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Old 07-13-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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Best MPG class A GAS

just thought I would start this since I have a new 35 foot class A gasser on order and a new-bee to rv-ing
ford v10 362hp 242 wb 22k chassis

also what speed do you cruise at @ what mpg ?

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I've got the older V10 on a 31 footer. With the tow I get 8.6mpg.

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I always thought that when you bought a motor home MPG meant Miles Per Grin.

If I worried about miles per gallon I wouldn't enjoy it.

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Had an A gasser. Got between 7 and 9.5.

You'll be in there somewhere.
It's a crap shoot.

Just go have fun an worry about stuff you can do something about, aye?
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35' class A on a 99 F53 chassis. I set the cruise at 60 MPH. According to my scan gauge I get from 8.5-9 MPG. Most of my trips have very few hills though.
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I tow a Ford Escape behind a 33 foot '05 Dolphin.

If I drive at 55 to 60 mph, I can average between 9 to 10 mpg, depending how many hills there are. By the way, if I drive 65 to 70 mph, I still average between 7.5 to 8.5 mpg.

You should be grateful if you beat that.

Therefore, at the price of regular gas today, in my area, if you drive 3.5K per year (average for most RV owners), that would be a budget of approximately $1,300 to $1,500 per year.
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Don't have a toad. We run at truck speed limits with our 32' with V-10 and get between 7 and 8 mpg, depending on the amount of mountaineering we do. The EFI does a much better job of re-calibrating itself for higher altitudes than our previous rig (a 1985 26' Class C with a carburetor-equipped 460 Ford), which got 6 mpg at sea level and about 4.5 in the mountains. So glad we got rid of that POS when gas was still under $2.50! Nobody would buy it nowadays.
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just thought I would start this since I have a new 35 foot class A gasser on order and a new-bee to rv-ing
ford v10 362hp 242 wb 22k chassis

also what speed do you cruise at @ what mpg ?

thank you
mike
I notice you have 99 posts what did you have before your new purchase?

If you calculate your mileage on a continual basis, that is to say record the actual mileage and gallons bought everytime you buy gas, you will most likely see a range spread. Divide your total miles driven by total gallons used and that is your actual mileage. Look up this thread after a few thousand miles and let us know, my money is on you seeing mid 7's.
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When I use to drive with my lead filled diving boots I got 6. Since I got these new helium filled boots I get 8.

I get a solid 7.5 loaded down and towing 4000lb trailer running 62, which is my usual. Running light, no trailer at 57-60, I've seen it as high as 9.8. It would be nice if that were the usual, but it ain't

I remember back in the early 60's dad bought a 22' Layton TT and a Ford UP with a Cleveland engine. The first time he checked mileage he got under 6mpg and went ballistic. I know I wouldn't bitch if gas were 25 cents a gallon today
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thank you ,

This is my first MH , and I kinda thought my mpg's would be between 6 and 8 mpg if it get's better that would be great , and from what I read I should be rite in the ball park ,

Thank's again for your insight

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Speed is a big factor after all you are driving a large brick. The question is how fast can you afford to go. (36' at 63MPH towing my seabring convertible gets me an overall average of 7.9MPG.)
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #14
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Speed is a big factor after all you are driving a large brick. The question is how fast can you afford to go. (36' at 63MPH towing my seabring convertible gets me an overall average of 7.9MPG.)
That's is great mpg's for towing , I hope i can get close to that
I will be cruising between 60 and 65 mph

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