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Old 08-28-2016, 06:56 PM   #11
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run the gen for sat tv and ac, even fridge if decided
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:29 PM   #12
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And don't forget the microwave for popcorn!
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:54 PM   #13
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I set cruse at 63 on flat ground. But when the hills show up the cruse isn't used. 63 is always my target speed and l tow a lifted 2-door (OlllllllO) Rubicon sitting on a car trailer. MPG's seem to ave. at 7mpg. Attachment 118588Attachment 118589Attachment 118590
Thanks Wayne ... just curious, why do you use car trailer rather than flat tow for your toad?
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:00 PM   #14
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6 speed 30ds runs well at 66-70 mph hitting 1,900 to 2,100 rpms
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6 speed 30ds runs well at 66-70 mph hitting 1,900 to 2,100 rpms
while towing a chevy sonic toad
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Thanks Wayne ... just curious, why do you use car trailer rather than flat tow for your toad?

My Jeeps are lifted sitting on 37" mud tires..
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:31 AM   #17
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I have a 2014 30 DS and finally experimented with mileage only to confirm what's already been said-keep it under 65 and have patience. I drove to Watkins Glen in July from Maine by myself with plenty of time so I stayed right around 60-62, and took advantage of drafting semi's when they were going about the same speed. Even through the hills of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre I averaged 8.9 MPG (unit was not fully loaded). This beat the 6.9 I achieved a month before coming back from Pittsburgh on the same route with the family and an average of 68-70 MPH.
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Pretty much the same story. 63mph at 1900rpm with 4-down towing (Cr-V) and running the generator ~50% of time gives me an averaged 7.2 to 7.5 mpg.
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Hit 5k miles on our 2016 30DS this year and were avg overall around 7.1. We've had a lot of mountain driving though as were in WNY and visited the Catskill mountains twice. I push the speed a bit around 70 but the wife is more a of a steady 65 or less kind of driver. At one point with her driving i'm pretty sure we were getting over 8 and close to 9 but I took over about halfway through the tank and the avg tanked pretty quick.

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