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Old 01-05-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Fuel mileage question for 25' RV owners.

Irving a shorter RV what are you getting for milage, I once had a 32' Winnebago Itaska with the Ford V10 and it had an appetite.

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Old 01-05-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Towing our Ford Escape (3,300 lbs.), typically about 62-63 mph, we get about 14-15 mpg. A head wind can knock it, of course. A tail wind is sweeeeet!

This diesel takes the DEF liquid, but 2.5 gallons last about 4,000 miles.

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Old 01-05-2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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Far to many variables to determine specific mileage. Are you driving in the mountains, on flat lands, freeway or not. Are you towing something. How heavy are you and do you have a lead foot. Are you driving a newer MH or an older one. Diesel or gas.

I have a 28' 2003 Chateau Class C and we weigh about 11,500 and don't tow. We went on a trip this summer of 5700+ miles in 13 Western States in all types of conditions and weather and averaged 9.78 mph for the trip.

So figure between 9 to 10 and enjoy. If you are worried about mileage then don't buy or own one. I figure that what I would have spent on vacations or traveling is offset with time with family.
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We have been getting about 17 mpg, not towing of course.
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We have had our 2012 Nexus Phantom 23P (24'), for 5 months and almost 9,000 miles of traveling throughout the western states... as in a lot of serious mountain driving. The 6.8L V-10 consistently gets me 10 mpg cruising at 60 and after our 4,200 mile 7 state 38 day initial trip we averaged 9.52 overall which includes a lot of dirt roads, city traffic, shopping centers etc., along with about 12 to 15 hours on the 4Kw genset. I prefer to avoid the interstates and stick to the windy/twisty two lane back roads which often get me well over 10.

A light touch on the gas along with the real time feed back from the Scan Gauge make a huge difference. You really will want to get a Scan Gauge.... but I digress. We do not have (nor do we ever plan on getting), a Toad.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:31 AM   #6
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6 to 7 mpg on 32 ft. pulling 3000lb. Toad. Maybe 7 to 8 mpg. without toad. Best I've gotten is 7.2 mpg without toad @ 60 to 65 on freeway.
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We picked up our 2014 Winnebago View August 8, 2013 and we spent 24 nights last year traveling. We have put on about 6000 miles, mountains, flats, air conditioning and running 60 to 65. Our average diesel mileage is 16.01. We love this MH.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:54 PM   #8
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Our 2008 Winnebago View (3.0L turbodiesel) has been running about 17 mpg so far at 60 mph, at 65 or with A/C would probably be more like 16 so we're getting about the same as the post above. For the size and interior space it's about as efficient as a 24' unit gets. We love ours too, don't even need a toad.
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Originally Posted by 1lonewolf View Post
Irving a shorter RV what are you getting for milage, I once had a 32' Winnebago Itaska with the Ford V10 and it had an appetite.
My 2001 Itasca Spirit 29 (Ford E-450 V10 6,8 L) loaded with four people and towing KK SS Demco and VW Passat on it, driving through mountain passes on the freeways @60-63MPH gives me 6,8 to 8,2 MPG.
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The biggest fuel gobbler is wind resistance not the dead weight. My F-550 (albeit with a 7.3 PS) gets almost the same mileage empty or carrying 3 or 4 tons of wood.

When I put an enclosed trailer behind it though, even an empty one, my mileage drops like stone.

I think you'll find very little real world difference between a 22 - 24' and a 29 or 30' motorhome.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:06 AM   #11
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My 1991 Lazy Daze is only 22ft but is the same "house" as today's 24 ft. It's got a puny 350 and gets 9 to 11 mpg on regular gas.

But I only paid $8,000 for an extremely well taken care of motor home. I can buy lots and lots of gas and don't worry about the mileage at all.

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