Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-23-2015, 08:26 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
89sandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 883
Do what I do just go to the gas station when close to empty and fill it up and don't worry about the mileage... seems silly so many people are worried about gas mileage in something that only gets bad or worse!!!
__________________

__________________
89sandman is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-23-2015, 08:48 PM   #16
Senior Member


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Satsop WA
Posts: 1,212
I agree, I didn't buy a 40' behemoth to worry about mpg.
Having said that 4018 miles , 531 gallons= 7.56mpg.
I can live with that. Well I would have anyway, so what's the point?
__________________

__________________
2007 Alpine Limited SE
TMan59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2015, 09:01 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Santara's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: S florida now Cocoa
Posts: 275
only reason to keep eye on mpg is look at eng performance if it starts to drop need to ck out
__________________
Rick & Barbara
"98" 30 'Coachmen C Santara FL (front lounge) V 10
TST tpms, ScanGauge 2 cats Tyler,Lucy
Santara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2015, 09:30 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 243
Quote:
Originally Posted by 96 Wideglide View Post
Little off topic, but I noticed your toad is a turbo model Sonic, with I assume, automatic transmision (AT).
I also flat tow a Sonic, but everything I've read says the turbo model with AT is'nt flat towable .
The owners manual ok's flat towing for all but the RS. Confirmed by Chevy customer service. Motorhome magazine and Remco towing website both say different. Actually the most recent motorhome mag dinghy guide now says yes. I've flat towed it about 12,000 miles now.
__________________
2014 Winnebago Vista 31KE
Toad 2013 Sonic Turbo LT AT
emcee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2015, 09:53 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
aauummm's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Altoona, Iowa
Posts: 1,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJ7ole View Post
6.44 mpg spread sheet average on a 7500 mile trip out west two years ago towing the CJ7. Not happy, but it is what it is.
6.3 mpg spread sheet average on 17,279 mi since new. Towing. Gen set use subtracted out. 87 octane ethanol blend, ave price=$3.48/gal.
__________________
2010 Itasca Sunova 33C, mucho mods
2011 Honda CRV, 2004 Rubicon (mucho mods)
aauummm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2015, 10:26 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Scottybdivin's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spicewood Texas (West of Austin)
Posts: 3,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
6.3 mpg spread sheet average on 17,279 mi since new. Towing. Gen set use subtracted out. 87 octane ethanol blend, ave price=$3.48/gal.
I hope you meant 2.48/gal.

1200 miles driven, 6.4 mpg towing F150 CC. Mostly rolling hills and state highways Weight 43K + 5800 for F150. Hoping for 7.0 - 7.5 on I-10 West.
__________________
Scotty and Kristen, Airedales Dagny and Wyatt
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 4528, 450 HP ISM, Allison 4000, 8 Trojan T-105's
2014 F150 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum 157" WB
Roadmaster Blackhawk 2, RVI2 Brake System
Scottybdivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2015, 10:39 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
aauummm's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Altoona, Iowa
Posts: 1,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottybdivin View Post
I hope you meant 2.48/gal.

1200 miles driven, 6.4 mpg towing F150 CC. Mostly rolling hills and state highways Weight 43K + 5800 for F150. Hoping for 7.0 - 7.5 on I-10 West.
I wish! The numbers start from when we got it new in Oct 2010. We had high gas prices in 2011-2014 or most of the MH's life. We even got to pay some of Canada's outrageous prices along the way. Gas prices started to come down Sept 2014, about the end of our last trip of last year. Haven't had it on a trip yet this year so, yep my average gasoline cost since the day we got it new has been $3.48/gal.

I've got to get back on the road so I can burn up some of this cheap gas and bring my average cost down!
__________________
2010 Itasca Sunova 33C, mucho mods
2011 Honda CRV, 2004 Rubicon (mucho mods)
aauummm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 01:03 AM   #22
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,940
Quote:
Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
I wish! The numbers start from when we got it new in Oct 2010. We had high gas prices in 2011-2014 or most of the MH's life. Gas prices started to come down Sept 2014, about the end of our last trip of last year. Haven't had it on a trip yet this year so, yep my average gasoline cost since the day we got it new has been $3.48/gal.

I've got to get back on the road so I can burn up some of this cheap gas and bring my average cost down!
Boy do so many of us fit that description, I still got a full tank of it from last year
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 08:55 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
aauummm's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Altoona, Iowa
Posts: 1,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnRR View Post
Boy do so many of us fit that description, I still got a full tank of it from last year
chuckle....me too! I checked my spreadsheet. I last filled it up 40 miles from home returning from our last stay out in Colorado. This was on 8/2/2014 at a price of $3.359/gal. Like you, that's the gas that's still in my tank.

