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Old 09-25-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Fuel Range question

Ok all I don't know why I am finding this hard to comprehend. But in my new to me 1995 Winnebago Brave I have a 78gallon tank which at the 10mpg average I am getting that's nearly 780 miles or 1260km for us people in the north. Call me crazy but at 3.60pgallon that's 280 bucks to full, I'm sorry but that's not too bad if that is actually the reality......is it reality? I geuss I am so used to a fuel pig 460 with a very small tank (28gallons) as well as a hit and miss gas gauge
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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Think 10 MPG is a little optimistic. Probably closer to 8 MPG. 8 X 78=624 Miles.
So $280 to go 624 miles= $.448 cents per mile @ $3.60 per gallon.

Come on down here to Louisiana, gas is $3.11. Only $243 to fill up and only costs $.388 cents per mile to drive around Louisiana..
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mgscott4, Mitchyb, may have done his calculations to the larger Imperial gallon . Rather than the US gallon.
Imperial gallon = 160 fluid ounces vs the US. gallon, 128 fluid ounces.
25% difference 8MPG to the US gallon = 10MPG to the Imperial.
So if he is driving in the US he will probably only see 8MPG.
If you want to be really confused , I can convert it to liters per 100 kilometers.
That's how all new vehicle window mileage stickers are in Canada, and nobody understands them.
Although , I believe he is optimistic about being able run the tank dry to achieve max range.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:41 AM   #4
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As a reference, I have a 1995 Itasca Suncruiser 29RQ (30') 78 gal tank, 454 Chev & P37 chassis. Driving Oregon to Nevada over several mountain passes and hilly terrain (1100 miles round trip) I get a 9.5 average driving conservatively (55 - 62 mph)

I know what you mean about the 460. Our previous small class C had the 460, half the weight of our class A and we were lucky to get 9 mph with it.
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mgscott4, Mitchyb, may have done his calculations to the larger Imperial gallon . Rather than the US gallon.
Imperial gallon = 160 fluid ounces vs the US. gallon, 128 fluid ounces.
25% difference 8MPG to the US gallon = 10MPG to the Imperial.
So if he is driving in the US he will probably only see 8MPG.
If you want to be really confused , I can convert it to liters per 100 kilometers.
That's how all new vehicle window mileage stickers are in Canada, and nobody understands them.
Although , I believe he is optimistic about being able run the tank dry to achieve max range.
Lets all go to Canada, we can get 25% better fuel mileage.
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If he is doing the mpg based on Imperial gallons, he needs to measure the tank in the same fashion. The tank won't hold 78 Imperial gallons - it would be closer to 62.
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