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Old 03-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #29
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Had a '92 Four Winds 29ft, Ford 460 TB injected. 7.5 (sometimes 8) mpg.Always towed an enclosed trailer with 2 big Harleys, about 3500 lbs. 60 to 63 mph.

Our 99 A gets about the same, but total weight is way more than the old C.
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'99 Coachman Santara Ford 460. 6.0 to 6.7 mpg driving easy.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:06 AM   #31
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Ouch! 2 or 3 mpg on a 5,000 mile trip is not insignificant in my opinion.

Let me loan you my flame suit.

I'm guessing he means the possible difference between your MH and mine .... at least I hope so.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:29 AM   #32
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AAhh, here we go again !!This subject has been rehashed over and over again on this forum \> They all get about the same give or take a gallon or so....

It seems to come up everytime the price of gas goes up. But there is more than a mile or so difference in gas usage. I didn't want one of the newer models with the blunt nose. Mine is a 86 winnie with the slanted front end and gets 11mpgs which isn't bad for a 454 27 footer.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #33
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Well we have a 2011 32 ft class C with the Ford V10 towing 4Runner four down. I am happy if I see 7mpg. I think I need to slow down I run 65mph it seems like 60 might get me 1 or 2 mpg which this spring matters with the price of fuel.

Leaving east TN for south Fl next week so I am going to try 60 on cruise and see what I can do.

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Ok

So at 62 with the 4RUNNER 4Down pretty loaded 7.77 mpg most driving in south GA in rolling.hills

1 mpg slowing.down
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #34
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I think it is a very wise question to ask! Why wouldn't someone want to know what kind of mileage to expect? Only a fool would rush into something blindly with out researching the fine details. Ask away...the only stupid question is the one that is not asked. I've learned a lot from the wealth of knowledge and experience of some extremely friendly RV'rs on this forum. Please don't let a few nay-sayers spoil it for you. They are by far the minority, as I previously mentioned, you'll find that most people on this site are extremely friendly and courteous.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #35
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Did Chevy put the 454 in class C chassis?. I thought these were all small block, 350, engines. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I have a 2001 jamboree class c 25 footer with the Chevy 3500'chassis. It has a 454. Power to spare. 8-10 mpg.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #36
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You can see in my signature what I'm driving. 6.5 to 6.9 mpg average on my 8.1 Vortec engine. (498cid). Last spring I had the Ultra-Power upgrade done on the engine controller and seemed to gain quite a bit of power but the fuel mpg didn't change much. At least it didn't go down. I try to keep it around 55 mph when I can. But my trips here lately have not included interstate highways. This MPG is 20 to 50 mile interstate and the remaining two and four lane roads.
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My '77 Dodge Jamboree 22' with a 440/carb/3 speed auto... 4.9 to 6.2... towing a 30 foot trailer with my ranger and motorcycle on it... helps to air up the tires!! on the trailer... next leg will be from Needles, CA to Suprise, AZ More info then...Glenn
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Just made the trip from the RGV to San Antonio and we averaged a whopping 7.2 MPG. Ouch!
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2012 35 ft Georgetown 1250 mi from IA to RGV and back 2500 mi total mi. 7.2 down and 7.0 coming home, I tow a jeep Liberty. I use a scan gauge and with a slight tail wind It will go to low 8's with a 10 mph head wind it will go about 6.5 run about 58 to 62.
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I have a 2001 jamboree class c 25 footer with the Chevy 3500'chassis. It has a 454. Power to spare. 8-10 mpg.
Just returned from a weekend trip. 10.7 mpg. Kept it 60mph top speed.
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Well we have a 2011 32 ft class C with the Ford V10 towing 4Runner four down. I am happy if I see 7mpg. I think I need to slow down I run 65mph it seems like 60 might get me 1 or 2 mpg which this spring matters with the price of fuel.

Leaving east TN for south Fl next week so I am going to try 60 on cruise and see what I can do.

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Well I ran 60 and checked 2 tanks got 7.77 & 7.5 towing a V8 4Runner 4 down. So gained about 1 mpg by slowing down 5 mph. Have not done the math to see how much I saved drove a 1000 miles so I think I saved 10 gallons or about $39
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I have a 1998 Pace Arrow 35 ft. with a V10. On a trip out west in 2007, I averaged 7.84 mpg. After some modifications I averaged 8.33 on the same trip in 2008. I averaged 8.33 in 2009.
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