Tow vehicle advice - Page 6 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-29-2015, 03:04 PM   #71
Senior Member
MC1's Avatar
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Nest fan, Airstream Sold
Posts: 1,995
Originally Posted by Bob Miller View Post
You might do a bit better if you hold your towing speed to 55 mpg. I get about a 2-3 mpg hit when towing my Hunter Compact-II @55 MPH with my S-10, 2 dr Blazer, V6 5speed.

We just finished a 5000+ mile trip through the Rocky Mountain states and averaged 16.2 mpg for the entire trip. I use 5th only on flat roads and above 50 MPH.
Interesting data BM. Historicly we have averaged 13MPG/US towing our GVW 5,800lb dual axle 23' with a 3.5 V6. We would have spent $300. more for fuel doing your same 5,000mile trip. Note we do 60MPH on the highway so if we dropped to 55MPH we would save a number of dollars.

MC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2015, 03:17 PM   #72
Senior Member
Name: Lisa
Trailer: Boler 1974 13 ft
Posts: 250
Thanks Bob, I will try all of those things on my next trip. On this one I did 60 mph, opposed to 70 not towing. I did keep it in 3 per the owners Manuel. Its an automatic four speed with D 3 2 1 on the indicator. I think I got @ 20 mpg unloaded and 15ish with @650# in tow, and that was with ac.

Sent from my C6530N using Fiberglass RV mobile app

Lisa in FL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2015, 08:42 PM   #73
Name: Anne
Trailer: Compact jr. 1974
Posts: 55
Roger, you are hysterical. Can I become a member of the Buffalo-Plaid Brigade?
I want a hat like that too.

Anne MP is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on tow vehicle: F-150 with Bigfoot 5th wheel Underpowered Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 22 08-05-2013 11:41 AM
Need advice on vintage tow vehicle Otters Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 22 04-16-2013 03:43 AM
Need Tow Vehicle Advice Becky B Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 51 08-10-2012 10:45 PM
Yet ANOTHER tow vehicle thread! Advice????? Vickie B. Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 14 08-25-2010 08:50 AM
Low carbon footprint tow vehicle Dana T General Chat 0 05-16-2009 03:57 PM

» Trailer Showcase




Norm W
» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.