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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 5th May 2015, 23:29 Thread Starter
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I have just come back from North Wales on bank holiday Monday. Traffic was heavy but kept moving at a steady 50/55mph. I followed a HGV tractor unit most of the way, so never went over 56mph. I reset the BC and on my arrival at home I was very surprised to see 36.6 mpg I have not seen a figure like this, obviously due to slower speeds. I normally drive at approx. 60mph and in 5th gear and get approx. 23 to 28 mpg, depending on terrain.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 5th May 2015, 23:47
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Hi Chris,Not surprising if you tow a teardrop.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 5th May 2015, 23:48
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56mph is supposed to be the optimum speed for best mpg so that probably explains it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11th May 2015, 19:48
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Hi. I had a similar experience towing once whilst following a HGV on the motorway for quite a lengthy time. I put the mpg increase down to being in his slipstream. (Not too close).
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