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Old 10-21-2019, 11:59 AM   #1
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It's confirmed, 7.333mpg - a detailed & controlled sample

Our trip up to Maine and back this summer has been confirmed that we're getting 7.333mpg.

I've attached a PDF that will give you all the particulars, lots of details and some special notes.

I posted this because over the years, MPG questions always come up. So here is a authentic, documented, detailed sample that may be good for your future reference.

It's one way of saying thank you to all the help we've received over the years.

Enjoy.

Sorry guys...this 1st uploaded PDF had an error.
SEE EDIT BELOW POST #4 to download the new PDF.
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Our trip up to Maine and back this summer has been confirmed that we're getting 7.333mpg.

I've attached a PDF that will give you all the particulars, lots of details and some special notes.

I posted this because over the years, MPG questions always come up. So here is a authentic, documented, detailed sample that may be good for your future reference.

It's one way of saying thank you to all the help we've received over the years.

Enjoy.

Looks like it dropped your MPG from each stop off of the document.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:15 PM   #3
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OK, you have a column for MPG, but your miles show under that column. I thought that was an error.
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I see what you're saying. I have MPG at the top of that last column. Should of said Mileage.

No biggie. The stats are the same at the bottom line.

Here's a new PDF that has the column correction.

Sorry everyone. This revised PDF is the good one.
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Just logged 7.438 mpg over 10,200 miles to Alaska and back.
Combined towing and sometimes not.
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Pretty good for a gas engine loaded to 20k pulling a car. Diesel would get 2 mpg better maybe...and require 50 cent increase in fuel. Not to mention maybe 20k increase in coach price.
Nice write up.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:26 AM   #7
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Pretty good for a gas engine loaded to 20k pulling a car. Diesel would get 2 mpg better maybe...and require 50 cent increase in fuel. Not to mention maybe 20k increase in coach price.
Nice write up.
Not sure about that...Haven't seen too many DP owners posting more than 8 mpg. Then again, not too many DPs at 35 feet either.

I don't think that's why one buys a DP anyway. At least that's not why I went from a F53 to a DP.
The fuel mileage is what it is. Just fill it up when it gets hungry.
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MPG

This is with our old 2000 Tiffin Allegro 33 V10 towing our Honda Fit , this summer we traveled from NH out to Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion etc and back to NH . Not as detailed , traveled mostly between 62-65 MPH.

Gallons Miles Avg
47 402
27.9 260
33 255
15 84
20 180
29 253
25.7 160
30 253
24.5 236
18.5 210
19 62
27 227
30 322
29 241
29.4 254
32 237
36.6 330 9.016393443
16.2 113
22 188
12.6 100
31 250
18 80
21.6 172
17 112
27 194
33 199
21 200
23 253
32 291
Total 748 6118 8.179144385
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Not sure about that...Haven't seen too many DP owners posting more than 8 mpg. Then again, not too many DPs at 35 feet either.

I don't think that's why one buys a DP anyway. At least that's not why I went from a F53 to a DP.
The fuel mileage is what it is. Just fill it up when it gets hungry.
I agree. Diesel does not do much better if at all, though was looking at 5.9 powered Holiday Rambler a while back that got 11.

Just saw this post today in another spot here, 6.8 MPG DP. Sad.

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Please lets not turn the OP's post into a DP MPG thread.

DP stats don't apply here.

This is the F53 chassis forum. (Ford gas coaches)

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OP, your numbers are right in line with what I’ve experienced with my Bay Star Sport pulling either a Chevy Sonic at about 2,700 lbs and a Jeep Wrangler 2DR HT. I actually don’t think I get any better when not towing. That F53 V10 is a strong engine but it is quite thirsty.
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Motorhomes aren't purchase for their MPG, which most of the time sux.
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Please lets not turn the OP's post into a DP MPG thread.

DP stats don't apply here.

This is the F53 chassis forum. (Ford gas coaches)

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I think its relevant. That they get no better ro worse than a gasser is a real eye opener for someone coming through here as a newbie in the coming years.
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We just completed a 5,000 mile trip out west including AZ, UT, CO from North Florida. Trip mpg was 7.53, dividing total trip miles by total trip gallons used. Best was 8.2 mpg and worst tank was 4.9 mpg. I drive 62-65 mph on interstates and usually the 55 speed limit on secondary roads, unless conditions, terrain or mountain climbs slow us down, like 11,300' Monarch Pass, etc. Generator time was about 20 hours, total.

Considering we were really loaded (DW doesn't think there are any grocery or liquor stores west of Jacksonville) + towing a 4,000# toad and dolly, I was very happy with a trip average of 7.53 mpg. Our RV has the 362hp V10 with tow-haul. [/QUOTE]
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