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Old 04-26-2011, 09:33 PM   #43
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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?
Wow, along that line.....My scooter gets 100 mpg, so I must average 54 mpg.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:40 PM   #44
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... 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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I get asked about mileage and tank size all of the time. I have never been offended and answer them honestly. If I don't look to be offended, I rarely am.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:54 PM   #45
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I get asked about gas mileage in my Vette all the time. I answer - it depends on how heavy my foot is and how heavy the traffic. Anywhere from 17 - 32 miles per gallon. Of course, I drive it as it should be driven.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:53 AM   #46
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I guess my standard answer is "don't know how many MPG, never figured it out cause I'm goin' anyway".

Some people just sound interested so I don't mind chatting with them at all. Usually for diesel we are at a pump that has enough room to get to like a truck stop so most everyone there is in the same situation mileage wise. Lately it has been more about the price. A guy filling his MH up as I pulled in at a Flying J said "I saved you some of this cheap stuff". Wow thanks! We both could only laugh cause we were goin' anyway
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:57 AM   #47
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I've had many, many people ask me questions about my motorhomes over the years. But very few have been sarcastic and seemd honestly curious. Could it be they simply had getting one in their mind and were gathering information? I gave them credit for that and answered in the spirit I believed they asked.

However, there have been a few downright nasty comments that were responded to in a like manner.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:19 AM   #48
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If you really want to know

I think the best answer is

"IF YOU HAVE TO ASK, YOU COULD'NT AFFORD IT"

By the way I'm getting 27 miles to the gallon city with my new F-150 Ford Eco Boost. I have never seen such power from an engine.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:22 AM   #49
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Bet those skinny hippies can out run you.
Oh easily, I don't need to run after to catch 'em, that's what the truck is for . But really, I don't get the comments often, I do get some honest interest and I tell them just to watch 'em cringe. Though, I will forever remember the one I got to run away really fast, little hippie fart, made a rude comment and I turned and grinned and in my best impression said, "You gots a perty mouth!" He left really really fast.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:29 AM   #50
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I always say the short answer is "I don't care as it's what I want to do".

Let's say my Yukon XL weighs 6,000# and gets 14mpg running around.

My MH and Yukon weigh 39,000# and gets 7mpg.

I figure my rig is over 3 times more efficient than my Yukon alone. Twice as much fuel to move 6 1/2 times the weight.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:56 AM   #51
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I always say the short answer is "I don't care as it's what I want to do".

Let's say my Yukon XL weighs 6,000# and gets 14mpg running around.

My MH and Yukon weigh 39,000# and gets 7mpg.

I figure my rig is over 3 times more efficient than my Yukon alone. Twice as much fuel to move 6 1/2 times the weight.
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1: It's my money. I earned it legally and I am spending it legally.
3: Would you rather I pay 350/month on electricity to cool my home?
4: I will travel a bit over 4000 miles this summer and see friends and family, perhaps for the last time.
5: That 4000 Miles will cost me ~ $2800.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:20 PM   #52
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I get 50 mpg on my Prius and 6 mpg on the Winnebago. I simply tell people that if you add the two together, divide by 2, that's what I get on average. Since I drive the Prius more than the motorhome, I'm getting better mpg than most of those questioning me, "on average". By the time they think about it I'm pulling away....
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Let me explain Murphy's Law to you.

A gas station near me was having a price war,, I was filling up my car (18 gallons if empty) and the guy at the pump across from me said "I wonder when the price is going back up" I told him,, I gave him a date... He ask how I could know that.

"Because that is the day I next put the key in the ignition on my motor home"

I was off a day, went up the day before.
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My 37' boat----with 2 Chev 327's, burns a gallon a mile. And carries 270 gallons of gas. So the motorhome is cheap to run as far as I'm concerned
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My 37' boat----with 2 Chev 327's, burns a gallon a mile. And carries 270 gallons of gas. So the motorhome is cheap to run as far as I'm concerned
Which one do you enjoy the most?
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About the same, Cliff. Same kind of life style, same great folks, but I can fish off the boat. The only advantage!! Puget Sound is great for boating
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