Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-09-2014, 05:03 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 15
We get 10-11 towing our 23B. We have an 05 ram 1500 quad cab with the 4.7 V8.
We used to get 17 towing our popup. Love the hybrid but miss the gas mileage
__________________

__________________
2008 Jayyco 23B
2005 Dodge Ram
Jayco Jacqui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 05:53 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Tunce the traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bellingham,Wa.
Posts: 4,627
Yes! I get 23 with the 6cyl. Touareg ,was in Grants Pass on the same trip and another Touareg pulls in and he was all smiles too. Said " we have a little known secret in this TDI" best tow SUV made today. 200 mile trip last week to Seattle AP and return to Bellingham on I-5 at 65 almost all the way with 4 people going and 1 return my average was 33.1 mpg. It can tow7700 lbs. and the car weighs 5,000 lbs. do yourself a big favor and check one out.
__________________

Tunce the traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 06:48 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunce the traveler View Post
Yes! I get 23 with the 6cyl. Touareg ,was in Grants Pass on the same trip and another Touareg pulls in and he was all smiles too. Said " we have a little known secret in this TDI" best tow SUV made today. 200 mile trip last week to Seattle AP and return to Bellingham on I-5 at 65 almost all the way with 4 people going and 1 return my average was 33.1 mpg. It can tow7700 lbs. and the car weighs 5,000 lbs. do yourself a big favor and check one out.
I thought it would be awesome for my wife until we looked at the price! I don't think the mileage is worth the towing experience from a short wheelbase unibody given the entry costs is as high an HD truck.
__________________
2014 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie 4x4 6.4L HEMI 4.10s with antispin
2014 Jayco Jay Flight Swift 287BHBE
Equal-i-zer 90-00-1200(new 90-02-4900 shank)
2x Honda 2K
NewBlackDak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 11:40 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Tunce the traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bellingham,Wa.
Posts: 4,627
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewBlackDak View Post
I thought it would be awesome for my wife until we looked at the price! I don't think the mileage is worth the towing experience from a short wheelbase unibody given the entry costs is as high an HD truck.
I paid $43,500 for the Sport with Nav. And the ride is great, turns on a dime. I have a GMC truck but it drives,sits and turns like a truck. I almost don't know my EXP21M is behind me. I can do HWY 101 & 1 on the northern And central California coast and do the GrapeVine north of LA with the AC on with no problem. YOU need to just drive one and really see for yourself what a fine SUV this really is, it's a real sleeper. I'm the LAST person who thought I would own one but one day of putting it thru the test I bought it. I have an Audi A6 Avant also and I like the Touareg ride better, you just need to drive one.
Tunce the traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 12:50 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 2,243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunce the traveler View Post
I have a GMC truck but it drives,sits and turns like a truck.
LOL...I love my Duramax because drives, sits, turns and sounds like a truck. I hate both my company car (Ford Escape EcoBoost) and wife's Infinity because they are not anything like my truck.
__________________
2007 Chevy Duramax LMM/Allison
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2012 Jay Flight 26BH (Sold)
clubhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 01:17 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Tunce the traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bellingham,Wa.
Posts: 4,627
[QUOTE=clubhouse;168169]LOL...I love my Duramax because drives, sits, turns and sounds like a truck.

Why do you need something that sounds like a Duramax truck, just asking. I think most of us like quiet and smooth that's why we love the outdoors and want to be as close to it as we can.
Tunce the traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 08:38 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sedona, AZ
Posts: 62
Another thing to remember is that when you arrive, your TV turns into just a vehicle. I used a Chevy 3500 HD crew cab extended bed pickup with the 6.x diesel and duramax tranny for a trip to California this summer. It towed the X20E like a dream and had tons of storage, but driving around, parking, etc. was HORRIBLE!

We've been throwing around trading the FJ for a Tundra with a bed cover but hate to give up the off-road ability. It would be a much better TV though.
__________________
---
Tim
2015 Thor Outlaw w/ FJ Cruiser Toad
Former owner - 2013 Jayco X20E
MonkeyClaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 08:52 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: KY
Posts: 289
Send a message via Skype™ to jamaddox
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larkn5 View Post
Greetings All!

I'm wondering if anyone pulls with a Ford F-150 quad cab V-8 and what your milage is?
I have a 2012 f-150 screw with short box. I pick up my 23mbh mid February and will let you know
__________________
John
2017 F-250 Lariat
2016 Whitehawk 27DSRL
jamaddox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 09:05 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 2,243
[QUOTE=Tunce the traveler;168170]
Quote:
Originally Posted by clubhouse View Post
LOL...I love my Duramax because drives, sits, turns and sounds like a truck.

Why do you need something that sounds like a Duramax truck, just asking. I think most of us like quiet and smooth that's why we love the outdoors and want to be as close to it as we can.
I guess that is why the phrase "different strokes for different folks" exists. Our trips to outdoors aren't exclusively to find scerene environments. We also like riding horses, dirt bikes, boating, shooting and generally just being able to things we don't do on our land at home. If I really just need piece and quiet, that exists on my back porch. That said we are very courteous campers and are very aware of our activities in and around the campground.

The idea of going out into the woods to meditate and commune with nature isn't what we all about.
__________________
2007 Chevy Duramax LMM/Allison
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2012 Jay Flight 26BH (Sold)
clubhouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 10:38 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 28
We managed about 8 to 10 mpg pulling our 17c with our 99 Isuzu Trooper with 225k miles on it. It was burning oil like crazy (1 1/2 quarts in about 125 miles pulling the camper). Realized that the trooper also had a serious compression issue in cylinder 4. We decided to tear down the motor once we had the camper back home from our clubs gold claim. Motor is rebuilt now (that was a fun first time experience!) and it's not burning any oil (1000 miles on it since we finished the rebuild the week after Thanksgiving. I figure that the mileage will be about the same though. I am hoping it pulls better up the hills with all 6 cylinders actually working. LOL. It never had trouble on most terrain and flat highway and towed like a dream otherwise - no sway issues, breaking was great etc.

Forgot to mention we also hauled LOTS of stuff in/on the trooper including a gold dredge on the roof rack, 2400hcsi generator in the back, misc gold recovery equipment etc.

Here is a shot from our maiden voyage to a mountain state camp ground in April of last year.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0653b.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	91.0 KB
ID:	10926
__________________

GoldMiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.