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Old 04-06-2010, 06:51 PM   #11
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Ok, traded in the 2010 Pilot and picked up a new 2010 F150 with max tow package, can pull 11,300lbs.

Took it for a 3 hours trip this past weekend to Cabelas in PA and it was like nothing was attached to the truck. Gas mileage was a little rough, but with it being brand new and not really broke in, I figured as much. I got about 10 mpg.

Thanks again to all for your thoughts and advice.

Happing Camping............
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:23 PM   #12
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Yeah, gas mileage is one of the few bummers of RVing (and I don't really know of any others). However, I believe it is worth it.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:01 PM   #13
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Hi Prooney, Sounds like the one we have as for engine size and towing capacity.... did you go for the Platinum? And yup, mileage sucks. OUrs averages 9-10 when towing *pout*

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Old 04-10-2010, 03:53 PM   #14
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Hi Healthi........

No Platinum was a little more than my wallet wanted to take. Took a decent hit on Pilot because it was so new.

I got the XLT with the same engine specs as yours with the 3.73 slip.

Going on our 3rd trip of the season next weekend.

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Old 04-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #15
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Healthi and Peter,

I would love to get 9-10 mpg with my tow vehicle. I get about 6 miles per gallon towing a 2010 G2 RLS with a 2007 Chevy sporting a 6 liter Duramax gasoline engine. Another one of those coulda, shoulda, woulda situations--a diesel would have been a far better choice but at the time there were not a lot of gas stations selling low sulfur diesel as it was just being phased in. Even so, it is painful to spend so much on gasoline when traveling from the hot Central Texas area in the summers to the mountains of New Mexico, Colorado and states north and west.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:27 AM   #16
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You can NEVER have too much truck.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:40 PM   #17
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Yup, we had a diesel F250 back in the day when we towed a 5ver back when diesel was cheaper than gas. Although the ride was rough, we really liked that truck! But with our current needs we opted to go with the F150 although are now finding that diesel is running about what gas does. It would be nice to have more truck.... Oh well. We still love our Platinum.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:28 AM   #18
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Towing My JayFeather Sport With my Toyota FJ Cruiser

We picked up our JayFeather Sport last week from Middlebury Indiana with my Toyota FJ Cruiser. My FJ is rated to tow 5000 lbs and the Sport is approx 3900 lbs dry. I outfitted my FJ with a weight distributing hitch and a brake controller. I yanked my trailer all through the hills of Tennessee and Kentucky. My vehicle performed fabulously. It has been my experience that the ratings of tow vehicles are rated conservatively and they can usually tow a few thousand pounds more then rated. The honda Pilot will be just fine.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:52 AM   #19
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Does anyone know where I can purchase additional RJ5 connectors for my JayFeather like the ones used by Jayco? So far its been really difficult for my dealer to get the parts from Jayco.
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Gigler! Your set-up sounds like what we had with the Honda Odyssey and 17' 2500lb Casita not long ago. Hope you continue to enjoy the tt/vehicle combo you have. Oh, we also picked up our Jayco from Middlebury!
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