Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-22-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 135
Fuel economy numbers with my GL

So I had a chance to pull the 21RS (same as a 23RS ROO) for the first time, was only like a 50km or so drive with some stop and go and some 100-110kmh runs.

Anyway I got about 17 l/100 or 14MPG, is this ok? I have only ever towed my car trailer and my pop up with the truck and never an SUV.

I am pulling with a 2008 GL320 with 175km on it, yep that's a pile and it runs great. The GL is awesome so far, if your looking for a 7 passenger SUV that gets close to 30MPG on the highway and over 20 mixed check one out.
__________________

__________________
10 CTS AWD Wagon
10 BMW X5 35D
08 Mercedes GL320
08 Outback 21RS
Talonman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 07:00 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 53
You're doing way better than me! I am towing a 21SS with a 5.7 Hemi and I only get about 10mpg.
__________________

__________________
grubbster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 07:44 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 206
I only get about 10-11 with my Tundra pulling 233S. So your numbers sound really good.
__________________
2014 Rockwood Roo 233S
2013 Toyota Tundra 5.8L V8 Crewmax
2 girls and 2 dogs
ParrishCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
Member
 
RockyMtnHigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 94
Better than I get pulling my Roo 21RS with my 5.3l Sierra. I average over 20l/100kms.

I'll be interested to hear your average when you throw some wind & mountains at it. If you can keep it close, you're in great shape!
__________________
2009 Roo 21RS
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 w/ tow pkg
Nights camped in 2014:29 | 2013:33 | 2012:32 | 2011:33 | 2010:30
RockyMtnHigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 09:26 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
mark0224's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,443
Got 10 mpg with Chevy 5.3 l under similar circumstances the first time I towed our 30 wrls v lite, can't wait to see what it says on the open Highway. Anything above 10 mpg I think would be great.
__________________
mark0224 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 83
I was getting between 17-22 l/100km with the Ecoboost last year depending on the terrain and how much stuff we had with us. Tried packing everything a little differenrt this year so hoping we are closer to the 17
__________________
2013 F-150 XTR Ecoboost 4x4, 3.73 w/Equalizer
2014 Roo 233s
Nights camped 2014: 28
Nights camped 2013: 17
Shado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 08:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Buckeyecmpr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 104
Haha...double digits? I get about 8mpg with my 233s. I would LOVE to see double digits
__________________

2011 Rockwood Roo 233S
2008 Chevy Express 3500 Explorer Conversion
Prodigy Brake Controller
Equal-i-zer Hitch
Buckeyecmpr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 09:53 PM   #8
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,260
don't know anything about GL's but i have a hard time believing 14mpg with a gas engine.
maybe if it has a diesel engine.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 09:58 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
davel1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seaford, De
Posts: 2,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by Talonman View Post
So I had a chance to pull the 21RS (same as a 23RS ROO) for the first time, was only like a 50km or so drive with some stop and go and some 100-110kmh runs.

Anyway I got about 17 l/100 or 14MPG, is this ok? I have only ever towed my car trailer and my pop up with the truck and never an SUV.

I am pulling with a 2008 GL320 with 175km on it, yep that's a pile and it runs great. The GL is awesome so far, if your looking for a 7 passenger SUV that gets close to 30MPG on the highway and over 20 mixed check one out.
how did you calculate this? This going by your information center and did you reset it before you started towing? If not, these numbers aren't accurate. Very hard to believe by anyone who has towed with a gas engine.
__________________
David & Lynn
2014 Coachmen Chaparral Signature 327 RLKS
2016 Ford F350 Lariat CC Dually
davel1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 10:13 PM   #10
Canadian Member
 
itat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,899
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
don't know anything about GL's but i have a hard time believing 14mpg with a gas engine.

maybe if it has a diesel engine.

Bikendan, the Mercedes-Benz GL320 SUV has a diesel CDI engine which is why it has a relatively high tow rating for its size. It also has a decent payload rating.
__________________

__________________
2011 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8293SS, 12K Equal-i-zer WDH
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)
2009 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew, 5.4L, 5'6" bed (2012 - 2016)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 PM.