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Old 08-24-2009, 04:46 PM   #6
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Default Re: Owner Story: Vacationing with the Vue and a RV Trailer

I would be interested to know what the fuel consumption was with this Vue pulling a 3000# trailer. I have a 2007 Vue AWD, 3.5 l engine and started pulling a 2150# dry weight 17 ultralite trailer, loaded weight probably around 2500#. While the trailer is light, it is fairly boxy, which means quite a bit of wind resistance. To make the story short, no problem at all to pull the trailer, but the fuel consumption went up from 8.5 l/100km to about 19 l/100km (~12 MPG) quite a shocker to me.
Vue was most of the time in the 4th gear, very little in 5th and on hills shifting to 3rd.


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