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Old 06-19-2015, 08:24 PM   #51
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I keep it out of tow haul mode and I don't use cruise control much, only on level roads. When in cruise control my mileage suffers about 1/2 MPG's. I think because of down shifting. When in tow mode it down shifts too soon going up hills. I just decrease the speed going up hills but rarely below 50 MPH. I avoid down shifting as much a s possible. Though I do need to remember to put it in tow mode when I go over a hill so it will down shift in a lower gear to aid in slowing down.
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:22 PM   #52
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I pulled a 2012 Jeep Liberty 1750 miles behind my XL and averaged 5.9 mpg, runnin 65-70 with generator running the whole time. I'm happy with that!!!


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Old 06-22-2015, 05:53 PM   #53
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I have a 2013 Georgetown XL 378 towing a 2014 Honda CRV. All of the above experiences are right on. Over the course of 11,000 miles my average is 6.3 mpg. I get as low as 5 in eastern Oregon (all up and down) and as high as 8.2 traveling from Phoenix to LA (it is flat and straight).
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:26 PM   #54
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One other thing to keep in mind...
Also the next time you get stuck in traffic because of nut somewhere that did a stupid act and has forced 95 to be a parking lot, you can put on your AC, watch a ball game, eat dinner and even use you own bathroom while ever one else stews.
These traffic problems are when my DW learns to drive....Once we see it is going to be a long mess, I pop it into park, she jumps behind the wheel and I get a potty and stretch break. She gets to idle along, learn that it can take a lot to stop a big RV and just generally gets the feel. Sometimes speed inches up to 25-35, so more experience.

Sooner or later it always comes back to a stop and I jump back behind the wheel ready for another few hours of driving.

Just try and make some lemonade along 95...or 75, just pick your favorite parking lot...those seem to be mine!
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:34 PM   #55
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These traffic problems are when my DW learns to drive....Once we see it is going to be a long mess, I pop it into park, she jumps behind the wheel and I get a potty and stretch break. She gets to idle along, learn that it can take a lot to stop a big RV and just generally gets the feel. Sometimes speed inches up to 25-35, so more experience.

Sooner or later it always comes back to a stop and I jump back behind the wheel ready for another few hours of driving.

Just try and make some lemonade along 95...or 75, just pick your favorite parking lot...those seem to be mine!
When I'm driving I just put it on autopilot and go to the bathroom.
DW doesn't like it but it works for me.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:59 PM   #56
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Iggy- if you read your manual, it says not to do that!
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Just finished a 3 thousand mile trip from California to Monument Valley, Colorado Springs, Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone, and averaged 7 mpg towing my Ford Escape. Flawless trip and great time.

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5000 miles traveled from CT to SD. Average mpg was 11.7 towing a 2014 38CK with a 2013 Ram 2500 mega can with the Cummins diesel. Effortlessly towed with plenty of power to spare. The trailer is 16200 gross weight
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5000 miles traveled from CT to SD. Average mpg was 11.7 towing a 2014 38CK with a 2013 Ram 2500 mega can with the Cummins diesel. Effortlessly towed with plenty of power to spare. The trailer is 16200 gross weight

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