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Old 09-24-2016, 02:51 PM   #281
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After our first camping trip I can now report the mpgs
4. 22.5 mpg without trailer and around 19mpgs with it (but it was a hilly highway).
Thanks, I converted to US mpg numbers of 18.74 (rounded to 19) and 15.8 for the table. Am I assuming correctly that you posted Imperial gallon numbers?
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:09 PM   #282
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Using Imperial gallon numbers makes no sense, since fuel at the pump in Canada is measured in litres.
Economy is measured as XX litres / 100 kilometers. So, lower number of litres is better.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:52 PM   #283
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We have been pulling our 1995 LiteHouse 4 Two with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab with a 2.5L 4 cylinder engine. It was a great tow vehicle for the little camper but sadly, I was rear ended a couple of weeks ago and the insurance company has decided to total the truck. This thread is giving me plenty to think about as I navigate finding and buying a replacement.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:25 PM   #284
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Davie, I think your going to be hard pressed finding

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We have been pulling our 1995 LiteHouse 4 Two with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab with a 2.5L 4 cylinder engine. It was a great tow vehicle for the little camper but sadly, I was rear ended a couple of weeks ago and the insurance company has decided to total the truck. This thread is giving me plenty to think about as I navigate finding and buying a replacement.
:Another one just like the old one. Tacoma Pickups no matter which way they come are very Expensive and they hold there new price to past the price of a newer one.
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:36 PM   #285
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Towing Scamp with a Jeep

I tow a 13 foot Scamp from Illinois to Utah with my 2016 Rubicon JKU; auto, 3.6 V6, max tow package. 3.73 gears, 33 inch tires. Loaded the Scamp weighs about 1800# and I can maintain the speed limit (45 mph) going over Monarch Pass, (12,000 feet) in Colorado and over Boulder Mountain in Utah. I use 2nd gear a lot but really do not have any problems. The Scamp has trailer brakes and I installed a friction anti-sway bar which helps when driving through windy western Kansas, I also use a 6 inch drop hitch. I average 16 mpg and drive 65 on the interstates.
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:33 PM   #286
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We tow with a 1955 Canadian Chev 150 with a 350 cu. in. V-8. Our trailer is a 13 ft. Boler and the mpg are terrible towing or not, but it sure is fun..
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:31 PM   #287
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How much drop

My tow rig is a 97 GMC Sierra 4WD. I tow a 1980 13ft Boler. Is there a formula for figuring out how much drop is right for my setup. I now have 2inch drop.

Wanting to hook it up and head out of town next week.
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:10 PM   #288
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Tow vehicle & Trailer combo

Tow Vehicle: 2006 Chev Silverado 3500 (single wheel style)
Engine: Duramax "Disease-el"
Tow rating: 12,000 lb
Trailer: Bigfoot 25B21RB
Trailer weight: 4400 lb
Tire Size: 205/R14
Tire Brand: Les Schwab house brand
Towing mpg: 21 mpg
non-tow mpg: 22 mpg
typ tow speed: 75 mph
Misc: 4X4, SD one-ton
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(Also tow with '57 Chev 210 HT, 350 engine, TH350 trans.
Working on '56 F100 with Cadillac 500 engine TH 400 trans)
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:06 PM   #289
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My tow rig is a 97 GMC Sierra 4WD. I tow a 1980 13ft Boler. Is there a formula for figuring out how much drop is right for my setup. I now have 2inch drop.

Wanting to hook it up and head out of town next week.
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You might want to start a new thread for your question, because it may go unnoticed in this fuel economy thread. I'd answer, if I knew.

The table has been updated with the new tow combos. Pretty interesting how the Duramax hardly notices a 4400 lb Bigfoot! Only 1 mpg lost.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:19 PM   #290
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My tow rig is a 97 GMC Sierra 4WD. I tow a 1980 13ft Boler. Is there a formula for figuring out how much drop is right for my setup. I now have 2inch drop.

Wanting to hook it up and head out of town next week.
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Bill,
I would just fuel the truck up, load it like you would for camping, and the same for the trailer, hook it up and check the distance from the belly band to the street at the front and back of the trailer. Adjust until you are level. Front high on the trailer will produce bad handling, so avoid that. With that truck you should hardly notice the lil Boler behind you.
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Old 04-10-2017, 12:06 AM   #291
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You might want to start a new thread for your question, because it may go unnoticed in this fuel economy thread. I'd answer, if I knew.

The table has been updated with the new tow combos. Pretty interesting how the Duramax hardly notices a 4400 lb Bigfoot! Only 1 mpg lost.
"Max" just plain doesn't even notice when "Quatchi" is hitched on. (Now my race-car trailer, with the car and all the gear, etc - that's a different story. Big, blocky, square fronted, triple axle and over 9,500 lbs. MPG drops to 15 on the flats (as low as 12 into a headwind) and through the mountains its less than 10.)
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:29 PM   #292
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Tow Vehicle: 2016 Nissan Frontier
Engine: 4L V6
Trailer: 2017 Venture Sonic 220VBH
Trailer weight: 5000
Tongue Weigh: 420
Mpg towing: 10
Mpg not towing: 18
Typical towing speed: 60MPH
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Old 04-30-2017, 03:20 PM   #293
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Tow Vehicle: 2016 Nissan Frontier
Engine: 4L V6
Trailer: 2017 Venture Sonic 220VBH
Trailer weight: 5000
Tongue Weigh: 420
Mpg towing: 10
Mpg not towing: 18
Typical towing speed: 60MPH
That is a 26' stickie with slideout. It makes an interesting comparison point to our little molded-fg eggs. Quite a load for a Frontier, too!
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That is a 26' stickie with slideout. It makes an interesting comparison point to our little molded-fg eggs. Quite a load for a Frontier, too!
Something is wrong here, 18MPG not towing??? 2013 F150 V8 5.0L gets around 22MPG not towing.
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