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Old 10-01-2020, 06:42 PM   #1
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Verona vs. Valencia Fuel Mileage

I know if you need to ask.... but I'm curious what the difference in fuel mileage is between the 6.7 and 9.0 engines. I realize it varies based on the size of the rig but trying to decide if going with something like the Verona 34VQB as opposed the the Valencia 35MB will create a big difference in fuel costs.
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Here's my data point: Valencia 38RW, 4300 miles driven, 8.95 mpg average.

The way I see it, the main variables are:
- How aggressive/fast you drive. Wind resistance (drag) increases with the square of the speed driven. The difference even between 65 and 70 mph is discernable at the pump. I'm about average I guess, I tend to drive 65, max 70 on the 75-80 mph highways around here.
- Toad or trailer. A 2500 pickup is going to lower your mpg more than a Fiat, and a big heavy trailer even moreso. We have a midsize suv as our toad.
- Driving conditions (wind/mountains). Most of our miles driven have been in Colorado (mountains) and Wyoming (wind).
- Generator use. We frequently boondock and so use our generator a fair amount. We've added 68 hours on the gen since buying the rig in May.

If all of the above are the same between two data points I don't think the gas mileage difference between a Verona and a Valencia is going to be more than 5-10%. They have the same cross sectional area which is the biggest factor and weight is fairly close.

I also expect to see people claim that they get 11-12 mpg towing a 15k lbs stacker trailer with their Verona through the rockies, as that's the nature of the Internet.
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We have a 2020 34 VQB. WE HAVE 7200 miles on this unit. We have gotten 9.2 MPG for the 5200 miles we have driven it. We only tow a 94 Wrangler and it doesn’t make much difference.
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We have driven ~7,500 miles this year and averaged 8.8 MPG pulling our Jeep Wrangler. Terrain has been rolling hills on trips to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Texas.

When we bought our coach the dealership said to expect MPG to peak at around 20k miles as the drive train gets fully broken in. I can see that as our MPG improves with each trip.
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Im getting about 8.3 pulling my 12,000lb race trailer at about 69 mph... 30,000 miles in the last 18 months.. 40' Verona LE LTS
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2019 Verona 40 LE. Scan Gauge D...22,000 miles...9 mpg towing an Enclave.
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