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Old 02-16-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Any gas mileage reports on the new Ford E450 chassis?
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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Any gas mileage reports on the new Ford E450 chassis?
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:05 AM   #3
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Ours is a 2005 and we just calculated last week 8 mpg without our toad However, this was on the hills of western Maryland
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:11 AM   #4
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Sorry to see the lack of response to this one - maybe nobody has bought one yet. I know there are bitter complaints about fuel consumption on the redesigned 2008 Ford 6.4L diesels but I haven't heard anything one way or the other about gas V10's. No reason to expect any change from previous years on the V10, though.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:39 AM   #5
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Would not think there would be much improvement.
Think more would depened on the style coach body, load, how it is driven and where.

We get 8.5 TO 9 with a toad. Have made 10 in the flat lands of FL. and IL. without a toad.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:52 AM   #6
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We had a 2004 Chatteau E-450 chassis, pulling a 99 jeep wrangler. Great chassis, we took a 11k mile around the country once in a lifetime trip. Flat lands saw 8.8mpg, in the rockies saw 6.5mpg or less.
Tire pressure is criticle, load is criticle and most of all speed. Power up coast down, this is about all you can do.
I did install a K&N air filter and used "mobil 1" synthetic oil did see a very SLIGHT improvement in acceleration and a lowering in engine temp. If nothing else had better engine response.

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Old 02-28-2008, 09:43 PM   #7
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I have a 2004 Minnie Winnie 30 footer and toad, a 2005 Explorer and get around 8.5 mpg and, I have a moderate lead foot (: I also tow in TN which has some faily steep grades (power is lacking for a 14K lb plus coach, but gets it done. I also tandem tow with a 1K lb jet ski and the mpg is the same. I can't say what the mpg is without towing, as I have always had a toad behind me. I'm thinking no matter the engine, your mpg is going to be in the range of 8-10 mpg given the tranny and rear end ratios.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:22 AM   #8
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I get 8 to 9 mpg, with 9 being the best and rare, in a Winnie 325F. I lose about a mile per gallon towing a Jeep Liberty..We only have 7000 miles on this 2007 model and hope gas mileage improves with age...later lee
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I am also curious about the mileage of a 2008. I have a 2006 Winnebago 25F and get around 8mpg. No toad.
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I brought home a new 08 Jayco Greyhawk Sport 25DB class 'c', did approx a 150 mile trip home, varied speeds from 55 to one brief spurt at 80mph, (just to see if it would do it), and I must say, there was lots of power to spare! Anyway, mostly in the 65 to 75 range, steady ascent through winding canyons, up and over the mountains to my home (6700 ft. elv.) used 20 gallons premium, I figure 7.5 mpg so far, this is not accurate yet, the next calculation will be. Now, mine was advertised as a 2008, but the dealer said it was a late 2007 chassis with a 2008 Jayco rv built on it. They had the new cab style right next to mine, but not in the colors I liked, after a short discussion with the dealer, I got this one for much less
When I re-fueled, the wife read the owners manual and told me to fuel with 87 octaine, we had 88, so I figure I'm ok. Now the manual says 2007 E-450, but the warning tag tied on the turn signal arm tells me about the new exhaust component changes for 2008...Who knows?
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We have a 2007 22ft Gulfstream BT Crusier.
Just got home from a 6000 mile loop from Boston to Florida and back. Down Rt 95 and up through the hills of Miss., Tenn. and Kentucky.
Averaged 10.5 mpg with an E350 , V 10.
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After installing a Scangauge on my 2007 Ford E-450 with the Aspect 29H body.

Test trip was to Nasville 226 miles round trip.
Running 65 on I-40 down hill to Nashville up hill going home. Gauge read 9.6 MPG average.
No Toad on this trip
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:35 AM   #13
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We just drove to Sioux Falls, SD in our Class A to trade for a new Class C Atlantis, E450, 6.8L engine. We drove 954 miles back to Nashville, and averaged about 8.7 mpg. There was alot of wind blowing, mostly from the north which took it left to right across our bow. The coach ran so great, we were smiling the entire way. No toad being pulled on this trip. But, whatever the mpg, we were happy to save an average of 73 cents a gallon, the difference between diesel and gas! I think we are going to absolutely love this new Class C, the same amenities as the Class A, but smaller scale.
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Well trip from Crossville, TN to ANtioch, IL.
About 750 miles. I averaged 9.5 on the interstate at 55/60 mph.
Back roads from Belvidere, IL to Antioch I got 8.5. Too much stop and go on back roads. Drops the mpg.
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