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Old 12-10-2011, 08:56 PM   #11
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VISA 19 ERD pulled with 2011 Toyota 4Runner. 11-12 mpg at 60-65 mph. Head-winds are hell, tail winds are wonderful.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:16 PM   #12
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2012 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD pulling a Visa 23 BHD weighing in @ 4100lbs loaded.

Best MPG trip average = 12.4
Worst MPG trip average = 10.3

All calculated by my smartphone "FuelLog" app.

Anyone who tows a travel trailer with a Honda Pilot will need LT or Ultra High Performance tires to replace the very mushy OEM tires. Its not the weight load rating, its the very stiff sidewalls needed for lateral stability. I opted for 19" wheels and ultra high performance summer tires vs 17" wheels and LT tires. I am very happy with the results!
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:03 PM   #13
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OK first trip with our 2008 Chevy Trailblazer I-6 and 19 ERD ... weighed in again before the trip without WDH front axle 2340 rear (drive) axle 3420 trailer axle 3340 water tank full, waste tanks empty, fuel tank full

2.5 hour trip to Sebastian Inlet State Park kept the speed down to 60mph or less. 11.5 mpg. Estimated 12mpg going; measured 11.5 return trip.

Disappointed.

We used to have a Scamp 16ft trailer (2100lbs) that we towed at 70mph with a 4 cyl 5 spd Chevy Colorado and got 18mpg ... tried one tank at 60 and got 21mpg.

We bought the new camper figuring that 19 ft and the advertised 500-600lbs more should tow behind our Toyota Van and get 15-16 mpg but that rig only gets 10mpg. The Trailblazer with an advertised 65 hp more doesn't do enough better to justify the added cost.
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