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Old 09-19-2011, 12:05 AM   #1
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V10 powered towing question...

For those towing a Jeep Wrangler, or Liberty with the ford V10 how bad is the impact on gas milage, is it much different than not towing?
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Depends much on the weight of your coach and the speed you drive. I get around 6.5mpg cruising between 58 & 62mpn in a coach weighing in at 21,300lbs towing a 4,000lb Suzuki XL7. Less weight better mpg I would think.

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from what i have heard on the forums you lose about 1 to 2 mpg towing.
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That isn't too bad.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:40 AM   #5
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When I am not towing MPG is about 8 and when I tow my MPG range is about 6. This can change based on the roads I am driving for my trip, such as flats or Big Hills and many other factors.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:02 AM   #6
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In the Mid West I do not experience much change in mpg towing. I tow a Malibu chevy. I keep my speed between 55-62 mph. I do make sure my toad tire pressure is just a little over the recommended pressure by about 3-5 lbs.
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99 percent of the time I am either towing a Fusion (on a dolly) or a 4000 lb boat (Ranger Reata) and get right at 7 mpg. Unfortunately I can't provide much non-towing mpg. Hope that helps. We put on about 5K miles this year so far. The V10 is definitely better than the '88 454 we had before....
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I had a class c coachman v10 and our toad is a wrangler. Droped 1 mpg on average. Didn't even know it was back there most of the time.
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I had a class c coachman v10 and our toad is a wrangler. Droped 1 mpg on average. Didn't even know it was back there most of the time.
Taht is the cool thing about flat towing a Wrangler, there isen't much resistance with the transfer case in neutral.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #10
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I have a V-10 in a 31ft Class "C" Motorhome and tow a chevy cavalier (3,000 lbs) and at 62 mph average about 8 - 8.5 mile to the gallon. At 65 mph avarage about 6 - 6.5 miles to the gallon.......
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We have a 2000 Sea View and tow a Prius on a car dolly. We have found no difference towing vs not towing.
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I get 8 to 9 towing a Ford Flex.
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A lot depends on the motor home's body.. Believe it or not.. I got lucky when I towed a 4,000 pound mini-van (roughly the same tow you are doing, perhaps a bit more) in that the effect on the air flow did a decent job of offsetting the added weight, in short, It is next to impossible to predict the effect till you hook up and take measurements.

What WILL affect your MPG is a good wax job.. Improves it.
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V 10 milage

Greetings from Oregon, We just returned from our first long trip. It was a 2800 mile trip with our 1999, 29' Tioga. Class C. With a Ford V10. Our over all milage was 7 mpg but surprisingly got about 8 when we did the mountains. Don't know why? We toured Oregon, Nevada and California and took on every mountain in our path, including 8000'. We were not towing. I did not drive slow. In the west, it is keep up or park it. Average top speed was 60 to 65. I remember my ford pickups in the 60's and 70's. with the 360 v8. I got 10mpg with or without a load. And we figure our milage the old fashioned way, we use a calculator. I am a happy camper.
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