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Old 05-08-2015, 09:17 PM   #91
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R-171 with a 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i. Take it slow and easy and it runs the speed limit just fine. Slower on the hills but it was what we had and ain't buying anything else soon.
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:38 PM   #92
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R-171 with a 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i. Take it slow and easy and it runs the speed limit just fine. Slower on the hills but it was what we had and ain't buying anything else soon.

Wow, I'm confused. I had a 2008 Subaru Forester that had a max tow of 2,000lb. The RP171 comes in around 3,700lbs, I didn't know that the Outback had such a high tow package.

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R-171 with a 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i. Take it slow and easy and it runs the speed limit just fine. Slower on the hills but it was what we had and ain't buying anything else soon.
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:08 PM   #94
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Wow, I'm confused. I had a 2008 Subaru Forester that had a max tow of 2,000lb. The RP171 comes in around 3,700lbs, I didn't know that the Outback had such a high tow package.

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The R-Pod 171 is 2205 dry. About 2600 by time we loaded it. Have yet to do a real weight on it but shouldn't be much off. The 2013 Outback is rated at 2700 lb towing in the U.S. And 3500 lb in Europe (Different liability laws). Will be getting an aftermarket tranny cooler installed this week.
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Well, the worries got me. Driving a 2015 Ram 1500 as we speak.
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I'm new, but towed my 183 home with my BMW X5. Not even the slightest whimper. The X5 is rated at 6K US, 7.8K Euro spec.

Haven't had a full test, but on a flat freeway at 60 MPH I was getting 18MPG. That isn't bad.... Hope it stays that way....

What kind of towing MPG are you seeing???
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I'm new, but towed my 183 home with my BMW X5. Not even the slightest whimper. The X5 is rated at 6K US, 7.8K Euro spec.

Haven't had a full test, but on a flat freeway at 60 MPH I was getting 18MPG. That isn't bad.... Hope it stays that way....

What kind of towing MPG are you seeing???

Most all of us see a near or roundabouts of a 50% drop in MPG with our Pods. Despite their shape they are not in the least bit aerodynamic.
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Most all of us see a near or roundabouts of a 50% drop in MPG with our Pods. Despite their shape they are not in the least bit aerodynamic.

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CASA de Brandi. Towing at best is 11.8. Generally it is 10 mpg. With out trailer it is 16 to 17 mpg. Inside the Jeep there are two 2k Hondas and two 85w solar panels. You would think that as small as I am, I would get better mileage. I wish. :-(((




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I use a Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 H.O. Overland for towing, making our first outing next week for a test run. We love all the options the 2016 R-Pod 179 has inside, including the slide out. We own a 40ft Monaco Windsor but wanted something we can just hook and tow on a moments notice. We carry a 4K propane generator, 2x40gal propane tanks and the Zamp Solar 80watts charger in the back of the jeep.
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I tow my 2015 Rpod 171 with a 2013 Ford Escape FWD with 2.0 engine.
There have been a couple times I wished I had gotten the AWD but mostly in real wet ground or mud. Towing I get 10 to 14 mpg depending on terrain.
I tow at 60-65 mph which is speed limit for towing in most states. I can pull at a higher speed limit but I am not in a hurry since I am retired. I do have electric brakes and sway bar which helps with cross winds. The nice part is I can get 26-32 mpg when I am not towing. Sweet set up and very Happy with it.
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