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Old 09-16-2019, 07:07 AM   #1
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Mileage

Can anyone give me an idea what kind of mileage can I expect out of my 460 my 1994 Dutch star DW and I are going on our first long trip tomorrow
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Well I can't give any first hand, info for fuel mileage on your particular gas motor home; here's what I've heard others post about here in the forums.
Around 7 mpg. with a big drop if you're in the mountains or traveling into the wind.
That being said , just like diesel motor homes there can be up to 20% difference between drivers . So choose a route where you can maintain a reasonable speed ; remember your coach is as aerodynamic as a shoe box ;
and try to enjoy your trip.

I figure every meal and night in the coach saves $$$ that can go towards fuel .
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We had a 35' Damon Ultrasport with this powertrain. Over 19,710 miles we burned 3,495 US gallons. That's 5.6 mpg. And why we named it 'Thirsty'. This includes regular toad towing and occasional generator use.
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You'll probably get the same mileage as you've been getting. Why should it be any different on a long trip?
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You'll probably get the same mileage as you've been getting. Why should it be any different on a long trip?
Because just about all RV's get much better mileage at steady highway speeds than slow, start-stop driving.

Our 37 ft. DP (currently weighing around 29,500 lbs. and towing a Honda CRV) gets 4 - 5 mpg in the city, but up to 9.4 on level highways at a steady 55 mph. So the longer we drive at a steady 55 mph, instead of in town, the better our overall mileage is.
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