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Old 04-26-2011, 03:56 PM   #29
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When I'm gasing up and someone asks what milage I get, I tell them about 28, don't tell them its the toad I'm pulling. I always get a funny look;
after that they just walk away shaking their heads.
Thats a great answer, How about just adding " It's got one of those new Hybid conversions" . That should take all the wind out of their sails.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:04 PM   #30
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When I get asked what kind of mileage I get with our motorhome when I'm getting gas I just smile and say " not enough miles per gallon as I'd like but a whole lot more SMILES per gallon than what I get with my car. And remember I don't have to buy gas for this every week like I do for my work vehicle." Virtually everyone agrees and says they imagine that I am having a lot of fun with the motorhome. The mileage we get with our motorhome really doesn't bother me, do I wish gas was cheaper? Sure! But what really bothers me is that we really don't get much better mileage with our everyday vehicles that we drive everyday going to work, shopping, doing errands, and etc compared to the motorhome which is much bigger, weighs much more, and has more wind resistance. Based on the mileage I get with the motorhome I would think I should get about 50mpg with my little half ton truck, but you know that ain't happening!
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #31
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:18 PM   #32
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Of course, I get shellacked with replies like,

"Just how big is your RV's gas tank again ?!?! That one's gonna hurt"

"Good thinkin on the RV"

etc., etc.

Really people ? Are those remarks truly necessary ??


These are probably the same people that waste all their money at the local bar and can't save enough to have a vacation. They are just envious, sarcastic remarks, no need to take take offense because of their own misfortunes.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:21 PM   #33
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(Remember, I just got my first MH less than a month ago).

Of course, I get shellacked with replies like,

"Just how big is your RV's gas tank again ?!?! That one's gonna hurt"

"Good thinkin on the RV"

etc., etc.

Really people ? Are those remarks truly necessary ??
OH NO!!
You didn't buy one of those gas MH that burns Premium only did you?
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When someone asks about fuel milage when i'm fueling my HDT toter and Fiver with Jeep intow I tell them" I get 12 mpg, ain't bad for a house and garage is it? " What kind of milage do you get with your house? Dumb look. Than I says Same house every where I go, Different yard, never have to mow. Dumb look turns to "Wow must be nice" yep. hehehe
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Some people don't have anything intelligent to say. And they are sure not to say (man I wish I could have one of those) but that probably what they are thinking. So work hard and play hard and enjoy rving.
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Had a similar response when I bought my MH, and took it in to my work one night. "Gosh its huge, must cost a fortune to fill it", etc etc. Then we had a major earthquake and lost power and water and sewerage across the city. Who's laughing now?! My workmates are fine, we rib each other all the time, me more often doing the ribbing. I know that some people can't understand why I bought it, but I am already way ahead in enjoyment and the first year isn't even up yet. Now if I could just get the electrics sorted and the solar working the way I want it to and work out where to clean it and store it long term and decide what I need to take with me each time...
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Thats a great answer, How about just adding " It's got one of those new Hybid conversions" . That should take all the wind out of their sails.
I tell them it's a new type of fuel...

Then I giggle to myself after they drive away in their tin can....Just plain old Diesel
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Or you could remind them that you hung your butt out of that Huey so they could stand there making stupid remarks.
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Howdy y'all,
Just answer," Do you always ask total strangers such personal questions?"....
Or, "Whatz it to you, kid?".... I really liked the honest 15mpg answer!!!!

Smooth roads & balmy breezes!!!!!!!!!!
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While I've run into a few who have made "wise guy" remarks... I think the majority of folks who have approached me asking questions about MPG, or how large my tank is... have an honest curiosity and I give them a straight, friendly response.

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Since I get 9 towing a Honda that is two vehicles so i figure I'm getting 18 mpg.Beside I can sleep and cook in it. Can you do that in a Prius?
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Since I get 9 towing a Honda that is two vehicles so i figure I'm getting 18 mpg.Beside I can sleep and cook in it. Can you do that in a Prius?
I like the way you think
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