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Old 04-30-2019, 08:16 PM   #1
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First toad trip with 3011ds.

Just made a 600+ miles round-trip from north Louisiana to south Mississippi. First time towing jeep liberty. I got 2 surprises.
First, the V-10 ran on cruise at 62 mph right around 2200 rpms. While the route is mostly flat except for overpasses and bridges, I was happy to see very little down shifting on inclines.
Secondly, I got 9.16 mpg!
I did use non-ethanol gas for the first time and it seemed more responsive and less strain on hills.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:19 PM   #2
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I’ve heard that pulling a toad disrupts the airflow behind the m/h which reduces drag. Don’t have a clue if that’s right but it seems logical. I do know my mileage increases about one mpg when the toad is being pulled.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:27 PM   #3
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Iíve heard that pulling a toad disrupts the airflow behind the m/h which reduces drag. Donít have a clue if thatís right but it seems logical. I do know my mileage increases about one mpg when the toad is being pulled.
Don't tell me that. I was hoping it'd be even better when not towing. Lol
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:01 AM   #4
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Tow/haul mode?

Hi, just wondering if you used the tow/haul mode? We have a 2017 3011ds and just made the trip to Pigeon Forge pulling a Chevy Sonic. We averaged 8.47 mpg. I used tow mode but am wondering if that is correct. Thanks.
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getting my toad next week to pull behind my 3010 sunseeker. My toad is a 2016 traverse.
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Just a general note for consideration: adding ethanol to gasoline reduces the amount of energy per gallon of the fuel mixture, so you can expect lower mpg when you run a gasoline/ethanol mixture. The only really good benefit when running ethanol is it has a much higher octane rating than gasoline.That's why the Indy cars have been running alcohol with very high compression engines for decades.
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Hi, just wondering if you used the tow/haul mode? We have a 2017 3011ds and just made the trip to Pigeon Forge pulling a Chevy Sonic. We averaged 8.47 mpg. I used tow mode but am wondering if that is correct. Thanks.
Yes it is correct !
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With the basic chassis loaded up with the motorhome body and contents would you not use the tow/ haul mode most of the time. Itís not like when you are towing a trailer behind a pick up and then go solo. By the way I just bought a 2019 Sunseeker 3010 DSF with the same body paint and look forward to making a trip pulling our Toyota Corolla iM soon.
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