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Old 09-08-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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Bulldog chip to save gas

I have a 2008 Daybreak with a V10 gas engine and would like to purchase an electronic chip to save on gas. What are the views on that issue? Any big savings

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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aint gonna happen. try a 5-star tune for better performance, but dont expect better mileage. its tough to push an apartment down the road at 60 mph.
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No chip or tuner will get you better mpg. You may get more HP or torque but not more mpg. I'm on a couple of truck forums and they have tried them all. Just keep it tuned well and keep your foot out of the pedal. At 60 - 62 mph I get 10 - 12 mpg. At 65 I get 8 - 9 so just a few mph makes a big difference.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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No chip or tuner will get you better mpg. You may get more HP or torque but not more mpg. I'm on a couple of truck forums and they have tried them all. Just keep it tuned well and keep your foot out of the pedal. At 60 - 62 mph I get 10 - 12 mpg. At 65 I get 8 - 9 so just a few mph makes a big difference.
I disagree that mpg will not be affected.
Before I got my 05 Silverado ecm tuned I was getting a consistent 11 to 12 mpg on a 70 mile round trip work trip 5 days a week.
I'd fill up on Monday and needed filled again on Friday. The next fill up would be Thursday then Wednesday and so forth .
After tune I consistently get 13 to 14 mpg .
Now when I fill up I consistently have 2 to 3 gallon more in tank .

Now that's on a 3/4 ton pickup but I think similar results can be found over time in a bigger unit.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #5
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I disagree that mpg will not be affected.
Before I got my 05 Silverado ecm tuned I was getting a consistent 11 to 12 mpg on a 70 mile round trip work trip 5 days a week.
I'd fill up on Monday and needed filled again on Friday. The next fill up would be Thursday then Wednesday and so forth .
After tune I consistently get 13 to 14 mpg .
Now when I fill up I consistently have 2 to 3 gallon more in tank .

Now that's on a 3/4 ton pickup but I think similar results can be found over time in a bigger unit.
Apples to Oranges there.
The OP is talking about a gas powered MH. Not a Diesel.
Do you have or ever had a ecm tuned gas 3/4 ton pickup that got better MPG.

A set of Banks headers on a gas engine will also give you no more MPG. Been there done that.
The same for their Power Kits for Diesels. More power no increase in MPG.

Slow down to 55-58 MPH and get a increase in MPG. That does work.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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Anytime you increase the power, you also use more fuel.

On a gas unit save your money.

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Forget the chip! Get the 5 Star Tune which eliminates the rediculous downshifting, which in turn can increase mpg just a tad.
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Apples to Oranges there.
The OP is talking about a gas powered MH. Not a Diesel.
Do you have or ever had a ecm tuned gas 3/4 ton pickup that got better MPG.

A set of Banks headers on a gas engine will also give you no more MPG. Been there done that.
The same for their Power Kits for Diesels. More power no increase in MPG.

Slow down to 55-58 MPH and get a increase in MPG. That does work.
Who had a diesel ?
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Some of yout guys need a refresher course in computers and computer controlled software.
This isn't the 50's any more
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Some of yout guys need a refresher course in computers and computer controlled software.
This isn't the 50's any more
Before you think we are all a bunch of dinosaurs, go get your chip or reflash your ECM in your 12 ton gas motorhome. Then come back and tell us you're getting 2 more mpg.
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