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Old 07-27-2014, 11:29 AM   #15
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Hi Steve....... You asked, and I answered. Then you wrote seven paragraphs about how you really don't care in the first place. Whatever.
I agree.
On edit - I was asking the OP BTW... another reason why I only post where I do these days. Step outside with an opinion or a little fun and someone is there to smack ya. Have a great day.
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Did my first MPG Calc. on our new to us 07 Discovery. 9 MPG not even factoring in about 4 gallons to the genset. That's even towing the 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee! 330hp CAT C7 rocks!

Nice!
As you go it will vary a bit per terrain, weather, and weight. When you get a working load it will also effect mpg. But 9 v 8 mpg is only a difference of about 6 bucks per hundred miles, so the bottom line doesnt mean so much. Its about the fun!

I pull a Wrangler with my 42ft and get 7.2 to about 8. But I only mentally estimate it, and then only about every 3rd tank. After all, the coach is only point A to B. The toad gets the big miles.

Do I care about mpg? Sure. But not enough to fret or get analytical nor frantic. I can tell if the motor performs well and if the mileage suddenly drops, and I cant fix my driving habits any more than I already have. So there it is. 😄
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:30 PM   #17
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Did my first MPG Calc. on our new to us 07 Discovery. 9 MPG not even factoring in about 4 gallons to the genset. That's even towing the 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee! 330hp CAT C7 rocks!

I think that's pretty close to average. We get between 8 and 9!
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We just returned from central Arkansas pulling our boat and running the generator and got 7.5MPG on the last tank.
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I have averaged 10.4 mpg over 11k miles since new. Sometimes towing a Tahoe, sometimes a Cruze, sometimes nothing.

Mileage is hand calculated using miles traveled divided by gallons used. If I run the gen while traveling, I subtract 1 gal per hour for gen use, from the total gallons burned. (8k gen running two 13.5 btu ACs.)
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The only time in over 4 1/2 yrs. of fulltiming I calculated our mileage was our trip to Alaska. We left Mesa, AZ., went to Alaska, then to FLorida for the winter. Almost 10,000 miles total, and the mileage came out to be 9.75 MPG. To say the least I was a happy camper. I'll just rest on my laurels. From then on, it is what it is.
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Thanks dfor tyhe reply's all!
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I have averaged 10.4 mpg over 11k miles since new. Sometimes towing a Tahoe, sometimes a Cruze, sometimes nothing.

Mileage is hand calculated using miles traveled divided by gallons used. If I run the gen while traveling, I subtract 1 gal per hour for gen use, from the total gallons burned. (8k gen running two 13.5 btu ACs.)

Pretty good!
You have the advantage of a much lighter rig that requires less power, and perhaps some help from DEF. GVW of about 28K lbs, so a bit over 10 HP per 1000 lbs with a toad if loaded to max. Wonder how some tougher terrain may affect your over-all mpg
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My 330 hp 3126B CAT probably gets in the 9-10 mpg range at regular speed with the gennie running for A/C at 60 mph.

However, when I brought the coach home from Missouri on the interstate, doing 75mph with gennie running it showed 7.2 mpg on my Silverleaf monitor without towing.

Speed and terrain has a lot to do with mpg.
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