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Old 03-08-2015, 11:49 AM   #57
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I keep track of every Mile, $, # of Gallons per fill, Location, camp site # and number of people traveling with us, Hours of Gen use per trip as we use the generator all the time. My average is 6.08 MPG with 15,189 total miles on our 2013 Georgetown with v10 drive. We have already been on 24 trips, some Long Distance and some short distance. My wife tells me I am a data nut and I agree but I enjoy looking back at our camping log book. I agree this guy who claims to get 14 mpg has no clue how to arrive at this number or he is hoping you are foolish enough to buy that sales pitch.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:42 PM   #58
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I believe it also has new tires date coded next year ,a 15000# hitch
and 100000000000000000 watt solar panels
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:58 PM   #59
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.......I'm having trouble buying that story.

As well you should. Utter BS. Years ago I owned a Lincoln Navigator for 6 yrs and 150K miles- averaged only 12.7. My DS and towed- 35K lbs with a 330 Cat has averaged 7.4 over 25K miles in three years. There's only a certain amount of energy in a gallon of fuel, and all the "testosterone talk" in the world can't change that!
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I have a scangaugeD on my Journey and when going down hill I get 9,999 miles per gallon according to the gauge - hard to beat that, no? Life time average is 7.8 mpg using gallons added and miles driven and a calculator (not adjusted for generator fuel usage)
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:50 PM   #61
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This is too much fun! First off, if you're buying something trust your eyes and your mechanic, not what the salesman says.

That being said, the last time I checked my mileage I achieved a good solid 6 MPG with my '86 32' Rockwood, carbureted Chevy 454 sans trailer. After much angst I'm located and cured a persistent intermittent misfire and I'm hoping the next time I do a mileage run I get 7 MPG. Living full time off-grid my generator uses most of the fuel, so my calculated mileage is around 2 MPG.

Going from 6 to 7 MPG doesn't sound like much until you do the math and yo find out that 1 extra MPG is really a 17% increase.
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I keep track of every Mile, $, # of Gallons per fill, Location, camp site # and number of people traveling with us, Hours of Gen use per trip as we use the generator all the time. My average is 6.08 MPG with 15,189 total miles on our 2013 Georgetown with v10 drive. We have already been on 24 trips, some Long Distance and some short distance. My wife tells me I am a data nut and I agree but I enjoy looking back at our camping log book. I agree this guy who claims to get 14 mpg has no clue how to arrive at this number or he is hoping you are foolish enough to buy that sales pitch.
I keep track of everything like you do. My numbers cover every fillup from the day we got it new until now. My overall average is 6.2 mpg for 17,260 miles. My overall average excludes generator use and includes all chassis idle use as well as driving use.

We are lightly loaded on a 22K chassis, always tow a 3,800 lb toad, use ethanol regular and drive at 60 mph. We have mixed interstate and 2-lane road use and about 2/3 of our mileage is out west in mountains.
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I'll tell ya what is really getting some mileage here............this thread........................
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I live and holiday in the mountains.

My mileage is in the toilet.

The only time I get good mileage out of something is when I buy my wife diamonds.......and that ain't often and good mileage ain't the payback.
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Heres what I got to say about that type of mileage BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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Well I could say I get 6 miles to the gallon
If that's what you want to hear.! Some Rvs rigs are cherry and Some are poorly maintained. Do you see yourself in that picture.
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14-15 MPG? Never going to happen in an F53. Either the guy doesn't know how to do the math, or is lying to get someone to buy it. I have a 2005 Yukon XL 3/4 ton 4X4 with 4:11 gears and barely get 12 MPH average on long drives not towing.
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Have to laugh reading this thread, but it brings up my encounter with gas mileage claims.....Twice last year, I had guys with large 5th wheels towed by 1 ton diesel pickups tell me that they get 15 mpg towing their trailers. Should I be believing them? One was a Chevy, the other a Dodge...both trailers were at least 35ft

BTW...I tow a small 5th wheel with my GMC gas pickup and have done the best of 10 mpg on a good day.
I got 11.2 towing from So. Cal. to Colorado and back towing 24500#'s gross with my Chevy 6.6L. 62 to 65mph.
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Sounds to me like this fellow is a member of the current White House administration. I barely get 15 MPG in my 2014 F-150 with eco-boost.
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Maybe it has a big sail on it?
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