Originally Posted by kirkman
Jack.....I'm not to worried about the axle to pavement thing just the frame and the pipes.
Did you notice and difference in the way it towed or gas mileage?
The larger wheels and tires
seemed to make it more stable. I went from 205-75-14 to 225-75 -15 so the wider tires
made a big difference. As far as fuel use I really cant answer that question. Fuel consumption was always poor because of the large square frontal area on the Bigfoot
. I'm sure the change hurt, but I cant say how much. I tow with a Toyota Tacoma 4X4 and without the trailer I get about 17 -18 MPG. With the trailer it drops to 13 or 14. One trip, when driving home from Utah in extreme headwind I got 7.5 MPG. As I drove down the interstate highway I could actually see the needle on the gas gauge drop.
For sure, raising the trailer will increase fuel consumption but can not say how much. Some sources actually say raising the trailer, you will get less wind resistance under the trailer. I look at it this way. If raising the tanks and plumbing prevents them from damage I'll gladly use a little more fuel to avoid repairs to the trailer.