The Travel Trailer That Tows Like a Pop-Up
 
 

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To help confirm the reports that owners were giving us about fuel mileage when towing a TrailManor, TrailManor recently conducted some towing tests of its own, using an independent testing firm, Transportation Research Center, Inc., East Liberty, OH, to evaluate the difference in fuel mileage when towing a conventional "lightweight" upright travel trailer, and when towing a TrailManor.

The tests were conducted using a Honda Odyssey minivan as the tow vehicle.  The 19-foot travel trailer was the largest available that still fell within the Odyssey's tow rating of 3,500 pounds.  By comparison, the 30-foot TrailManor, at approximately 2900 pounds dry weight, was well under the vehicle's tow limitations.

A fuel flow meter system and instrumentation were installed in the minivan, and it was run on a 7.5 mile vehicle test track.  After the tow vehicle's fuel mileage by itself was measured, towing tests were run with the 19-foot conventional trailer and a 3023 (30-foot) TrailManor.  Each test was run for a total of 45 miles.

The results were dramatic:  Even though the TrailManor was an 11-foot larger trailer than the upright, it allowed the Honda Odyssey to have more than twice the fuel efficiency. 

One of the greatest advantages of a TrailManor trailer is its light weight and ability to be towed easily with smaller vehicles like the Honda Odyssey and other minivans, crossovers, and small SUVs. 

This test helps confirm what TrailManor owners have been telling us for a long time:  that TrailManor is America's Easiest Towing Travel Trailer.

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You can read more about what leading RV publications have to say about TrailManor trailers by visiting our Tests and Articles page

 

 

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