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Old 10-10-2019, 06:12 PM   #1
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Was fuel economy a consideration?

You decided to purchase a Class B. They definitely sacrifice some interior space and are certainly more aerodynamic than either a Class A, Class C, Class B+ ( really a Class C, anyway...Class B+ is just a marketing gimmick) or 5th wheel.....( might as well be a sailboat).. .

So, what was your target MPG.. did you achieve it..?
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Just bought a 2019 Coachmen CrossFit. Itís a ford gasser 3.7 liter. So far just a few miles driven so no hard facts. Looks like 14-18 mpg. according to the info.
Our class A was a 33 ft gas. We got around 6 mpg., but I didnít pay a lot of attention. I figured if I could afford a luxury like a motorhome I better not complain about the crappy mileage. Itíll be nice to get better mileage but again, whatever it gets is not a main concern. It handles well and my wife isnít scared to death riding in this as opposed to the f53 class A. I donít think it was my driving!!
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To be honest, I didn't give it much thought at all.

We wanted certain things, which include being small enough to park almost anywhere, and the intended use was and still is basically as a travel van. No swoopy graphics, which is good for neighborhood acceptance (relatives far away in HOA areas, not my neighborhood). Small enough that DW can drive it comfortably. Not too many systems, as I just don't want to maintain and repair any more than necessary (one reason for getting out of big boats recently).

But fuel mileage? More is better, of course, but it had essentially no influence on our purchase decision. I'm am happy to see 18-19 mpg on the highway, but I'm even happier just to be driving our little beauty at all.
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:38 PM   #4
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Gas mileage never entered into our choose of rigs. Itís all about the layout and if we can live in it when the weather turns bad for a week. For us a B is to small. She would not go down to 24í from the 45í we full timed in.

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If you are looking for mileage you’re looking in the wrong place. I don’t like I get only 7-8 but that’s what it takes to move what I wanted down the road.
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Like others, we chose the size and features we wanted. 17-18 MPG was just a nice bonus.
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:06 AM   #7
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So, what was your target MPG.. did you achieve it..?
Mileage wasn't a factor in the decision. That being said, we are at 17 mpg for 104k miles.

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Old 11-04-2019, 11:56 AM   #8
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Thanks , but..... this was a Class B question

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Gas mileage never entered into our choose of rigs. Itís all about the layout and if we can live in it when the weather turns bad for a week. For us a B is to small. She would not go down to 24í from the 45í we full timed in.

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Yes, I understand that Class B's are very small....
I appreciate your candor, how large is your rig?

Large Class C or maybe a Class A??? It's all about choices, I get that.
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Yes, I understand that Class B's are very small....
I appreciate your candor, how large is your rig?

Large Class C or maybe a Class A??? It's all about choices, I get that.
Current rig is 32.5í long. I wanted to do more dry camping with shorter rig. Her not so much. The class c was the compromise. Nice tank size and we did spend three out of ten weeks dry camping at Yellowstone.


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I have a friend with a Class C, they like it.

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Current rig is 32.5í long. I wanted to do more dry camping with shorter rig. Her not so much. The class c was the compromise. Nice tank size and we did spend three out of ten weeks dry camping at Yellowstone.


Take care and in joy the RV life. Been doing it for 40 years plan on continuing till I die.
Thanks, we're enjoying it when everything is working well... problem is, it doesn't always work out smoothly. There's more "drama" with an RV, haha.. . I tell people that RV sometimes stands for "ruined vacation".... stuff happens.....if you have been doing it for 40 years, you certainly know what I mean....
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