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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marwayne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 2012 at 12:21am
Camper Bob, you do the math. The imp. gallon is 20% more then a us gallon.
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11-12 us mpg still not bad.
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Just returned from the Western Round up in Seaside OR.  700 miles round trip. Speeds of 35-70m.p.h.  Some use of the AC. The Eye Pod was loaded . Solid 10mpg overall.
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Non-oxygenated non-enthanol gasoline has about 15-20% higher energy content. I get an approximate similar increase in mpg using non-ethanol (91octane).  However, the 91 gas is usually more expense.  If the price is less than 120% of ethanol, it may be more economical to buy the 91 gas.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ratdog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 2012 at 10:30am
I can get 93 Octane non-ethanol fuel here at home but rarely see non-ethanol on the road. I use the non-ethanol gas in my wife's car and in my 45 year old car but haven't tried it in my tow vehicle.
 
So I've only used ethanol in my tow vehicle. However my tow vehicle "recommends" 93 octane but the factory says it can run on 87 with "some loss of performance". My experience is that I can squeeze out another 2 or 3 MPG with 93 Octane ethanol than with 87 Octane ethanol. Since the vehicle only has a 17.2 gallon gas tank, I only use the 93 Octane because every little bit of extra mileage from a tank is precious when towing the rpod.
 
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my last time out I got an average of 12 mpg. I traveled at an average speed of 60mph and I used super or better fuel. Tried to get 93 Octane when I could get it as I get a little better gas mileage with it. Not sure that the gain in mileage is not offset by the higher price but I get a little better hp with the higher octane as well.
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Took the trailer out to the Scout camp this past weekend.
 
The trailer and highlander were packed with about 1,000 of equipment and food.
 
There is a ~3,000 pass to go over between here and there.
 
Averaged 13MPG according to the highlander's display.
 
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Just got back from a 4hr one way camping trip. We always run with a canoe on top of the Toyota FJ. I think that helps with breaking the wind before it hits the front wall of the 177 pod. We always go the speed limit 80k = 50mpg. Never more than the speed limit and on 400 highways only 95k instead of posted 100k (55 instead of 60mph.) All that being said I've checked our mpg converted from kpl(on 3 different occatiions) and we get just over 16 mpg. I'm assuming that is in US gal as I used computer to do conversion. Like others have said the faster you go the lower the gas milage. Using reg. gas grade fuel.
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13.5 mpg thru mountains imperial below speed limit always. Regular gas.
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Thanks everyone for your answers, things are well after three trips and I am getting used to towing. 
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