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Old 05-01-2011, 09:50 PM
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V6-gas mileage when towing?

Hey everyone, I just got back from a long trip with a thule cargo box on my roof and managed to get 800 Km between fill ups. I was pretty happy with this considering people were telling me that the thule would kill my mileage.
My wife and I are traveling across Canada and back this summer and have been looking at camping trailers to make the trip a bit more comfortable. After much thought we've decided a tent trailer would best suite our needs and would allow for better gas mileage as it shouldn't create as much wind drag as a larger camper. We made an offer on a 2008 Fleetwood Evolution 1 tent trailer and may take possession this week. I'm having problems finding out how this trailer will affect my mileage. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:44 AM
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:11 PM
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Re: V6-gas mileage when towing?

Did you take delivery of the camper? If so, how did the V6 handle towing it?

We have a 2004 Jayco pop-up (dry weight 1900 lb, GVWR 2700 lb) and I'm wondering how well our Jeep will do. We previously towed the camper with a 2001 Toyota Highlander V6 which handled it OK but it wasn't as stable as I would have liked.
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Re: V6-gas mileage when towing?

I have at 19 foot travel trailer that weights 3600 lbs. On my first trip I averaged 12 mpg. You should average higher with the lower drag force and weight of a tent trailer. The handling is good, but I have a weight distribution hitch, anti-sway kit, and trailer brakes on dual axles.
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