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Old 01-23-2018, 05:10 PM   #1
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Greyhawk towing

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I have a the ford V10 class C. What would be the mileage difference be between towing say a 2700lb flat tow car and a 3900lb flat tow car. Big difference?
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Maybe 1 to 2 MPG at most, if even noticeable.
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:29 PM   #3
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I never noticed much towing mine on a dolly until I hit a mountain grade
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:24 PM   #4
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we flat tow a Nissan Versa which is about 2500 lbs. It decreases gas mileage by about 1.5 miles per gallon when towing the car vers not towing it. When towing you really can't even tell its back there.
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We get around 7.5-8mpg flat towing the Jeep.
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:44 PM   #6
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We have a 2016 Grayhawk 29MV towing a 2012 Honda CRC at 65mph our MPG is 7.33 MPG . We have always towed I don't know my MPG without the car .
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With our '16 Greyhawk 29MV, we tow a '16 Subaru Forester (3,300lbs, manual tran). Like others here we get 8.5 MPG and under depending on terrain. We never drive over 63MPH. I use cruise control continuously.

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2016 31DS and 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk....5K pounds. We see 7.5 to 8.5 and speed is more of a factor than even mountain passes. If we are running over 65 we are at the 7.5 range at 55 to 60 or so we see the 8.5.

The Jeep is stealthy, I still find myself yelling at the tailgater until I realize it's the toad. (oops)

As an interesting comparison, I had a 2011 Tundra with the 4.6 V8 and pulled a 25' travel trailer. Almost identical mileage, so I think that makes the Ford V10 a tad more effecient at pulling.
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Does anybody flat tow a heavy vehicle like a 5300 lbs Grand Cherokee with their Greyhawk?

We are thinking about switching from a travel trailer to a class c and would need to tow the Jeep because unfortunately the 2017 CR-V we just bought cannot be flat towed.

Iíd appreciate any insight on well this engine would do pulling that much weight.
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Should be perfectly capable unless you are considering spending lots of time out West.
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True enough. Our '16 Greyhawk 29MV came with 7,000 lbs towing capability. I certainly don't see any issues there.


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Funny you should say that - we do wish to head out west! That’s the reason why we are thinking about getting class c - long distance travel.

We live in western PA and have lots of hills around here, though our elevation pales in comparison to the west.
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2016 31DS and 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk....5K pounds. We see 7.5 to 8.5 and speed is more of a factor than even mountain passes. If we are running over 65 we are at the 7.5 range at 55 to 60 or so we see the 8.5.

The Jeep is stealthy, I still find myself yelling at the tailgater until I realize it's the toad. (oops)

As an interesting comparison, I had a 2011 Tundra with the 4.6 V8 and pulled a 25' travel trailer. Almost identical mileage, so I think that makes the Ford V10 a tad more effecient at pulling.
Your Cherokee weighs 5k? Is it loaded up with lots of gear?

Do you have any issues maintaining speed while climbing mountain passes?
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Funny you should say that - we do wish to head out west! Thatís the reason why we are thinking about getting class c - long distance travel.

We live in western PA and have lots of hills around here, though our elevation pales in comparison to the west.
If you find you have issues maintaining any reasonable speed crossing Colorado on I-70 through the Rockies, disconnect and put another drive in the toad.
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Your Cherokee weighs 5k? Is it loaded up with lots of gear?

Do you have any issues maintaining speed while climbing mountain passes?
Actually I quoted the GVWR (5050), sorry my bad. The empty weight of a Cherokee is 4,100 (Trailhawk), I figure gas and oil is another 100lbs, hitch and stuff I shove into the back is another 100, so call it 4400. Climbs mountain passes just fine, but not 70 mph when high and hot. You have to let the big V-10 wind up if you want to go faster, but I can usually maintain 55 over the steepest passes. We even took it over the pass at Austin, NV to Ely NV which was a windy steep high thing, and have been to Bryce Canyon in it twice. You are just going to slow down a bit over the really steep mountains which considering the roads can be windy or windy (curves and wind) it isn't a bad thing to cruise at 55. We have been through Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Arizona and have never wanted for more power.
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Actually I quoted the GVWR (5050), sorry my bad. The empty weight of a Cherokee is 4,100 (Trailhawk), I figure gas and oil is another 100lbs, hitch and stuff I shove into the back is another 100, so call it 4400. Climbs mountain passes just fine, but not 70 mph when high and hot. You have to let the big V-10 wind up if you want to go faster, but I can usually maintain 55 over the steepest passes. We even took it over the pass at Austin, NV to Ely NV which was a windy steep high thing, and have been to Bryce Canyon in it twice. You are just going to slow down a bit over the really steep mountains which considering the roads can be windy or windy (curves and wind) it isn't a bad thing to cruise at 55. We have been through Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Arizona and have never wanted for more power.
Wow thanks for the info. Sounds pretty good.
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