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Old 08-14-2011, 05:45 PM   #57
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Glad you found your salvation Ms. Kitty. You'll get used to the trade off of gas for power before long and it's nice to feel confident that you can make it home.

By the way the V8 Touareg found a home in Denver where I traded it for an Ecoboost F150. But the V10 is also towing just fine!

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Old 08-14-2011, 07:34 PM   #58
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Bob and others.

Ok, so 4 mpg up the hill and 99 mpg down the hill. That averages out to over 50 mpg! Sounds good. Unfortunately it does not work that way. While 4 mpg up the hill is scary, this is probably typical for most tow vehicles. What makes it scary is that the information is available by way of the instantaineous fuel milage readout. It means nothing just as the mileage going down the hill means nothing. The 5.7L Tundra is really probably less thirsty than most large gas engine tow vehicles. And I don't think there is a gas engine tow vehicle made that has more towing power and accelerates as well towing a trailer as the big Tundra. I typically get 13-14 mpg towing my Tradewind- admittedly a pretty light trailer that weighs about 4750 # loaded.

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Old 08-14-2011, 07:51 PM   #59

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and others..

I just posted this elsewhere...

Western NY-Simi Valley

11.4 average towing.

With all the comforts of home and room to spare...

So whats your point?


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