Originally Posted by Charles Firth
I have to remember at least to me I'm pulling a lot behind me.
Hey, Chuck, I'm Wright from Richmond.
You just had the epiphany we all get. You are hauling a mobile home. Although your trailer is a bit more aerodynamic than mine, it still puts up a fight with the wind. It is heavier than my 2604WS, too. Towing in the 55-60 mph range will get you the best compromise between good mileage and elapsed time on the road. My tach reads 2200 at 60 on a level road with no headwind and I'm getting 11 mpg.
In the mountains, I slow down to the 45 mph range. Staying at that speed gets me over Afton Mtn. at about 3200 rpm. No use bustin' ***** UP the mountain when you're just going to come down the other side in lower gears coaxing the brakes to keep that mutha from shoving you into eternity.
You'll find your "sweet spot" for all towing conditions with experience.
Now as to the mirror concern. You are sitting much further away from the right side mirror so your field of vision is smaller. This is common to all tow vehicles unless equipped with wide, tall, west coast mirrors (as on semis). I discovered that at about the time a car appears in my right mirror, it is still far enough behind to squeeze the trailer over. I mean the SOB has been watching my right blinker and knows I'm trying to get out of everyone's way so I just ease on over.
Hve a good summer with your 'Jammer!