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Old 03-22-2011, 01:49 AM   #43
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my first coach was a 85 pace arrow............. best i ever got was 6.2....!!!
no overdrive and a 388 rear gear.
I wonder if it was because of the 3.88 gears...I find if you're luging to much you get worse mpg than if you are reving higher....Man they sure seemed to change tose Pace Arrows alot from 83 to 85...yours looks so much newer than mine...is that for sure an 85?
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:47 AM   #44
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the MH in my sig is my southwind............ 95
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #45
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the MH in my sig is my southwind............ 95
Ahh I see..lol now I don't feel so bad. Hey I talked to a buddy that pulls a toy hauler with a 2008 6.7L diesel cummins. He said he only gets 8-11 mpg while towing..now I don't feel so bad getting 9 mpg...lol

Fuel here just hit 1.14 a litre...what a joke...
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I had a 28 ft Argosy with a 454. The best i ever got was 11.7 The worst was 6.4 (in a 60 mph headwind.) Overall avg was 8.5 I was a svc mgr for a motorhome company and worked on mostly 454s. The reason most people get low mileage is the carb. The 454 carb used a plastic float. After a couple of years, this float absorbs gas and makes the engine run rich causing the mileage to drop.
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I had a 28 ft Argosy with a 454. The best i ever got was 11.7 The worst was 6.4 (in a 60 mph headwind.) Overall avg was 8.5 I was a svc mgr for a motorhome company and worked on mostly 454s. The reason most people get low mileage is the carb. The 454 carb used a plastic float. After a couple of years, this float absorbs gas and makes the engine run rich causing the mileage to drop.
"Cliff Ruggles" sells a carb kit (Specific for your carb) that combats the evils of E-10 and soon to come E-15.
So if your into rebuilding the quads he is the man to purchase from.

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BUt if you rebuild the carb then listen to what Ga Traveler says about the floats. Replace the floats. They normally do not come with a rebuild kit. As said these floats become saturated and sink low in the bowl so the needle valve stays partly open. If the idle exhaust is rough and rich is a good indicator plus if you remove the air cleaner and get a flashlight and look down the carb with it at idle you will see it dumping drops of raw fuel if the floats are saturated.
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