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Old 07-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #11
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We now have a Silverado (5.3) , towing a 17b 3100 lbs, got 15 mpg (imperial) in rain/wind- get 22 on the highway not towing, Lots of power and great towing. Had a RAV 4 6 cyl towing the same trailer, generally got 13-16 mpg towed 8000 Kilometers various conditions, it was OK towing, but didn't like it at all in Florida cross winds - got 27 mpg not towing.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:33 PM   #12
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but I don't *think* in MPG, US or otherwise...

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Old 07-30-2013, 11:09 PM   #13
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to convert between l/100km and mpg (US) divide 236 by one to get the other

(e.g. 11 l/100km = 236/11 mpg = 21.5 mpg, or 21.5 mpg = 236/21.5 l/100km = 11 l/100km)

15 US mpg is pretty close to 15 l/100km

also, mpg imperial * 0.8 -> mpg US
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:18 AM   #14
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Just got back from a two day trip averaged 12.0 towing our 21ft with a 2007 Tundra 5.7V8.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:47 AM   #15
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Speed effects mpg. What speed is everyone driving?

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I drive between 55-65 MPH, usually around 57 or so, that seems to be the spot that works best.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:50 AM   #17
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We stick fairly close to the posted speed limit. Our highways around here vary from 80kmh to 100kmh (50mph to 65mph).
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:25 AM   #18
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I usually do between the speed limit to about 10 kph over, and usually not exceeding 120 on freeways. So, it really varies with me. I know I could save a bit by slowing it down a touch, but I will wait for retirement to do that, when I have all the time in the world.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:33 AM   #19
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At the start of a trip I do close to the speed limit. As I approach my destination, my speed usually tends to increase for some reason.
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I seem to start with good intentions of keeping the posted speed limit, but it seems that after a while it does increase a bit. I suspect the biggest issue is that while I was towing a bigger trailer the hills always slowed us down alot, now with a smaller lighter trailer and a v8 that seems to like to rev a bit its easy to have my way with pretty much any hill. Then I get to hear my Wife and daughter ask if it is really nesecary to go over every hill above the speed limit.to which I relply " yes "
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