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How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 2:15 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Idle curiosity, nothing more.

If you're prepared to chip in, as well as the average miles per gallon hitched up, obviously, could you say what the vehicle is, the engine size, diesel or petrol, two or four wheel drive, bhp (or PS), torque (Nm) and what the caravan is?

Makes sense if I start, I suppose.

26.5mpg, Skoda Karoq 2.0TSI petrol, 4WD, 235bhp and 405Nm towing a 2008 Troll 540.

As an aside, I had the car remapped six months ago. Prior to that it was the bog standard 187bhp 320Nm, and before the remap I got a towing average of just over 23, so under the somewhat artificial constraints of pulling the tin snail, the mpg has actually gone up.

Because it's quite a lot more fun to drive without the caravan than it was before the remap, the fuel savings are... erm... not quite so conspicuous.

And it's remapped to run best on 98RON E5 petrol anyway, which is dearer. It averages the high 30s solo, fwiw.

You only live once...

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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 2:31 pm
by scouteralf | 116 Posts

Kia sportage 1.6 petrol AWD 174bhp towing around 20/25mpg. around town without our Troll 520 not a lot better and on a motorway journey up into around 40/45mpg.
very comfy car and towing is good.


troll 530GT pushing Kia sportage awd
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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 2:53 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.331 Posts

Audi A3 1.5 tfsi - 150 bhp 250 N/m towing Feeling 425 at about 1300kg
4 tows so far over 600+ miles at average of 35mpg at 55mph. 5mph either way sees about a 2mpg difference. Solo car returns 70+mpg at same speed.

Audi A3 1.5tfsi towing Triton 430 at 1200kg
32-40mpg depending on length of run and terrain, but similar speeds.

Previous 2.0L Diesel Yeti - 110bhp and 250N towing 900kg Familia and 1200kg Triton
32-40mpg depending on length of run and terrain, but similar speeds.

Basically all the same.

Colin


Forum Moderator. aka Oscar - Audi A3 1.5 petrol - oh dear me, I've gone to the darkish side and bought a Feeling after 4 Tourings
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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 3:03 pm
by Randa france | 12.907 Posts

Now elderly ( 13 years old with 112,000 on the clock although regularly serviced) VW Touran Match 2litre TDi 140bhp. Just below 60 mph towing, around 34 mpg. Lightweight Troll (1000kgs laden but the car with all the back seats out, is full of junk.) All speeds up to 80mph solo, around 45 mpg.

Was never much better with towing mpg when new but was a lot better solo at around 55-60mpg.

Randa


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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 3:10 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: Randa france wrote in post #4
All speeds up to 80mph...
Yikes!

And who do we think we are, Sir?

Stirling Moss?

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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 3:29 pm
by Randa france | 12.907 Posts

Got the same haircut That' not towing by the way, that's solo.
R


ERIBAFOLK POP UP EVERYWHERE 1999 Eriba Troll 530 pushing a VW Touran 2L TDi Match . FORUM ADMINISTRATOR
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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 3:42 pm
by dinky | 211 Posts

add a little slick 50 to oil change, and will find solo more fuel efficient, lack friction less heat.
do your own research.


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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 4:30 pm
by Poptop320 | 2.611 Posts

Dacia Duster 4x4 1.5 dci diesel, 115bhp/ 260Nm, towing a Familia 320 approximately 46mpg,


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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 6:14 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: dinky wrote in post #7
...do your own research.
Each to their own, but I hope you don't mind me saying I'd rather the design engineers did the research.

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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 7:46 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.331 Posts

The idea of a "one size fits all" oil additive to me is more than a little strange. I find it hard to believe how it can cope with diesel or petrol engines, diesel particulate filters or catalysts, turbocharged or naturally aspirated engines Throw in the different viscosity ranges such as my 0-20 as opposed to the old standard of 20-50 and it is starting to sound like a "snake potion".
Oil companies know what they are doing, putting in considerable time and research to develop an oil for an engine with the correct additives.
Like Mademoiselle Pepe, it's not for me.

Colin


Forum Moderator. aka Oscar - Audi A3 1.5 petrol - oh dear me, I've gone to the darkish side and bought a Feeling after 4 Tourings
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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 9:14 pm
by addisb | 169 Posts

Suzuki S Cross Mild Hybrid 1.4 Petrol. 4WD, 129BHP/235Nm. Towing a 310 Famila.
Towing I am now averaging 7.2 Ltr/100Km ( 39 MPG ) and solo 6.1 ltr/100Km:( 46.3 MPG )
Chris


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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jul 26, 2023 10:13 pm
by Julie Grafo | 3.467 Posts

Honda CRV 1.6 iDTEC, brochure says 120 PS @ 4000 RPM and 300Nm @ 2000 RPM ( gobbledygook to me) towing a Troll 530 returns 35 mpg, solo 60 mpg.


Julie & Neil. 2008 530GT pushing Honda CR-V 1.6 iDTEC SE+
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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Jul 27, 2023 7:56 pm
by Simboc2004 | 659 Posts

Volvo V70 2.0 5 cylinder diesel, 2WD, remapped to 180bhp and 450Nm, towing a 2005 Triton 430GT.
32mpg towing at the legal limit (honestly, officer...), 42 to 52mpg solo depending on road types (the last figure a 730 mile on-the-legal-limit run to Devon and back via A303). Have seen 60mpg on a run, but leaden right foot and driver impatience forces the average lower...


Poppy, our 2005 Eriba 430GT, leading our Volvo V70 astray...


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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Jul 27, 2023 9:48 pm
by mmcd87 | 17 Posts

Mini Clubman 2.0L ‘SD’, BMW B47 diesel engine. 190hp and 400Nm. Has averaged 33mpg towing Troll 510GT for last 500miles. Normally averages 40mpg with a lot of short town journeys.


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RE: How many miles to the gallon do you get when you're towing?

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Jul 28, 2023 9:43 am
by Broken Jones | 4 Posts

2012 MB Vito W639 Dualiner 116 ; 2.2 diesel auto – 163 bhp; 360Nm @ 1600-2400 rpm.

Vito ‘empty’ @ 2100kg; 300 miles @ 100kph (Midlands to Helston) = 41mpg.

Vito + camping gear @ 2500kg; 90-100kph (4000 miles through Balkans, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania) – best/worst/average = 44/39/41mpg.

Towing – Vito @ 2500kg + 2006 Triton 420GT @ 1150kg laden; 4000 miles (Cadiz and back) 90-100kph – best/worst/average = 30/22/26mpg.

Towing the Triton increases fuel consumption by 50-60% which is more than I expected.

Mpg above is actual consumption calculated from fuel station receipts. The Vito’s built in fuel computer is optimistic by about 7%


2012 Vito 116 + 2006 420GT = three tons of fun


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