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Old 09-26-2014, 11:28 PM   #1681
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Cimplexsound - Complaining about 10 mpg? We have a 1987 24 foot Travelmaster on a Ford Econoline 350 chassis. EIGHT mpg is close enough to dream about. The calcs show 7.8 mpg when we aren't in the mountains. Less when we are going up. We get a little of that back, not much, on the return trip down.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:36 PM   #1682
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Cimplexsound - Complaining about 10 mpg? We have a 1987 24 foot Travelmaster on a Ford Econoline 350 chassis. EIGHT mpg is close enough to dream about. The calcs show 7.8 mpg when we aren't in the mountains. Less when we are going up. We get a little of that back, not much, on the return trip down.
My Dodge 440 is supposed to get 14 mpg when not loaded or towing, but towing drags it down to 10 mpg.


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Old 09-30-2014, 08:04 AM   #1683
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haaahaaa you guy,s complaining about mpg,s.---my 94 wrangler gets 10 to 14 at best,,,---but she goes places that will make ur heart beat out of your chest...lol..
worth every drop....and it,s only a 4.0..
just sayin.....
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Old 10-01-2014, 03:11 AM   #1684
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Our motor home weighs in just at 20,000 lbs,
and towing the Samurai between washington and minnesota,
we got 13.8 Mpg..
I think it would have been better but the sender on the side of the tank was leaking..
And have since replaced the fuel overflow valve, and found the throttle pedal stop was adjusted to only give about 5/8 throttle, so now going back and forth to the ocean it down to about 10- 11 mpg. but thats will hills, and now towing a 1986 CJ7 ( about twice the weight )
But i'm still ok with 10-12 mpg.. it's a nice rig.. very comfortable.
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It should be remembered that most gasoline motorhomes have engines that only produced 12-14 mpg in the pickups and vans. To get 8 mpg (as we do on our Safari Trek) with a vehicle that weighs 4 times as much and has the aerodynamics of a billboard is not all that bad.
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Beautiful coach, vogue's are great rigs.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:09 PM   #1687
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It should be remembered that most gasoline motorhomes have engines that only produced 12-14 mpg in the pickups and vans. To get 8 mpg (as we do on our Safari Trek) with a vehicle that weighs 4 times as much and has the aerodynamics of a billboard is not all that bad.
You have a way with words. LOL! 😆 Driving a Motorhome in windy conditions feels just like that. Driving a billboard!!


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Old 10-08-2014, 07:20 AM   #1688
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We get around 8-9 I thought that was pretty good. New Plugs, wires, filters, No Headers or add on's
towing a deville on a KarKaddySS. I'm a light footer too...
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Interesting you should mention this. I gave my motorhome a tuneup shortly after I bought it. New plugs, wires, oil change, filter the whole bit. The part I hate is crawling under the big rig just to change the spark plugs. What a dirty job! :-D. Well at least I have the satisfaction of it running better now. But it's a dirty job and someone has to do it. LOL :-)
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dirty deeds done dirt cheap....lol.....sorry brought back an old song memory..lol

i always get the dirty jobs,...even clean my hands are dirty.lol....there is no sence in med getting up in the morning and putting on my good clothes,,,i know i will be in some sort of grease,oil,rust,paint,...etc,etc,....lol===but its all good and u know its done right,the first time...
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Not a single, solitary Monaco Crown Royale to be found in this thread. Well, here's hoping
I can be the one to change that at some point in the near future. I gotta get moved out of
the 1995 Dolphin first though...

Some very nice coaches in this thread. Some of the restos have really got me fired up to
get started on a project that I wouldn't mind sinking some money into!
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1989 Vogue IV 37' DP with DD 6V92TA and ZF 5 speed automatic. I purchased this about 6 weeks ago and have been working on it since trying to get everything funcitonal. The little motorhome is a 23' that I sold since purchasing this one.
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Ultravan #520 at its first car show - after years of it not being on the road.

We purchased this rare motor home and I towed it home Aug 1, 2013.
By July 1, 2014 I had it running again and I took it to its first car show shortly thereafter.

That is not me in the pictures.


See more info and pictures at: Ultravan #520 and I arrived home safe and I like to think all who helped.

Hope you enjoy.
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We purchased this rare motor home and I towed it home Aug 1, 2013.
By July 1, 2014 I had it running again and I took it to its first car show shortly thereafter.
I love Corvairs. Damn that Ralph Nader.
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