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Old 03-30-2015, 08:50 PM   #1
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First Time Towing my GC

I have only owned my MH one season. This year we purchased the tow hitch and brake buddy to tow my 2011 GC. We took it out this weekend for the first time. I was amazed at how easy it was to tow. I was all nervous for nothing. I did notice a drop in gas mileage. I was not able to get an accurate reading due to using some fuel prior to the trip. I was also impressed with how well the Triton V10 pulled going up some of the hills we had to climb. Overall, I would say to anyone who may be nervous about pulling a toad not to be. I will add one thing though, I think having one season of driving the MH under my belt gave me a huge confidence boost.

Now I just need to figure out where I'm going this weekend.

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Old 03-30-2015, 08:56 PM   #2
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You will need thousands of miles to get an accurate mileage reading if you're just going by mileage/fuel used. I really never worried about it as it is what it is. When towing the '05 Odyssey behind the Magna the VMS shows an average of 7.1 mpg and that includes Tehachapi, the Grapevine and sitting in barely moving traffic after an accident. For an almost 50,000# rig towing another 4,500 that's not bad.
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