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If you tow a Aliner or a popup and your TV has a 4 or a 6 cylinder would you mind posting what your MPG is towing and not as well as what the GVWR is of your camper?
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Trailer - 1997 801 Dutchmen Duck, weights about 1800
Towed by - 2001 Jeep Wrangler, 6 cylinder
MPG - with and without 15





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1996 Coleman Sun Valley GVWR 2500 towed by 2002 Tahoe with small 6. Towing anywhere from 13 to 17, non tow between 13 and 20 - all depends on speed and terrain


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Coleman Pup towed with a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4cyl. We averaged 17mpg towing. We still have the Santa Fe and it averages 20mpg with 168,000 miles.


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Had an Aliner Classic, 995# and pulled it with a 98 F-150 4.2L V-6. Cruising 65, we got 17 towing. Don't know what we got at 65 not towing as I never went that slow. Hardly felt the Aliner as it was so low profile behind the Leer Shell and under 1000#. Great little trailers!

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Well, it's not folding, but I do have a small fiberglass "egg". An Escape 17B, 2980 lbs loaded for travel. Tow with a RAV4 V6 with tow package. 40K on the RAV4 so far; 20K towing. 24MPG alone, 15MPG towing.


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We've found it's about 3 mpg for an apx 2500 pound camper.
BUT, a lot depends on the actual HP. The lower it is the more the mileage drops.
On my old Ranger 4 banger it cost me 6-7 mpg, new one with the 4.0L only 2-3 mpg.
Even the A/C would drop the four banger 2-3 mpg but only 1 mpg effect on the 4.0L.


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We towed our 2600lb Pup with a 98 I6 Grand Cherokee 4x4. Non towing 21 MPG. towing 15 MPG


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Just got back from a trip in an 08 Grand Cherokee with a V-6, got around 16 mpg with my 1700 lb. pop up.


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Viking Pop rolling at about 3300 lbs
'04 Sienna doing the towing duties
Highway MPG solo average 22
Highway MPG towing average 16
If I can keep the speed at 60, then I get over 17 MPG, but admittedly, rarely keep the speed at 60.
All MPG figures hand calculated.

Since the highest point in FL is 345' above sea level, no mountain towing and only rolling hills.

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