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tomt

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Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by tomt on Mon 03 Jun 2013, 8:52 pm

List make model and year MPG And how well it towed.

FIAT Punto 1.9 jtd 2001 48.1 mpg Towed well Dandy 5 1987
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Endecay

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Xsara Picasso 1.6 HDi 07 plate

Post by Endecay on Mon 03 Jun 2013, 10:01 pm

We achieved approx 42 MPG towing a '91 Dandy Destiny.
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mike
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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by mike on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 3:49 am

Dont know towing mileage any more but was getting over 40 towing a dandy six with a 1.2 punto, overall is the only one i look at now and its still over 4o.

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navver

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by navver on Sat 08 Jun 2013, 9:24 am

55 reg mondeo 2L TDCI tiptronic auto. 51 mpg solo 43.5 towing designer on trip to Wigan and back.
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Phoenix
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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Phoenix on Sat 29 Jun 2013, 7:06 pm

We worked out that on our last tank of fuel we were getting 51.5 mpg.
210 miles of the 514.5 we did was towing Phoenix to Woodhall Spa.

2000 Vauxhall Astra envoy van 1.7tdi
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Helen
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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Helen on Sat 29 Jun 2013, 7:34 pm

We get around 37 towing the Dandy with a 2.4 petrol 51 plate Santa fe, towing the caravan we get around 25 affraid - 30 if there is no wind at all and we are going downhill lol!

sunflowergs

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by sunflowergs on Sun 30 Jun 2013, 7:40 pm

Our car does not have a computer so i'm not precise about our mpg but it's about 50. We have a citroen berlingo 1.9 diesel. It's got absolutely no poke at all but it tows the dandy very economically. In fact for one or two reasons we are selling both our cars and looking at getting a Navara or Warrior pickup. So if anyones got a pickup i would be interested in hearing about their mpg etc.
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Helen
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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Helen on Sun 30 Jun 2013, 7:44 pm

I would too ....... Johns convinced our car needs more power ...... he said that when we had a 1.6 that towed the dandy with ease Twisted Evil personally I think he just says that when he wants a new car. Rolling Eyes he wants something called a Barbarian from what I've actually heard when refusing to listen about it ...... it's a big pick up.
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Phoenix
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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Phoenix on Sun 30 Jun 2013, 7:50 pm

sunflowergs wrote:Our car does not have a computer so i'm not precise about our mpg but it's about 50. We have a citroen berlingo 1.9 diesel. It's got absolutely no poke at all but it tows the dandy very economically. In fact for one or two reasons we are selling both our cars and looking at getting a Navara or Warrior pickup. So if anyones got a pickup i would be interested in hearing about their mpg etc.



Our Astra envoy van up until a month ago had turned into a gutless wonder. A mechanic friend of ours when MOTing it commented to Mrs P about it. He suggested the Mass Air flow Meter could be at fault. We disconnected it and it was better. We have now fitted another and it is a different van.bounce bounce bounce 

Worth a try?


Ps Mr P would like a big pickup. Must be a man thing.lol!

sunflowergs

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by sunflowergs on Sun 30 Jun 2013, 10:33 pm

Think a barbarian is a mitsubishi warrior variant. One of those would do nicely.Laughing Laughing Laughing 
Phoenix, your astra has a turbo which is the one piece of engineering missing from my engine. My car is a 05 reg and has done 68000mls, its a great family car but it struggles to tow up hills, i have to drop it down two gears to maintain a decent pace and it becomes hard work after a while/ I would love to get on the motorway press the cruise control button and relax.

navver

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by navver on Sun 30 Jun 2013, 10:47 pm

You want a turbo and an intercooler, like what I got on my Mondeo. A while back the hose from the turbo to the intercooler split and I towed the caravan to Cornwall and back like that. It threw out huge clouds of smoke whenever the engine had to do a little bit of work and jerked back & forth up every little hill. Of course the computer was pumping the fuel in thinking there was lots of air to go with it. I think the split opened and closed causing the jerking.

I do apologise to any one who might have been following us.

