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Old 12-02-2010, 07:17 PM   #15
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I advertise my MPG on my trailer.
Hi Frederick,
I like your sign. I have been tempted to do the same thing. I just returned from a trip from New Brunswick to southern Florida (with a few side trips); over 4,000 miles. If I feel I'm obstructing traffic I get out of the way, otherwise, it's 55. I average 23.5 MPG at 55 (2.0 L gas Jetta/13' Trillium) and about 18 mpg at 70. I retired young, love to travel, and the less it costs me translates to more and/or longer trips.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:44 AM   #16
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With my Suzuki 2006 GV I do 23.5 MPG (10L/100km) on highway (65-70 mph), when towing my 13' Boler, I do 18 MPG (13L/100km).
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:55 AM   #17
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With my Suzuki 2006 GV I do 23.5 MPG (10L/100km) on highway (65-70 mph), when towing my 13' Boler, I do 18 MPG (13L/100km).

At 65 to 70 or do you slow down to reasonable towing speed of 55-60?
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:21 AM   #18
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Responses were helpful. I did investigate all suggestions and/or links.

One that was especially helpful was this one:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scampe...portRows&tbl=3

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Old 12-04-2010, 07:36 AM   #19
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Kip, one must be a member of YahooScampers to view the link. I am, thanks for posting!

However, it is what it is. It's not like I'm going to park the trailer and not go anywhere because of crappy MPG. IMHO the only time I'd be really concerned is if I was looking to purchase a new tug. Then, I'd try to make an educated decision (or is that guess?). The biggest difference in MPG is usually caused by the tool found between the seat and the gas peddle. YMMV
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:27 AM   #20
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I guess I'm the gas hog here. With my old trailer-Lance 1880 weight 3800# I got 9 mpg towing. I tow with a Dodge Ram Hemi- 5.7L. Without towing I get around 18-20 mpg. It has the 4cyl fuel saver shutdown feature while cruising, which the tow mode eliminates. Towing with my new used 2007 EggCamper I get 13-15 mpg. So it is a lot better than my old set up. Weight and aerodynamics are the critical element. I read somewhere that every extra 100 lbs is a 1% decrease.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:52 AM   #21
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I guess I'm the gas hog here. With my old trailer-Lance 1880 weight 3800# I got 9 mpg towing. I tow with a Dodge Ram Hemi- 5.7L. Without towing I get around 18-20 mpg. It has the 4cyl fuel saver shutdown feature while cruising, which the tow mode eliminates. Towing with my new used 2007 EggCamper I get 13-15 mpg. So it is a lot better than my old set up. Weight and aerodynamics are the critical element. I read somewhere that every extra 100 lbs is a 1% decrease.
Looking at the various towing MPG data, you aren't far off (now) from others towing FG campers, and actually better than some of them. And I suspect that Hemi gets the job done with little fanfare.

Been looking at a lot of different brands, weights, and types of campers and have drawn some conclusions. Flat areas and sharp corners cause extra drag.

The 26' Argosy (Air Stream) we had got better mileage and towed better than the lighter conventional trailer we had before it, when towed with the same TV. I believe it was because the Argosy had no sharp corners or flat surfaces.

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Old 12-05-2010, 07:26 PM   #22
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Our Chrysler Town and Country punches a nice big hole in the air for the trailer. At 60 mph we lose about 20% MPG. We get 22-24 highway and about 20 mpg towing the 13' scamp.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:53 PM   #23
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I get 16mpg pulling a 16' Casita with a 4.0 Jeep Cherokee and that is a 65 to 70 mph on the highway. It also seem to gets the same at slower speeds.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #24
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We pull our 13' uhaul with an 02 mazda (ford) 3 liter V6 pickup.
Coming from virginia to Oregon we got 15.5MG coming acriss the rockies in Wyoning fighting a terrific headwind.

On the flat straight I5 in California we got 19.5MPG.

In between, mileage varied between the two with the terrain and windage.

I expect we will average about 17.5 on this 10,000 mile expidition. We will post the total when we get home in April.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:27 PM   #25
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On our 3-4,000 mile trips we always average 17.5 mpg for the entire trip. That is headwinds, mountains, and smooth sailing. We have a light Scamp (1500 lbs) and tow with an 04 Honda Odyssey.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:23 AM   #26
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About 16MPG towing with the El Camino-- 65+mph-- 19 MPG not towing.
I think about 14 MPG towing with the Bronco- maybe 16 MPG not towing.

Bottom line is: don't care.... They're paid for. And get attention where ever we go. Life is good. Larry



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Old 02-08-2011, 12:31 PM   #27
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I'm still getting around 23-24 MPG towing the Scamp with he Scion. I haven't towed it in the summer yet, but I expect a little better. My mileage always goes down with the mercury.
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I have an 07 Toyota Tacoma with the 2.7 L 4 Cyl. and automayic transmission.
The advertised mileage is 21 to 26 mpg.
Last Sept. I took a 4000 mile trip to Zion, Teton and Yellow Stone NPs. and averaged 22 mpg.
My 16' Scamp SD has dual propane tanks and I always travel with a full water tank.
I traveled at posted speed limits and sometimes a little faster. Utah has a few test areas of 80 mph.
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