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Old 03-08-2016, 03:31 PM   #29
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All that smoothing up front doesn't do a lot, unfortunately. There's probably more air drag at the squared-off rear of our trailers than anywhere. Also remember that air drag increases with the square of speed. Your drag at 30 mph is increased by a factor of 4 when going 60. Bump that up to 90 and you've got 9 times as much drag... That's why we're seeing those contraptions under and on the back of 18 wheelers these days.

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Old 03-08-2016, 03:53 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Whitewolf View Post
I believe that those who said to the effect that if 'dcarver' had to worry about MPG's he shouldn't be RVing, didn't read his posts. His simple question at the end of his first post was "Will there much difference?"

In dcarver's third post he added this; "We make enough money that high fuel costs won't really hinder our travels. I am just really in to getting better mpg."

Nothing in there about not being able to afford to go, just looking for ways to tweak his mileage. Most of us have done it. Towing or not. Especially when fuel hit $4 a gallon.

So lighten up guys. This is the reason some leave forums such as this.
Originally Posted by dcarver View Post
Thank you to those who understand the question I asked.
About to finish up the last leg of our trip to South Carolina from South Texas and averaging 11.4 with the TT driving between 60-65. Notice much better mileage when the boost stays under 10psi of course lol.
Anyway I asked mainly because in May I'm looking to go to the 5th wheel. Just wondering if I could stay above 10mpg
And IF you had read my post completely you would see where I gave 2 examples of 2 different towing situations with virtually the same MPG'

And IF MPG are a worry then RVng, Boating , ATVng, Off Roading or numerous other motorized luxury escapes are not for you.

10-11 mpg towing is GREAT.
Buy a MH and 5-7 is going to be the norm.

It is that simple.

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