Hey guys, I have a few questions. I'm planning a camping trip in July with a few friends, and since we're taking my jeep, I have to figure out where to put the things we're gonna bring. Anyways, I'm buying a 2'' receiver hitch in the next few days, so I thought "Why not pull our junk on a trailer?" I'm looking at taking a regular 4x8 steel utility trailer with a wooden bed loaded with maybe 100~200lbs worth of stuff, not much. From a real world standpoint, how much of an MPG drop can I expect when towing this with my 5speed 4banger? I'll be towing from Columbia, SC to near Asheville, NC. Currently, and astoundingly, I get roughly 23 or 24 mpg highway, so should I expect it to drop in the teens towing less than 700lbs and with 3 adults in the jeep?
Also, if anyone tows stuff with their 4banger, depending on how much you tow, how much less "get-up-and-go" do you get?