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Old 06-20-2016, 07:15 AM   #31
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I have 2016 Freelander 26RS with the V10 & also towing a 2015 Jeep Wrangler sport 2dr. First trip out approx 200km got 8.5 mpg not towing. This past weekend also logged approx 200km got 6.5 towing the Jeep.
Previously owned a 2014 Freelander 21QB also V10 engine and averaged 8-9 mpg not towing.
Did some math on a planned trip to Mt. Rushmore (from Ontario) in July & if I had to rent a car for a week at destination (National car rental) approx $600 +, at approx $3.00/gal for gas it would be approx $450 extra towing the Jeep. In last 2 seasons without the toad rented cars several times but also missed a lot of side trips while enroute to our destinations, previously had a 37ft 5ver tv F350 diesel & enjoyed being able to unhook at nightly stops. Towing the 5ver averaged 10-11 mpg traveling full time for several years.
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:24 AM   #32
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I've owned two Ford V-10 and one Chevy V-8 motorhomes or towed a trailer behind a Ford Expedition. Around 8.5 mpg is what you're gonna get with these things no matter what one says or does.

Having said that I'm buying a 2017 22 ftr. on an E-450 chassis and since these now have 6 speed trans I'm hoping for better after break-in.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:17 AM   #33
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I have 2016 Freelander 26RS with the V10 & also towing a 2015 Jeep Wrangler sport 2dr. First trip out approx 200km got 8.5 mpg not towing. This past weekend also logged approx 200km got 6.5 towing the Jeep.
Previously owned a 2014 Freelander 21QB also V10 engine and averaged 8-9 mpg not towing.
Did some math on a planned trip to Mt. Rushmore (from Ontario) in July & if I had to rent a car for a week at destination (National car rental) approx $600 +, at approx $3.00/gal for gas it would be approx $450 extra towing the Jeep. In last 2 seasons without the toad rented cars several times but also missed a lot of side trips while enroute to our destinations, previously had a 37ft 5ver tv F350 diesel & enjoyed being able to unhook at nightly stops. Towing the 5ver averaged 10-11 mpg traveling full time for several years.
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Don't know where you got the figure of $450 extra for gas towing your Jeep
Distance from Ontario to Mt Rushmore is around 1000 miles.
At 8.5 mpg at $3 a gallon....about 236 gallons.... Round trip...$708.00
At 6.5 mpg at $3 a gallon....about 308 gallons.... Round trip...$924.00
Difference of $216.00

Or, was your $450 estimate for the total trip, towing the Jeep? $900.00 round trip?
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:23 PM   #34
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Don't know where you got your data from but it's about 1400 miles one way to Mt Rushmore from where I am in Ontario, so close to 3000 round trip + any side trips. I was figuring approximately as the mileage was approximate and the gas price a guess.
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I guess it just depends on where in Ontario. I went to mapquest and just punched in Ontario to Mt Rushmore. Didn't know where in Ontario you started from...pretty big area, so, my bad...
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:46 PM   #36
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Sorry Grumpy I should have specified where in Ontario but I was just trying to show that difference in mileage is not bad if you consider having to rent a car at your destinations. Did a Key West trip & several to Gatlinburg area last year and car rental got expensive but the alternative of unhooking every time we wanted to tour was a PITA. Plus for us living up here the jeep comes in handy in winter also.
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Drove 2016 Coachman Leprechaun 319DSF from Iowa to Indy 500 this year, towing a Dodge Durango, AC on for most of the trip, and in tow/haul mode. Measured MPG was 7.8, and nearly all miles were on interstate, at 62-65 MPH.

From there, it was down into Kentucky, then Tennessee, and then back through Illinois to home. Much hillier in KY and TN, of course, and MPG dropped to 7.3. Full cargo, two adults, and a one-hundred pound Labrador.

Wind during the trip wasn't much of a factor, though we did have strong south winds hitting our side all the way out to Indy. We were very pleased with the MPG.
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I have 2016 Freelander 26RS with the V10 & also towing a 2015 Jeep Wrangler sport 2dr. First trip out approx 200km got 8.5 mpg not towing. This past weekend also logged approx 200km got 6.5 towing the Jeep.
Previously owned a 2014 Freelander 21QB also V10 engine and averaged 8-9 mpg not towing.
Did some math on a planned trip to Mt. Rushmore (from Ontario) in July & if I had to rent a car for a week at destination (National car rental) approx $600 +, at approx $3.00/gal for gas it would be approx $450 extra towing the Jeep. In last 2 seasons without the toad rented cars several times but also missed a lot of side trips while enroute to our destinations, previously had a 37ft 5ver tv F350 diesel & enjoyed being able to unhook at nightly stops. Towing the 5ver averaged 10-11 mpg traveling full time for several years.
Hope you enjoy your RV and have a safe season.
Interesting my 2008 Freelander 2130QB got 10.4 for total of 34,000 miles. Current 2016 23QB and am getting 9.8 to 10.1 according to instrument display with AC running 100% but just hit 3500 miles so is still new. No toad.
I am running the 6L Chevy.
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