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Old 04-07-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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Class C Gas Mileage?

Does anyone know what gas mileage ( mpg ) one could expect to get out of a 29' F450 Class C RV?
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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We got 10 -12 mpg on our 27' Class C. NO toad
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dunlapml, we have a 2011 Coachmen Concord, V10 6.8 and just got almost 14mpg. Now were were not towing anything and were traveling on somewhat flat roads. I was driving between 60 and 65 MPH.

Not sure if this is the norm, we are on our second tank and will see what the mpg is after the next fill up.
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If you have not been welcomed..Welcome I had a 2005 FourWinds "C" with the Ford F450. When towing 6.5 to 7.5 mpg ...not towing with a tail wind, going downhill, 7.0 to 8 MPG ...This topic is hot ...So I am sure you will get lotsa advise. Peace and Safe Travels.....D
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:15 PM   #5
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We had a 1999 31' Minnie Winnie, E450, V-10. Best we ever got was 8.5 mpg and the most speed was 65 mph. Up to 70 mph and expect 7 o less.

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Old 04-07-2011, 11:01 PM   #6
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I'm beginning to wonder how much better a Class C is on mpg than a Class A (both with a toad). I was thinking that it would be several mpg better in a Class C. Ya think I'm wrong?
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I'm beginning to wonder how much better a Class C is on mpg than a Class A (both with a toad). I was thinking that it would be several mpg better in a Class C. Ya think I'm wrong?
Like I said this is like the size of the fish I caught that you didn't see. I have owned, 2005 Class C, 1999 Gas A, 2003 Gas A, 2009 DP. They have all gotten 6.5 mpg to 8.5 mpg. You will get the mpg that your driving conditions get you...by the way the fish was a 38 pounder caught in a pond. Sorry, I threw it back ...Good Luck.. D
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My 08 Safari Damara 22ft E350 V10 gets 10-12 flat land 63mph. I get 7-10 in Mtns.
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I guess it should suprise me that it appears to be related to the length/weight of the Class C....not to mention driving conditions and engine. My quest was to determine if I could expect must better MPG from a Class C vs Class A under like conditions. ...and of course realizing the Class C would be somewhat shorter on average.
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Our 26' Winnie Aspect gets about 8mpg on a good day. Thats at 65 mph. Our next trip in May will be 2800 miles, I intend on holding it to 60, curious to see what the mileage difference is.
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My comparison:
Our 36-foot Alpine with a 330 ISC & Allison 3060 6-speed got an average of 9.5 MPG while not towing on a 9,000 mile Coast to Coast & return Summer trip.
Our 2007 24-foot Phoenix Cruiser 2350 on an E350 chassis with the V10 & 4.10 differential gearing got 11 MPG on basically the same Summer trip.
Our 2010 26-foot Phoenix Cruiser 2551 on an E450 chassis with the V10 & 4.56 differential gearing got 10.7 MPG on a recent Winter 600 mile Mid-West Interstate trip.

I drive like there's an egg under the throttle when accelerating, rarely exceed 65 MPH and generally prefer US Highways to Interstates.
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My comparison:
Our 36-foot Alpine with a 330 ISC & Allison 3060 6-speed got an average of 9.5 MPG while not towing on a 9,000 mile Coast to Coast & return Summer trip.
Our 2007 24-foot Phoenix Cruiser 2350 on an E350 chassis with the V10 & 4.10 differential gearing got 11 MPG on basically the same Summer trip.
Our 2010 26-foot Phoenix Cruiser 2551 on an E450 chassis with the V10 & 4.56 differential gearing got 10.7 MPG on a recent Winter 600 mile Mid-West Interstate trip.

I drive like there's an egg under the throttle when accelerating, rarely exceed 65 MPH and generally prefer US Highways to Interstates.
Thanks for the comparison. I'm beginning to get the feeling that making a decision between another Class A or going to the Class C shouldn't be based to heavily on the MPGs. I looked at a few Class C's today and then took a walk through some Class A's just for the fun of it. I think I'm spoiled by our old Class A. The difference in room and feel inside the two is significant! So......I think others are right when they say that the perfect RV is the RV that's perfect for you.
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dunlapml wrote:

"I think others are right when they say that the perfect RV is the RV that's perfect for you."

Outstanding advice.
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A or C, they all get lousy mileage. I think that A's might actually be a bit better because they are usually on a chassis/drivetrain that is more capable of the heavy load, whereas the C's are typically at or near their load limits and therefore have to work harder. Just a thought.
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