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Old 03-04-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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So what's your gas mileage?

what kind of mileage do you get with your 90's class C motorhome...chevy 454 or ford v-8 or v-10? I'm in the market for a new to me motor home. I've never owned one before, my dad had an old 70's dodge years ago that we had a lot of fun in. so I'm looking at class C's in the 90's, (1991 to 1999 models) the trouble is ford went from the v-8 to the v-10 and from what I could read the mileage dropped considerably. we won't be fulltinmers, just out there to use it on vacation. with the price of gas the way it is, theres a big difference in cost between 8 and 11 mpg. Class A guys if you want to chime in give me your year/make/engine size...thanks
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1997 class A 32' with a 460(v8) ford 9 miles to the gallon.
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2008 28' Gulfstream w/V10 gets 9 when I don't get stupid. I feel a lot of fuel is consumed in getting the thing in motion and up to speed so from a stop a turtle is faster than us. High speed driving (which the V10 will provide) will also get you the OPEC award for crude consumption.
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09 Astoria diesel pusher. 9+ when I behave and keep the RPM 1800-2000, keep speed down to around 65
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Not sure but when find out at the end of this month! We bought the RV used last May, drove from Houston to the RGV and have been here since. Once we get back on the road, we'll be able to figure out our mileage.
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We have a 2001 Four Winds 5000 28ft. when pulling my trailer with showcar we get 7.5 without trailer we get 8.7 never go over 65 mph,when we first got it got 8.6 (never over 60mph.)
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09 Astoria diesel pusher. 9+ when I behave and keep the RPM 1800-2000, keep speed down to around 65
OP specifically asked about '90's type C MH with gas engines
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'05 Winnie Aspect V10, average about 10mpg@60mph. So far we haven't towed our Ford so can't give you that mileage. I use a scangauge and that helps give you a "visual" on your fuel consumption.
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96 gulfstream 31 foot with tag axle getting around 8mpg at 60mph. That is with 8 people on board as well.
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My attitude is this... if you have to ask you probably shouldn't own an RV. It's not an inexpensive undertaking and 2 or 3 mpg between rigs is insignificant in the bigger picture.

Please keep the flames down! lol
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if I have to ask I probably shouldn't own one???? I was curious the difference between ford and chevy engines, or if there was a difference. The difference between 7.5 and 10 is 25%...that seems big to me...guess maybe I should just post elsewhere....
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if I have to ask I probably shouldn't own one???? I was curious the difference between ford and chevy engines, or if there was a difference. The difference between 7.5 and 10 is 25%...that seems big to me...guess maybe I should just post elsewhere....

I've noticed you always get someone that has that attitude. I answered the same question about a year ago and had alot of people tell me I was more or less lieing so I don't answer anymore.
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Kenny,
Sometimes you have to have a 'thick skin' attitude as there will often be an answer you find a bit insulting, as that was.

To your question; our 2011 E450/V10 gets a bit over 9 MPG without towing. Our 2007 E350/V10, with a slightly higher differential ratio, got just about 10 under the same conditions. We try to use U. S. or state highways to drive through the country rather than Interstates to drive past the country.
I cannot speak to a Chevy.
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My attitude is this... if you have to ask you probably shouldn't own an RV. It's not an inexpensive undertaking and 2 or 3 mpg between rigs is insignificant in the bigger picture.

Please keep the flames down! lol
Not every RV owner is financially set for life. There are many who dearly want to move up from a TT or a tent and make a large sacrifice in doing so. We are in our 2nd motor home and neither of them were/are new ones. We took our time and found what we wanted within our price range along with a few other parameters. We also have concerns about the MPG's and the cost of fuel. What that means is we may change the number of times we go.

The question is simple enough and as I have said many, many times in a sports forum I am a member of if you don't like the topic then just avoid it. I'm always curious as to what others get for mileage and things they might do to increase it. I'm certainly not flaming you but I do suggest not blasting others. We are all not in the same financial world and the topic of discussion here is one that crops up all the time. Avoid it. Is it really that difficult?

That said on my class "C" we got right close to 8 MPG's. It was an 84 Ford 460 and the coach was a 26 footer. We now have a class "A" 31 footer but have yet to really check out the mileage. If we can get the same I'll be content. I'm hoping for more because we went from a 3 speed to a 4 speed tranny with fuel injection. Time will tell.
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