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Old 06-15-2016, 06:52 PM   #11
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My records after 3000 miles I am average 8 mpg mostly towing with a usual speed between 60-65. My last trip was about 1200 miles and I filled up 4 times with mpg of 8.8, 8.9, 8.4, and 8.3 towing our Corolla.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:54 PM   #12
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Greetings. I don't keep track as a rule but did check it for one tank on our recent 35k trip. We have about 5k miles now on our 32ft Sunseeker. We are at 19300 lbs with toad on a dolly rolling down the road according to the scales. Got 7.5 running 65 keeping the throttle constant without cruise on, which let the speed drift down to 55 on some hills. That was no fun so set the cruise and it held 65. This was in what I would term rolling hills. Your results may vary.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:54 PM   #13
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3500, not 35000..... sorry
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:30 AM   #14
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The radio/GPS in our 3051S has a gas mileage feature. You enter the details at each gas stop and it does the figuring.

We just completed a 2000 mile trip from Texas to Colorado and back. So lots of altitude changes. Towing a Lincoln MKX SUV. We saw 6.5 to 8.6 mpg. Averaged a little over 7mpg. When I drove 60 we were more likely to see 8s and when I drove 65 we were more likely to see 6s. Wind speed and direction played a role in this as well.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:55 AM   #15
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Might be able to tell you in a couple of weeks. Finally got my my '06 Jeep Liberty set up as toad for my Sunseeker. Next trip out is 4th of July weekend. But it will be in the mountains of MD & PA, not flat terrain.
What kind of setup did you use? Going to be towing our 2005 Liberty someday in the near future so looking for feedback.
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Just got home to Oregon from Ohio with our new Forester 3051S. We towed our Honda CR-V all the way, thru Rocky Mountains, Cascade Mountains and midwest flatlands. Overall we got 7.9 mpg, which I was pretty happy with, since I was hoping fro 8.0. We should do even better with less mountains.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:23 PM   #17
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I note a lot of folks tow Jeeps with off-road tires. Those tires are poor for mpg. Pump all your tires up will help but may cost you some tire wear. Everything is a trade-off.

I have smaller 24' Class-C with Chevy 6L I get 10.1 mpg for the trip last week Indiana to Ohio. Had cruse set to 62 on IN & OH TPK and ran the AC full time. No toad.
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Towing a Jeep Wrangler I got just over 7 1/2, CA to Utah and back, lost of grades. I just installed a 5 Star tuner to hopefully give it a little more power and change the shift points to allow more use of the cruise control. Heading out for a 5,ooo mile trip next week.
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Towing a Jeep Wrangler I got just over 7 1/2, CA to Utah and back, lost of grades. I just installed a 5 Star tuner to hopefully give it a little more power and change the shift points to allow more use of the cruise control. Heading out for a 5,ooo mile trip next week.

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Greg, curious to see how you will like the 5 star tuner. Let us know if you would when you get back on the road. Thx, Ben
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:48 AM   #20
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Fuel Mileage

This is after a recent ~350 mile trip towing my ski boat, some hills but mostly freeway driving around 60MPG. When not towing I get between 8-8.5.
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