Originally Posted by frayedsheet
So Ive just arrived in Melb after towing this down the Hume from Sydney. Tow weight is under 1400kg so I expected pretty low fuel consumption. Instead I end up at 14.5L/100. Seems high considering others achieved much less towing similar weights... sat on 110 +/- 5km/h, so maybe others were running more slowly?
We are in Ballarat having come 2200k from the Gold Coast last week down the Newell towing our van that goes 2150KG loaded.
With only 1600k on the clock before we left the Jeep is still very tight. I found that speed tended to run away so used cruise control most of the time set to 96. If there was a wind it was on the tail.
On arrival the EVIC is saying 13.2 - might change when I fill up and put the actual fuel fills through a calculator. Compare though with our previous 3l auto Patrol that averaged 16.37l/100km with the same van over 125,000k.
Brilliant tow vehicle.
Very likely the difference was in speed - ours saw 105 only a couple of times passing other traffic.