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#1 NEWYORKHILLBILLY

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 03:18 AM

Wondering what others with similar set ups are getting ?  I have 2013 Tacoma access cab ,4wd tow package v-6 4.0 

 

 

 

I looking at both a casita 17 sprite deluxe  and a escape 19  .  Thinking the casita will tow better and get better gas mileage  .  


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#2 Huevo Movil

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:19 AM

When I was pulling a 2007 17 FD with a 2006 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 automatic with tow package, I usually averaged around 12 to 13 MPG. Without the trailer the MPG was around 17 -18 MPG. Interestingly, when I traveled with my kayak mounted up side down on the roof of the truck topper, my mileage increased to 13 - 14 MPG. I'm no space engineer, but I think the front edge of the kayak served as a "wind break". Average speed was usually 60 MPH. Hope this helps. Travel safe. Best, Shorty sends...

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#3 Hot Toddy

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:36 AM

I tow our 17' SD with a 2001 Ford Explorer Spor Trac 4.0L 6V at 60mph and get about 15mpg. If I am driving into a headwind, it drops to 12mpg.

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:15 AM

I have a 2014 Tacoma with a tow package and a Leer cap. I get an average of 14 mpg. I would think the Casita would be lighter to tow than the Escape and would then get better mpg. Sandy

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:18 AM

I have a 2010 Tacoma Pre-Runner, Access cab, 4L V6, with a Leer camper top. I get a little over 14 mpg towing my 17SD AT 60 mph. Based on a gas mileage poll on casitaforum.com (all vehicles), most people seem to get 14 to 15 mpg when towing at 60-65 mph.

#6 Lynn & Cindy

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:58 AM

We tow our 17' SD with a 2011 Tacoma 4x4 V6 access cab.  Our mpg will average 15 in the mostly flat land area we live in.  No doubt it would vary depending on head wind, tail wind, incline, etc.  But it seems from other posts that you could expect to get 14-15 mpg towing with a 4x4 Tacoma. 



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:22 AM

2014 Tacoma V6, 14 mpg.



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:26 AM

Wondering what others with similar set ups are getting ?  I have 2013 Tacoma access cab ,4wd tow package v-6 4.0 

 

 

 

I looking at both a casita 17 sprite deluxe  and a escape 19  .  Thinking the casita will tow better and get better gas mileage  .  

The dual axle Escape will tow and handle much easier than the Casita; we've had both. Mileage may not be as bad as you think - our Taco got 14-15 towing the 17LD and gets 13-14 towing an Escape 21.


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#9 watraveler

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 10:38 AM

We tow our 17 SD with a 2010 Taco Prerunner with a cab height fiberglass cap by Snugtop.  Our mileage varies while towing depending which way the wind blows and elevation.  At around 7,000 elevation in New Mexico once, our mileage was a little over 17mpg, but at or around sea level we get an average of 14-16 @ 60.  Bucking a stiff wind can bring it down to 12.  I've quit checking mileage, so my figures are a couple years old.  We try to be light on the peddle and let her slow down going up steep mountain passes, which are common in Washington if you want to go to the other side.


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#10 jimiller5

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 03:34 PM

2015 TRD Sport with tonneau cover, '03 SD17, 15 mpg + - .

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:22 PM

'05 double cab with BAK bed cover.  No trailer - 20-22MPG  With trailer - 15-17MPG



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 08:34 PM

Wondering what others with similar set ups are getting ?  I have 2013 Tacoma access cab ,4wd tow package v-6 4.0 

 

 

 

I looking at both a casita 17 sprite deluxe  and a escape 19  .  Thinking the casita will tow better and get better gas mileage  .  

In case you're still thinking about an Escape, Their 2016 production schedule is full for all models as of today (9/8) so the earliest available slot isn't until 2017............


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 10:26 PM

 

Wondering what others with similar set ups are getting ?  I have 2013 Tacoma access cab ,4wd tow package v-6 4.0 

 

 

 

I looking at both a casita 17 sprite deluxe  and a escape 19  .  Thinking the casita will tow better and get better gas mileage  .  

In case you're still thinking about an Escape, Their 2016 production schedule is full for all models as of today (9/8) so the earliest available slot isn't until 2017............

 

 

I know someone that purchased the tandem axle Escape. Getting delivery in November, can't wait to see it as i really like a tandem axle setup.

  I don't have the specs but i believe i heard the 19' Escape is close in weight to 17' Casita...... Both are great trailers


Edited by Joe Z, 08 September 2015 - 10:39 PM.

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 03:39 AM

2015 Tacoma Double Cab, Off-road Pkg, 4x4. We picked up our Casita LD on Aug 12th. On the drive to Rice we averaged 20 mpg, with the trailer we averaged 15 driving in 4th gear at around 60 MPH. The Truck had about 3 weeks of clothes, luggage etc in it. The trailer was minimally packed enough to camp on our trip back to Seattle.

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 04:29 AM

2015 Tacoma Double Cab, Off-road Pkg, 4x4. We picked up our Casita LD on Aug 12th. On the drive to Rice we averaged 20 mpg, with the trailer we averaged 15 driving in 4th gear at around 60 MPH. The Truck had about 3 weeks of clothes, luggage etc in it. The trailer was minimally packed enough to camp on our trip back to Seattle.


I've always thought that the Casita looks good "naked!" Glad to see someone else does also. Enjoy. Best. Shorty sends...

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