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Old 06-25-2012, 05:23 AM   #1
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Effect of motorcycle trailer on mpg?

I get about 19-20 mpg on my JK Sport auto. If I add a trailer to tow two small-block motorcycles (about combined 1000 lbs + the trailer), what will that do to my mpg? Thanks!

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:31 AM   #2
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It will reduce your MPG at least 5 to 6, maybe more.

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Depends on a few factors such as is it an open trailer or not. In general when I tow my landscaping trailer it moves toward 13-14 mpg.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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Smile Thanks!

I appreciate the input...
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:40 AM   #5
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I have an enclosed trailer that I haul my dirt bike in and it drops the mileage 6-8 MPG.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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I go from 18 down to 15.5 on mine. My trailer weighs about 120lbs and morocross bike about 150lbs.

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