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Old 06-19-2014, 08:23 PM   #61
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The idea of only getting 12 mpg towing an all molded towable... makes me GAG. I'm going to find out TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY.

If it means crawling along behind much bigger rigs than mine, I can do that. If it means leaving earlier to get to my destination because I want to keep the MPH lower, I can do that. Stay tuned.. I'll post when I know more.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:29 PM   #62
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As I look around this campground tonight, other than a few tents, everyone is camping in giant rv's with slide outs I could park in. My thinking is not the norm. I read something this week that many campgrounds are being remodeled for larger pull thru's, E/W/S, and wifi to accommodate the ever growing average size of todays RV and the extra toys or vehicles they drag behind.
Nuts to that. It just means more congestion in the campgrounds and it's bad enough already.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:30 PM   #63
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The idea of only getting 12 mpg towing an all molded towable... makes me GAG. I'm going to find out TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY.

If it means crawling along behind much bigger rigs than mine, I can do that. If it means leaving earlier to get to my destination because I want to keep the MPH lower, I can do that. Stay tuned.. I'll post when I know more.
Thought you got the eco-boost engine; it does better.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:40 PM   #64
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Thought you got the eco-boost engine; it does better.
I did get the Ecoboost Charlie, I'll see when I hookup the new 5er. Towing the Scamp, there is ZERO difference between towing and not towing at a tad bit less than 60mph on the flats. Just like my prior F-150 V8.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:46 PM   #65
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Donna,
What do you thing the weight difference will be from your 16 Scamp and your new 5.0 TA? Double perhaps?
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:49 PM   #66
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What do you thing the weight difference will be from your 16 Scamp and your new 5.0 TA? Double perhaps?
Yes, double. Once it's rolling there shouldn't be a lot of "tugging" difference other than the added width... I hope.

For instance, I move my Scamp around on an asphalt pad (parking at home with a manual tongue dolly). I grunt and groan to get it started, but once it starts moving... easy, peasy.

I'm expecting a lot of the same inertia with the new trailer. Fingers Crossed!
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What do you thing the weight difference will be from your 16 Scamp and your new 5.0 TA? Double perhaps?
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Yes, double. Once it's rolling there shouldn't be a lot of "tugging" difference other than the added width... I hope.
The 5.0 will not just be wider - it will also be taller. It will also have another axle, and the tandem setup will likely mean more drag (it will certainly be much harder to turn by hand with a dolly, if you make a dolly to work with it).
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For instance, I move my Scamp around on an asphalt pad (parking at home with a manual tongue dolly). I grunt and groan to get it started, but once it starts moving... easy, peasy.!
Inertia isn't good for fuel economy, because it takes power to overcome it to get going, and unless you are driving a hybrid with regenerative braking you don't get that power back when braking.
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