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Old 11-09-2015, 10:52 PM   #29
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I just finished a 2600 mile trip going from Texas up through Oklahoma west through Colorado and the Rockies on two lane roads through Utah, again some mountains to Las Vegas. On the return trip we dropped down to I-40, set the cruise on 75(had to get home to tailgate at OKLA State homecoming) with again some mountains and high cross winds all the way. The Cornerstone only had 1250 miles on it when we started and we averaged 6.9 mph over the entire trip figured with pencil using total gallons divided by total miles driven. I am ver happy with that on a new ISX. Not as happy with the DEF usage, it ran about 3% of the diesel used. Just my experience so far.


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I simply cannot wait to drive one... I guess I will get my chance in Tampa? Are there test drives available before/after the factory tours?

Thanks for all the cool stories and good tips. Really appreciate the first hand knowledge and insights.

Hope everyone has a good day.

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Old 11-10-2015, 06:40 AM   #31
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:48 AM   #32
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If you sign up for a test drive in Tampa, do so early for both Entegra and Newmar. Also, be well aware that the dealers showing both of those brands at Tampa are not the only dealers selling those brands. At the show you can find other dealers who will also quote you a price on the same unit. Both of the dealers who represent those brands at the show like to quote high prices initially which can easily be beat with any sort of sound effort.
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I just finished a 2600 mile trip going from Texas up through Oklahoma west through Colorado and the Rockies on two lane roads through Utah, again some mountains to Las Vegas. On the return trip we dropped down to I-40, set the cruise on 75(had to get home to tailgate at OKLA State homecoming) with again some mountains and high cross winds all the way. The Cornerstone only had 1250 miles on it when we started and we averaged 6.9 mph over the entire trip figured with pencil using total gallons divided by total miles driven. I am ver happy with that on a new ISX. Not as happy with the DEF usage, it ran about 3% of the diesel used. Just my experience so far.


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Gene, I bet you did get good mileage at 6.9 mph! Noel
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:36 AM   #35
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Just skip all that and but an Entegra Cornerstone! If it doesn't have it; you don't need it!
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What were your "must have" items when shopping for a coach?

Noel, I AM retired and in no hurry😎
BUT I did wonder about that long line behind me in towns and on two lane roads. Nice folks though, they almost all honked and saluted me as they passed, telling me I was number 1 in their books.😊

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I responded previously and have since read all of the replies... I think the most important thing is to find a layout that is conducive to your needs...as well as your pocketbook! I personally would rather have a gently used higher end coach than a brand new entry level coach.

Bottom line...layout, layout, layout. As a good friend once told me when I was looking a BH models with bath and 1/2 for when our grandchildren accompany us..... Buy a unit based upon the highest percentage of use. I am glad I listened...our grandchildren our with us less than 10% of the time we are out. Would rather have the extra space and one less toilet to clean!
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LOL NOEL & GENE!

You gents are retired and SHOULD be taking it slow and easy... until you hit the freeway on ramps with the 600 HP then you PUNCH IT, right??

Thanks everybody who shared their respective "must have" lists... and the knowledge about mileage expectations. I was curious if the 450 HP ISX gets better mileage than the 600 HP version... seems like it depends on the driver and terrain, but they are pretty close in terms of MPG? Im astounded that the big ladies do so well on the road... I would have bet money 5 MPG was pretty standard... 7-8 MPG seems much better... extends your range etc.

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LOL NOEL & GENE!

You gents are retired and SHOULD be taking it slow and easy... until you hit the freeway on ramps with the 600 HP then you PUNCH IT, right??

Thanks everybody who shared their respective "must have" lists... and the knowledge about mileage expectations. I was curious if the 450 HP ISX gets better mileage than the 600 HP version... seems like it depends on the driver and terrain, but they are pretty close in terms of MPG? Im astounded that the big ladies do so well on the road... I would have bet money 5 MPG was pretty standard... 7-8 MPG seems much better... extends your range etc.

Hope everybody is well, and having fun.

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450 ISL has 4.88 rear end; 600 ISX is 4.30. Helps on mileage with the big boy.
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Interesting... 150 Gal seems like a good amount... what kind of mileage can you expect (ballpark) with the 450HP/600HP ISX/ISL... all things equal (small toad)...? 5-6mpg?

900-1000 mile range? or am i way off?

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The VMS in our unit shows 7.6 overall over 45,000 miles and seems to be about right from what we've driven. That's an ISX 650 and a weight of approx 50,000#'s towing a Honda Odyssey. Naturally using the AquaHot and generator cut into that too.
That's about the same mileage we got with our 34,000# Dutch Star ISC 350 w/Banks kit towing the same Odyssey.
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Thanks everybody who posted... very helpful and much appreciated...



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