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Old 12-05-2010, 06:00 PM   #15
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Over 40,000 miles we have averaged 8.58 miles per gallon. I made a spreadsheet and keep track of each fill. The coach computer states that we are averaging about 8.5 so it is close....I used to drive 62 mph but have been pushing it up to 65 with no loss of mileage...yeah, I know, I have too much time on my hands if I can keep a spreadsheet for my fuel.....
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:26 PM   #16
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In 30 days of traveling as you do now, considering fuel and food costs, how far can you go? I am discussing this on my Motorcycle Forum and I have been astounded by hotel and food prices they pay!

I couldn't help but to bite on this one. You didn't say by what mode. So, I'm assuming in a mh. 7500 will buy 2500 gal of diesel or gas at $3 per gal. That equals 20,000 miles at 8mpg. So if you drive at 60 mph it would take you about 334 hours to travel that 20K miles. If you travel only 6 hours a day you could stay on the road for 55 days or so. However, now you need to calculate food costs for 55 days and subtract it from the 7500 and recalculate. At least you would be in the neighborhood. If you really want to get closer to the costs, figure in an oil change and some other maintenance items too.

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Old 12-07-2010, 08:51 PM   #17
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:14 AM   #18
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In 30 days of traveling as you do now, considering fuel and food costs, how far can you go? I am discussing this on my Motorcycle Forum and I have been astounded by hotel and food prices they pay!

For every 1000 miles if you figure in an Accord and it's passengers stopping to eat and motel stops it is cheaper to take my class A. I average 10 mpg and the Accord 30 mpg. I do boondock majority of the time or find sites without hookups. This also excludes those who get off on doing the 1000 miles in a day with no stops.
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We average 10 Mpg on our DP 330 Cat With that being said we use the .50 cents per mile to brake even point;; === 250. mlies per day= $125. or Fuel== $75.00 = 10 MPG X$3.00 PG. Hotel Room $50.00 $25.00 Food; Tho; this has meny veirables; It's a simple guide line. We took a trip from Seattle. to Ind> to pick up 2 Tractors, We took the truck, rather then the Motorhome.Tho the Fuel milage on the truck was near 20 MPG; It cost us more Dollers to take the Truck. And we got to sleep with a different kind of bug every night... You get used to your bed,snacks,ETC, then take that away It's not good. Life is good. And we control our own distiniey;;
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For every 1000 miles if you figure in an Accord and it's passengers stopping to eat and motel stops it is cheaper to take my class A. I average 10 mpg and the Accord 30 mpg. I do boondock majority of the time or find sites without hookups. This also excludes those who get off on doing the 1000 miles in a day with no stops.
1000 miles in an Accord with passengers? That would kill me.
6'3", 275 lbs., full size SUV needed, hotel and food...$$$$.
I'll take the Pace.
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But you have to figure we bought the hotel!
HaHa, Funny!

No doubt for sustained time on the road and staying in one place you cannot beat an RV as being cost effective.
I am planning a long trip next summer and cannot take the MH. I figured I'd do it on the motorcycle and did an analysis which surprised me!
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HaHa, Funny!

No doubt for sustained time on the road and staying in one place you cannot beat an RV as being cost effective.
I am planning a long trip next summer and cannot take the MH. I figured I'd do it on the motorcycle and did an analysis which surprised me!
We met up with these three gentlemen in Fort Nelson last year in one of the few campgrounds (lousy) where we used electric hookup. Their trip was a real adventure and LONG. Their credit card bills were not small even with camping out. Kept bumping into them for a few days in a row. They ate a lot of dust.

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jet, I hope the others are using the same procedure as you to calculate mpg, fill till you can see, the ONLY accurate way to figure out how far that wonderful diesel engine is getting you on a gallon.

I love this, the numbers for these super sized rigs are far better than much smaller gassers, about twice as good-AND the only reports you cannot trust are those from the corn gas crowd.

Only those who drive diesels really care about the environment, this should get things going here.
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jet, I hope the others are using the same procedure as you to calculate mpg, fill till you can see, the ONLY accurate way to figure out how far that wonderful diesel engine is getting you on a gallon.

I love this, the numbers for these super sized rigs are far better than much smaller gassers, about twice as good-AND the only reports you cannot trust are those from the corn gas crowd.

Only those who drive diesels really care about the environment, this should get things going here.
The real way is to run it dry, fill with a measured amount and run it dry again. Not good for a DP, may lose it's prime. Gassers are not as touchy, hit the starter a couple of times and go. Twice the milage and twice the cost to buy a real DP. Same amount of enjoyment.
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yeah but the polar bears like diesels better

There are good reasons to go diesel, but saving dollars is not one of them anymore, if you are in a position to choose- diesel is the only responsible power, corn gas is insanity-to argue otherwise is silly.

I would not run any engine empty to check mpg, filling to a known level is the best way and it is absolutely accurate.
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My coach has a computer to check the mileage, I would think most do.
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My coach has a computer to check the mileage, I would think most do.
Yep. I've used pencil and paper twice to double check it but both times it was amazingly accurate.

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