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Old 08-18-2013, 12:01 PM   #31
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Myron . I tow our 19 with a Yukon with a 5.3l . Average with out towing is 18 us/mpg towing is around 12. I think you quest for 14 may be a bit optimistic ....
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:15 PM   #32
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Yes I think you guys are right. I'll just -- roll in the grass and keep on dreaming.

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Old 08-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #33
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You guys are scaring me! My day to day vehicle is a Honda CR-Z which gets 43+ all the time. My TV is a GMC Acadia - will be interesting to see if I can get 14 - 15 MPG towing a 19. At least I've had 6 years of practice maximizing my mileage!
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #34
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Our tow (for our 19) is a 2011 Chevy AWD Chevy Traverse. Usual highway mileage is 22-24. Traveling across northern Washington through the Cascades we averaged 14. I tried higher octane fuel and found little if any improvement. We did average closer to 17-18 over a very gradual downhill 100 miles. You should easily get 14 with the Acadia unless you pull over the Rockies every day.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:14 PM   #35
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15 mpg towing your 5.0 with a Frontier thru the Rockies back to New Mexico from Chilliwack? I'd say OUTSTANDING!
Yes, it was about the same as we got towing our Scamp Deluxe 5er. There were days we did better and days we did worse, but over the 1600 miles that's what we averaged so no surprises there. The first day or so we travelled with the tires at 40psi and it seemed 'draggy' so we upped them to 45psi and that felt better. We are going to go to 50psi for our upcoming short local trip and see how it feels and does.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #36
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Hi: MyronL... Yes you got it!!! Fuel economy is a bit of a dogs breakfast. Good luck with your combo. All I know for sure is I'm doing way better than most RV'ers I meet!!!
I still say "The words fuel mileage and trailer towing shouldn't be used in the same paragraph. Alf
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #37
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Back to Hyundai Santa Fe, apparently there are no parts in North America to repair my buddy's vehicle, which has been in the shop for two months. There are 283 other Hyundai's also waiting for parts.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:26 PM   #38
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This kind of fits with my philosophy on cars. Would you rather have a car with a great warranty or one that doesn't break? I guess it's like giving all the passengers on a plane a parachute! I'd rather get on the plane that will land safely! JMHO
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:49 PM   #39
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re: "...Back to Hyundai Santa Fe, apparently there are no parts..."

Very interesting, gbaglo. After reading a glowing approval of the Santa Fe as a tow vehicle, etc., in Consumr Rpts, I went to a dealer to look one over.

Started asking tow questions but either them fellas just didn't do their homework or there is less there than meets the eye, or what CR thinks is there. Came away considerably less interested.

Now thinking it's best to stick with made in the US, if ever the time comes to replace the Hoe. (True, always been a Chevy guy anyways.)
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:51 PM   #40
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I tow with a 1996 Tahoe, 5.6L V-8...
When towing our 16 ft Scamp and keeping to 60mph we averaged 14 --to maybe--15 mpg...
Our new 19 is in production, we drive to Chilliwack in 4 weeks. Soon we shall see how well the Hoe does pulling the new baby. Of course, I will insist on getting no less than 14 mpg.
The extra length of the Escape won't hurt mileage, and the extra weight might not hurt much, but the extra width might add enough air drag to keep you from making that mileage target. The tandem axles won't help, either.
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