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Old 03-11-2015, 11:01 AM   #57
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Thank You for the additional information.


I am sure that others will find it helpful when they are wondering if a well recommended vehicle currently towing a 13' Scamp, will also tow, say, a heavier trailer such as a 21' BigFoot etc.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:14 AM   #58
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Bob,

The goal is to make it as useful as possible. Thanks for your comment.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:19 PM   #59
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2004 Honda Odyssey
3.5 L, 6 cylinder, 6 speed automatic transmission
1991 Scamp 16, 2400 lbs axle, 200 lbs tongue
19 mpg towing, 32-35 mpg highway, 24-26 mpg around town


only 10,000 miles

Hi Norm don't you mean 2014 not 2004?


Mine below

Tow vehicle: 2010 Ford F-150 Supercab

Trailer: 2007 Escape 5.0

Trailer weight: not known

Tongue weight: per PO 700 lb

mpg towing: 15-16

mpg non towing: 19-20

Typical tow speed: 55-65


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Old 03-11-2015, 01:34 PM   #60
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Adeian,

Good catch. I have a 2014, it's correct in the table.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:20 PM   #61
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Add to post 59

Engine: 4.6 l.


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Old 03-11-2015, 04:20 PM   #62
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My Highlander is rated for 5000 lbs, tow package included.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:45 PM   #63
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Tow vehicle: AWD Subaru Outback wagon
Engine: 3.0L V6
Trailer: 2005 13 ft Scamp Deluxe w. bathroom
Trailer weight: to be determined on a CAT scale someday
Tongue Weight: 120 lbs? Only carrying 1 propane gas tank
Subaru towing limit: 2,000 lbs
Trailer weight: 1200 dry
Mpg towing/not towing - about the same, est. 20-22 mpg in Canadian Rockies - will retest after I get it out of winter storage
I generally drive mountains on empty water tank, so towing is easy, gas mileage same as not towing, even with kayaks mounted on car top, firewood over car wheelbase, and 3-4 gal. water on back seat floor.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:27 AM   #64
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Help

This list would be more valuable if we added more tow rating information. If you know the tow rating of your vehicle's manufacturer's trailer weight and tongue weight in this list, please let me know. It would be of help to others.

I do realize manufacturers numbers are subject to derating for all kinds of reasons.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...6oSPkw/pubhtml

We are now have a lot of beneficial information and hopfully improving it on a regular basis.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:55 AM   #65
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My 2011 Pilot has a tow rating of 3500/350. Typical towing speed 55-62 mph.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:04 AM   #66
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For legality purposes, tow caps are ok. Here's my tested scenario.

I have a 99 nissan frontier with 3500 lb cap and it's a 4 cyl. I attempted to "test pull" a 3000lb small Dutchmen stickie when I FIRST got interested in rv'ing. Ha.... it wouldnt get over 50 mph up a slight grade (much less a steep hill)!! Probably as much "sail affect" with the "box" as it was weight....

Honestly? I can pull my 1800lb 13' Scamp without problems. But it still really LABORS up steep grades here in Tennessee. I wouldnt DREAM of getting anywhere near the max 3500 with that truck regardless what the manual states!!! I know some pull 16's without a problem. I still wouldnt do it unless it weighed 2000lbs or less!
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:39 AM   #67
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Darral,

There is a large difference between towing a flat sided, boxy trailer and a streamlined fiberglass trailer. Our first trailer, a boxy stickie, weighed 15-20% less than our Scamp t got 20% mpg less.

There's no doubt additional horsepower helps on hills as a result steep climbs takes more time.

Our Scamp weighs 2600 lbs and we towed it easily all over North America.
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:17 AM   #68
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How do you add/change information on the spreadsheet? My listing is on there and I was going to add tongue weight, etc.

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Moderator's note: we've added a link to the spreadsheet containing the info reported herein. Cheers, y'all.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...6oSPkw/pubhtml

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
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:29 AM   #69
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you can post the information in this thread or send me a PM by clicking on my name. Right now I am doing the update. Eventually the task will be shared. A number of people have sent me up dates. Looking forward to yours.
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:19 AM   #70
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1992 Scamp 16' Side Bath 2600 lbs Total 250lbs Tongue
Towing MPG 16/19 mpg Not towing 18/21 mpg
Trucks Towing Capactiy 6500lbs
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