Towing MPG - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-01-2010, 05:31 AM   #1
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Towing MPG

Not doing something right here. I've searched various ways, but no results.

Surely the topic "Towing MPG" has been discussed many times. Is there a thread dedicated to towing mileage? Where is it?

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Old 12-01-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
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You might find it faster to use the google search engine instead of the forum search button. Try a combination of key words such as: fiberglassrv.com mpg towing or fiberglass rv mileage tow vehicle and I'm sure you'll find plenty of reading material.

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Old 12-01-2010, 09:42 AM   #3
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The Google search of fiberglassrv is available now as an option in the SEARCH pulldown at the top right of this page, just under where it says Welcome and Private Messages if you're logged in.

Click on that Search option and enter your query in the Google custom search box at the bottom of the list

By default, most 3 letter words, like MPG, are not indexed by the standard forum search. The admins would need to specifically add words like TOW and MPG and reindex, but the Google search should work for this.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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1999 Silverado 4x2 4.8 V8 Auto 20 MPG on highway NOT towing
When towing 13' Scamp, going 60 mph, 16 MPG on highway.
About 20% less MPG when towing.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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The Google search of fiberglassrv is available now as an option in the SEARCH pulldown at the top right of this page, just under where it says Welcome and Private Messages if you're logged in.

Click on that Search option and enter your query in the Google custom search box at the bottom of the list
Matt, that's a nice feature. Glad you pointed it out!
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:59 PM   #6
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Average 38 MPG not towing.

About 24 MPG towing a 13' Scamp at 60 MPH.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:02 PM   #7
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Kip Over on the Casita forum they have a really good mpg survey encompassing a variety of vehicles and varying sizes of fiberglass trailers.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:40 PM   #8
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There are so many variables that effect MPG that it's really hard to predict. Before worrying too much about MPG you might want to calculated how much MPG is worth. Just for grins here's my calculation. At $3.00 per gallon of gas 20 MPG is going to cost you $15.00 for every 100 miles driven. At 21 MPG it will cost you $14.29 to drive that same 100 miles. Not a lot of difference.
In my case without the trailer I get close to 20MPG on the highway. With the trailer at worst is goes to 17 MPG. That an increase of $2.65 per 100 miles at worst.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #9
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This was posted here several years back and I had a copy on the dash next to the fuel guage.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:35 AM   #10
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Kip Over on the Casita forum they have a really good mpg survey encompassing a variety of vehicles and varying sizes of fiberglass trailers.

Lee,
Thank you. Lots of info there.

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:21 AM   #11
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not good at all here....7.25kms per liter not towing.............and i am too scared to check the kms per liter for towing. 2004 6cyl jeep wrangler TJ. but it is fun....it is not a waste of money, it is an investement in memoys!
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:45 PM   #12
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2008 Tacoma pulling a 19' Escape, my mileage is between 15 and 17 mpg (Imperial gallons).
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:55 PM   #13
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Eighteen (+ or -) 1 or 2 MPG towing a 16 ft Scamp with a 1983 diesel Blazer K-5.

I tend to look at it like Byron K. except I use the cost per 1000 miles as my travels tend to be cross country.

Then I figure out how many cups of coffee I would need to stop and purchase if I didn't have the Scamp in tow and I almost recover the slight loss of MPG on that one item alone. Add in the meals eaten out and the motels stayed in plus the inconvenience of traveling in such a fashion and the added fuel cost of towing the Scamp is truly a bargain!
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:36 PM   #14
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I advertise my MPG on my trailer.
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