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Z-Peller

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Posted: 10/02/20 01:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No such thing as Canadian gallon (Imperial gallon) in Canada for 40 years now!...time to get over it (-: In Canada all gas/ diesel is sold in Litres at the pumps!....1US gal = 3.8 Litres.


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Z-Peller wrote:

No such thing as Canadian gallon (Imperial gallon) in Canada for 40 years now!...time to get over it (-: In Canada all gas/ diesel is sold in Litres at the pumps!....1US gal = 3.8 Litres.


not that your post is worth anything to the topic, but the problem isnt in weather it is sold in L or Gal but ratxher how fuel milage is expressed. franly I got more than a few years on ya being in Canada and L/100 km is not a friendly fuel milage exparession, so since we are on a board that is largly americans I use mi/gal. as for imperial vs canadian, if we put 14mpg (cdn) we know it is bigger than the US gal for fuel numbers, so get over it as my driving is in Canada.


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Z-Peller wrote:

No such thing as Canadian gallon (Imperial gallon) in Canada for 40 years now!...time to get over it (-: In Canada all gas/ diesel is sold in Litres at the pumps!....1US gal = 3.8 Litres.


Actually it is 3.785 not a big difference, but daughter lives in Ireland, and did mileage calculations.


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I have switched back and forth between 5th w and TT several times. I never noticed any difference whatsoever


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Z-Peller wrote:

No such thing as Canadian gallon (Imperial gallon) in Canada for 40 years now!...time to get over it (-: In Canada all gas/ diesel is sold in Litres at the pumps!....1US gal = 3.8 Litres.


Actually it is 3.785 not a big difference, but daughter lives in Ireland, and did mileage calculations.


Ha Ha...can't fault her for being precise....difference is a hair over one tablespoonful.

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travelnutz wrote:

hornet28,

Yes, A 5th wheel has a considerably better aerodynamics flow being a continuous surface for air flow than a TT which is located behind the tow vehicle and thus the flow is disrupted along the surfaces.

BTW, perhaps your brother and his wife each drove Ford diesel trucks and kept a trailer down at Old Town Campground n Retreat at Old Town FL where they'd stay at in the winter often between RV hauling trips back when Joe and Linda owned the CG. They lived in Muskegon. Had your Bro passed several years ago and his wife still hauled RV's for a few years and later had a smaller trailer at the CG? We live in Grand Haven about 13 miles south of Muskegon and have been going to Old Town CG for about 10 or so years now for about 2-1/2 months in winter. Just wondering.


No that wasn't my brother. He lived north of Louisville at the time and drove a Chevy. He's also still above ground as is his wife who didn't haul.





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I towed a 6,000# travel trailer and averaged 13.5 mpg on round trips (up mountains and down mountains). With the same truck I now pull a 10,000# fifth wheel and average 11.2 mpg. I will say I did have a cab high canopy on the truck when I towed the TT. This might have cut down on some turbulence. I'm pretty happy with both numbers.

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Durb wrote:

I towed a 6,000# travel trailer and averaged 13.5 mpg on round trips (up mountains and down mountains). With the same truck I now pull a 10,000# fifth wheel and average 11.2 mpg. I will say I did have a cab high canopy on the truck when I towed the TT. This might have cut down on some turbulence. I'm pretty happy with both numbers.


That is great mpg with both units! The FW in sig is nice looking, and the quality is visible. I like that rear cap, and wrap around window. The older cummins made good mileage at moderate speed. The rear cap will even help a little for mileage.

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