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Old 05-26-2009, 08:47 PM   #1
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Just back from Kane Lakes Valley near Merritt. If you are familiar with BC then you know that means crossing mountains. We took the Coquihalla Highway, which has a steep 17 kilometer climb. We had the trailer, loaded for fishing. Lots of beer, water tank 2/3 full and two pontoon boats stacked on the roof of the RAV.
I kept good records.

From North Van to Bridal Falls is basically a flat freeway. Kept speed between 90 and 100 K. We used 12.91 liters / 100 kilometers ( or 18.33 mpg US; 21.89 mpg Imp. ).

From Bridal Falls we climbed the Coquihalla into the Kane Valley. Same speeds, but dropped to 80 from time to time on the steepest climb. I would kick it down into 3rd until I was back at 90. On this section I used 17.74 liters / 100 k ( 13.33 mpg US; 15.92 mpg Imp. )

From Kane Lakes to home we used 15.46 liters / 100 k ( 15.3 mpg US; 18. 28 mpg Imp.)

Overall for the return trip we got 15.62 liters / 100 k (15.15 mpg US; 18.09 mpg. Imp. )

The entire trip was 591.5 kilometers and the section to Bridal Falls is only 123 kilometers, which is where we got our best mileage.

This is the rig at the Coquihalla summit. I'll post all the pix under Show your Escape.

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Old 05-26-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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This is good to know. We are buying a RAV4 tomorrow (Toyota Credit willing).
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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Nice picture.

We'll be doing the mileage with our dual Escapes next week going to Osoyoos or Oroville. (if I get rid of this stupid cold!!!)

I know around town we only get 23 MPG Haven't done much on the freeway...
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:10 PM   #4
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This is good to know. We are buying a RAV4 tomorrow (Toyota Credit willing).
I wish I had ordered the back-up camera. Because the spare tire sticks out beyond the bumper, your whole rear door is at risk. I've taken to keeping a hitch installed. My daughter hates parallel parking it and I'm not that confident myself. I don't drive it often ( have a company car ) so I have no clue where my rear end is.

The Old Bag says we should have got leather seats, because of the dog and the way hairs stick in the cloth seats. But the leather seats are heated and cost $1,000 extra. So, I choose to keep the rest of the vehicle messy so it all matches.

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Old 05-27-2009, 12:57 AM   #5
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We can barely afford the base V6 4WD. The wife, whose arthritis makes turning keys a challenge, would like the Limited version with keyless entry and ignition. And leather heated seats would be nice with our dogs and all. But the base model is still very nice. The back-up camera - worth considering. I wonder if it would aid in hitching. But not listed as an option for the base model.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:20 AM   #6
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.....I have no clue where my rear end is.
Sorry to hear Glenn. If you drink a dozen beer every day it should show back up.
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I have the backup camera on my Pilot. It does help with alignment, but it is not too easy to tell distance, like whether the hitch is right over the ball or not.

I am quite used to hitching up a trailer on my own without the camera though, it is quite easy once you get used to it.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:58 AM   #8
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I would like the back-up camera for parking. I use my mirror set-up for hitching up. It really works. But, you still have to get out of the driver's seat to check the hitch hight and to be right on the mark. I had the trailer on the post, without the wheel, so there was no margin, but I was able to hitch up quite easily. If you search FGRV for Baglo's backup mirror or some such, there are pix. I'm no longer a member so I can't. I'll post them if I can find them.

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Old 05-27-2009, 02:06 AM   #9
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Here are pix of my backup mirror unit. I can back up, right onto the hitch. But, I can't tell if the hitch is high enough so I have to get out and check.

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Old 05-27-2009, 09:06 AM   #10
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That sounds like decent mileage for the mountains. Say, is that yellow pontoon an outcast? I've got one just like it. They are sure nice!
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