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Old 09-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #15
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Brian, that's interesting because it supports the idea that weight has little to do with effort needed to pull the trailer, is mostly about wind resistance (except during hill climbing). Of course those who have done bicycling are aware of that.

Similarly when we went up 1300# from a 20' Airstream to a 25' the difference was hardly noticeable in driving or fuel usage.

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #16
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Hi All

I tow a 73 Overlander with a Nissan Navara (same as your Frontier i believe)
and i usually get 23-25mpg (Uk gal) so i count myself very lucky, It does have a tuning module fitted which pushed it up by about 5 mpg towing, and i get average 38-40mpg without the A/S

but then again our fuel is about 4 x the cost of yours

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #17
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I think this is probably like asking, "What's the biggest fish that you ever almost caught".

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:56 PM   #18
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My last trip from western Colorado to Oregon coast, up to seattle and Back I averaged 10.4 mpg over 3256 miles. I drive 70 mph when speed limits allow, or the posted speed limit.

I got as bad a 6-7 mpg in the Colombia rive gorge and as good as 17 mpg on the flats with a tail wind..

17-21 mpg without the AS depends if I think i'm in a NASCAR race or not
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:00 PM   #19
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I am getting between 8-10 mpg towing a 34' triple axle (loaded) with a 3/4 ton V10 excursion 4x4. I drive about 65 mph max on the highway
About 12-13mpg without the airstream.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #20
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Towing a 2011 28' International with our 3.5 litre V6 Toyota Sienna, we averaged over the 2012 camping season 12.8mpg (US). Most terrain was pretty flat and we tend to do around 60-65mph. Our best ever was 14.9 on flat terrain with no headwind doing around 50mph. Our worst was 10.1 on a wet and windy day on our way back from the Finger Lakes in NY.

Our real advantage is the average 28.4mpg when not towing :~)
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:42 PM   #21
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:02 PM   #22
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10.5 mpg average for the last year. We have a 2002 25' Safari at 6300# gross weight. TV is a Chevy 2500, 6.0 gas engine, 3.73 differential, 4X4, 6 speed transmission. 9000 miles of towing in the past year. One trip from Tennessee to Yellowstone and back (considerable amount of head and side wind on this trip). Several trips to Florida and one to Ohio. I typically tow at 62 mph and never exceed 65 mph.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:18 PM   #23
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Towing a 2011 28' International with our 3.5 litre V6 Toyota Sienna, we averaged over the 2012 camping season 12.8mpg (US). Most terrain was pretty flat and we tend to do around 60-65mph. Our best ever was 14.9 on flat terrain with no headwind doing around 50mph. Our worst was 10.1 on a wet and windy day on our way back from the Finger Lakes in NY.

Our real advantage is the average 28.4mpg when not towing :~)
That is quite good UKT. We too have a 3.5V6 in the G35 and have averaged 13.5 to 14MPG/US towing the lighter 23'. Did you make the climb to Watkins Glen State park? That was a 1st gear climb for us.

PS, non towing "bonus" mileage is 25MPG/US which is 90% of the time.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #24
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We had a 6,000 mile road trip this summer which took us from Phoenix to the East coast and back. We did mountains and plains, back roads (mostly) and Interstates with speeds mostly in the mid 60s, but hit 70 a few times to keep up with the flow. 2007 Tundra towing a 75 Trade Wind.

Average for the trip was 11.0 MPG. We travel with a pair of bikes on the roof of the truck cap which I estimate costs me a little in the MPG numbers.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #25
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Ok this is only partly related so please don't flame it, on 12000 miles this past spring with 28' Keystone toy hauler averaged 11.2 from Fairbanks, down to CA coast, across to southern CO, east to MI, them back to to Fairbanks. Keystone was at just about 8500 lbs. Set the cruise on 60 most of the time. We will be leaving in a month to pick up our 25' Eddie Bauer and will report on the mileage with that when we get back. See sig. for tow vehicle.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #26
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Towing a 2012 28' Intl CCD with a 2012 Infinity QX56 (400 HP, 440 lbs of torque)....up through the Smokies today = 11.5 MPG.. This is 475 miles from central NC to Frankfort, KY. While much of the speed limit is at 70 MPH....and I am towing with a PP 3P, I still hold it at between 60-62 MPH.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #27
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That is quite good UKT. We too have a 3.5V6 in the G35 and have averaged 13.5 to 14MPG/US towing the lighter 23'. Did you make the climb to Watkins Glen State park? That was a 1st gear climb for us.

PS, non towing "bonus" mileage is 25MPG/US which is 90% of the time.
I'm a very conservative driver, slow to speed up and gentle in the slowing down, so that may be some of it. We did go up to the Watkins Glen campground but without the trailer, we just went to have a look around - that is a STEEP hill! We stayed at Taughannock Falls, Ithaca. There's a story about hill climbs at Taughannock but I'll save that for another day :~)

Bonus mileage is the key, eh?
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:00 PM   #28
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In our June/July 4,200 mile tour we netted just under 14 mpg. MS to WY, flat lands to mountians

2006 dodge diesel, 34' Airstream towing 65-70 on the interstate, with the flow on 2 lane roads.

Of course the on board computer showed MUCH higher
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