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Old 05-31-2015, 07:19 PM   #197
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VW Jetta load-transfer hitch

jennykatz- I would post some photos of the load-transfer bar (sq. tube) that I designed for my VW hitch, but all I see here is a "video" tool. I'll try that. Apparently this allows one file to be attached, so I'll try the photo showing how I attached the tube to the axle brackets. I am aware of the work done by Can-Am, the Airstream dealer, but did not use their design since I decided a minor rear collision could seriously affect the rear axle if I used it. So my tube bolts to brackets and also has a sleeve in the center with a shear pin so it could collapse 3 inches if struck in the rear.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:50 AM   #198
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78 Trillium 1300 no brales pulled by :
95 Chev Lumina APV V6 3.8 motor 3spd w/OD, air suspension, tranny and power sterring cooler. towed fantastic, and body lines on trailer matched up with two tone on Mini-van
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:52 AM   #199
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!981 Trillium 5500, brakes, all options towed with:
95 Chev Lumina APV V6 3.8 motor 3spd w/OD, air suspension, tranny and power sterring cooler.
needed anti sway bar, not good in mountains- tended to overheat on long climbs, other than that towed well
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:54 AM   #200
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!981 Trillium 5500, brakes, all options towed with:
2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3 V8, air suspension, 4 spd auto tanny, full towing Pkg
tows great, use anti sway single bar, lots of power, hard on gas though
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:26 PM   #201
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Thanks Joe, did you have any fuel economy numbers figured out for when you're towing and when you're not?
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:06 PM   #202
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will dig up some numbers on the weekend, I think I still have info for the mini van
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:52 PM   #203
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1996 Ford Ranger 4.0 4wd Automatic
1980 Boler 13 ft


15 mpg not towing
12 mpg towing




Tow speed 65 or posted speedlimit
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:24 PM   #204
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Hi Bill, any fuel economy numbers?

Just a reminder to all of the things we can put into this table:
Vehicle year, make
Engine
Vehicle's tow and hitch weight rating
Trailer year, make
Trailer weight
Trailer tire size & brand
MPG towing and MPG not towing
Typical tow speed (helps us put your towing MPG into perspective)

As a bare minimum I'd hope to have your vehicle and trailer make and your MPG numbers. Thanks!

While I'm thinking of it, I may be slow to update the table over the next month because we will be doing more traveling and I won't be at the computer as frequently.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:05 AM   #205
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2001 Oxygen dry weight 1650 lbs
2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L long wheel base with Class 2 hitch, std suspension..no other mods other than tranny cooler and brake controller.
just finished a 3500 km trip and averaged 24 mpg imperial (or 20 US) We only use this vehicle for towing and have never measured the tongue weight although it tows very easy.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:25 PM   #206
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Our first reported Oxygen, thanks! 20 mpg is great. The shape works as aerodynamically as it looks.
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:02 PM   #207
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2001 Oxygen dry weight 1650 lbs
2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L long wheel base with Class 2 hitch, std suspension..no other mods other than tranny cooler and brake controller.
just finished a 3500 km trip and averaged 24 mpg imperial (or 20 US) We only use this vehicle for towing and have never measured the tongue weight although it tows very easy.
Have you measured it loaded on the axle though? Would be great info. Dry weights are unfortunately not overly helpful.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:18 PM   #208
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Tow Vehicle: 2001 Chev Tahoe with a 5.3 Vortec. I forget the axle ratio, but it's currently on oversized Goodrich All Terrain T/As (20") so I suspect my mileage is minimally understated. Max tow cap is 7900#. Weight of the dog is 110#.

Our trailer is a 2005 Bigfoot 17.5 and although I haven't weighed it, using factory specs + what we carry I estimate 4700# loaded. Not sure what the tongue weight is or the max cap at the moment. We use a WD hitch setup.

Towing mileage was 9.5 for the Maryhill in May trip. Not towing is 14. I tend to keep more toward the passing speeds (rethinking that strategy!). Also planning on going back to stock rim/tire sizes on the Tahoe this summer.
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:34 PM   #209
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Have you measured it loaded on the axle though? Would be great info. Dry weights are unfortunately not overly helpful.
Sorry.. not yet. We don't have a scale in the area.
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:48 PM   #210
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I have also towed my 17-ft Casita Deluxe (weight 3,000 lbs) with a 2005 Toyota Tundra V8. At speeds of 61-63 mph on a 2300-mile trip I averaged 12.5 mpg. In my previous post I described my experience towing the same trailer with a 2006 Jetta, which averages 25 mpg (max 31 mpg on 400 mile leg) towing at similar speeds.
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