Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 Classic Number 6, pulled by 2018 Toyota Highlander
Gas mileage down about 10% from a 19 to
a 21. Comfort up about 20% on the floor space. As my old friend Boge Johnson the flag man at the Knoxville Iowa Speedway used to say “ It costs money to go racin’.”
Slow down a few miles an hour and you can get a lot of the drop back. “ You ain’t goin to a fire are you?” Dad
Strike while the iron is hot. Live every day as if it were your last and one day you will be right.
We got around 14 MPG’s towing our 16 ft Scamp
On our last trip we got a little over 12.5 ( Maybe closer to13) MPG’s towing our 17 ft trailer
On a 5000 mile trip the difference in fuel costs would be well under $100 between (calculated ) the two trailers.
The question I always ask my self is “ Would I stay home and avoid seeing the USA and Canada just to save $50 or $75 ? “ The answer is always no.
Buying a travel trailer and then being overly concerned about fuel mileage never made sense to me but then I never claimed to be too bright !
I'm really wondering what kind of gas mileage I'll get with current trailer and upgrade tow vehicle. I get 18-19 now (whih is interestingly about the same as with the Campster, which was lighter but less aerodynamic and probably I slowed down a bit). So if I go to something like a Highlander ( or more likely Subaru Ascent) will I stay the same (more power, same trailer) or go down (bigger, slightly less efficient vehicle)?