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Old July 31st, 2019, 11:24   #21
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Location: Orillia, Ontario

Originally Posted by 35 Yr Dsl Veteran View Post
But..... what kind of MPG do you get? Towing our 6,000 lb. RV with our BMW X5 diesel, MPG dropped from nominal 29 MPG highway to 13-14. Was even lower with cross-winds. Could not even get into highest gear then.

Just did a trip return trip to Ottawa on the week end and tracked mileage for the trip one direction. 353km (219.72 Miles) from Orillia to Richmond fairgrounds, filled in Richmond immediately after unhooking and put in 50.49L (11.1 Imperial Gallons or 13.34 US Gallons). That is 14.28L/100Km (19.78 Imperial MPG or 16.47 US MPG) My return trip was actually going much better but I did not fill once back so I could not track it accurately.

I figure I am averaging about 15 Miles per US Gallon when Towing. I think it would be somewhat better had VW not had to do the emissions changes.

2014 Touareg "Highline" TDI with R-Line Pkg. 177000km, 2014 Q5 "Technik" TDI 121000km, 2013 Golf SportWagon "Highline" Buyback Taken 161871km, 2003 Jetta Wagon (RIP) 499400km, and 2005 Passat Sedan (SOLD) 108000km.
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