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RoamingGnomes

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Posted: 04/15/13 05:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

has anyone actually tracked their fuel economy when towing light (empty or near empty water) verses when towing with full (water tanks).

Which really matters more, vehicle weight or how the vehicle is driven, heavy foot verses light foot?

Personally I use cruse control when applicable, slower speeds, and gentle braking and haven't noticed a change is MPG when driving with full or empty water tank.

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Water difference is nothing haven't seen a difference.


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robsouth wrote:

I don't check mileage. I'm going wherever I go anyway, so mileage is not a factor. When tank get to 1/4, I fill 'er up again and keep on truckin'.

Agree. This is how we deal with "mileage" when camping. It's much more relaxing. Forget about "mileage" or forget about RV'ing.


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I don't check mileage. I'm going wherever I go anyway, so mileage is not a factor. When tank get to 1/4, I fill 'er up again and keep on truckin'.


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common sense tells me that the more weight I have to move, the more gas it takes. whether this is measurable or not, I don't care.
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My fresh water tank is 3% of my total total combined weight. If full or empty totally insignificant to fuel economy. Speed, acceleration rate, and frontal area are the big economy killers. Not 700 pounds of water.


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I've towed both ways and don't see much of a difference. As stated above, I don't fret about mpg when towing, just add gas when we hit about 1/4 tank.

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Per 100 lbs you reduce can increase your mileage by up to 2%.





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I think the main item in mileage is speed & wind resistance.


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downtheroad wrote:

robsouth wrote:

I don't check mileage. I'm going wherever I go anyway, so mileage is not a factor. When tank get to 1/4, I fill 'er up again and keep on truckin'.

Agree. This is how we deal with "mileage" when camping. It's much more relaxing. Forget about "mileage" or forget about RV'ing.




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