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Anyone towing a scamp, casita, or takena

Discussion in 'Towing' started by subnate, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Apr 15, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    subnate

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    Hey I'm looking to see if anyone tows something like a takena, scamp, or casita. I'm wondering how much difference there is in MPG with the lower profile travel trailers like these, and I'm guessing the lighter weight, lower profile means easier towing through mountains. Just curious.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    fajitas21

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    From what research I've done i'd say 1 - 3 mpg depending. Hills and mountains won't yeild MPG in terms of wind resistance, but more based on the weight you're moving and the angle.

    In flat land and low hills like where I live, I'd think I could probably do 12 - 15 MPG with them in flats, and perhaps 10 - 12 in hills.

    Even pulling a 5x10 utility trailer with nothing on it takes me to 16 MPG due to wind resistance. (It has a drop gate).
     
  3. Apr 15, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    fajitas21

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    Btw that takena looks awesome. I really want a TT :(
     
  4. Apr 15, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    I've pulled my parental units' Scamp with my 2010 V6 DC. I didn't notice much of a difference in my fuel range at all. I usually average around 18.5 mpg, and with the Scamp I was right around 17. Those things are so light. They are basically a Uhaul trailer with a bed.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    fajitas21

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    That's impressive mileage. Did you tow in flat or hills?

    Follow up question.

    About how much is a 16' or so one on average and was the quality about the same as a normal TT? I like the fiberglass shell thing.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    Do a search on the Casita Owners website. I researched the same. Alot of Toyota towers there.
     
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