I didn't tell Mrs N as I didn't want to worry her, but she did notice. I said I expect it's 'cos it doesn't get much of a run very often, it'll soon clear.
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severebrainfailure

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by severebrainfailure on Mon 01 Jul 2013, 7:51 pm

I tow mine with a 97 lr discovery. Mpg is exactly the same with or without the trailer - ruddy awful!!
Never have to change down uphill though!
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discobryan

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by discobryan on Mon 01 Jul 2013, 10:27 pm

towing our dart back about 200 miles was avg 50mpg, vectra c 1.9 cdti Sri - 2008 model.
was very impressed the trailer held really well no swaying or anythin very impressed lol, barely even knew it was on the back, that and having the cruise control is great!! Very Happy 
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ChrisP

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07 VW Touran 2.0 TDI DSG and a Dandy 4/5

Post by ChrisP on Tue 09 Jul 2013, 10:07 pm

07 VW Touran 2.0 TDI DSG and a Dandy 4/5

Herfordsdhire to Snowdonia and back on one tank with just enough left to get to work on Monday. 44MPG going there and 48MPG coming back. More time stuck in traffic on the Friday reduced the average. Same run without the Dandy would normally be 52MPG assuming a clear run.

Biggest problem towing is remembering it is there. It is narrower than the car, so I cannot see it in the wing mirrors and since the Touran is tall it is only just visible in the rear view.

Plumcrazee

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Plumcrazee on Thu 08 Aug 2013, 8:41 am

1980 dodge ram 5.2l. 15mpg towing a 80s 6 lol good times ;-)
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Vandriver

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Vandriver on Thu 08 Aug 2013, 8:57 am

Citroen Nemo Van. I get 61 MPG normally (unloaded) getting about 55MPG loaded and with Dandy on the back. (poor Nemo has 235,000 miles on him) So i'm not complaining.
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Phoenix
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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Phoenix on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 9:56 pm

Plumcrazee wrote:1980 dodge ram 5.2l. 15mpg towing a 80s 6 lol good times ;-)
Hello and  Plumcrazee

Bet you don't have any problems towing up hill with that. lol!

Is it a pick up or a van? When you can, we love pics here.Very Happy

Plumcrazee

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Plumcrazee on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 10:10 pm

I would but you forum won't allow external links for 7 day:-(

There some on the Facebook page tho !!!
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Phoenix
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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Phoenix on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 10:20 pm

We personally are not on facebook, others may be.
We will wait till you can upload them, or if you want to send them to:

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If you do send them let us know and we will post them for you. Smile

sunflowergs

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by sunflowergs on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 10:24 pm

Plum,..ive.just.calculated.that.if.i.used.your.car.for.my.next.holiday,.i.would.need.£257.in.fuel.
just.to.get.there.and.back...EYE.WATERING.!!!

Plumcrazee

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Plumcrazee on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 10:45 pm

Hi Phoenix I have emailed you pics so post away lol

Sunflowergs yes scary but its runs on LPG that's half the price so its about 30mpg lol no to bad lol ;-)
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Phoenix
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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Phoenix on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 11:09 pm

Plumcrazee's tow vehicle.  bounce bounce bounce  I WANT ONE.Laughing 

Do you want your other pics in a gallery Plumcrazee?



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Plumcrazee

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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by Plumcrazee on Fri 09 Aug 2013, 11:16 pm

Yes please Phoenix ;-)

Glad you like the tow mobile lol ;-)
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peridot
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Re: Car M.P.G. towing trailer

Post by peridot on Sat 10 Aug 2013, 12:10 am


No that would put manners on a Riva Destiny Highside Laughing 
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mishabgt

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LPG Helps

Post by mishabgt on Tue 27 Aug 2013, 8:24 pm

Rover 75 2.5 V6 auto with 109k on the clock... I get about 28.8mpg with the Dandy behind. Bear in mind that Rover's official figures said I should only get 29mpg without a trailer and that's not too bad. Having an LPG conversion makes it more acceptable with fuel costs less than half that of petrol gives a cost-wise 59mpg

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