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Old 06-16-2017, 09:25 AM   #15
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That's pretty impressive.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:59 AM   #16
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Maybe not as impressive as it sounds, we typically travel between 55-65, certainly no faster. In the mountains we'll get 13-14 mpg. When not towing, going 65-70 we get about 22mpg.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:49 AM   #17
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A lot depends on if you want / need a combination commuter / tow vehicle or a designated tow vehicle. . We have two vehicles , one for running errands and one for towing. If you go the truck route for a tow vehicle as we did then also look at a full size truck.
In my opinion the Ford F 150 Eco Boost is probably the best tow vehicle on the market. The F150 has good towing capacity , fuel mileage , comfort , cargo capacity and interior leg room.
We looked at small trucks but for the little bit you save in cost you lose a lot in ability and features. Having extra towing , cargo space and payload capacity is seldom a bad thing. Having to constantly count lbs can be a real PITA .
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:03 PM   #18
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What kind of gas millage are you all getting towing your Parkliner. I'm looking for a vehicle with more room in it?
2013 Toyota Highlander, gets about 15 mpg towing our 2016 ParkLiner
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:21 PM   #19
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I'm quite happy with our 2014 Jeep Cherokee with the nine speed automatic. Rated for 4500 pound towing it handles our ParkLiner easily. Now over with 32,000 towing miles all across the US and some of Canada our low was 16 mpg and best was 20 mpg. I typically expect to see between 17 and 18 mpg on an average trip with a light headwind.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:24 AM   #20
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Re towing with the Pilot: I do have the transmission cooler and dealer-installed wiring harness. Mileage is 15-20 when towing.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:43 PM   #21
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We are new at all this. Bought Parkliner in April 2017. It was the "long game." Bought new Nissan Murano 2012 with this towing in mind. It has 260 HP with CVT. Not sure the CVT is great for towing. Going uphill, the RPM goes up anywhere between 3000 and 4000. On backroads I once went up some pretty steep hills and it was a real struggle. I really would have liked a Dodge Durango, but prior to the Murano I had a Dodge Grand Caravan which had many mechanical issues throughout the years. So I just didn't want to go Dodge again, or any US manufacturer really. Murano was the best I could afford. It came in at 26K brand new, base model, after lots of haggling. I couldn't afford a heftier imported machine, plus I really didn't want to drive a "boat" anymore after all the years with the van. It's a nice agile machine. I get average 20 mpg with it, which comes to 14 mpg when towing the Parkliner. Must mention that the towing capacity of the Murano was reduced from 3500 to 1500 in 2015.
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The CVT should be fine, but you may want to let it slow down on the steep uphill pulls. Our Highlander Hybrid with CVT had a downshift mode that let us keep it, like, in 2nd gear. Do not use Cruise Control in hilly country.
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The CVT should be fine, but you may want to let it slow down on the steep uphill pulls. Our Highlander Hybrid with CVT had a downshift mode that let us keep it, like, in 2nd gear. Do not use Cruise Control in hilly country.
Yeah, that is my tactic in driving it. I was having panic attacks watching my son driving it uphill 70mph with cruise control. That was on the way home from NC. He was first up driving it.
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