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Old 06-12-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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Now we tow a 74 vw bug and enjoy it very much,but sometimes we would like heat or ac.We also have an explorer and have thought about towing it but it is a lot heavier.I wonder how this would effect our mileage.A little or a lot?We have a 31' bounder (2000)with the ford v10.Gas is a bit high right now so I would appreciate any advice.Thanks Bill,Sheila and Beau the swank poodle.
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Now we tow a 74 vw bug and enjoy it very much,but sometimes we would like heat or ac.We also have an explorer and have thought about towing it but it is a lot heavier.I wonder how this would effect our mileage.A little or a lot?We have a 31' bounder (2000)with the ford v10.Gas is a bit high right now so I would appreciate any advice.Thanks Bill,Sheila and Beau the swank poodle.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:36 AM   #3
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The Explorer is a bit heavy but worth it in comfort when we get to our destination. I haven't tried it in the mountains yet but seem to have lost about .5 to 1 MPG on roads in Florida over the Saturn we had been towing. Heading to Yellowstone next month and will really find out then.
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Be sure to check the towing capacity and hitch capacity of your Bounder.
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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 funston:
Now we tow a 74 vw bug </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think the Explorer weights about 2500 lbs more than the beetle.
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