RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Thor Industries Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-15-2014, 01:19 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2
Question First time RV'er

Does anyone have info on gas mileage for a Class A Thor toy hauler ? I am considering one to live in for a year or so while traveling cross country after my divorce.I am a first time RV'er and would appreciate any tips or tricks pertaining to Rving alone as a single female.
Are benefit programs like Good Sam really beneficial?


Thanks for any and all information.
__________________

Ajikz1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #2
Community Administrator
 
CLIFFTALL's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 36,953
Welcome to irv2. I've moved your post here to get some Thor owners input.
Cliff
__________________

__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
CLIFFTALL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2014, 01:31 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2
Thanks . I just registered and still have to learn my way around the site. Appreciate the help.
Ajikz1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2014, 08:22 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
SarahW's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In a lawnchair
Posts: 11,940
Howdy and welcome! You might check out the Solo RVers section of the forum for lots of info. Solo RV'ers - iRV2 Forums
__________________
.2012 Fleetwood Bounder 33C
SarahW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 11:01 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Orangepeel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 454
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajikz1 View Post
Does anyone have info on gas mileage for a Class A Thor toy hauler ? .

Hi and welcome! I believe we get about 7-8 in our Outlaw. We are not hauling anything heavy in our garage.

If you have more questions about the Outlaw you may want to read and join in on this very long thread: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f120/i-lo...aw-102560.html . LOTS of great information here.
Orangepeel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 11:26 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 8,538
Plan on 7 mpg and if you do better than that you'll be happy.

We use Good Sam at campgrounds everywhere. We do not have their road service.

There are several solo groups in California, we have a lady friend who is in two of them. She likes them both.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS

Don't know where I'm going, spose I'll get there anyway.
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 12:11 AM   #7
Community Administrator
 
Scarab0088's Avatar


 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 18,530
Buying new or used?

There were 3 Chassis offered under the Outlaw 3611 and 3808 - front engine gas in 2 different size engines with 3 different GVWR's and a Front Engine Diesel (Fred). Expect MPG from 6-9 depending on powerplant, gearing, load, speed driven, and terrain.

In the new RV market, all Outlaw's (37LS and 37MD) will be on a Ford F53 w/ 6.8L Ford Triton and the 26,000lb GVWR. The MD is a bit heavier, so the LS should have slightly better MPG.
http://outlawrv.com/class-a/floorplans.php

For these and other options see: Class "A" Toyhaulers

Best luck
__________________
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (USCG Ret), Outlaw #1193
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/signaturepics/sigpic84535_7.gif
WE LOVE OUR OUTLAW RV
Scarab0088 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 12:06 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
dropframe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 119
I have a 2007 3611 with the Workhorse. I get 7 going West and 9 heading East so I just average about 8. Wind is what matters the most for me. A tail wind can push me upwards of 10 and a head wind can keep me down at 6.
__________________
2007 Damon Outlaw, Workhorse W24, 8.1
blog: How I Wrecked My Life
dropframe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 10:37 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Bigphoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 19
MPG my two cents

Hi There, I have owned 2 Class C Funmovers (gas) and have owned 2 Class A Outlaws (gas). Since you asked about the Class A both had the V-10 Triton I get 6.0 MPG low with the best at 8.2 with my average being 7 MPG.

Beside load factor, I find what part of the country your driving (hilly/flat), speed and the weather as three additional factors that can have a role in the MPG numbers.

For planning purposes I tell everyone expect 7 MPG for planning loaded or unloaded. Just my two cents and other might have better numbers.
Bigphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2014, 05:01 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
arty3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
I have an 08 with the GM engine and Allison Transmission. In addition to the tips from earlier posts I would like to mention fuel source. Seems like I get better fuel economy when I use a top tier fuel. Highly recommend a costco membership for higher quality fuel that is normally cheaper per gallon than other gas stations. Also an app like gas buddy is very helpful to scout out fuel prices on your route to help keep costs down.

Keeping my speed to no more than 65mph I average about 7.5-8 mpg. Lowest 6.3mpg with a strong headwind and best 8.6mpg on level hwy with a slight tail wind most of the trip.
arty3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 10:22 AM   #11
Member
 
JALTAR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by arty3 View Post
I have an 08 with the GM engine and Allison Transmission. In addition to the tips from earlier posts I would like to mention fuel source. Seems like I get better fuel economy when I use a top tier fuel. Highly recommend a costco membership for higher quality fuel that is normally cheaper per gallon than other gas stations. Also an app like gas buddy is very helpful to scout out fuel prices on your route to help keep costs down.

Keeping my speed to no more than 65mph I average about 7.5-8 mpg. Lowest 6.3mpg with a strong headwind and best 8.6mpg on level hwy with a slight tail wind most of the trip.

I have the 2015 37MD...drove it from Texas to Canada in April and got over 12MPG. I was surprised, and heard it may get better once broken in. Not sue if anything has changed with the V10 but it runs good. And that was empty though too. But having said that I just got back form BC hauling two bikes - Ducati 1198s and a s1000RR BMW. There was four guys in the RV plus gear and lots of refreshments!! I have not filled it up yet but I believe I am still up in the 11-12MPG. Good luck
__________________
2015 Thor Outlaw 37MD -In the Outlaw Garage:
2010 Ducati 1198s,2010 Harley Sportster Nightster (Wif's) and 12Volt John Deer Gator...
JALTAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 10:32 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: http://binged.it/1KdDqKO
Posts: 2,428
Blog Entries: 1
howdy
__________________

homeless is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long have been full time? Bacoats Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 22 05-11-2014 02:12 PM
Best time of year for National Parks Gladie New Member Check-In 9 03-07-2014 08:57 AM
first time RV'er. needing guidance Invogue New Member Check-In 11 03-04-2014 07:17 AM
When full-timing, does time move slower? Serengeti Full-Timers 6 02-22-2014 05:07 PM
Spartan Toyhauler from Prime Time DriVer RV Industry Press 0 12-02-2013 01:49 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.