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Old 07-09-2019, 08:13 AM   #1
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MPG while towing a vehicle with MH

Planning on towing a 2017 Ford Explorer (4000-4500lbs) with 2019 Jayco Alante 26X. Can anyone advise what kind of mileage I can expect. Have no idea if I will tow behind MH or put on Dolly. On occasion also plan to tow 2017 Yamaha 190FSH (3500 including trailer). Thanks in advance for any responses.

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Old 07-09-2019, 11:24 AM   #2
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Well, the best milage I've had was 7.9 towing a Honda CRV 4 down. Worst is 5+ but lots of stop and go in that mix. My 2016 35US weighs at 19,900 pounds while the CRV is around 3500.

Your Alante probably weighs less but that will offset with the added weight of the Explorer. If you get better than 8mpg you will be doing good. Double check your explorer weight, you are getting close to the 5000 pound hitch rating.

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Old 07-09-2019, 04:21 PM   #3
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Were between 6.8 and 8.0 depending on whether we run the genset and if we do a bunch of back roads or steady interstate driving. Were pulling a 2008 Saturn astra which is 2800 lbs...
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:09 PM   #4
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I haven't flat towed a vehicle or dolly, but I do pull a 14' aluma trailer with either a UTV or (2) Harley Baggers with my Alante 31V. My best milage towing was 8 mpg.

Without towing, I recently avarage 8.5 on my way out to the black hills. I was pretty impressed with that for freeway driving.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:19 PM   #5
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Varies from 6-8 mpg with this set up and generator usage enroute, especially at rest areas.

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Old 07-12-2019, 05:10 AM   #6
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8to 8.5 towing a Jeep Wrangler four down. Get much worse in windy conditions.

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