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Old 08-03-2016, 08:51 PM   #1
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2012 Vista 30T gas mileage

My Vista gets about 6 miles to the gallon with about 20,000 miles on the odometer, it has never been much worse or better, is this about what I can expect or is others getting better mileage? Tend to run about 65-70 mph on the freeway.
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AS the speed goes up, the drag on the box goes up drastically....double the speed and the drag force goes up by a factor of 4.

You might try driving at 62 and 63 mph and it should do a bit better. Also hills vs. flat terrain makes a big difference.

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We have a 2012 also with 16000 mi. We are just finishing a 3000+ mi trip to Colorado Springs via Yellowstone and Jackson, WY going and back to north Idaho through Glacier National Park. We crossed the Continental Divide 5 times and got as high as 8000'. Our average has been 6.6 towing a tow dolly-about 2700 pounds total. Got a high of 8 and a low of 5.5 when crossing the divide and fighting Wyoming and eastern Montana 25+mph winds.

Went to Arizona last winter and averaged that also and averaged 6 towing 5000 pounds. That was before adding the 5-star tune which I am pleased with.

I run around 65 to 70 mph as a rule. Hope that helps. Grades are a killer as is altitude.
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We are currently averaging 10 MPG. No toad, and we're not in the Rockies.

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Old 08-04-2016, 09:34 PM   #5
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We run our 30T at around 58 to 60mph. We get around 9 and a bit mpg consistently. When I occasionally run at 65 we end up well into the 8s mpg.

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