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Old 04-20-2011, 07:18 PM   #15
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The Traverse will tow 5200 with towing pkg. Don't tow without the towing package and don't make the mistake of buying one without the factory towing pkg. That said, I have only *towed* 120 miles with ours and only have 4000 miles total on a 2011 Traverse. Thus far, the towing seems to be around 12-14 mpg. Just did a 1000 mile trip and even at 75-80 averaged 23 on the trip. Combined mileage is at 19 thus far city/highway but there are dozens of Traverse owners on the forums reporting that the Traverse is notorious for getting better and better mileage as it "breaks in" all the way through 20,000 miles or so...
And you'll find people saying you are nuts to tow with a unibody vehicle. If it snaps in half or buckles into a Chevropretzel while I'm towing my Globetrotter, I'll post reports and photos on airforums. Until then, it's a very nice car and very comfortable for family, commuting, and towing.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:22 PM   #16
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Thanks GlobeTrottin for the good info...those are very good mileage numbers you're getting with your Traverse.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:31 PM   #17
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Hey Globetrottin, have you had your trailer weighed, full? I believe our '64 GTs dry are 2850; We tow with an '08 V6 Tundra, but I haven't checked the mileage. We're two hours from an interstate, so we rarely see that kind of speed, so far, only on twisty two lane highways.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:28 PM   #18
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My 01 Dodge Cummins gets and honest 17 mpg towing my 05 30' classic. I've never weighed it but an educated guess would be 8500ish. And 22 mpg solo. What I love the most is towing is effortless for the Cummins...I'm not in the slow lane trudging up hills...it just zips over them hardly breaking a sweat!
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:11 AM   #19
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I actually get 16-18 not towing with my V10 Excursion. At 60mph with my 31' Sovereign we got 11-13. Now I have almost a 2000 lb lighter trailer, and get about the same so sar, but have not taken too many trips. I would like to consider something like the Honda mentioned, as I spend more time driving the tow vehicle to work daily, about 16 miles round trip.
Hope to get the best in town mileage (not towing) and go from there.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:55 AM   #20
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I can't say enough good about the Ridgeline- ours is about to hit 90k with no problems (well, a burned out lamp in a seat heater switch). Its a great vehicle to drive, and we've used it a lot as a work vehicle. My partner owns a landscape construction company, and stuffs the thing full of huge ceramic pots and plants. The trunk in the bed is brilliant. The non-metal bed has held up, as has the two-way tailgate. I can't say the same for our '08 Tundra, the foreman's truck and our TV, its just tinnier, and a 24k it smokes when you start it. This is the last year for the Ridgeline, and if we could we'd get another to just have.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:05 PM   #21
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i was getting 14.7mpg pulling a 31 sovereign on a 500mls trip from TN to MS with my 04 F250, 6.0L Diesel doing 70 to 73mph
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:23 PM   #22
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I have a 1999 dodge 2500 and I just drove 848 miles and used 36 gallons of diesel. We drove at 65 the first 400 and used 18 gallons. We picked up a 25" excella with full water tanks and used 19 gallons on the return. I could not believe it but that 5.9 is wonderful. I have rebuilt i.e. had the front end rebuilt and reupholstered the interior. I do not plan to sell it.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:40 PM   #23
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I'm not too far from DC.... I'm thinking of 2 solid horses. I don't believe that extra hay and oats would add too much weight to the trailer - maybe I could stuff extra in the old goucho, but I may have to get a second fresh water tank. I can run the reins through the front window.... ah, nevermind.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:25 PM   #24
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First long trip pulling the airstream was last fall. Slightly shy of 8000 kms from the Sault to Kelowna BC and return. 98 Ram 2500 w/24 valve 5.9 diesel. Averaged 17.6 MPG for the whole trip (imperial gallons). Funny thing was, it didn't seem to matter whether we were on the prairie or in the mountains, the mileage was the same. It gets about 26 to 27 mpg empty. Love that engine!!!!...............Phil.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:55 PM   #25
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Has anyone looked at the Ford F150 EcoBoost twin turbo 3.5 V-6? It puts out 420 ft-lbs of torque at 2500rpm. They have a Max Tow Package with larger radiator, tranny radiator and 3.73 rear end. I'm concerning going to a 4WD that this may be one alternative. Runs on regular gas, but premium is recommended in hot weather or towing.

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Old 04-21-2011, 08:59 PM   #26
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I can't say enough good about the Ridgeline- ours is about to hit 90k with no problems (well, a burned out lamp in a seat heater switch). Its a great vehicle to drive, and we've used it a lot as a work vehicle. My partner owns a landscape construction company, and stuffs the thing full of huge ceramic pots and plants. The trunk in the bed is brilliant. The non-metal bed has held up, as has the two-way tailgate. I can't say the same for our '08 Tundra, the foreman's truck and our TV, its just tinnier, and a 24k it smokes when you start it. This is the last year for the Ridgeline, and if we could we'd get another to just have.
Where did you hear that? I will be buying the 2012 version this September. Our '06 purchased April '05 will be pushing over 100k with no problems but about half of that has been towing here in the soutwest.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #27
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I had read it in several places, but then after your post, I looked and saw posts talking about a 2012 and redesigned 2013. I would have believed that it would be discontinued because it has been a sales disappointment for Honda. I can't find the definitive answer, and Honda is mum.. I'd love it if they kept making it, we'd get another.
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Honda dropped the Element this year and is looking at dropping other models as they increase hybryd production. I always thought that the Ridgeline was an unsanforized Chevy Avalanche that went through a car wash!
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