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Old 05-12-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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Hi: emers382... I'm always leaning to the left...but am decidedly red!!!
The 5.0/Frontier made great gas mileage for our entire trip. Average 19.25 miles per US. Gal. Alf
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:24 AM   #12
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That is really great mileage , Alf. I can't get over 15, no matter what I do.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:32 AM   #13
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Jim: How does that compare to the mileage you get with the FJ when not towing. As I said we were leaning towards the 19, but wonder if towing the 5.0 is easier not only because it's a fiver but also manages better mileage for tug. I just watched Alf's interview from 2010 (NOW I know what you look like Alf) and beginning to think the 5.0 is the better way to go. Beth doesn't like the idea of climbing up onto the bed (we tried it with Dick's in VA) but does like the ease of getting out in the night without disturbing one another. We're really torn between them now.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #14
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I get around 20 mpg with the FJ, not towing, so it is a 25% hit. I think weight impacts your towing and I believe both models are close. But IMHO the 19' with dual axles will tow smoother and than a single axle.
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Heh Alf, Jan and I are down in Myrtle now....sorry we missed you by a couple of weeks : - ). Anyone on the East Coast should go...like Alf said, MBSP is a natural oasis in the mist of a resort city!Adrian, the 5.0 is sweet..
.with a queen bed that goes the right way : - )
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:25 PM   #16
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I get around 20 mpg with the FJ, not towing, so it is a 25% hit. I think weight impacts your towing and I believe both models are close. But IMHO the 19' with dual axles will tow smoother and than a single axle.
Hi: cpaharley2008...Aerodynamics of the 5.0 plays a big part in the MPG's. So does the fact that at 30,000mi. the Frontier is getting broke in. The other fact is I seem to stick to 100kph/62mph and use the Interstate hwys. Just did a figure for combined city/hwy around home and it's 24.5mpg. Ya gotta love those figures. Alf
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:28 PM   #17
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Yes, I agree, I only have 2300 miles on FJ and 11,000 on the Ram, so hopefully mine will get better. But with your numbers you are also taking a 25% hit, from 25 mpg to 20 mpg towing!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:06 AM   #18
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Heh Alf, Jan and I are down in Myrtle now....sorry we missed you by a couple of weeks : - ). Anyone on the East Coast should go...like Alf said, MBSP is a natural oasis in the mist of a resort city!Adrian, the 5.0 is sweet..
.with a queen bed that goes the right way : - )
Hi: Hokie Escape... Would have loved to share a root beer with ya'll. We'd go back to MBSP in a heartbeat. Next year were booked into an RV pk. in Ft. Myers Beach Florida for two months...Aah retirement!!! Alf
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