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Old 05-13-2011, 09:14 AM   #15
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Short answer-you don't buy a motorhome expecting "good" mileage. Lousy mileage is just part of the experience. Met a gentleman once who didn't know what his mileage was and didn't care. When the tank was empty, he filled it and went on his way.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:54 PM   #16
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Hi- New to this site, very good info. Not used to this mileage, still own a VW Camper. Need room so I guess I must pay the price- Looking forward to a new way to traveling. these things you guys are driving are huge but awesome interiors and handling. I gotta guess its worth it.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:37 PM   #17
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Short answer-you don't buy a motorhome expecting "good" mileage.

True but there's always 'better' even if it isn't good.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:45 PM   #18
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HI, im new at it, havent purchased anything yet, still in the check out mode. Info from all will help in my decision.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:26 PM   #19
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E450

I get 8-9 in my 2008 Fleetwood and it has a Banks System.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:32 AM   #20
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I get 8-9 in my 2008 Fleetwood and it has a Banks System.
Did you add the Banks System and if so, what was your mileage before?
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:37 PM   #21
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There's no real reason that a Class C should get better mileage than a Class A (assuming that both are gassers), except for weight. But at similar lengths and weights (not comparing a 22' no slide C to. 32' 2 slide A) the numbers should be very close. In fact, at highway speeds, I am not sure that the C wouldn't have worse aerodynamic drag. But it should all be minor, and much bigger is your personal driving style.

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Old 05-25-2011, 08:59 PM   #22
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Just got back from a 2600 mile trip to Florida. I kept the Aspect at a steady 60 and as near as I could figure we averaged about 10.1 mpg. It was difficult to get accurate readings because I had some difficulty getting the tank filled to capacity. The pump would shut off at $80 or $100 (station security limits), I would swipe the card again and restart the pump but the sensors in the nozzle kept shutting the pump off. Apparently it thought the tank was full, no matter how slowly I tried to fill it.
The result is that I could not always get the tank completely full which skewed the overall mileage. I was able to get a few consistent fillups which gave me the 10.1 reading.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:33 AM   #23
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Did you add the Banks System and if so, what was your mileage before?
I added it after my 2nd trip with it. Passing and hills were less than acceptible with the transmission constantly shifting in and out of high and low. Best investment I have made so far. I maybe squezed out an additional MPG, but the performance of the rig is outstanding. I had it installed in Erwindale at their location rather than one of the dealers. Did a great job in and out in one day and have never had an issue.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:52 AM   #24
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1997 Georgi Boy Maverick Class C (31')with the 460 Ford V8 towing a 1996 Geo Tracker: 4.5 MPG
1989 Foretravel Grand Villa 36' V8 Detroit Diesel turbo charged diesel pusher towing the same Geo Tracker: 9.0 MPG
Class A--more room--better visibility--more comfort--better mileage--better handling--more storage--better quality. This makes the "A" a better choice.

Higher operating costs? Yes, but offset by the above items.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:37 PM   #25
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got about 8.5 on a 120 mile round trip to the jimmy buffett concert in va beach on thursday. no camping gear, but lots of party stuff and 6 people.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:22 PM   #26
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We had our 27' Coach House E450 for 5 years and pretty much got 9-10 mpg at speeds of ~65 without a toad. Even driving slower I don't think we ever really got more than 10-11.

Now that I'm driving a Class A more than twice the weight plus a toad and am averaging a very real 8mpg according to my Silverleaf, I am sorry I didn't go for the DP sooner.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:04 PM   #27
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Hello Dunlapml,how are you ?
we average 10 mpg (imperial gallons) on our 1988 e350 Ford 460 24 foot motorhome.
that is driving at 55 mph / 80 kmh and the 2 of us in it.
have fun .
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we have a 26 ft class c we get 6.6 towing at 70 mph get 8 towing at 55-60 mph and about 9 empty based on about 3000 miles of driving,but in its defense figured out cost if stayed in motels, ate out etc. all the related costs and the little more we spent was more then worth it for the comfort and convenience of having a piece of home with us.
i planned our last trip at 6 mpg and $4.00 a gallon came out very close to budget.
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