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Old 12-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Gas Millage for 94 Santara???

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Last September we bought a 1994 Coachman Santara 35' with a 460 ford, we are planning a trip in March, we gonna have a trailer with 3 big motorcycles in it...what would be the miles/gallons ????? Worst case scenario!!!

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P.S. what is the tank capacity???
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Typical gassers average anywhere from 5-8 MPG, depending on how hilly the route, how heavy the foot, how much of a load, how much headwind, etc. So the answer is... it depends.
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Our '98 Santara 35'/460 got 5.5 to 7 depending on wind and terrain. Banks kit helped the power a lot but not the mileage enough to notice.
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With 3 big bikes and a trailer. Open or Enclosed?
You may be getting close or maybe over your GCWR.
Take your GCWR and subtract the GVWR for what you can pull.

Figure on worst at 5 MPG.
Best MPG may be 5.5 MPG
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With 3 big bikes and a trailer. Open or Enclosed?
You may be getting close or maybe over your GCWR.
Take your GCWR and subtract the GVWR for what you can pull.

Figure on worst at 5 MPG.
Best MPG may be 5.5 MPG
Which may or may not be correct depending on the hitch maximum weight sticker.
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Which may or may not be correct depending on the hitch maximum weight sticker.
The trailer and bikes 3000 pound with electric brake!! The hitch 3500!
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With 3 big bikes and a trailer
The trailer and bikes 3000 pound with electric brake!! The hitch 3500!
Guess I was thinking BIG bikes like Gold Wings or Harley Ultra at 900# each.
That would be 2,700 lb and I don't think they are many 300 lb trailers that could haul them.
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Guess I was thinking BIG bikes like Gold Wings or Harley Ultra at 900# each.
That would be 2,700 lb and I don't think they are many 300 lb trailers that could haul them.

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I love it

20 year old technology, frontal area of a house, weight of half a house, and the biggest gas engine in the world at the time and you are asking about mpg ?!?
If you think about it, Now THAT is funny

but it is what it is and actually GOOD mpg for a HOUSE
bet you saved 10's of thousands of dollars over a new one that you can use for gas - enjoy it !!!
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I have a very similar Santara but a foot longer with a big slide-out so its heavier.
My fuel tank is 100 gallons. Mileage is 5-6 NOT pulling anything.
Just sit back and enjoy the ride!
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #11
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Thank you all

So just fill up the tank and enjoy the ride until the next fill up!
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