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Old 07-24-2015, 10:08 PM   #869
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:20 PM   #870
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:27 PM   #871
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Already have. It's a question of perspective, mainly. It's not a question of what the trailer is capable of doing behind the right tow vehicle. That's what has a few in knots.

Hmm...if the perspective is MPG and MPG is the result of an equation, please give us the details. What vehicle towing say, a loaded FC20, would provide consistent 20+ MPG?
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:39 PM   #872
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Hmm...if the perspective is MPG and MPG is the result of an equation, please give us the details. What vehicle towing say, a loaded FC20, would provide consistent 20+ MPG?
I don't think the length or the weight of the trailer makes much difference.

Many years ago, in the early '70s I had a 23' AS, and my dad had a 31' AS,
I pulled mine with a '71 Grand Prix, and he pulled his with a Suburban. We both kept a record of mileage on our respective TVs.

I was going to take my wife's sister and some kids with us on a vacation to Yellowstone and the Tetons, so my dad suggested that I take his Suburban and he and Mom would take my GP on their vacation.

When we got back we compared gas mileage. Both TVs got their normal mileage even tho they were towing a different trailer.

I think it's more about the wind resistance. Our two ASs had the same frontal area, even tho the weight was vastly different.
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:02 PM   #873
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I don't think the length or the weight of the trailer makes much difference.



Many years ago, in the early '70s I had a 23' AS, and my dad had a 31' AS,

I pulled mine with a '71 Grand Prix, and he pulled his with a Suburban. We both kept a record of mileage on our respective TVs.



I was going to take my wife's sister and some kids with us on a vacation to Yellowstone and the Tetons, so my dad suggested that I take his Suburban and he and Mom would take my GP on their vacation.



When we got back we compared gas mileage. Both TVs got their normal mileage even tho they were towing a different trailer.



I think it's more about the wind resistance. Our two ASs had the same frontal area, even tho the weight was vastly different.

Bingo,

Weight matters some, more so in stop and go, but air is the true efficiency stealer in highway towing.

A heavy unit will use more gas going up a hill, but will recover most of this energy on the inevitable descent. (What is not lost to brakes or engine pumping losses).
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:42 PM   #874
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It's the ones under 25' as I wrote above.

Still waiting to hear about the 20+ MPG vehicle with which all of us under 25' folks should be unselfishly towing...😉
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Still unable to understand that post, eh?

Yep! Been waiting with my checkbook open to head down to dealer to buy x vehicle. Solve for x
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I'm still trying to figure out how weight doesn't matter that much.
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I'm still trying to figure out how weight doesn't matter that much.
Simple; on a twin axle trailer you put larger wheels on the rear axle than on the front axle. That way you're pretty much always going downhill so any extra weight just pushes you faster.
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Simple; on a twin axle trailer you put larger wheels on the rear axle than on the front axle. That way you're pretty much always going downhill so any extra weight just pushes you faster.

I think this is the same physics Slo is using to get us 20+ MPG!
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