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Old 10-08-2010, 07:44 AM   #11
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Wow! That trip you had home with the traffice, rain and limbs and all sounds like it would have been a white knuckler all the way!!!
I take all of that in stride now with no problems. But the trip from the dealer was the 1st time that I had pulled a full-sized camper. After 40 miles or so on the interstate, I got sorta relaxed, so I sat back, listened to some music.....and promptly missed my exit. That caused me to do the 20 miles of back roads I hadn't intended to do.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:34 PM   #12
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I'm now all hooked up and waiting for my daughter to get home from school, then we're off... Hopefully, it will be a stress free event...I'll keep ya'll posted.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:43 PM   #13
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:08 PM   #14
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First campint trip w/ TT

Just thought I'd tell about my trip to Big Hart, GA. Camper towed very smoothly, and relatively easy until I got into some hills. As long as I could get a bit of a running go down one hill before the next, I could maintain 50-55. The steepest hill dragged me down to about 40. At the campsite, unhhoking, leveling, etc... went well. Had a great lakefront view with a nice sunset over the water...absolutely great!!! Had a few small issues with the camper: Outside kitchen faucet seeped while off, and inside fridge outside drain line was dripping onto wires (tube not coming through screen). Minor, but took it to dealer to get remedied right after our trip. Still waiting to get it back and get it up the driveway again...Already planning a trip for Thanksgiving...tossing around either Blue Ridge, GA, or Jekyll Island....My only true complaint is I can only get about 180 miles to a tank of gas, but I knew that was coming.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:19 PM   #15
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I'm envious. Here in Minnesota, I'm already winterized!!
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:45 PM   #16
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How heavy is your SV 305 loaded ? My F-150 has a 26 gallon tank and I get around 270 miles to the tank. it does not get much better than that unless one has a diesel engine and a bigger tank I am told. If I baby it, I get around 13 mpg, which is excellent towing a trailer.

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Old 10-15-2010, 01:47 PM   #17
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Acadianbob,
I can imagine it's already super cold up there in Minnesota! A friend of mine at work has relatives up there that he visits and last time he went, I think late October or early November last year, he said the highs were only in the 50's...NO THANKS!!! However, Georgia heat in the summertime will melt most anything...plants, animals, and people, too!! That's actually one reason why we went from tent camping to getting something with A/C so we could go more often in hotter weather.

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Old 10-15-2010, 01:57 PM   #18
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hmmm high 50's look just fine to me in November I should remember to test run the snow blower before too long
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:58 PM   #19
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I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 w/ 5.9L (360). I average 270 to 300 miles per tank back and forth to work (24 or 26 gallon tank...I forget which)...but my fuel display shows an average of 13 MPG...It's been that bad ever since I've owned it, but it's paid for, so I guess maybe I should buy some stock in an oil company or 2. When towing the trailer on my first trip, I averaged 8 MPG according to the display, but I don't let it get below 1/4 tank. Also, the road was very hilly, but I don't expect any better mileage with my truck. The camper weight is about 7300 loaded, I think...haven't weighed it yet...still waiting to get it back from dealer.
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I thought you had a Dodge, they seem to be (No offense to anyone owning one) a little bit more hungry for gas. I camp with a number of buddies and the Dodge owners seem to get lower mileage out of their trucks, but they have more power to play with. My trailer is around 6,000 Lbs all loaded, that also makes a difference of course.


The way I understand you got 180 miles out of three quarters of tank, which is not really that bad. I also always fill it up when it has a quarter tank left too, but I calculate my mileage manually in addition to what Scangauge II says. usually 225 miles to the tank or so, I fill up.... One never knows which gas station is suitable to get in with a trailer behind me and fill up. I would hate to unhitch to fill the tank.
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