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Old 09-30-2012, 03:54 AM   #66
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Location: morgantown, wv
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i tow up to 3 dirt bikes behind a 97 subaru outback sport, 2.5l / 5 speed.

i specifically bought this vehicle to tow to the races that are far away, for dirt cheap.

i built a 3 rail trailer from a jet ski trailer. added 14" wheels. trailer is very very light.

with 1 dirt bike on i get 28mpg.

with 2 on i get 26mpg

with 3 on i get 22mpg

all at 70mph.

a friend does the same with a 2011 dodge caliber. he has a very heavy trailer, and pulls 3 dirt bikes behind it also. he gets similar mileage.

i think the best mpg is gonna be the manual jetta tdi. towing capacity is almost nil, but it will easily tow 1 bike on a small trailer.

i bet a mid 80's mb 300d (turbo) could easily approach 30mpg and towing a bike or 2 with minor tweaking...then you could travel in style. best highway car ever.

current bikes
07 gasgas xc300-94 duc 900ss-86 morini camel (2)-84 IT200-83 IT175-78 guzzi lm1-77 pursang 250-76 morini 3 1/2 strada-76 frankentaco pursang 200-74 frankentaco pursang 200-74 morini 3 1/2 sport-74 mz ts250/0-74 puch 175 (3)-73 can-am 175tnt-71 guzzi frankeneldo-71 ossa Stiletto-70 frankentaco sherpa s(2)-66 morini corsarino(2)-63 morini corsaro + many more

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