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Old 09-16-2014, 08:05 AM   #31
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I also tow a 17B (actual weight packed for a long trip - (3010 lbs & 340 lbs hitch weight) with a RAV4 (V6 & tow package). I generally tow at 57MPH on secondary roads & have been happy with the combination. No problems with handling, plenty of power (I often point out that it has 29 less horsepower than my 1969 SS Camaro).

I get 15MPG towing, unhooked - 25 highway & 22 around town. Over 56,000 miles so far, including mountains in both the East & West. The biggest problem I have is the small gas tank (15 gallons). Out west there are drives between gas stations that get exciting when there is a headwind!
Sure is nice when yo fill-er-up, though. Carl
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:06 AM   #32
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tow vehicles for 19 or 21

We have 72,000 miles on our 2011 Grand Cherokee, 1/2 mileage towing a loaded 19 or 21 and would replace it with another. We do have the Hemi engine and would either get another or go for the diesel.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:45 AM   #33
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I just traded in my 2009 Ram 1500 Hemi 5 speed for a 2014 Ram Hemi. I did not go the diesel route for several reasons, one of which is it's small size. That said, I researched and decided on the new 8 speed Hemi with a 3:21 rear end. This is the standard set up with certain models and it works well. At 62 or 100 km/hr I'm sitting at less than 1300 rpm. The low end gearing is phenomenal. Have not towed yet as I'm still in the break in period. Just wanted to throw some more wood in the fire...
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:00 AM   #34
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I just traded in my 2009 Ram 1500 Hemi 5 speed for a 2014 Ram Hemi. I did not go the diesel route for several reasons, one of which is it's small size. That said, I researched and decided on the new 8 speed Hemi with a 3:21 rear end. This is the standard set up with certain models and it works well. At 62 or 100 km/hr I'm sitting at less than 1300 rpm. The low end gearing is phenomenal. Have not towed yet as I'm still in the break in period. Just wanted to throw some more wood in the fire...
Hi: cpaharley2008...I'm in total shock!!! You didn't trade your trailer? Alf
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:19 AM   #35
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Hi: cpaharley2008...I'm in total shock!!! You didn't trade your trailer? Alf
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No, Alf, this new one maybe in anticipation for a 5.0 TA in the future, something to think about....
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:55 PM   #36
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Well, i know you guys do not have the possibility to buy a ISUZU, but just for the heck of it.....

Just did the math on the mileage....

While towing the 5.0 Classic from the Netherlands (flat land) via Germany and Switzerland (both uphill/mountains) to Tuscany (mountains) we did 11.5Km to the liter, that is about....

7.14 mile per liter which would be about 7.14 * 3.7 = 26.4 miles to the gallon if i'm not mistaken.

we drive about 85-90 km's/H or 52-55 miles/H. Which is the legal max speed in Europe when towing.

Not too bad at all i believe, this is achieved with a 2.5Litre twin turbo diesel engine.

Uphill we experienced no problems at all, maintaining our 90Km/H speed was easy, just clicked the cruise control to 90 and up we went. Ref's were standard about 1300-1500 RPM's and uphill about 2000 RPM's.

Just to let you know.

Have fun!

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Old 09-16-2014, 02:08 PM   #37
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Hi: Seef... Sounds like you got a winning combo!!! How many beers to the campground did you get?? LoL
Lots of show and tell I bet too!!! CONGRATS Alf
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:34 PM   #38
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Hi Alf,

way too much beers AT the campground.

italian beers are actually quit nice to drink.....

Have fun!

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