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Old 08-19-2014, 01:17 AM   #31
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I think it depends on your trailer and your tow. I have two friends, each with a Casita 17 footer, who routinely get 18+ mpg while towing, using a Ford F150 Eco-boost, and a Chevy Silverado, respectively.
Parked beside a "new" Casita 17 ft. owner (from NY) in Milton, On CG last week... and he confirmed what I posted...?

Go figure...!!!

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Old 08-19-2014, 01:18 AM   #32
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I have a 3.0 diesel ram 1500 4x4 and a 19. Last outing we got about 19 mpgs towing on highway and some two lane hilly stuff. I've averaged 22 mpgs in mixed since I bought the truck. Best I've got is around 28 going the speed limit on the highway. Pretty pleased so far.
Try our route... LOL...

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Old 08-19-2014, 02:02 AM   #33
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One thing though Larry, and I've heard this from a lot of people: the smaller/mid size trucks often get worse gas mileage when towing than their full size counterparts. I guess that makes sense because the smaller truck has to work harder to tow on the same terrain and at the same speed, which can dramatically reduce mpg.
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:05 AM   #34
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:07 AM   #35
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And back on topic....

CONGRATS with your new trailer!

Have fun!

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Old 08-19-2014, 03:44 AM   #36
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Hi Folks,

Regarding gas mileage, left the "Wet" Coast on June 1st... across Canada to the Bay of Fundy, then west through ME, NH, VT & NY... through Niagara Falls... "Toranna"... Sarnia & posting this from Benton Harbour, MI (beautiful spot)...

We have crossed the Rockies, the Canadian Shield, the Laurentians, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, the Niagara Escarpment & finally to somewhat flat land... to here in MI.

Pulling the 5.0 TA with the Titan... average mileage at 20.2 l/100km or for our American cousins (& Alf... :-}...), who unlike the rest of the world cannot learn metric, 11.6 mpg US. Now on the flats... 12.3 mpg... Again, for Canadians like Alf, that's about 14 - 15 mpg (based on the Imp. Gal.).

I have spoken with a ton of very experienced RVers (Canadian & American) and looking all in the "eyes", all have said one can expect, based on their own mileage, the same as ours. 16, 18 & higher mpg is, in all due respect... "a crock"...

But then again, what do I know?

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Hi: Stargeezer... Last trip down the 401 from Ottawa 15.8 mi./US. gal... but I'm not towing a telescope just a 5.0TA!!! Alf
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:34 AM   #37
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Awesome combo! Any difference in the two rigs towing? (since you have had both units). What is the cargo capacity of your tow vehicle? I have a 5.ota on order and will be getting a new tug soon.

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Old 08-19-2014, 07:26 AM   #38
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Don, I'd seriously look at the Ram diesel, as Will confirmed my other source of 18 mpg towing is something gas engines will not allow. That is 50% better than my current 12 mpg number so on my last trek to Osoyoos instead of burning $2k in gas it would have been 1/3 less or about $1350. Plus it gets 24+ not towing with a 600 mile range.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:43 AM   #39
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We also have the 5. 7 hemi and it pulls like a dream....yesterday we were on the cocahalla which was a real test and we had no problems at all.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:26 PM   #40
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Just a note on mileage: Hand calculate, or at least, compare the "lie-o'meter" in the vehicle to a hand calculated number. My overhead reads 4 mpg higher than actual.
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