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Old 06-22-2009, 09:42 PM   #21
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My Trailer size -------13' Boler
Tow rig
Make ------------------Isuzu
Model------------------Trooper II 1986
Eng size ---------------4 cylinder
Stick or Auto ----------stick
2 wheel drive-----------
4 wheel drive yes but don't use it
How fast i drove---------55 MPH
MPG when towing------19 MPG

And I was driving from the calif coast up to the Nevada high desert and back. Used a lot going up hill with the water tank full on the way up. But got better mileage on the way home and averaged 19.


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Old 06-22-2009, 11:57 PM   #22
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My Trailer size -------17' Oliver Legacy Elite

Tow rig
Make ------------------2006 Jeep
Model------------------Liberty CRD
Eng size ---------------4 cyl, Diesel
Stick or Auto ----------Auto
2 wheel drive-----------
4 wheel drive-----------4 X 4
How fast I drive---------60+ MPH
MPG when towing------18-20
MPG when empty-------24-26
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:30 AM   #23
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My Trailer size -------13' lite house
Tow rig
Make ------------------toyota
Model------------------tacoma
Eng size ---------------6 cylinder
Stick or Auto ----------stick
2 wheel drive-----------
4 wheel drive use it frequently
How fast i drove--------- 50to55 MPH
MPG when towing------16 MPG about the same milage as around town
up and down a 10% grade... also have 33" tires on rig, still pulls like a champ.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:58 AM   #24
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Your Trailer size - 13'
Tow rig - Subaru
Make - Legacy
Model - Outback
Eng size - 2.2 Liter
Stick or Auto - Stick
2 wheel drive
4 wheel drive - AWD
How fast you drive - 50-55
MPG when towing - 21-22
I really think it is a 2.5L engine. The 2.2L was my 1970 Toyota Crown straight 6!

In 1961 I had a 1959 Triumph Estate Wagon. I drove 60 miles at 50mph on 1.4 Gallons of gas! That works out to 40.1mpg. I don't see where the 'big improvement' in gas mileage is.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:32 PM   #25
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My Trailer size -------17'Casita
Tow rig
Make ------------------Dodge
Model------------------Grand Caravan 2007
Eng size ---------------3.8
Stick or Auto ----------auto
2 wheel drive-----------2WD
4 wheel drive
How fast i drove---------60 MPH
MPG when towing------14 MPG

Day 3 & 4 -- 655 miles Gainesville, FL to Lafayette, LA.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:36 AM   #26
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How fast you drive - 75 mph
MPG when towing - 12 MPG

I've noticed that for every 5 MPH change in speed, I see a 1 MPG change in fuel economy.
Last weekend I confirmed that when towing at 60 MPH I see 15 MPG towing.

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:18 PM   #27
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My Trailer size -------13' Boler

Tow rig

Make ------------------2001 Toyota
Model------------------Tacoma
Eng size ---------------3.4 V6
Stick or Auto ----------auto
2 wheel drive-----------2WD/Prerunner
4 wheel drive
How fast i drove---------60 MPH
MPG when towing------15 MPG
Range------------------18.5Gal ~281mi
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:46 PM   #28
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Trailer: Scamp 13 ft
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Tow rig: 13' Scamp
Make: Nissan
Model: Frontier
Eng size: 4.0L
Stick or Auto: 6-speed manual
2 wheel drive: yes
4 wheel drive
How fast you drive: 60-65mph on interstates, posted speed limits on other roads.
MPG when towing: appx. 18mpg
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:59 PM   #29
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My camper size -------9.6’ Bigfoot
Tow rig
Make ------------------Chevrolet
Model------------------2002 Silverado- 2500HD
Eng size ---------------6.0
Stick or Auto ----------auto
2 wheel drive-----------2WD
How fast i drive---------60+ MPH
MPG when hauling------14.5 MPG
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:03 PM   #30
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In Jun-Jul 2007 I took a round trip from New Jersey to Tucson AZ
Trailer: Scamp 13 lightly loaded
Tow Veh: 1999 Ford Ranger 4 cyl ext. cab Std shift w/ cruise con.
Miles traveled: 5695
MPG: 19.31 overall
Gals: 294.82
$ cost: 897.28

