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Old 10-27-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
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Just filled up after a trip to Reno and back, up over Hiway 80 via Donner Pass. Towed my Jeep Wrangler......averaged 7.71 mpg.......still averaging about 7.5 for about 9,000 miles that I've owned my motorhome.
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:52 PM   #2
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Just filled up after a trip to Reno and back, up over Hiway 80 via Donner Pass. Towed my Jeep Wrangler......averaged 7.71 mpg.......still averaging about 7.5 for about 9,000 miles that I've owned my motorhome.
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Old 10-28-2006, 02:05 AM   #3
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Looks you're enjoying your motorhome and you're getting a lot of satisfaction from it. Thanks for sharing your personal experiences with your Workhorse with the rest of us.
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:25 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Just filled up after a trip to Reno and back, up over Hiway 80 via Donner Pass. Towed my Jeep Wrangler......averaged 7.71 mpg.......still averaging about 7.5 for about 9,000 miles that I've owned my motorhome.
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supercub,

Your MPG is right where it should be. Don't be mislead by some who report 9MPG. It is not realistic to expect from a 8.1L and 20,000+ lbs of MH.

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Old 11-07-2006, 06:16 AM   #5
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Just spent a week in the mountains of north Georgia and Southern Tenn. Got 7.7 mpg for whole trip pulling a toad. Can get up to 8.5 on leve interstate with no toad.
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Are you guys kidding? We have a 36' 2 slideouts and pull a toad. We only get around 6.5 MPG. Yes, I have had it weighed and we are way under gross weight. Are you guys going rediculously slow or what?
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:22 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Are you guys going rediculously slow or what? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not a chance I just completed a 4,247 mile round trip to Vermont from Louisianna running at full GVWR and towing a 3,400 Saturn Vue. We averaged 7.9088 MPG and I usually drive "around" 65 MPH. This is a stock (no ECM mods, and dino motor oil) chassis with 50,000 miles. Admittedly, we were NOT using the A/c much on this trip, but we did encounter winds-both head and tail. I'm convinced it is running better now than when new. ED
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Thats what I was getting 6.5, 6.1 now lifes better at 8.7, 9.1 just cost some good money that us old guys seem to have alot of they say.
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DSouthw524 quote - <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Are you guys kidding? We have a 36' 2 slideouts and pull a toad. We only get around 6.5 MPG. Yes, I have had it weighed and we are way under gross weight. Are you guys going rediculously slow or what?
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I agree w/ DSouthw524, our Pace Arrow consistently gets under 7.0 MPG without the Toad. I have the CAI and reprogrammed ECM from Brazels. I keep my speed under 65 at all times. I've got just under 10,000 miles on the motorhome. Maybe it will get a little better with more miles, hopefully.
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:38 PM   #10
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Just finished trip from Lou. Ky. thru Tenn--Arkansas--Dallas-Waco-Austin-San Antonio-Chorpus Christi-Houston and back to Lou. Ran 2711 miles between 63 and 67 mph. pulling Grand Cherokee and 600 to 700lb. overloaded and averaged 8.029 Was in cruise most of the time.
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OK, guys, here's one for "Believe it or Not". Last Spring on my northbound snowbird migration from Arizona to Washington State on Interstate 5, I filled the gas tank in Corning, CA. I drove 626.2 miles, much of it through the mountains, to Shelton, WA on a single tank of gas. In Shelton I filled the tank with 76.598 gallons. Average miles per gallon was 8.175.

This Fall (a couple of days ago) on my southbound migration, I drove 630.7 miles from Shelton to Corning. The extra 4.5 miles was a detour because I missed a freeway entrance.  When I filled the tank in Corning, I found that I had used 76.989 gallons, which was a mere .391 gallons more than the trip north. I was dumbfounded. I have been over the figures three or four times and I am convinced it is true.

The gross weight of the MH is just under 22,000 lbs and my Toyota RAV4 toad weighs 2700 lbs. On the level, I get in the granny lane on the freeway and set the cruise to 2000 RPM. In the mountains I try to maintain a minimum of 50 MPH, which means a buncha 3rd and 4th gear driving.

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Maybe the pump wasn't calibrated properly. I've heard their have been some pumps in some stations that aren't that accurate. Makes you think you're getting more gas then you really are.

Did you happen to notice what you're IP's average mileage was?
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8.1 mile/gal on a trip to Tallahassee and return; speed 60-63 mph:
2002 36 foot Holiday Rambler, Vortec 8.1, 5 speed, no towing, AC off (not needed).

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Makes you think you're getting more gas then you really are. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, if he actually got less gas, then his MPG would be even higher!

Actually, I think his report of adding 76+ gallons confirms what I have suspected for a while now. I THINK these 75 gallon tanks we have will actually hold more like 80 gallons. My OPINION is that the 75 gallon claim has something to do with DOT regs. ED
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