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Old 02-07-2007, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
we are about to buy a Gulf Stream BT Cruiser 21 foot RV. It will be our first after a lot of years in a tent!
IT comes with a Ford V10, 6.8l or Chevy V8 6l. We like the Ford better because it seems to have a bigger field of vision out of the cab????
since we hope to do a lot of touring that is importantto us. The vehicle will weigh about 10700 pounds. Any idea what we should expect for mileage out of the two engines and do you have any experience with Gulf Stream or the BT Cruiser?
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Hi everyone,
we are about to buy a Gulf Stream BT Cruiser 21 foot RV. It will be our first after a lot of years in a tent!
IT comes with a Ford V10, 6.8l or Chevy V8 6l. We like the Ford better because it seems to have a bigger field of vision out of the cab????
since we hope to do a lot of touring that is importantto us. The vehicle will weigh about 10700 pounds. Any idea what we should expect for mileage out of the two engines and do you have any experience with Gulf Stream or the BT Cruiser?
Thanks
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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My bess guess with the Ford V-10 is about 10 -12 M.P.G. I don't think the Chevy will be much different.
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Don- I have a 2005 FourWinds 28A with the 6.0 Chev. and I get 11.5 to 11.89mpg with 6500 miles on the clock. I don't tow and I go 60mph. If I were you I would test drive both. I had 2 Fords and I switched because the Fords on a short wheel base will pound you pretty good when going over expansion joints and strips. Also the Fords would constantly downshift at the slightest incline. The Chev has independent front suspension with coil over shocks and there is no comparison in the ride vs the Ford. The 6 liter has plenty of power, I've been over the Rockies twice and never lacked for power. Test drive both before you sign on the dotted line. That way you will know for sure what kind of ride you want. Just my opinion based on my experience. Travel safe!
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It's going to depend a lot on how heavy your foot is, but I would guess 10+, possibly 11-12.

The BT Cruiser is a popular and well liked small coach. Gulfstream in general has a mixed reputation, with some folks saying "never again" and others loving their Gulfstreams. My impression is that the smaller Gulfstreams have a better rep than the mid-range Class A's, but that's based on what I see and hear online, not personal experience.
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