I topped it off for winter storage and added Stabil on 10/30/2014 at a price of $2.849/gal.

Then on 12/22/2014 I took this picture:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_8067.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	245.3 KB
ID:	89386  
__________________
2010 Itasca Sunova 33C, mucho mods
2011 Honda CRV, 2004 Rubicon (mucho mods)
aauummm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 10:18 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by emcee View Post
So I guess this is good as it will get. I was hoping for a little better.

Left home in October with almost 4000 miles on coach (2014 Winnebago 31KE on F53 18000 lb chassis) so it was broken in. Returned last week with just under 10,000 miles. Kept careful records of mpg. There was wind and there was mountains. I have a light foot and also rarely exceeded 60 mph as toad has a 65 mph restriction. Toad is a 2013 Chevrolet Sonic (about 2800 lbs). Toad brake system is integrated into the tow bar (Ready Brute Elite) and I know it wasn't ever dragging.

Got as low as 5.9 mpg (Oklahoma head wind) and as much as 8.4 (between Winslow AZ and Boulder City NV). Wind was the biggest factor. I doubt that the toad had any impact at all.

So that's the real deal. Don't know if there's much variation in the F53 but I know others have reported better mpg so I was hopeful.
You may do a little better after putting more miles on your motorhome. Our average early on was about 7.0 miles per gallon over the first 10,000 miles. It increased another .8 miles per gallon when we were in the 12,000 mile range.

Weather, terrain, and speed play a big role in what mileage you can get. Another thing that will affect mileage is the kind of fuel you use. Most places sell regular unleaded with up to 10% ethanol. Ethanol has less BTU's per gallon so consequently gives poorer mileage than straight unleaded gas.

Whenever we can find it we use regular unleaded without ethanol. The mileage increases about 15%. Non-ethanol gas can be found in many Midwestern states. The humorous part is that it can be most easily found in Iowa. Almost every little town has 1 or more stations selling both unleaded with and unleaded without ethanol. The reason I say this is humorous is that Iowa is the largest producer of ethanol for use in gasoline. It seems the farmers that grow the corn and make the ethanol don't necessarily wan to use it in their vehicles.
__________________
Hikerdogs
2013 Adventurer 32H
Hikerdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
R2Home's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Palmer Ak
Posts: 1,124
On our last long road trip, 7200 miles, we got 7.2mpg towing our Dodge Durango. That trip was from our home in Alaska to the lower 48 and back. While this might not be great mpg's, I suspect that it might improve a little as the engine only has 25000 miles on it and not broken in yet. With the larger/heavier MH's I would not expect much more then 7-8mpg's.
__________________
2009 38' Diplomat
CSM- retired, wife as co-pilot
Reka & Ali providing security (our 2 labs)
R2Home is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 06:56 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
gemini5362's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,078
I have noticed that if you say you get 22.0 miles per gallon there will be someone that will have the identical coach and will get 24.9 miles per gallon.

I on the other hand have a 38 foot allegro bus and I get between 5 and 6.
__________________
gemini5362 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 08:14 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by 96 Wideglide View Post
Little off topic, but I noticed your toad is a turbo model Sonic, with I assume, automatic transmision (AT).
I also flat tow a Sonic, but everything I've read says the turbo model with AT is'nt flat towable .
The 2015 Motorhome mag, Guide to towing says the Sonic (A/T and manual) is flat towable, except the RS model.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 05:26 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
michealwhela's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Posts: 127
Blog Entries: 24
Sounds about right. I run a 2003 8.1 Workhorse under a Winnebago 35U Adventurer. Last season I ranged between 6.8 and 8.2. Speed and wind were the two factors that affected the milage the most. For the season we averaged 7.8. The good days were 55 mph with no wind. My best day was a strong tail wind for the entire run. Speed was 60 max. Maybe we should get sails for these things??
__________________

__________________
michealwhela is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2001 Winnebago Journey Cummins 68K miles RV2015 Cummins Engines 18 03-31-2015 12:02 PM
Poor MPG Lancy iRV2.com General Discussion 42 03-15-2015 03:34 PM
Anyone ever get 5.4 MPG on a 450 even when new? brobox Entegra Owner's Forum 53 03-06-2015 01:30 PM
2014 Palazzo - observations after 5000 miles HeavyH2O Palazzo Motorhomes 34 06-13-2013 11:54 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.