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Old 04-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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My tug is a 05 toyota tacoma prerunner 4L v6 245 hp 5 speed 22 hi, 16 ft scamp. 17.5 to 18.5 pulling camper. If others can post. their tug and millage it would be interesting .Also if others are thinking about getting a new tug it could help. Maybe i can hear from some of you . Thanks thunter
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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I have a Scamp 16, 2400 lbs, the 2400 lbs includes 200 lbs of tongue weight.

I tow with a 4 cylinder, 2004 Honda CRV with 5 speed, manual transmission, most of the time we're in 4th gear. (the manual transmission is no longer available on new Honda CRVs.)

The Honda has approximately 165,000 miles on it. This year we're on a 12,000 mile loop of the USA, now in CA and have averaged 22.7 mpg.

We are also considering a new tow vehicle and will probably pull the trigger in 2014.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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2007 Prius: 42 mpg unhooked (highway), 34 mpg towing an Teardrop American Outbacker (weighs 350 lbs.)

The good gas mileage is the whole reason we decided to go with such a tiny trailer.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #5
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Laura,

I've always wondered about towing with a Prius but something larger than a tear drop. I do see prius peole pulling heavier weights on line.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #6
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Norm, what are you thinking of replacing your Honda CRV with in 2014?
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:51 PM   #7
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I have a 2006 3/4 ton 4x4 crew cab Dodge with a Hemi, 80k miles.
I get 14.3 unhooked and got 14.4 hooked only have pulled my 1980 13' Burro 600 miles.

I was thinking of getting a smaller truck, but after what I have seen so far, I do not see any reason to give up all the room, safety and power I now enjoy!

My wife is planning to trade her old Buick this year.....I'd like to see her get a VW turbo diesel Jetta Wagon.

We also have a 1948 Packard we can pull it with, but no A/C and less than 10 mpg make it somewhat unappealing.....lol
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #8
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Melissa,

To this point a small diesel is in first place but I don't know which one yet. I plan to follow the increasing offerings and make a choice. Right now the leader is the VW turbo diesel but I'm certain with the direction of fuel prices that their will be more small diesels.

I will say we've had some long pulls thru the mountains with our Honda and have not had any issues and easily keep up with traffic and have passed other rigs with bigger engines (and heavier less areodynamic loads).

Given no diesel choices I would probably stick with a Honda CRV and depending on what's offered may push the Honda beyond 2014.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:06 PM   #9
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I wish there was a small SUV diesel offering or wagon like the Subaru Outback. Hopefully you're right and we get more diesel options in the future.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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I have a 2005 Golf TDI that gets 48-53 commuting, 28-35 towing the EggCamper. Diesel offerings are either small commuter that most people won't recommend towing with OR super sized monsters. Wish GM and Ford would go through with their plans for a 1/2 ton diesel pickup. Or VW get their head out of the sand with the Aramok.

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #11
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The Aramock looks interesting, but my guess is not in the states?

If the eggs are being pulled by little things like Beatles and Chevettes....I do not see why a Turbo Diesel VW would not work. More power and torque than many gas powered cars.

I have to wonder if the people you mention would not recomend towing with a small diesel would recomend towing with a Golf TDI....lol
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #12
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Interesting data showing average mpg of sold vehicles since 2007. I assume this chart will not turn into a hockey stick curve but the progress is pretty steady.
Sustainable Worldwide Transportation - Eco-Driving - sales-weighted fuel economy

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:58 PM   #13
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22.7 mpg on the highway running bobtailed. 21.9 mpg towing my Bigfoot 21 footer in flat country. Putting a canopy on the truck improved mileage by 2 mpg bobtailed and by 4 towing.

In 2 weeks, we are going to the NOG, so we'll see how "Max" does when towing "Quatchi" in hilly stuff
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...................Diesel offerings are either small commuter that most people won't recommend towing with OR super sized monsters. ......................Jason
Indeed, except Sprinter. I have 1.9 and 7.3I diesels myself. I truly hope that recent fuel prices will have lasting impact on our shortsighted, very talented in followership style automotive manufacturers.
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