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Towing and Fuel Economy Testing (14mpg) with a 2019 TRD OFFROAD

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by xzatx, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    xzatx

    xzatx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    In this video, i drive my tacoma for 143 miles under different road conditions while towing my winnebego 2100bh which is around 4500lbs WET and 400lbs of passengers inside the truck.

    Overall, the truck did really well, at long 6% grade though, i was going around 30mph to conserve fuel behind a walmart truck :D

    however you could push it and go faster..

    overall,
    143 miles
    10.3 gallons consumed

    13.88 MPG

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG4BafVOn7g&t=249s
     
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  2. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    Ruggybuggy Well-Known Member

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    That's better than what I usually see towing my Coachman 204RD with a weight of just under 5K wet. Lowest I've was around 8mpg and best was about 12.5. Normal condition with no wind and flat running 65 I see about 11.5mpg.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:48 PM
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    xzatx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    the speed changes everything. i found that tacoma is very happy at around 2100rpm.
    so. i adjust my speed to that, that's why you see me crawling 6% grade at like 38mph haha :D.

    i also found that you dont really need ECT and no need to stay in 4th gear if your rpm is at 2k. and your transmission is not jumping up and down. so i was able to cruise at 5th speed most of the time which also helped.

    Just be careful in heavy descents to adjust the brake controller well and adjust your engine braking properly.
     
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  4. Jul 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    xzatx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i had few questions on my weight distribution set up, its husky centerline 400lbs to 600lbs tongue.

    nice WD hitch and it's about 100lbs weight.
     

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