but the difference around town using mid grade gas is negligible. When towing out of overdrive, on hills you can feel the difference in power between mid grade gas and premium gas. From my house traveling north takes me through the mountains and traveling north east takes me up to 8,000 feet. Traveling west, south or east takes me to sea level. The 3.5 motor V-6 making 250 HP in a 5300 Lb. mid size SUV with a 5000 lb tow capacity back in 2001 was a real treat especially with no turbo. Fuel cost is very significant but it easily tows my heavier Boston Whaler and is still fun to drive. Towing so far is just a small part of my drive time as I am still working. Fuel cost during the work week is a small amount of my costs as I only drive 10 miles total to work and back. I bought the truck used and paid cash so I can afford to splurge on fuel. Buying a new car/truck will never reap a cash reward in savings so no need to change. My back-up car is a 1974 Ford Bronco, for that you just leave the gas hose in the tank.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:19 PM   #51
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My Trailer _______________Scamp 5th wheel Deluxe, 2004
Size ____________________19'

Tow rig:
Make _____________Toyota
Model ____________2013 Tacoma SR5, double cab, short bed, 4WD, towing package
Eng size ___________4.0 L V6
Stick or Auto _______5 speed auto
2 wheel drive _______towing in 2WD
4 wheel drive _______(I do not tow in 4WD)
How fast ___________60 - 65 MPH
MPG towing _________16 MPG

Speed or wind make a big difference. On my trip from Vermont to Colorado and Wyoming and back got 14 MPG with strong head wind, on another part of the trip got 17 MPG with tail wind. Without wind got about 16 to 16.5 MPG. I keep the trailer tires at the right pressure - 45 psi and always dump before getting on the road to keep it light. The Tacoma gets 20 MPG by itself.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #52
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Greetings, a fun read!

Here is our info
We are towing a ~2300lb-at-scales 15ft Parkliner TT

Tow rig is a 7200lb-at-scales DIY Van Conversion that is primarily my wife's daily driver to/from work on a ~10 mile round trip commute.

Make: Chevy
Model: 1500 1/2 ton
Engine: 5.3L v8
Transmission: 3 speed automatic
Drive: Full-Time All Wheel Drive w/locking rear differential
How fast you drive? ~60mph
MPG when towing? ~15

Additional thoughts...
Our HWY millage when NOT towing is ~17mpg
Our CITY millage when NOT towing is ~14mpg

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Old 11-26-2013, 12:08 PM   #53
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Well this last weekend was my longest tow, down to ParkLiner for the Battery box upgrade and some other improvements...

I averaged about 16.5 mpg with my Rav4 v6. I guess not running the air conditioner makes a big difference lol. I pretty much filled up every 200 miles and took just about 12 gallons of gas. My speed varied from 55 to 65mph.

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Old 11-26-2013, 04:35 PM   #54
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I am with you Arlon.

Our Trailer---Escape 5.0
Tow vehicle by choice---2005 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine---5.9 Cummins diesel
Transmission---Auto 2 wheel drive
Average speed---The speed limit /city & hi-way
MPG---20/21 average
18/19 in tow
Range---560 miles
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #55
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Our trailers: Bigfoot 15B17CB, Scamp 1999 13 footer
Our tow rig: 2005 Ford 150 2WD
Engine: 5.4 L
Automatic, 4 speed, lock out 4th with Bigfoot
Drive 58-60 MPH
Tow MPG: 12 with Bigfoot, 15 with Scamp
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:28 AM   #56
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Trailer: 2015 Scamp 16' deluxe 2008 FJ Cruiser
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Trailer-----Scamp deluxe 16 front bath w/most add ons.
Tow----FJ Cruiser 4.0 v6 auto 4x4
Speed-----Posted and +
Mpg----15 depends on weather and terrain
??? Driving in 4th gear I run about 2800rpm around 65mph and above.
Driving in 5th gear and OD I run about 2000 same speed with no strain on the car. With same mpg so whats up with that?

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