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Just curious, does any one out there know what mileage I should get while pulling a Bunkhouse trailer at 70 MPH? The last tank gave me about 35 MPG.

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Re: Mileage

That sounds about right as I pulled a 350 lb Bushtec last year two up and got between 32 and 38 at 70 - 80 MPH. It did get better as the altitude increased. Also if I slowed down it went back up to 42.

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That sounds about right as I pulled a 350 lb Bushtec last year two up and got between 32 and 38 at 70 - 80 MPH. It did get better as the altitude increased. Also if I slowed down it went back up to 42.
Thanks, John. I was just curious since my fuel gauge is crap I have to calculate my range the old fashioned way. Just as an aside I ride solo and the wife rides her own bike.

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That sounds about right as I pulled a 350 lb Bushtec last year two up and got between 32 and 38 at 70 - 80 MPH. It did get better as the altitude increased. Also if I slowed down it went back up to 42.

Sounds about right to me also...I pulled a bunkhouse with my 03 LT.

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Sounds about right to me also...I pulled a bunkhouse with my 03 LT.

Ron
Thanks, Ron. I'm in Mount Pleasant now, heading to Springfield, MO today.

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1965 R80/2 Frankenbike (wife's)
2001 Bunkhouse LX (given to son)
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Enjoy your trip and this weather.....it certainly isn't normal for mid July here but we are not complaining.

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IBA 45658 MOA167437

2000 LTC 90,600 miles KIA (new)
2003 LTE 164,188 miles Silver (Purchased with 1687)
2008 R1200RT 176,196 miles (Purchased with 16458)
2017 R1200RT 96,669miles (new)
Total BMW miles 509,508
1982 GL1100 rode 84108 miles (bought with 12012 sold 96120)
1988 GL1500 rode 12067 miles (bought with 19893 totaled 31960)
1989 GL1500 rode 142208 miles (bought with 20302 sold 162510)
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Enjoy your trip and this weather.....it certainly isn't normal for mid July here but we are not complaining.

Ron
Amen you can say that again
This is the coolest mid July I can remember. But I'm not complaining either. Currently I am not riding but hope all else is taking advantage of what mother nature rolls out.
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