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Old 06-18-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Fuel consumption - Winnebago View

I own a 2008 Winnebago View with the Mercedes Diesel engine. We love the coach but have never gotten over 12 miles per gallon even though advertised at 15-17 and many other owners tell us they have gotten as much as 19. It is the 6 cyl. engine. Any thoughts or suggestions.

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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I have a 2006 View--it has the 5 cylinder engine. My average over the last 4 years is 16.45 mpg. My mileage increased with use of a scan gauge to follow engine Load and downshifting when the load approaches the high 80's (mileage went from 14.5-->16.5). The best mileage I've gotten was 19.8 and the worst around 12 (horrible winds). I do try to keep the speed down to max of 60.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:02 PM   #3
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We have a 2006 View with the diesel engine and we get good gas mileage. Average is around 17 with 18 not uncommon and have gotten as much as 19. No toad and light on the packing for us. Traveling with tanks almost empty. It gets better gas mileage than our 02 Durango which averages 13-15mpg.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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What kind of speed are you running?

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We are not heavy footed but we travel the speed limit in most places. 65-70 mph is not unheard of for us. Average is probably closer to 60mph.
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Here in the UK 56mph is considered to be the most fuel efficient. It's the speed that all the makers claim their mpg. So I would not go above that unless neccessary. Also pull away slowly and carefully and whilst driving watch way ahead, and slow down as required, keeping your foot off the brake pedal. Everytime you stop then your mpg goes as heat at the brake pads.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:44 AM   #7
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Hi, we have a 2009 View, v6. In the past year we have averaged 14.2 mpg. It was new in April, 2010. That mileage included pulling heavy trailers (4000lb +) 1200 miles. So far this year we're averaging 14.9, with a high of 16.5. Speed makes a difference. Interstate speed of 65 nets low to mid 14 mpg. Back roads of SC I will see 16+.
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I put 13000m on my Navion 24A with 2 adults & 2 children this past summer touring AK. The mileage ran between 14-16mpg with Mecedes 155hp. with my new View Profile on maiden voyage, 20mpg pushing 62-65mph FL to MA, 1 adult and full tanks, 188hp V6 Mercedes.

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I put 13000m on my Navion 24A with 2 adults & 2 children this past summer touring AK. The mileage ran between 14-16mpg with Mecedes 155hp. with my new View Profile on maiden voyage, 20mpg pushing 62-65mph FL to MA, 1 adult and full tanks, 188hp V6 Mercedes.

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the new engines with the E3 emissions (using urea injection) will get better fuel economy and uses about 1 gal of urea every 1000 miles.

My 2008 Navion 24J V6 diesel gets about 15 MPG carrying two adults with a full load of fresh water and a couple hundred pounds in the hitch rack. We do not exceed 65 mph. Now if I can just figure out the crazy high cost of diesel.

BTW what is a scan gauge?
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If you don't use the cruise control you're only kidding yourself about out smarting the computer. As someone said earlier, watch well ahead for stopped traffic or stop lights. Get your foot off the pedal and use the paddle feature on the tranny stick to slow down also saving on brakes.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:57 PM   #11
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Just bought a 2008 View 3.0L Diesel in Florida and drove it back home to Texas. I filled three times because I was curious about the mileage; 15.7, 16.0, 15.8. I'm excited, I took this same trip in a 27' Tioga with a 460 Ford and got between 7 and 9mpg. Always try to drive with cruise control at 60mph. Love the way it drives but would be interested in upgrading the suspension to take out some of the sway.
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Part of the problem with the diesel engines is that the government has rammed Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel down our tanks. The lower sulfur content also equates to lower gas mileage. There are sulfur additives that can increase your mileage but consult your owners documents to see if this will hurt your warranty.
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I had no idea that urea was used at about a gallon per 1000 miles, how large is the tank and how expensive is the juice-commonly available at stations?
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