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Old 03-07-2015, 01:37 PM   #1
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14-15 mpg???

I'm looking for an A class motorhome. I talked with a person last night selling his claiming his 2006 36ft Ford chassis with a V10 was getting 14-15 mpg. I feel my leg getting pulled! Is anybody out there getting that kind of mileage from a gas A class? My C class will do 8 on a good day. I'm having trouble buying that story.
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I would think so. i get about 8 on a 32' allegro
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:46 PM   #3
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We had an F350 with a gas V10 and couldn't get that mileage even when it was lightly loaded... I tend to think with another 10 tons of motorhome to haul around the mileage isn't going to be better

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Old 03-07-2015, 01:47 PM   #4
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WOW.... I sure would like to hear his fishing tale's! No, not possible..... unless it was going down hill at 60MPH with the throttle in the "Closed" position....coasting when he saw this mileage numbers.............
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:53 PM   #5
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He isn't pulling your leg, he is ripping it out.

The shame of his milage claim, is that what else is he claiming, that probably isn't true.

Good luck shopping
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:00 PM   #6
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No way will it get that mileage, we can count on 8 at best. It would only make me leery of what other things about the MH they may be lying about. Be careful.
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Come on now. A full size SUV can barely manage that MPG.

Of course, maybe he's towing it 70% of the time and counting those miles too.
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:29 PM   #8
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Easy! most avid RV'ERS keep a log just ask to see his. I'am an old guy and I find it helps me keep track of what's up with the rig.
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I'm looking for an A class motorhome. I talked with a person last night selling his claiming his 2006 36ft Ford chassis with a V10 was getting 14-15 mpg. I feel my leg getting pulled! Is anybody out there getting that kind of mileage from a gas A class? My C class will do 8 on a good day. I'm having trouble buying that story.
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I'm looking for an A class motorhome. I talked with a person last night selling his claiming his 2006 36ft Ford chassis with a V10 was getting 14-15 mpg. I feel my leg getting pulled! Is anybody out there getting that kind of mileage from a gas A class? My C class will do 8 on a good day. I'm having trouble buying that story.
Sounds like some guessing and SWAG (scientific wild assed guess).

I suspect he is estimating his mileage based on the gas guage. I went 200 miles on a quarter tank of gas. The tank is 50 gallons so 1/4 of that is 12.5 gallons, say 13, so 200 / 13 = 15 mpg.
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On one of our trips out west, I decided to drive at 55 mph to see how much the mileage would increase. We drove 5400 miles and averaged 8.33 miles per gallon. On flat land in Texas and with a fifty mph tail wind. We did 9.44 mpg. My motorhome is lightly loaded and is a thirty five footer. The guy is lying about the gas mileage. I would not deal with him because if he lies about one thing he will lie about another.
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I can easily achieve 14mpg with my V10 gasser!!

I just carefully route all of my trips so that I'm going downhill, (on the way there, and on the way back). I also check the weather patterns, so that I have a good stiff backwind at all times.

It also helps to ignore ALL red lights, and never make any left turns, (they waste idling time).

15mpg!!? That would just be crazy!!
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I got 15 mpg on my ole 21ft Toyota Class C. ;-)

I average 8.2 with the 30 Ft Class A V10.
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