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Old 12-23-2005, 05:27 AM   #15
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Full time, keep records of every fill, 41,000 miles over western US, towing an Echo, and speeds always less than 65--8.92mpg.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:51 AM   #16
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The computer says I'm getting 7.8 this trip (1500 miles, mostly level terrain). 06' W24 with Jeep Wrangler tow. Majority of travel is non-interstate, 55-62 MPH. I'm in no hurry to get anywhere.
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Old 12-23-2005, 06:02 AM   #17
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Old 12-23-2005, 07:06 AM   #18
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I have a 2003 Brave, 32V with the P32 Chassis and the 4 speed transmission. I tow a PT Cruiser. I've accumulated 34000 miles on the MH. I've tracked mileage almost since the beginning, and I've averaged 7.936 mpg. The car has been towed for all of that mileage with the exception of one trip totalling about 1200 miles.

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Old 12-23-2005, 07:17 AM   #19
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With our 40' CAT C-7 powered coach we average 7.5 mpg towing the Ford Explorer. Usually drive at 62 mph.
Once without the toad got 8.3 mpg.

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Old 12-23-2005, 07:20 AM   #20
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OK, now that evertbody has owned up to the fact that we all get better mileage at 65 or less, who are those guys that keep passing me going 70+,,, I tow a Voyager Van and have a Cummins ISL 400 hp and over 65 the mileage goes to pot.

I made one trip from San Diego to Nashville Tennessee at 70-75, never do that again, not that the coach won't do it, it is just that I don't like contributing so much to Flying J profits.

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Old 12-23-2005, 07:31 AM   #21
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Why cry after spending 150.00 on a motorhome
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:31 AM   #22
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Put me down for 7.04 mpg (MS Excel calculated) over my coaches 3107.9 total miles. Wave or toot (no airhorns please) as you pass me towing a silver Honda going north and south on I-95 at 63mph in the far right lane. Watch for me Tuseday in SC/GA.

FWIW, last winter a 5th wheel followed me for miles and miles through central VA and down 95. When I pulled in for a break he pulled in behind me and told my wife that I was an excellent driver. I should have got his name for my resume!!

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Old 12-23-2005, 08:33 AM   #23
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I tow a PT Cruiser.
W8RLM - Bob </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

W8RLM,
Can you tell me about your set up? I have a PT Cruiser and I need to set it up to tow.
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #24
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We get 6.5 to 8 mpg depending on the terrain, wind, avg. speed, towing Jeep Wrangler. W22/8.1
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:50 PM   #25
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I average 8 towing a Honda behind my Tradewinds.Since that's 2 vehicles Doesn't that mean I'm getting 16 mpg?
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:57 PM   #26
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Barth if you are talking 150 bucks for a fill up, you obviously haven't filled up my motorhome when diesel was 3.19 per gallon, I spent 402.00 in Yuma, Az. on a fill up back in October, If you missplaced the . and meant to say 150K, well you need to up that also as I doubt you will find a new Gold for 150K when they list for 253K.

I'm not crying about milage, but if 5-10 miles per hour difference makes a substantial difference in fuel economy, then I'm going to go slower, that is a no brainer.

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Old 12-24-2005, 05:54 AM   #27
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Canuck:
37' DP towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd we average 9.6 mpg at an average speed of 54 mph according to the Garmin GPS.
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A little off topic but the Cherokee you have....is this the one that can be towed four down without accessories etc etc

I'm going to by a used "something " the doesn"t need trans pumps and whatever.
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Old 12-24-2005, 08:03 AM   #28
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According to cat I got 7.875 mpg This was For 1 year and 4 months and about 5000 miles but the mechanic said it would have been better had I not had 28 hours of idle time. Some of the idle time, aprox.7-8 hours was spent in traffic jams due to accidents etc. and part was just running at lunch stops, dog walks, and just in and out of camp grounds etc. this is a 330 cat on a 39 ft kountry star towing a buick park avenue on a dolley. I try to drive the speed limit or keep up with traffic when possible. I prefer non interstate but if I'm in a hurry or have to go long distance I go interstate.
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