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Old 07-29-2016, 10:09 PM   #29
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Above about 50 mph overcoming aerodynamic drag consumes more engine power to push forward so I'm waiting to see someone market an RV air tab kit similar to the air tabs you see on some tractor trailers (e.g., beneath the trailer and around the rear doors). I'm sure some of the aero research and devices for tractor trailers would apply to MHs with the corresponding savings in fuel.
Several people have them on their RV's now. Brett Wolfe (CAT owners president) had them on his last rig, not sure about his latest one.
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Try V-Spoilers instead
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They will do the job, and they even look great when built into panels
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I try not to think about my mpg. Best thing you can do is drive slow and use the cruise. My best mpg is at 55. Anything above that costs me mpg. Try not to dwell on it and enjoy the trips.

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Old 08-01-2016, 07:22 PM   #32
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We limit rpm in our jeep and do well.

First get to cruise speed and notice rpm.

Now that is your max.

Adjust throttle so rpm stays close to that and it will shift about that place.

Too much throttle and the tranny will hold gears longer and rpm way above then repeat.

If we drive this way jeep can get 20 to 22 and normal driving maybe 18 on a good day.

Yiu catch everyone else before next light...
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I try not to think about my mpg. ....
I think this might be the best advice! I pay attention to what sort of mileage we get. I try to keep our top speed in that < 65 range. I try to "just cruise" as opposed to worry about trying to get anyplace quickly.

I don't do much in terms of trying to shed weight. We don't bring much that we don't use regularly - and I've got no interest in trying to reduce weight by leaving out stuff we have a history of using.
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I don't idle for long periods, I accelerate easy, use cruise control when out on the open road cruising, avoid starts and stops as much as possible, drive between 60 and 65 up to 70 sometimes.

Pretty sure and increase in mpg gained by these tactics is lost to running my generator while traveling to keep the AC units running.

I agree with the previous poster "I try not to think about mpg"

I average around 8.5 mpg, good enough for me.
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If you have a 100 gallon tank and get 7.5 mpg, that's 750 miles per tank. If you improve that to 7.7 mpg, that's 770 miles. At $2.75 per gallon, that's a savings of $7.65 per tank. Big whoop.

I didn't buy a 42-foot long, 34,000 pound motor home so I could worry about fuel economy.

We travel where we want at the speeds we want and the MPG is what it is.
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If you have a 100 gallon tank and get 7.5 mpg, that's 750 miles per tank. If you improve that to 7.7 mpg, that's 770 miles. At $2.75 per gallon, that's a savings of $7.65 per tank. Big whoop.

I didn't buy a 42-foot long, 34,000 pound motor home so I could worry about fuel economy.

We travel where we want at the speeds we want and the MPG is what it is.
Doesn't address the OP's question. He simply asked what tips others are following. Personally I agree that if I was concerned about mpg I wouldn't have bought my fuel guzzling coach. Doesn't mean others should be interested in maximizing their mpg.
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My absolutely fail-safe way to save heaps of fuel is to drive along slowly keeping a good look out for a really pretty boondocking site and then stay there for as long as the water holds out.

Never fails.
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My absolutely fail-safe way to save heaps of fuel is to drive along slowly keeping a good look out for a really pretty boondocking site and then stay there for as long as the water holds out.

Never fails.

LOL! Now that's the best idea I've heard yet!
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I'm surprised that no one in this thread has mentioned the beads for tires that dynamically improve balance and yields better gas mileage. There was a thread earlier about pros of beads over other solutions, and the bottom line for either approach was better gas mileage.
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What are the tips you are following in order to save fuel?

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Yea Rich, that one threw me too.
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I do track my mileage, too. If I see a sharp change then it puts me on alert for a problem, otherwise it is what it is.
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