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Old 10-25-2013, 01:59 PM   #11
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We use a 2012 Ford Flex with 6 cylinder Eco Boost. Recently went from Louisiana to South Dakota and back. Easy tow but gas mileage not so hot. 10-11.5 mpg at 65-70 mph.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #12
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We use a 2012 Ford Flex with 6 cylinder Eco Boost. Recently went from Louisiana to South Dakota and back. Easy tow but gas mileage not so hot. 10-11.5 mpg at 65-70 mph.
i hope you realize that the trailer tires are only rated to a max of 65mph. hate to see a blowout on a single axle trailer.
and you'll get better gas mileage by staying in the 60-62mph range.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:10 PM   #13
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According to the people in Goshen, my hood river is fine at speedlimit (75).
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According to the people in Goshen, my hood river is fine at speedlimit (75).
Out of curiosity, what tires on it? Make/model and type (ST vs. LT)?
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #15
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Cant look right now. Theyre the knobby LT ones.
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i'm not aware of any lite travel trailer with LT tires, unless an owner added them or they are an option.
ST tires are the standard.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #17
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Check out the hood river edition of the rpod
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Check out the hood river edition of the rpod
that version is only available out West, so it's not typical of the average R-pod equipment/tires.
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Pulling with a 2005 Jeep Liberty with the 2.8L 4 cyl diesel with towing package. We just got the Rpod, and only made one trip. Made it over a 5000 foot pass. The engine temp starts to go up if we use the overdrive even on the flat. Who knows what next year will bring. I just purchased a "Scan Gauge II" that plugs into the diagnostic plug, and lets me look at the engine performance in detail while driving. I have it set now on MPG, digital engine temp. and percent of available horsepower. "In God we trust, all others bring data."
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