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Old 05-13-2014, 06:45 AM   #15
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Good day David. If you had 1,300lbs of weight and put it in your van you would only notice a slight decrease in fuel usage. The weight has only a small influence.
The gas mileage suffers from the wall of air the trailer is pushing especially at the higher speed.

Nissan Mini Van towing Coleman Pop up 19MPG. (solo 28MPG)
Nissan " " towing 23' Airstream 16 MPG

Infiniti G35 towing 23' Airstream 16 MPG (solo 27MPG)

Note we tow at 60MPH.
Note Imperial Gallons
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:17 PM   #16
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I'm thinking Alice and her Rav4 do not have ethanol in the gas! also my Rav4 almost always gets 1 mpg less than the car shows. we like to do the math the old way. Nancy


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I set the Ultra Gauge to zero for trip to Maryhill. This was the readout for the trip whrn I got home last night. Keep all the receipts for gas, did math and it comes out the same. The avg mph took into account driving in towns, getting off interstate and stopped in traffic. While on interstate I kept cruise at 60-62.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:58 PM   #17
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Wow Alice, that is great. I hope our June trip with a 400 mile day will get us more than our previous cold weather, heavy head wind. Love the Rav4, even if we won't ever see 20 mpg towing. Nancy
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:35 AM   #18
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Here in UT our "Regular" is 85 octane. But I put in the 87 like Toyota recommends. Occasionally, I will throw in 85 for chuckles and grins. No difference in mileage that I can notice. Not sure if the cruise control is beneficial to the gas mileage. The V6 is a good engine.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:38 PM   #19
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TOW VEHICLE:
• MAKE:Jeep
• MODEL: Cherokee
• YEAR: 2014
• CYLINDERS: 6
• MPG AT 65MPH TOWING NOTHING: 31.5

FIBERGLASS RV:
• MAKE: Park Liner
• LENGTH: 15
• YEAR: 2014
• APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 2100 dry

IN TOW:
• MPG AT 65MPH WHILE TOWING:20
• YOUR OPTIMAL KNOWN MPH FOR BEST MPG?
• HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING ELSE TO INCREASE MPG? (EXAMPLE: WIND FAIRING ON TOW VEHICLE.) IF SO, WHAT?

This is the average mpg towing from Western North Carolina to Minneapolis Mn.
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:54 AM   #20
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I don't believe those numbers the Cherokee diesel doesn't do that well.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:08 AM   #21
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My 2001 Silverado diesel. 4 x 4 dually got 15 mpg all the time. I seemed to get that whether idling in stop and go traffic up to. 70 mph on the freeway.
Driving at 60-65 with a fuel lubricant additive I would get. 17 mpg. My best at. 50 mph was 19 mpg

With my pickup camper loaded up I get 12.6 at. 60-65 and 13.4 at 55-60.i can get about 650 miles on a tank loaded up with the camper and over. 900 unladen.

My mileage numbers are accurate because my tank size is more than 50 gallons. Small fill ups or top offs will give erroneous numbers because the error is greater. If you got one tank with 29 and the next two were much lower then the average if these is the correct number

Weight is a huge factor and you should include an estimate of your payload when unladed. Two people results in worse fuel economy than one person.
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:00 PM   #22
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Would pictures help? I could also get my wife to confirm the mileage since she was sitting next to me. I'm sorry you don't believe it but the new nine speed tranny seems to get the job done. Perhaps others who have towed a 2000 lb trailer can weigh in.
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:52 PM   #23
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Factory numbers are 22/31. I don't see a problem with your numbers at all and, yep, that new transmission can really keep the engine at max efficiency.

But there are always some that will poo-poo what they don't have.....
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