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Old 12-23-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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fuel mileage?

I am planing a trip from Va to Daytona next month in a new to me motorhome. I am trying to figure out what it will cost me in gas for the trip. It is a 35 ft 01 R vision with a 8.1 on the P32 chassis. Should I expect 5 to 7 mpg? I was hoping it would be about there. more would be better of course.

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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My Bounder is almost the same as yours in chassis, motor and length and after putting on 6500 miles my overall mpg has been 7.3. On the flat roads I got over 10 mpg and over the Rockies I got 5.5 - 6 mpg. If you don't have a lead foot and keep the speed under 65 mph you should get what I get.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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I'm at about 25,000 lb total with toad.

8.1 engine and over 60,000 miles I averaged 7.1 mpg.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:18 AM   #4
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When planning fuel costs I figure on 7 mpg (average).
Make sure to use a website or app like gasbuddy.com to find less expensive gas.

I know from traveling down I-81 last year there can be as much as a 50 cents difference depending where you stop.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #5
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If you budget for $750 you will be close.

Now go have fun and only worry about things you can do something about!

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
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Great thanks for the replies. I was figuring 5 to 7 worst case.Since it will be down rt 95 there are few hills and not towing so that will help.
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The GasBuddy App is the best thing since sliced bread !
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:01 AM   #8
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Avoid buying gas in North Carolina. Gas is cheaper in Va and South Carolina
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Pull up to the pump, fill her up, pay with the credit card, go have fun, come back and go to work and pay for it all. Jim

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