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Old 02-15-2021, 08:14 PM   #1075 (permalink)
Hersbird
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I'm not to concerned with economy on this build, the Jeep sucks gas anyway, I've been averaging under 12 mpg but it would be bad to drop that as low as 8 or something. While I could see making a 300 mile highway trip and then going slowly 20 miles off into the boonies on dirt roads, most trips would be 30-60 miles of highway and then slow up into the mountains. Those mountain roads would be 30 mph tops, maybe lots of 3 mph.

Now a teardrop highway camper would be the bomb behind the TDI Touareg as it already gets about 30 mpg on the highway. Then I could do long trips to the coast and down to the redwoods with it. Or maybe the Grand Canyon.

I may have to do both!
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