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Old 04-16-2018, 12:19 PM   #1
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A question for everybody, please

This morning, I got asked about the duty cycle of large vehicles. (I get asked A LOT of questions since I came back to work at TRW. )

I know there a few of you who drive their coaches 1,000 miles twice a year and there are a few of you who never stay in the same place three nights in a row, racking up 50,000 miles a year. I made a wild guess that the average coach will average 5,000 miles a year.

I would like to either validate or disprove my assertion so I would really appreciate it if you would either reply on this thread or PM me about your typical yearly mileage. I'm hoping for nearly as many replies as there are views of this thread.

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Old 04-16-2018, 12:35 PM   #2
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Last year was just over 12, 000 in 7 months. But for an average year I would say 7500.

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Old 04-16-2018, 12:35 PM   #3
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Depends some on location, in so cal lots of nice places within 500 mile round trip, I have averaged 5 to 6 K still working, with plans to get out on the road soon. When I asked my dealer He said 5 to 6 k avg.

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Old 04-16-2018, 12:39 PM   #4
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For the last 14 years of DP ownership, we've averaged 7500 per year. The first seven of those years I was working. Since retirement, we're averaging about 9500 per year.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:40 PM   #5
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We average about 10k/yr.
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5 yr average 4k
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:45 PM   #7
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20k average for us over last 5 yrs. expect to drop to 15k going forward.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:52 PM   #8
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Overall average is 6500 per year.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:53 PM   #9
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Last year about 6000 miles, but before about 3000 miles on average
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6800 miles last year. Average for us.
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:05 PM   #11
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Hi Ken, I've always racked up about 15,000 miles per year (For the last 20 years), however, I think I will be reducing that to somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 miles.

So, What! You quit retirement and went back to work???

Well, I know retirement is a rough road. You don't get any weekends off, no holiday weekends, no sick days off, no yearly holiday time...........

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Old 04-16-2018, 01:07 PM   #12
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About 9000 per year making a round trip of the USA to visit family and see sights.
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Having bought 4-5 used MH’s over the years, I’d say the OP is fairly close to what I’ve seen as average miles. Plenty of units are used during football season and a summer vacation, many sit for long periods of time.
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Since Feb 2015 only about 4,000 miles. 3 months of the first year were waiting for Cummins to repair the ISX, right in the middle of summer season. Next trip out was getting called for the late DW's liver transplant, she died 48 days later.
Made one trip to CA to help a friend with legal issues after her boyfriend died.
Now getting ready for more travel this year. But, historically it's been 4 - 5,000 per year, but we were borh working full time.

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