Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: Cr@p mpg
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 6  
Prev  |  Next
et2

MI.

Senior Member

Joined: 10/31/2007

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/25/18 08:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Should have kept the Cummins [emoticon]

phillyg

SWFL

Senior Member

Joined: 04/24/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 11/25/18 08:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

17/12 is not bad.


--2005 Ford F350 Lariat Crewcab 6.0, 4x4, 3.73 rear
--2016 Montana 3711FL, 40'
--2014 Wildcat 327CK, 38' SOLD

SidecarFlip

SE Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 10/09/2016

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/25/18 08:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

old guy wrote:

You pulled that trailer 70 mph? WOW!


I swear it plainly states on the U-Haul contract and on the trailer itself, not to exceed 55 mph. Of course people never read anything either...lol


2015 Backpack SS1500
1997 Ford 7.3 OBS 4x4 CC LB

4x4ord

Alberta

Senior Member

Joined: 12/23/2010

View Profile



Posted: 11/25/18 09:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ib516 wrote:

Towed a U-Haul 5x8 cargo trailer loaded full of furniture this weekend. Trip was about 3.5 hrs one way (~230 miles or so). Speed limit was 110 Km/h, or about 70 mph. I obeyed the limit. Weather was just below freezing. Wind was up pretty good, side wind both ways.

[image]

Trip there pulling the U-Haul trailer, 12 mpg (20L/100 Km).

Trip home without the U-Haul trailer, 17 mpg (16L/100 Km).

Not really impressed. This is for the truck in my sig pic, and it has about 150,000 miles on it (242,000 Km).


12 mpg towing and 17 empty.... You got 42% better fuel economy non towing vs towing.

20 L/100 km vs 16 L/100 km...
So you used 20% less fuel non towing vs towing.

Something doesn't add up??????


2017 F350 SRW Platinum short box 4x4.
B&W Companion
2008 Citation Platinum XL 34.5

Groover

Pulaski, TN

Senior Member

Joined: 10/17/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/25/18 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SidecarFlip wrote:

old guy wrote:

You pulled that trailer 70 mph? WOW!


I swear it plainly states on the U-Haul contract and on the trailer itself, not to exceed 55 mph. Of course people never read anything either...lol


Keep in mind that people have been arrested for impeding traffic flow for not going enough over the speed limit in this country. Also, it is widely preached that speed variation is at least as much of a danger as absolute speed. Can you imagine the howls of protest if everyone that rented a U-Haul followed the speed limit that was posted on the trailer? I have seen quite a few that only have a 45 speed limit by U-Haul. Personally, I think that those should be banned from public roads.

I am not a speed demon but I do believe that there are good reasons for everyone to drive about the same speed.

ib516

Canada - soon to be Costa Rica

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/25/18 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

romore wrote:

If doing a buck ten towing that is to be expected. What miledge do you normally get? A lot has to do with driving habits. Do you drive a steady speed and use cruise control or is there a lot of hard acceleration on hills or passing? Is the truck properly tuned? Are the tires properly inflated?
I live in south central BC, if I keep the speed around 95-100 KMH my 05 ctd will go to Vancouver and back comfortably on one tank of fuel. 110+ I have to top up about 125 km from home.

This is the first opportunity I've had for an empty hwy run with this truck. So no baseline to go off of. I just thought it would do better empty. The truck is well taken care of, it was divided highway all the way, used cruise the whole way, set at the legal limit of 110 Km/h. No hard acceleration, and it's between Manitoba and Saskatchewan so barely any hills. Tires are properly inflated.


Prev: 2010 Cougar 322QBS (junk)
02 Dodge 2500 4x4 5.9L CTD 3.55
07 Dodge 3500 4x4 SRW Mega 5.9L CTD 3.73
14 Ram 2500 4x4 Crew 6.4L Hemi 4.10
06 Chevy 1500 4x4 E-Cab 3.73 5.3L
All above are sold
Current: 07 Dodge 1500 5.7L Hemi 3.55 / 2010 Jayco 17z


ib516

Canada - soon to be Costa Rica

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/25/18 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wilber1 wrote:

Is that miles per US or Imperial gallon?
12 mpg US is 19.6L/100km
17 mpg Imp is 16.6 L/100km

US mpg. I did some rounding.

ib516

Canada - soon to be Costa Rica

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/25/18 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:



What kind of mpg do you get towing that 2010 Jayco TT?


Oh by the way....
Per U-Haul website and rental agreement
*Maximum recommended speed is 55 MPH

I get about 10 pulling the Jayco Hybrid. It is a 2010, and as such, it's a full 8' wide vs the newer 7 and 7.5' wide models.

ib516

Canada - soon to be Costa Rica

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/25/18 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LOL, to everyone who is concerned over my speed....

1. The speed limit on the divided highway I was on is 110 km/h, most people do 120 - 125.

2. U-Haul says 55 mph (IMO) as a legal disclaimer so they can snake their way out of any accident as soon as someone does the speed limit of 100 Km/h (62 mph) anywhere in Canada on 2 lane highways; and 110 Km/h (70 mph) or more on divided highways. What makes a U-Haul trailer any different than any other trailer that theirs are magically limited to 55 mph? 55 mph on a roadway with a speed limit of 70 mph and an average speed of traffic of 75-78 mph is not going to happen when I'm driving. It's a 1000# trailer behind a full sized truck! Gimmie a break! [emoticon]

ib516

Canada - soon to be Costa Rica

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/25/18 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

4x4ord wrote:



12 mpg towing and 17 empty.... You got 42% better fuel economy non towing vs towing.

20 L/100 km vs 16 L/100 km...
So you used 20% less fuel non towing vs towing.

Something doesn't add up??????

I think it's your math! [emoticon]

Yes I used less fuel when not towing. That's what one would expect right?[emoticon]

I'm confused about your statement...

IIRC (going by memory here), I used ~83L to go ~417 Km on the tank while towing there, then 378 Km on the way home before I filled up to check mpg where it took ~62L to refill.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 6  
Prev  |  Next

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS