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Old 03-05-2015, 08:43 AM   #15
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Doug and Dawn here, 2008 16 ft. Scamp, towed with a 6 cylinder 2012 Ford Escape. 18 mpg pulling the Scamp, a ideal tow vehicle for the 16. No way would I attempt a 4 cyl. Tow vehicle! Not enough in the engine and transmission.

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:55 AM   #16
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Trailer: Oliver Legacy Elite II Hull #63
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2014 Dodge Durango (Red) 5.7 V8 7,200 lb cap
2014 Oliver Elite II 23.5 4,200 lb dry wt
17mpg local
1st tow will be next week


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Old 03-05-2015, 09:37 AM   #17
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Trailer: '84 Scamp 13' & 2001 Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe
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2008 Toyota Tacoma 4dr, 4X4, 4.0L V-6, auto trans, factory tow pkg, long bed w/hi rise FG shell - 19mpg towing scamp, 17mpg towing Casita, 20-21mpg avg truck & shell only, hiway, 55-60mph.
'84 Scamp 13 w/new 2.1K# Dexter, leading arm axle, 22.5 down start angle, 7" elect brakes.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:47 AM   #18
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Trailer: Casita 17 Ft SD
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2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 access cab V6 4.0, 5spd auto, Vista camper shell. 147,500 Mi.

2006 Casita 17 ft. Spirit Deluxe

18.9 mpg unloaded average mpg @ 58 mph, towing 14mpg average @ 55-62 mph.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:18 PM   #19
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Trailer: burro 1982
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Gosh, what a terrific idea. I will post my mileage once I start towing my burro. I have a 2014 Nissan Frontier extended cab, 2.4 4 cyl. I get about 22 mpg. I will be pulling a 1982 thirteen ft Burro. I have not towed on a trip yet. Thanks. Joe
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:37 PM   #20
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Trailer: '04 Scamp 19D, Tacoma 4.0L 4door, SB
ex VT, now CO
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Let's hope this thread does not fray too soon.

2013 Toyota Tacoma 4 door, short bed, SR5, towing package
4.0 L V6, auto, 4x4
2004 Scamp 19D
16.5 mpg towing, 20 mpg otherwise
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:40 PM   #21
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Trailer: 13 ft 2005 Scamp Deluxe; 2002 Subaru V6 Outback
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Norm & Ginny -
Do you have a bathroom in your Scamp 16? I have a 2005 Scamp 13 w. bath and pull it with a 2002 3.6 Subaru Outback. I'm considering getting a 16 footer w. bath but thought it too heavy for my Subaru.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:59 PM   #22
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I'm hoping we can limit this thread to the tow/trailer data and keep discussions, opinions, etc in other threads or PMs. Like Sgt. Friday would have said, "Just the fact, ma'am."
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:54 PM   #23
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Trailer: UHaul
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my T&T combo

1985 UHaul 13' CT
2011 Ford Escape Limited, V6 Auto 2WD
17-22 mpg towing (California hills burn fuel)
24-27 mpg around town
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:29 AM   #24
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Trailer: 1980 Bigfoot 17 ft
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2006 Toyota Sienna, 3.3 L
1980 Bigfoot 15B17G Standard
12-13 mpg towing @ 60 mph
24-25 mpg not towing @ 70 mph

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Old 03-06-2015, 04:26 AM   #25
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Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA
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2012 F150 Supercab 3.5L Ecoboost, 4x4, HD payload and tow
2014 Escape 5.0TA

13-14 mpg towing, 60 mph
15-19 mpg not towing, low end city, high end Interstate
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:48 AM   #26
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Trailer: Boler
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2012 Dodge Journey AWD, 3.6 litre, 6speed auto.

1982 Boler

We have only towed for one 4500 km trip and averaged 12 l/100 km or 20mpg and average about 23 mpg not towing.

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Old 03-06-2015, 06:34 AM   #27
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Trailer: Bigfoot 15B17G, 1986.
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Originally Posted by Mike Magee View Post
I was thinking, wouldn't it be great if we could have a thread for tug/trailer combinations, wherein everyone could add their rig's info?

Perhaps it would be possible to compile it all to a table (similar to "Trailer Weights in the Real World") in the first post. I don't know exactly how to post and to periodically update a table in the forum, but I'd be willing to try it if Frederick or a mod could give me tips. Even without a table, though, it would be nice to have all the info in a single thread.

Each owner of a FGRV (present or past) could enter the following:
1. Year, make, model of vehicle
2. Engine size (examples: 2.2L 4cyl, or 3.3L V6)
3. Trailer make and size (examples: Scamp 13, Escape 5.0) [note: FG eggs only; no stickie trailers]
4. Typical fuel economy: highway towing, and highway non-towing

What do you all think? I'll go first.
2008 Toyota Highlander
3.5L V6
Burro 17'
14.3 mpg towing, 22.5 mpg non-towing

I already make it in my profile.
It would be good to adjust the board of the profile of each, asking to enter this very relevant information.
I'm in.
Who is the person in charge for the additions in this board?
It would be a very good guide for all.
I am going to add the other information during the season.
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Towed with Dodge Journey 2012, 3.6 L., 6 speeds.
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:28 AM   #28
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Trailer: 2003 Bigfoot 17 (15B17CB), 2017 Escape 17B
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2005 Ford 150 (2X4)
5.4 Liter, 4 speed auto
2003 17 foot Bigfoot, 1999 13 foot Scamp
MPG: Bigfoot 12 MPG (lock out 4th gear), Scamp 15MPG, Mostly highway non towing combined 18 MPG

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