Originally Posted by echo7tango
Please share your results after you tow. Thanks!
I got home late last night. On the drive down I got about the same mpg - that picture is of the return trip (reset trip computer because I towed there,dropped trailer, spent a couple days not towing, and then towing home - I just wanted towing data)
Trailer was probably just under 3000lbs and had a lot of drag from a high roof on the cart sitting on it.
I couldn't feel the drag back there with the Jeep but with the same setup behind my 4.0L gas Pathfinder I could feel the wind drag big time after about 60mph.
Lexington KY to Nashville is really hilly.
For comparison my old Nissan always got 18 mpg with no trailer on this trip rather then it's usual 20-21. Towing the same trailer 2 years ago on the same route it got 13.
Here is a typical readout of how things looked cruising on a flat section.ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1397478148.912133.jpg
This was a trip to a Sporting Clays shooting event, so the truck was pretty full too. The back had a lot of gear (each flat of shot gun shells is 27lbs....and we had a bunch of them). The QuadraLift did a fantastic job of keeping things level even with lots of weight where it probably shouldn't have been. Towed like a dream.
It did drop to 7th gear on a lot of hills. 6th on some hills. I tried having it hold 8th using the paddle shifters to see if MPG would be better- using the instant MPG readout it seemed to actually do better letting it shift.
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