We have been pulling our 13 foot Burro with 2 L diesel‘s since 2003. Our current car is a 2016 BMW wagon. The best we’ve gotten pulling the trailer is a tic over 30 mpg on a 700 mile round-trip with a tailwind both ways. Average is about 27 Mpg. Usually don’t drive above 70. I have cruised at 80 and mileage dropped to 22–23. Without the trailer on the highway the car gets @ 50 mpg. The eight speed transmission really keeps the little diesel in the sweet spot. Towing I put it in sport mode which firms up the suspension and stops it from shifting into 8th gear.I'd like to know just what kind of miles per gallon you all are getting out of your expedition vehicle? Please put in the model, year, type and maybe even engine size/#cylinders. (I'd love to do a poll, but it would be comparing so many different apples, oranges and fig newtons, it wouldn't be relevant.)
I'll start: I've got a 1989 Toyota van 2WD LE, gasoline, 4 cyl, and I get 21-22mpg in town and 24-5 or so on a long highway trip.
What about you?
2007 Chev 1500 Express AWD. 3" lift, 285/35/16, roof rack, awning and camperized.
I have averaged 15 US mpg over 20K miles.
About 80% HW, 10% City and 10% gravel and off-road.
We average 65-70 on the HW.