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Old 08-23-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Hi I am viewing a P30 at the weekend and as its my first experience of motorhomes, I would like to know the fuel comnsumption i.e. mpg of the 7L and anything I should look for when viewing it, anything that goes wrong etc as it is 2nd hand, thank you x
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If your not comfortable checking both the chassis and house system's; I would suggest that after you view the coach and test drive it, that if you really like the look and feel you make your final purchase contingent upon a satisfactory inspection by a qualified shop or mechanic. So many things that need an inspection by someone who has seen it all before-- money well spent in my opinion.

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Type, size, model, year and weight would help in determining MPG. I have an 87 33' Allegro MH that weighs 14K max and I get around 6 to 7. If you are in that range and have a newer 454 you might get a bit more. You won't get 10 unless it's smaller, you are in a flat area, or a newer engine.

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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Hi Thanks for that. Its a 1995 Chevrolet Damon Challenger Motorhome and is 30ft long, I assume the mpg will be about 7 then?

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Type, size, model, year and weight would help in determining MPG. I have an 87 33' Allegro MH that weighs 14K max and I get around 6 to 7. If you are in that range and have a newer 454 you might get a bit more. You won't get 10 unless it's smaller, you are in a flat area, or a newer engine.

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:25 AM   #5
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Probably a little better. I get 9.5 MPG on my 1999 454 (motor home is a 2000, but the Workhorse/Chevy chassis is a 1999).
Learn about the AutoPark system. It's the only 'wart' on this otherwise well built chassis.
Front springs have an air bag in them - make sure it holds 50PSI of air. They wear out after about 10 years.
Check tires for the DOT date code. 10 years old is max for RVs - most RV tires don't wear out the tread, the tires just get too old and need replaced ($300 to $500 each).
It's a buyers market for used gasser RVs - if you buy it it will be hard to re-sell. Look ar NADA.com for the book price and don't go higher.
But most of all - just enjoy it. You'll have to learn a lot, but IRV2.com is a great place for that info.
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You should expect to 7mpg, maybe 8mpg occasionally. If you exceed 8mpg, you can do the happy dance!
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