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Old 05-13-2014, 08:07 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by scottystang View Post
I tow my 2014 X17Z with a 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD, which has a tow capacity of 3,500 lbs. We have a WDH, sway control, and brake control and it tows it pretty well, although we get 10 MPG while towing. Is this "normal"?
Most likely you should have started a new thread on this. This is a really old one that you added to.

Yes, very normal. On average, no matter what TT you tow or tow it with, you can expect 8-12 mpg. It varies due to engine size/power, gearing, and conditions. Keep in mind that you are towing a box down the road and by doing so you have the aerodynamics of a brick. To get an idea of what strains your vehicle is up against, hold up a 4'x4' sheet of plywood and run into the wind. You get the idea.

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Old 05-13-2014, 02:00 PM   #12
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Haha, gotcha, thanks! I created a new thread as well, but sounds like poor mileage is just the norm, but it's well worth it!

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Old 04-19-2015, 05:52 PM   #13
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Bought our x17z late last summer and pulled it with a V6 Rav. It did it but not very well. This year we will be pulling it with a 2014 V6 Dodge Durango with the tow package. The Durango is rated for 6,200 towing capacity so we are not expecting any issues. First trip is in mid May.
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:33 AM   #14
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Just upgraded from a Jayco 806 popup to a 2012 x17z. Pulling it with a 2014 GMC Sierra Double cab base. Pulls great
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:54 PM   #15
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+1 for towing it with a 1/2 ton pickup. Makes a big difference. I towed my old x17z a couple of times with a Colorado 5 cylinder with a WDH. It did ok but really worked the truck to hard IMO.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:34 PM   #16
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I would definitely get something the can tow more than 5000 lbs. I had a 2001 Nissan Xterra and it pulled it but it was hard on the old vehicle. Now I believe newer SUV would have done a better job but we switched to a full size truck and love the space in the back. Usually I take my own wood camping so we use the space.

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