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Old 10-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Parkliner - Gas Mileage when towing?

How has pulling a Parkliner changed your gas mileage and what do you drive? I will be pulling mine with a Chevy Colorado 5 cyl, just wondering what I might expect. Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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My 2012 V-6 Tacoma gets 19-20 mpg with nothing in tow. With the ParkLiner I average ~15-15.5
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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I get about the same mileage with my rav4 as you brian... 15-16 towing..usually mixed mountain and flat roads.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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My 2012 V-6 Tacoma gets 19-20 mpg with nothing in tow. With the ParkLiner I average ~15-15.5
That's about what I get pulling my Snoozy with a 2010 V-6 Tacoma crew cab.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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If you plan on a 33% reduction in MPG and only get a 25% drop you can be happy..... Best bet though, drive 55.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:45 AM   #6
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I haven't had my 01 F150 long enough to know what I get for gas mileage, but I think it's around 17-18. Coming home Saturday with the ParkLiner I got a solid 14.

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Old 10-21-2013, 07:34 AM   #7
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We get a 25 to 35% reduction in mpg when towing from highway mpg. We get 28-30 mpg highway driving with our tow vehicle, adding the trailer and it drops to 22 mpg.

This is based upon years of towing. Presently in SC on our way west via FL, after 1500 miles we've averaged 22.5 mpg over flat lands. We are typically driving 55-60 miles an hour with an average speed in the high 40's for the entire trip.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:47 AM   #8
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We get 30mph on a trip with the new Escape (found that out Columbus Day weekend), but I need to wire it for towing a 7 pin, then we'll see how it does with a ParkLiner!

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My 2008 FJ Cruiser v6 gets 18 mpg with no trailer. Pulling our 2500lb scamp we average about 15 depending on hills , weather ect.
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My 2008 FJ Cruiser v6 gets 18 mpg with no trailer. Pulling our 2500lb scamp we average about 15 depending on hills , weather ect.
My 2011 FJ gets 19-21 USmpg with no trailer and 12-14 USmpg towing. I tow a 3800 lb 19' Escape.
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Frank, Interested to know what you get because we're planning on buying a new tow vehicle next year.
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Frank, Interested to know what you get because we're planning on buying a new tow vehicle next year.
I'd like to know too! I am going to get the full installation kit tomorrow to wire the Escape for a 7 pin RV plug. It does plug into the 4 pin that came on the car, but everything else has to be wired. The F150 didn't even come with a tow package, yet everything from the RV connector to the brake controller was plug and play, no running wires or splicing anything.

I figure it will take me a full morning if not more to get the Escape wired and ready to tow, and given that I am in the middle of winterizing the ParkLiner, I doubt the Escape will be towing before May 2014.

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Frank, Unfortunately I had to do the same on the Honda some 10 years ago now. The biggest pain was tapping into the fuse box where I used a spare fuse for the charge line to the trailer.
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The kit that I'm getting avoids that by using circuit breakers that come with the kit and get power directly from the positive post of the battery. I think, anyways.

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