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Old 10-20-2013, 08:41 AM   #225
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For me, on my last big trip, the difference between 55mph(through the mountains) and 70mph(with a head wind on flat terrain) worked out to about 2 miles per gallon.

I also don't really care about mileage. It's interesting to know and makes me want to strive for the better mileage, but it's not what I bought a big coach for in the grand scheme.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:59 PM   #226
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For me, on my last big trip, the difference between 55mph(through the mountains) and 70mph(with a head wind on flat terrain) worked out to about 2 miles per gallon.

I also don't really care about mileage. It's interesting to know and makes me want to strive for the better mileage, but it's not what I bought a big coach for in the grand scheme.
Comfort costs money.
Your exactly right. We can't drive our homes down the road and worry about fuel consumption. I get great mileage while in traffic,,,, slow,, no speed,, and my MPG builds,,, as soon as the I can get on the pedal again there goes the MPG. I really don't care about MPG either but I really like to see my "miles to empty" after putting 200 gallons of fuel in to be higher than lower,,, LOL,,, . I have worked with my unit to get a solid 8mpg over the 6mpg I was getting when I started. Sure is nice to see 1600 miles to empty than 1200 miles to empty after I fill up. 400 miles of extra travel for the time and money I spent is well worth it.



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Old 10-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #227
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You all are getting some great mileage or my math and pocket book it wrong about 6.0-6.5 is what i am getting 500 Cummins 45 ft coach which may be the diff some didnt say size of coach and engine

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I have a 45 ft'er with a 515hp Detroit Diesel in it. It weighs 44,000 and I get 8.3. I do drive 55-60 on cruise control most of the time, but....
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