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With a 300 hp Cummins, what fuel mileage can I expect? Performance? GVWR is 23k.


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As far as performance, you won't know it's there. We tow with a gasser and have to use the rear camera to know it's there, so with a diesel you should be even better.

As far as mileage, I find it really hard to compare towing and not towing because there are too many other variables like wind direction and speed and terrain. You can't pull 3500-4000 lbs without some effect, but to me it's not significant.

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I also have a 300 HP Cummins, but it is an older (1993) mechanical 8.3 and my coach weighs 26K loaded. We pull a Hummer, which weighs more than your CRV, but previously pulled a Mustang convertible which probably weighs about the same as a CRV. We rarely notice the toad except on steep climbs or steep down grades. Our fuel consumption is about 1/2 of a mpg between towing and not towing.


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I don't see any difference in MPG towing in flat Florida. There might be some in the mountains but the DP's MPG sucks so bad in the mountains it doesn't matter/


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Doug couldnt have said it better.

With my Cat. powered rig I really cant tell much, I dont think its over a 1/4 mile per gal. if that. A head wind or some mountainous driving is where you can notice the difference in mileage.

The CRv is a great toad, whatever the price of towing it, I wouldnt leave home without it.


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RCtime wrote:



The CRv is a great toad, whatever the price of towing it, I wouldnt leave home without it.


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We love ours too and never leave it behind.


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All right on points with my $.02 to agree that it's hard to tell it's there and I've guestimated to be about 1/2 mpg less.

Great tow. We got caught on the road (DW Sick) 2 years ago without it and have vowed not to leave home without it ever again.


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