A lot of the traveling was done 55-65 using cruise control on flats

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Old 08-25-2009, 10:43 PM   #31
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2000 Scamp Deluxe 16 has front bath
Tow with 1997 T-100 Toyota with cap on bed (208,000 miles)
Loaded with all fishing gear (2 rafts etc)
5-Speed never use 5th when towing
4wd
On most trips average 17-18 mpg
We do a lot of dirt road to fishing the back country so the miliage drop of quite far when driving in 2nd gear.
Use 10 ply tires inflated to the max. 60 psi (I do need 10 ply where we drive)
We did drive to the Florida keys did a 12,000 mile trip so on pavement 17-18 MPH

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Old 09-13-2009, 08:07 AM   #32
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I was just curious to see what other trailer tug combinations get per gallon

mine is;

2005 trailblazer 5.3 V8 373 gears towing Boler 1700, 2840 #

avg.5.2 Kms per liter or 14.8 Mpg Imp. or 12.25 Mpg American

I'm using this formula to caculate

Kms per lt. X 4.6 = Kms. per Imp. gal X .62 = miles per Imp. gal.

Kms per lt. X 3.8 = Kms. per Amer. gal X .62 = miles per Amer. gal.


Wind on the day was calm.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:29 AM   #33
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2005 Explorer, 4.0 v6, towing 16'Casita SD, approx 2300#

Getting between 15, and 17 mpg depending on terrain and wind.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:04 AM   #34
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1993 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 liter inline 6
2001 13 Scamp 2300lbs
55/60 mph
Ave. 16/17


2008
lowest 13 bucking the wind at 6,000 elevation on I-80

highest 18/19 frequently on my great lakes trip, very flat country compared to what I normally travel.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:14 PM   #35
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I was just curious to see what other trailer tug combinations get per gallon

mine is;

2005 trailblazer 5.3 V8 373 gears towing Boler 1700, 2840 #

avg.5.2 Kms per liter or 14.8 Mpg Imp. or 12.25 Mpg American

I'm using this formula to caculate

Kms per lt. X 4.6 = Kms. per Imp. gal X .62 = miles per Imp. gal.

Kms per lt. X 3.8 = Kms. per Amer. gal X .62 = miles per Amer. gal.


Wind on the day was calm.
You don't say at what speed you drive. If 70 MPH (US) that's good. If 60 MPH (US) that's pretty bad. You have the exact same engine/transmission/rear axle ratio as my Escalade and I average 14.8 driving at 60 MPH (US).

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Old 09-13-2009, 05:27 PM   #36
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even though the speed limit is 110 km. I only drive 100 (62 MPH) with my cruise control on, sounds like it is bad.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:43 PM   #37
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13' Perris Pacer

Honda Element
Auto
4WD
speed: 60-65
MPG: 14-16
Without tow: 24
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:20 PM   #38
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Maiden voyage with this rig: From Spring Valley, CA (el. 670') via I-8 pass (el. 4200') to Ocotillo, CA (el. 377') and back; those earthquake aftershocks were fun.
13' Scamp
2000 Mazda Protege
Manual 5-speed
2WD, 4-cyl
speed: 50-55
MPG: 29; half of tank was on this trip w/ egg; full-time estimate 25 mpg
Without tow: 34 mpg at 55 mph max w/ part city streets (I'd like to have a bumper sticker that says, "I'm saving gas, so kiss my..."). We once got 47 mpg going from Cottonwood to Gray Mountain, AZ w/o tow and w/ tail wind of course.

We'll see if we can stay above 25 mpg w/ full-time towing. We usually travel from 670' to 10,000' elevation. I can't wait to calculate that with this setup.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:06 PM   #39
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My ranchero (67) with a 351w gets around 20mpg if i leave my leg outta the firewall..id guess dragging the uhaul would change the to somewhere around 15...we'll know soon.......Bruce
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:07 PM   #40
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Recent round trip from San Jose to Big Sur going 60-65 mph, got 13.8 mpg. 17-ft wide body Burro and Toyota Tundra 2wd V8. I was probably closer to 65 on the way down and gas needle seemed to go down faster. Hoping to get closer to 16mpg by sticking to 60mph.

16mpg is about what I get commuting to work. I get 18.5mpg on long vacation drives and not towing.
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