Originally Posted by joinco70
Wow! What do you think your average speed is? I'm coming to the conclusion that speed is the biggest factor.
Speed is THE factor in fuel consumption.
We drove 4400 miles - Indiana to Nevada and back - and averaged 10.7 mpg including going up the continental divide in Denver, CO.
Riding at 50 mph would give me 12-13 mpg...
I'm riding an I6 3.0 and got the same average most V8's get...
About the shape of the trailer: CamAm did a testing on this some time ago and the result was that a more aerodynamic front can improve fuel consumption in 12%, but hybrids with a front bunk will never have a sloped front.