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This is my first post here, I have done a lot of research but am still not certain.  I have a 2013 Ford Edge SEL 3.5 AWD.  I am looking to ad a class 3 hitch and wiring in order to pull a small enclosed trailer with a couple dirt bikes.  Total trailer weight of about 2300 lbs.  Does this raise any concerns or should I be ok?  Thanks for any help.

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A caravan could be somewhere between 1400 and 1600 kg, so as you are virtually doubling the weight your engine and gearbox have to move, it stands to reason that your MPG will reduce drastically. 

My Edge does about 32 mpg locally and around 40 on a longer run. When I tow a horse trailer and horse, which will weigh around 1500 kg, my mpg drops to about 22-24. 

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On 6/10/2019 at 9:15 AM, kelvin1950 said:

My MPG drops when towing my caravan but not by that sort of amount. Around 32mpg when towing.

I’m talking about the mpg whilst towing, not the average mpg of a tank of fuel, including towing. 

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2 hours ago, Edge of Reason said:

I’m talking about the mpg whilst towing, not the average mpg of a tank of fuel, including towing. 

As I said, around 32mpg when towing.

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