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Old 04-12-2012, 05:55 PM   #15
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My Sprinter T1N Short/Short get 20-22 towing a 17' Casita
My Tundra 4x4 V8 Longbed Reg.Cab about 11-14 pulling the same rig.

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #16
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3.5L Highlander towing my former 17' Burro got 14 mpg. Towing present boxy trailer, 12 mpg. Unhooked on highway, 23 mpg.

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Old 04-13-2012, 02:31 AM   #17
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:14 AM   #18
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Chevy 1500 with 5.3 liter V8, 20-12 empty, 17 towing our Egg Camper. One feature of this engine is that it automatically drops to 4 cylinders with appropriate conditions.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:16 AM   #19
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2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab, with 4.6L v-8, six-speed auto, and towing package. NOT towing we get about 15-18 mpg around town (suburbs, really), and 20-22 highway mpg. When we tow our little EggCamper, our highway mileage drops to 14.5mpg, which is close to our "around town" mileage. We tow at 65mph here in Florida where there are no restrictions on towing speeds. When I see the mileage figures for all the "big, square rigs" on other forums, I'm glad we got the little egg.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:43 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by BCDave View Post
In 2 weeks, we are going to the NOG, so we'll see how "Max" does when towing "Quatchi" in hilly stuff
Seriously Dave Trip to NOG hilly???that coming from a BC boy sounds strange not many hills unless your planning on going via the cascades....

07 Outback towing a 16' Scamp at 2500lbs loaded gets about 22mpg on trips to Northern Oregon region. Put it the real mountains such as the cascades & rockys and it drops to about 17/18 mpg.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #21
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I think that a basic "Rule of Thumb" is that higher MPG vehicles will see a greater percentage reduction in economy when towing. Our 2009 Honda CRV is right at the edge for power and economy. We averaged 28 mpg driving 400 miles to pick up a Compact-II. When towing on the same road on the way home, we got less than 20 MPG
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #22
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Seriously Dave Trip to NOG hilly???that coming from a BC boy sounds strange not many hills unless your planning on going via the cascades....

Well- I'm not planning on JUST going to the NOG and straight back - Haven't "done" the Ory-gun coast for a few years, been about 20 years since we were last at Ory-Gun caves, want to see the air museum at Tillamook, want to revisit the dune buggies a bit further south, etc, so we'll likely take about 2 weeks to see a few things, and give "Max" a bit of a ("hmm - what does THIS button do?") workout. So far Max's only towing duties have been local and flat (out to Chilliwack & back twice, - once with a 16 foot cargo trailer, and once with Quatchi), besides one trip to Kelowna and back with a flat-deck (empty both ways- my buddy opted NOT to buy the car when we got there and saw it!) plus one short trip down to the border to deliver the race Camaro to its new (American) owner who met us at the truck X-ing.

Now to find caring new adoptive homes for "Babe the Blue Ox", the Boler 1700 and the 4Runner to get some room in the driveway so I don't have to keep parking Max and Quatchi in the street!

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