V-nose vs standard cargo trailer
Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:27 AM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:34 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:51 PM
Now, I have no flat front trailer towing to compare this against (that was done over any distance), but I took this combo on a 4k mile 3 week long riding adventure. Average fuel economy over the whole trip was 15.
The truck is a 2wd C1500 from 94. 5.7L engine, AT, 3.08 gears. Most driving was done around 65 mph.
Under the topper was camping gear, riding gear and luggage, the trailer had two bikes, spares, gas cans, etc in it. Total weight of the combo was 7k lbs.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:11 AM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:29 AM
Agreed. I haul alot of different trailers and the V-nose is much better.
I used do local transports of trailers, from 4x8' to big RV's. A V-nose is very nice. But nothing pulls like 5th wheel. I hate bumper pulls. But when you're just hauling a little trailer, I even have a HD 16'er flat front and very heavy, it's a Bumper pull and eats the fuel.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:59 AM
The V-nose enclosed w/front ramp is the only way to go IMO. The versatility of this type with the benefits of the V-nose is a winner in my book.