Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Almost in the Northwoods
First Real Tow (Kinda)
Today was the first chance I had to tow anything for a purpose. We hooked up the gf's 275# empty Floe trailer and drove the miles to Lowes in search of a freezer. We ended up thinking we wanted a chest freezer, but bought a vertical one instead. It was a steady South wind at 15-25 both ways. On the way there (empty), the trip showed 24.5 MPGs average. On the way back, I was at 22 MPGs. Same route there and back, just wind from a different side. Without the trailer, I'd have pulled about 27-28 as I've learned wind is not the MP's best friend.
Driving the same route, without a trailer, my KL Trailhawk would have gotten 17.5 - 18. So, I'm still coming out ahead. Empty I spent the drive in 5th on the County roads. On the way back, it was 4th because I'd loose too much speed on the rolling hills.
2017 New Compass Latitude 4x4 C635 6spd manual. Mineral Gray. Tow,
Cold Weather, Safety & Security, Popular Equipment, Beats Audio. Built June 2017.
Added: JW Speaker fog lights, Weathertech mats, Mopar flaps &
vent shades, Trailhawk front skid plates.