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Old 04-12-2015, 04:05 PM   #141
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Thanks Kathy, nice to have a Honda Ridgeline listed.,

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Old 04-13-2015, 08:21 PM   #142
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We have been towing our 16' Scamp with a Jeep Wrangler for the last few years. The Jeep is not meant for towing nor is it an economy vehicle. The jeep was heavily molested to make it more dirt and rock worthy, but still be able to be driven to the places where it would be used. It is heavy, non-aerodynamic, under powered, and noisy. still it is a lot of fun if you can afford the gas. Towing the Scamp it averages around 13 mpg at 62 MPH. Not towing it can get a whopping 15-16 MPH. Our Scamp weighs in around 2800 ready to camp.
A new tow vehicle is in the works, but will be a few months away since it is a project classic truck. It won't be any more economical than the Jeep due to a larger power plant, but should be able to climb steep grades at speed and look cool too. Will update with data after a few trips.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:21 PM   #143
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Russ,

Thanks fr our first Wrangler, what do you have for an engine/transmission?

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Old 04-14-2015, 09:28 PM   #144
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Russ,

Thanks fr our first Wrangler, what do you have for an engine/transmission?

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Sorry for that omission Norm.
The engine is a straight six. 4.0 liter.
Trans is 5 speed overdrive manual.
Rear end gearing is 4.56:1 with 33" diameter mud and snow tires.
I drive with the AC on most all the time, as the fresh air vents bring in hot air from the engine bay and windows let in the tire noise.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:51 AM   #145
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Dragged the trailer out last evening, first shot with the new tow vehicle.

2011 F150
rwd, 6 speed auto
3.7L v6 302 horsepower and 278lb-ft of torque
3.73 limited slip rear end
tow package with integrated brake controller
7800lb tow rating

Picked the truck up for the mileage here in the prairies, i've been really impressed with the small motor being more than capable, and returning mileage i didn't think was possible out of a full size truck. (27mpg / 8.7L/100km on the highway unloaded, 16-18mpg pure city driving)

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Old 04-17-2015, 12:54 PM   #146
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Tow Vehicle: 2012 Mercedes Sprinter 144
Engine: 3.0 Diesel V6
Trailer: Oliver Legacy Sport 17'
MPG Towing: 15-16
MPG Non-towing: 19-20

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Old 04-17-2015, 05:26 PM   #147
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Thanks Scott and Dale.

Our first Mecedes Sprinter van, looks bigger than the trailer, very nice. Of course another Ford F150, quickly becoming the most popular tow vehicle in the list. Thank you both.

When you have more numbers to fill in let me know.

Thank you

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Old 04-24-2015, 12:10 AM   #148
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2003 silverado 1500hd 6.0 automatic with tow haul mode 4x4 crew cab 6' bed full of stuff under contractor shell. rated for 8200#
2005 bigfoot 17.5 gaucho around 3900-4000# when camping.
9-11mpg towing, 12-13 non towing.
previous we had a 2002 dakota crew cab 4x4 with the 4.7 v8 pulling a 17' Liberty deluxe 9-10 towing, 15-16 not towing. the silverado is a much more capable rig better brakes and bigger cab for comfort, biggest tradeoff is long wheelbase equals difficult maneuvering at times.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:47 AM   #149
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Thanks Martin I'll enter your rigs tonight when we reach a more Internet friendly campground.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:39 PM   #150
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2003 silverado 1500hd 6.0 automatic with tow haul mode 4x4 crew cab 6' bed full of stuff under contractor shell. rated for 8200#
2005 bigfoot 17.5 gaucho around 3900-4000# when camping.
9-11mpg towing, 12-13 non towing.
previous we had a 2002 dakota crew cab 4x4 with the 4.7 v8 pulling a 17' Liberty deluxe 9-10 towing, 15-16 not towing. the silverado is a much more capable rig better brakes and bigger cab for comfort, biggest tradeoff is long wheelbase equals difficult maneuvering at times.
Just for the sake of accuracy in the spreadsheet I believe that if this is a 2005 Bigfoot without the winter package (as stated in a different post) it is actually a 17 ft 1500 series. Not a 17.5 which would be the heavier 2500 series.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:51 PM   #151
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2005 Bigfoot Trailer

Technically it is a 2500 series with out the optional 4 season package apparently this was an option for the first few years not standard.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:08 PM   #152
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Thanks for the clarification. I knew the winter package was on option on the 1500 17 footers for many years but I thought when they came out with the 2517.5X's the winter package was standard. That's the problem with "internet lernin' " But the good news is I'm still learning.
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:36 PM   #153
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2008 21ft Bigfoot, aprox 6200 lbs
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3l diesel
15-18 cnd mpg towing
28-29 mpg not towing.
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:07 PM   #154
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Thank you Martin, our first Silverado. Surprised how Fords outnumber Chevys.

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