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Old 03-10-2006, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hi, Great site!!! We live in Wet Washington. As soon as some badly needed repairs are finished on our 66 Overlander, we plan to travel to dryer climates. My tow vehicle is a 2005 Durango with a Hemi 5.7L. I haven't towed with it yet but get about 16MPG now. What can I expect MPG wise towing the 66 footer? Thanks, Jim & Lyn
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:43 PM   #2
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Hey, you want dry, come on down here to Oklahoma. Bring your fire extinguisher. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:47 PM   #3
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:49 PM   #4
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I get 16 mpg in my F-250 diesel. When I tow it drops to 11.5 mpg. Believe it or not, I get better mileage towing the 27' than I do the 18', by about 1/2 mpg. Both have well greased bearings and properly adjusted brakes. I think it has to do with what's called the slenderness ratio. This is over many repeated paths, so I think it's real. Gosh, wouldn't it be something if it was related to what the yacht people call the waterline length....
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:41 PM   #5
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Hi Jim & Lyn - welcome from another area of Wet Washington (a thunderstorm just rolled through a few minutes ago...) Hope to see your Overlander one day - there is a forum rally happening in Washington in April (that is, if you haven't already left for a sunnier climate by that time...)
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:44 PM   #6
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We just had snow falling here in centeral Washington, went away pretty fast though. I'm ready for some sunny days.
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Welcome to the forums. Wet is not just in Washington right now. Here in Kentucky we had 2 inches yesterday. Projected rain for the next three days. Today was beautiful though. Lots of sunshine.
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Welcome to the forum! If you want dry, think about this. We have now gone 144 days without rain here in Phoenix. The last rain we had was Oct. 18th of last year. This all could end tomorrow, they are predicting 1/2 inchs of rain, maybe...
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Welcome to the Forums. Hope to see you at one of our NW forum rallies. I've seen more snow than rain the last few days. Good luck on your repairs !

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