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Old 10-22-2020, 09:00 PM   #1
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Has anyone checked their miles per gallon on a 2018 29 MVP towing a vehicle compared to not towing? I rent a vehicle when I get to my destination but I am trying to decide if it is worth buying a toad.
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The cost of a toad and all the hookup hardware can pay for a heck of a lot of rental vehicles.
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MVP Mileage w/toad

I bought a used 10,000lb Blue OX. Bought new tow equipment and had it installed as part of the "deal" on the used Cherokee (flat tow) I bought. It is great for extra storage and on makes a slight difference in mileage. I get 6 to 8 at highway speeds. I don't even know it's back there.
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I flat tow a GMC Canyon. get about 7-8mpg keeping speed 65 or below. Without toad it gets about 9 mpg.
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Old 10-23-2020, 08:07 AM   #5
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Has anyone checked their miles per gallon on a 2018 29 MVP towing a vehicle compared to not towing? I rent a vehicle when I get to my destination but I am trying to decide if it is worth buying a toad.
I have a 2017 29W GreyHawk (same chassis as yours) I just towed a Jeep Rubicon 4 door for 4500 miles and got 7.5 mpg, overall for the trip. When I have done this without the Jeep, I get between 8 to 9 mpg. I travel mostly 65-69 mph.
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I bought a used 10,000lb Blue OX. Bought new tow equipment and had it installed as part of the "deal" on the used Cherokee (flat tow) I bought. It is great for extra storage and on makes a slight difference in mileage. I get 6 to 8 at highway speeds. I don't even know it's back there.
Hey RGD, I have a 2019 Greyhawk MVP and and wondering how you loaded your second battery onto your rig.

My rig has the standard battery compartment for one battery and eventually I would like to add a second battery somewhere, preferably an AMG batteries. How do you install yours and can you submit any pictures, if you have them? Thanks!
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Hey back Jaytalk, If it wasn't raining cats and dogs I'd get you some pictures. I will when I can back it out and be able to get to the bays. I do have two 12V AGMs. I had the 2nd installed by the dealer at the time of purchase. Didn't want to mess up any warranties. However, I have made extensive changes since the warranty expired. I would be happy to explain it then follow up with photos and future plans ….


But first...Is your 2019 a 29MV?
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The cost of a toad and all the hookup hardware can pay for a heck of a lot of rental vehicles.
Correct ... if your toad is a "one-trick-pony". But if your toad is also your daily driver, which you would own anyway, that cost differential becomes a LOT thinner.

As for mileage towing the toad vs not, IMO, it's not all that significant. I can't give you exact figures because no two trips are the same for us. Sometimes we're towing, sometimes not. Sometimes running the generator, sometimes not. And any combination thereof, along with other factors like wind and terrain (which can have a much more drastic effect on fuel economy), and all can happen in the same trip.

I figure I'm getting between 7 and 8 overall, and I'm okay with that...

What I can say is that I tend to go faster without the Jeep in tow, so any mileage differential is taken up by the increased speed when I'm not towing.

All of that being said, it tows beautifully, and sometimes I indeed forget it's back there. IMO, the fuel mileage difference is WAY down on the decision matrix regarding whether to tow a dinghy or not. Other factors and costs are MUCH more significant.
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Thanks That answers a lot of my questions. I’m searching for a toad now
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