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tdeperte

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Just did a mph check on my new Xpedition ADV2. I knew it was going to be bad, but this is totally unacceptable. 69.7 miles, 7 1/2 gals of fuel. This was mostly just cruising the trails at 15-20 mph with the ac on. No idling. I hope it gets better as it breaks in but realistically how much better?
 
9.29 mpg doesn’t seem too bad for first run. The Northstars will likely get the worst mileage of all of them due to the A/C and Alternator power leeching. Aftermarket Assassins put theirs on a dyno and it showed an instant 6hp drop just from turning the A/C on.

Still, that’s a far cry from the 16mpg Polaris advertised. Honestly, I’d be happy with 12-13 after the break-in.
 
How much fuel does it hold? Do the 5-seat and 2-seat Xpeditions have the same fuel capacity?
 
Just finished my first full run. 90.3 miles, 9.054 gallons.

9.97mpg

23 miles of that was just the machine. The rest was pulling a camp trailer weighing around 1,100#. The trip with the trailer started around 5500ft elevation and went up to around 8500 so there was a fair bit of hill climbing.
 
Just finished my first full run. 90.3 miles, 9.054 gallons.

9.97mpg

23 miles of that was just the machine. The rest was pulling a camp trailer weighing around 1,100#. The trip with the trailer started around 5500ft elevation and went up to around 8500 so there was a fair bit of hill climbing.
Not bad considering most of that was towing a trailer!
 
Ran another short one today. All with the trailer. Started at 5900ft elevation and went up to about 8600ft. And back down a different route.

49.7 miles, 4.123 gallons
12.05 mpg.

The group was a little slower today so that may have helped the mileage.
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This is my setup 😊
 
This was pre Xpedition but I haven’t gone actually camping yet since getting my new machine. The couple rides I pulled it on was to see how the Xpedition did with towing a trailer. Hopefully it’ll cool down enough soon to get back out camping. 🙂
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Soon as my brother shares pictures of his camping trip he just finished, I can post some pictures of his setup. We both have the same Xpedition XP 5 Ultimate but a little different trailer setup.
 
This was pre Xpedition but I haven’t gone actually camping yet since getting my new machine. The couple rides I pulled it on was to see how the Xpedition did with towing a trailer. Hopefully it’ll cool down enough soon to get back out camping. 🙂
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Wow, now that's the way to do it! Is your trailer the Conestoga model?


Your Ranger build looks pretty awesome as well! Is that a turbo I spy?
 
Wow, now that's the way to do it! Is your trailer the Conestoga model?


Your Ranger build looks pretty awesome as well! Is that a turbo I spy?

Yes, it’s the base model with just the powdercoat and spare tire upgrades. They’re awesome for serious camping, but also versatile for when we need to carry more than will fit in just the machine.

The Ranger is my Brother’s and oh yeah, he’s got a sweet build going on 🙂. Turbo, HCR Suspension, wrap and 32” tires. Nice as it is he says he definitely prefers the Xpedition for trail riding and such. They’re so much more comfortable for long rides.

As promised here’s some pics of the setup from his camping trip over the weekend 😊
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Yes, it’s the base model with just the powdercoat and spare tire upgrades. They’re awesome for serious camping, but also versatile for when we need to carry more than will fit in just the machine.

The Ranger is my Brother’s and oh yeah, he’s got a sweet build going on 🙂. Turbo, HCR Suspension, wrap and 32” tires. Nice as it is he says he definitely prefers the Xpedition for trail riding and such. They’re so much more comfortable for long rides.

As promised here’s some pics of the setup from his camping trip over the weekend 😊
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Gorgeous country! It looks like you're doing it all the right way! 🍻
 
Thanks for the fuel economy reports. My Turbo R gets about 10 mpg. Same gear ratio in low but my Turbo R has more HP vs the Xpedition being heavier. Looks like the extra weight uses about as much fuel as the extra hp does.
 
I have the same back rack and fuel
Tanks. Love it!
Razorback Offroad does some of the best SxS racks I’ve seen. I didn’t get any of the Polaris bed accessories because I plan to get whatever RBO comes out with. Hopefully they won’t be too long.
 
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