Discussion in 'Dodge Ram Power Wagon' started by Grand Mesa, Apr 22, 2018.
dang, in for the stuck mud story!
I forgot to add the 5 gallon jerry can of mid grade.
Extra gasoline is always a plus even when you get back to the highway out in the middle of nowhere anywhere special. Carried 5 gallons of 87 octane (mid grade here) on a long trip today while towing a fully loaded enclosed 6 x 12 foot Uhaul trailer with 5 x 6 foot steel gate welded fencing somewhere within the Great Divide Basin. Nearest town was a quite distant Baggs, Wyoming. Even at 70 mph the Power Wagon average highway speed and with much slower remote dirt road speeds it still got 12.7 mpg with today's 520 mile trip. All done with the tow haul mode on. Never got below 1/4 tank when I got back to the nearest gasoline station due to the good towing gas mileage of my 2016 Power Wagon. I learned to keep the speed at or under 70 mph to save fuel. No worries due to having extra fuel along. Quite impressed with the mpg.
When I tow my camper, it's usually from low elevation in Tucson ~2400' to my favorite spot close to 8000'. It's about a six hour drive uphill and remote through most stretches. I have my refuel stops pretty well mapped out but always carry extra gas. If I'm heading into a strong headwind, the mpg's get way worse than they already are. One thing I've learned when towing is to never pass gas.
What he said. Hopefully with photos and video.
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