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Old 06-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Entegra mileage

Have any of you Anthem or Aspire owners checked your mileage. I am crunching numbers and am curious. I am bothered by the 100gal fuel tank on the Aspire. If it still has range it doesn't matter. I am sure the Anthem has much better range with 150gal of fuel on board.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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7.5mpg -9.5mpg depending on wind and speed I drive.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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I just got back from a trip to Indiana of about 1900 miles an averaged about 7.65mpg while running the generator all of time running 2 acs and the fridge and pulling my F150 pickup. That would likely be about 8 without the genny running. Not great for a car but pretty good for a house.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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I'm averaging 8.5 mpg pulling a Toyota Highlander... Have not checked mileage when running the generator for AC. We depart tomorrow and will see how we do mileage-wise over about 3000 miles total.
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I am driving between 70-78 mph. and pulling a 3/4 ton GMC and getting between 12-14 mpg. mostly in the mountains. But, I don't have my coach yet and this is all just in my dreams, but hey, we all have dreams
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Ok Quailhunter, OFF the sauce and back to earth, just because you got to drive a great coach today, got your build date moved up by at least five months, got the color changed the way you wanted it AND got the Nova awning option to be added late does NOT mean your new coach will get 50 mpg no matter how much you had to sip this evening. lol lol lol Chuck, my friend, you have had a great day today and the best part is your wife approved of the color scheme on the interior, just does not get any better than that.
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The one big negative I have with Aspire is, as stated above, the 100 gal gas tank. Wish I could get them to just pop a 150 gal tank in the Mtn Master chassis. I'm ok with everything else.
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Well, obviously I'm missing something. I'm having problems understanding how a 700 mile range is considered a draw back. Our habit has always been to fuel shortly before stopping for the evening each day (there's usually diesel around within our hour of our planned stopping time) and we have yet to make over 700 miles in a day. Guess we formed the habit back in the days of our first (gas) coach (that could be several fuels a day) and just continued it after we moved up to diesels. Do you really run that many days without fueling? Or are we just being lazy in how far we run each day?
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Where the 150 gallon tank really shines for me is, we do not ever winterize the coach. We never know when we want to go somewhere and often do during colder months, besides as complex as these coaches are even with the low point drain I would have fears of not getting all of the water out (ice maker line etc for example). Now I know that 100 would last all winter but I just have that piece of mind of KNOWING that the 150 will handle the coldest of winters here (Oklahoma), keep everything above freezing and still have enough diesel left to get me far enough to get the best diesel prices around. Would 100 be enough, likely, but we sure enjoy the piece of mind of having the 150 AND the range to buy diesel where we find it the cheapest, not the place where we HAVE to have it. All just my opinion.
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[QUOTE=hdgoldie;1220324]Well, obviously I'm missing something. I'm having problems understanding how a 700 mile range is considered a draw back. Our habit has always been to fuel shortly before stopping for the evening each day (there's usually diesel around within our hour of our planned stopping time) and we have yet to make over 700 miles in a day. Guess we formed the habit back in the days of our first (gas) coach (that could be several fuels a day) and just continued it after we moved up to diesels. Do you really run that many days without fueling? Or are we just being lazy in how far we run each day?[/QUOT

At times I will drive 1000 miles in a day. It is not fun on the last stretch to have to stop for fuel. The 150 gal tank is a pretty big deal for me. For others who drive 700 miles or less it would work great. I would love to have a 250 gal tank if possible.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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The 200 gallon tank that I have has spoiled me on how many days/miles I go without refueling...
But it also usually takes as many days/miles to recover from the fuel bill for a full fill-up...
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Where the 150 gallon tank really shines for me is, we do not ever winterize the coach. We never know when we want to go somewhere and often do during colder months, besides as complex as these coaches are even with the low point drain I would have fears of not getting all of the water out (ice maker line etc for example). Now I know that 100 would last all winter but I just have that piece of mind of KNOWING that the 150 will handle the coldest of winters here (Oklahoma), keep everything above freezing and still have enough diesel left to get me far enough to get the best diesel prices around. Would 100 be enough, likely, but we sure enjoy the piece of mind of having the 150 AND the range to buy diesel where we find it the cheapest, not the place where we HAVE to have it. All just my opinion.
Okay...now I have more questions! How do you keep the coach set to stay above freezing in the winter? Our old coach didn't give us that option. The first winter after our move to Texas, we lost our water pump due to our do-it-yourself winterizing. We were really fortunate it wasn't the AquaHot. The next year we had it winterized by the dealer - who guaranteed the process. I'd love to be able to avoid the whole process - there were several times over the winter when we would have gone for a short trip but we couldn't since the dealership also had to reverse the process....for another $300.00. I'd love to have my coach available all year again. Wasn't a problem when we were based in FL, but it is here in TX.
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Well, first you really need to have at least 110v. electricity at 20 amps or more available to make the system work without relying on the auto gen start. Then, if you have it plugged in, all you do is turn on the diesel fired aqua hot and set all the thermostats in zones one and three and on the basement thermostat to around 45 degrees or higher. The thermostats will call for heat from the furnace and the aqua hot will respond. Works great here in Oklahoma and with the thermostats set below 50 degrees you do not use a lot of diesel in a normal winter. The most I have used for four month period in the last three years is about 50 gallons, if that much. Of course, the best solution is use the wheels and get to a place that is warmer for the winter, lol, but at this time, that is not always possible for us.
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Ann and Gene - Just read your response to my husband and we both thank you! Our Aspire doesn't have the diesel option on the aqua hot but we can us the LP to achieve the same results. We will have 110 available and, since we usually only have a few weeks that drop into the 30's, monitoring the LP shouldn't be too difficult. Thank You!
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