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Old 05-17-2014, 10:42 AM   #11
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Are you hot rodding it around a little more because it is lighter? Maybe pulling the hill a little faster and not realizing it. Kinda like when you first chip your truck and you can't keep your foot out of if for the first month and your MPG's suffer.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:53 AM   #12
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Cruiser is 1 foot shorter than the Alpine.I mean not as tall.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:59 AM   #13
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Also I might add that the camper I bought has 15" wheels. Thae Apline had 16" wheels wonder if that has a lot to do the MPG.The tire on the tow truck go 650 revolutions while the smaller tires on the camper go 750.Truck has 17" wheels.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:06 AM   #14
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Are you hot rodding it around a little more because it is lighter? Maybe pulling the hill a little faster and not realizing it. Kinda like when you first chip your truck and you can't keep your foot out of if for the first month and your MPG's suffer.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:07 AM   #15
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Smaller tire 16" to 15".
The 15's do they carry less PSI?
Softer wider tire = more resistance = lower mileage, but not much.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:08 AM   #16
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Is the Crusader taller in the front than the Alpine? Wind resistance plays a bigger part in milage than does weight.
No Crusader is 1 foot less.
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Smaller tire 16" to 15".
The 15's do they carry less PSI?
Softer wider tire = more resistance = lower mileage, but not much.
Yes 15" carry 65lbs & are D rated...16" carry 80lbs, & are E rated.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:31 AM   #18
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The drag created at the rear of the trailer kills the mileage more than the design of the front.
Has anyone tried these on an rv yet?

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I have not seen any on a trailer but I passed a MH Tuesday morning that had them from top of the side wall to the bottom.

One day some one will come out with a RV version of the "trailertail" I see on big rigs.
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I don't know the answer to this I got a bigger trailer and my mileage went up to 10 from 9. Expected it to go down, wondering if there was brake drag on old trailer or some other drag causing it to be about the same as one 2000 lbs heavier and 6 ft longer.
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