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Old 01-18-2021, 02:18 PM   #1
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Give Me Your Best Guess On This Class C/B+ MPG

Its 23 foot long with the new Ford V-8, 6 speed trans on the E-350 chassis.
GVWR is 12,500 pounds.

I don't know the curb weight, its not on the company website.






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Old 01-18-2021, 02:23 PM   #2
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~10-12 mpg, just a SWAG


I got 7-8 on a 31' Class C with a 460, it like to drink the fuel.
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9 to 11 MPG, for an average driver.

You may do better or worse.
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:26 PM   #4
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I would be happy with 10 mpg average..

Does the 2021 E-350 have different gear ratio vs the E-450
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That 5.8 L V-8 I has been used across the Ford line up for a number of years and is not known to be a very thrifty motor to run. It’s just the V10 with two les cylinders. Or you could call it the V6 +2.
If you have to make that V8 spin to get over the hills I bet it will drink as much as the V10. I’d bet your average will be 8.5mpg
I’m thinking the new BIG V8 is going to be a good one. Three more years will be the proof and I’ll be ready to pick one up from the used market

Those BT Cruisers look nice
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That 5.8 L V-8 I has been used across the Ford line up for a number of years and is not known to be a very thrifty motor to run. It’s just the V10 with two les cylinders. Or you could call it the V6 +2.
If you have to make that V8 spin to get over the hills I bet it will drink as much as the V10. I’d bet your average will be 8.5mpg
I’m thinking the new BIG V8 is going to be a good one. Three more years will be the proof and I’ll be ready to pick one up from the used market

Those BT Cruisers look nice
I forgot to mention the BT Cruiser comes with the new 7.3L V-8, known as the Godzilla

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I forgot to mention the BT Cruiser comes with the new 7.3L V-8, known as the Godzilla

In that case, let us know!
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In that case, let us know!
Would like to let you all know once I can find one with the full body paint and all options for sale.
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I would be happy with 10 mpg average..

Does the 2021 E-350 have a different gear ratio versus the E-450
Hi jackreno,

I understood the rear differential gear ratios have been the same between the E350 and E450 since Ford discontinued the E150-E250-E350 van. It had to do with low production numbers and commonizing parts. But the good news is that the new transmission that was introduced around the same time rendered the rear axle ratio a mute point. So the new 2020 and 2021 chassis with the new Godzilla V8 you are considering, is going to yield more power at the pavement and with better fuel economy than the previous V10.

Based on my experience with our 2007 E350-V10 with the same size rig, if not towing, you will surely average over 10mpg. How much over would be interesting to know. I would almost expect over 11mpg, maybe even over 12mpg considering that specific size and aerodynamic rig. Your typical highway cruising speed will be of great influence. Limiting your cruising speed to 60mph versus 70mph will help your mpg a lot.
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Its 23 foot long with the new Ford V-8, 6 speed trans on the E-350 chassis.
GVWR is 12,500 pounds.

I don't know the curb weight, its not on the company website.






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When it comes to RV-ing........MPG is waaaaaaaay down the list.
If it isnít, RV-ing may not be for you.

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RV and MPG

Hope for 10
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When it comes to RV-ing........MPG is waaaaaaaay down the list.
If it isn’t, RV-ing may not be for you.

Just sayin’.
I have been RVing for many years and just sold a 33 foot class A motorhome, yes MPG is now my new thing when it comes to RVing, yes I can afford 7 MPG like I did with my class A but now I want to down size cause I don't fulltime I might as well get one with the best MPG.

I am on the fence of the Thor Compass that has the Ford V-6 turbo AWD that can get 12- 14 MPG but am worried about flat towing my 4000 lb Tacoma behind it.

Soon RV's will be electric/hybrids that will break the old 6 to 9 MPG range and those holding those will find themselves unable to sell unless you sell it for 1/3 what it was worth..

Just my 2 cents..

Oh and I sold my home last month at the top of the market, getting out before the collapse...
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