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Old 05-23-2020, 04:46 PM   #1
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V10 Class C mileage

Hello, For a family emergency Ive rented a 24ft class c with the ford V10 a 2012 unit. From your experience can you tell me your mileage at what cruising speeds you get. Tryin to forecast fuel stops etc.

Another thing what is your experience using truck stops etc to get a little rest going from florida to Louisiana. along I 10
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:01 PM   #2
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Figure 8 MPG.

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I get any where from seven and a half to nine and a half. All based on the terrain. Sweet spot seams to be around 62 mph. That's where I get the best. This is also towing a short 16ft deck car trailer. I have gotten almost 450 miles out of a tank. Usually fill around 375 miles.I'm 32 ft long.
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Hello, For a family emergency Ive rented a 24ft class c with the ford V10 a 2012 unit. From your experience can you tell me your mileage at what cruising speeds you get. Tryin to forecast fuel stops etc.

Another thing what is your experience using truck stops etc to get a little rest going from florida to Louisiana. along I 10
Thanks for your help

It all depends on your weight and how hilly it is I get about 9 miles about 32ft long.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:52 PM   #5
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With my 27Ft I have averaged 8.8 mpg going the speed limit (65-75) over 28,000 miles.
The lowest was 7.5 and the highest was 9.7 Those are tank fill-up numbers. The low was either high head winds or going up hill. I figure 400 miles per tank is a good stating point. Just start planning ahead when the tank is half full.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:46 PM   #6
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8 MPG and I never go below 1/3 of tank in hot weather to help keep the immersed fuel pump cool. Some people carry elephant dust for good luck.
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:59 AM   #7
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Thanks for the responses. I have an 84 winnie class a with 454 that gets close to this mileage, 6 1/2 -7 mpg. cant use it for this trip as its 1300 miles away. Im surprised that the newer v10 hasn't made a lot of improvement but it is what it is. Is cruisng with the class c at 65 mph going to drastically effect mileage? We will be light just two people and only stuff for 4 days on board.
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I am surprised that people still ask questions on fuel mileage.
That should be a least concern. Over 40 years of pulling everything with a hitch and driving every Rv powered by an engine gas or diesel fuel mileage was never something I worried about. My wife and I agreed years ago If it was a concern for us we could not afford it.

Now with that said my gas gauge was not in the RV it was my bank account. We do what we can afford. That makes for the best vacation.
FUEL INCLUDED
We also look at budgeting in reverse!! What is that?
We add hotel fees that we don’t pay and give that a + credit to the bank account.
Of course this is only a paper game but it works to justify if our Vacation was worth it.
We never had a bad vacation in almost 50 years of marriage.
You only live once and gas mileage should never be part of vacations ALL RVS SUCK FOR GAS MILEAGE.
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Hello, For a family emergency Ive rented a 24ft class c with the ford V10 a 2012 unit. From your experience can you tell me your mileage at what cruising speeds you get. Tryin to forecast fuel stops etc.

Another thing what is your experience using truck stops etc to get a little rest going from florida to Louisiana. along I 10
Thanks for your help
For fuel stops start with 7.5 - easy simple to use - 20 Gallons = 150 miles....

If you are driving I-10 you will need more than a Little Rest - that road will beat you to Death - did it once some 20 years ago - Never again.

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You're absolutely correct... one way or another you're going to pay

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I am surprised that people still ask questions on fuel mileage.
That should be a least concern. Over 40 years of pulling everything with a hitch and driving every Rv powered by an engine gas or diesel fuel mileage was never something I worried about. My wife and I agreed years ago If it was a concern for us we could not afford it.

Now with that said my gas gauge was not in the RV it was my bank account. We do what we can afford. That makes for the best vacation.
FUEL INCLUDED
We also look at budgeting in reverse!! What is that?
We add hotel fees that we donít pay and give that a + credit to the bank account.
Of course this is only a paper game but it works to justify if our Vacation was worth it.
We never had a bad vacation in almost 50 years of marriage.
You only live once and gas mileage should never be part of vacations ALL RVS SUCK FOR GAS MILEAGE.
YES, it's all relative, fuel, hotels, etc.

Which is WHY....I decided to go smaller and not get a Class C......

My rig gets 18-20 MPG..... over the course of 200,000 miles, if I can make it that far, this adds up to a lot of money....

It all depends on what you want....
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People asking about MPG makes perfect sense to me.
It's not always about "afford" .
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Old 05-24-2020, 02:28 PM   #12
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People asking about MPG makes perfect sense to me.
It's not always about "afford" .
I heartily agree. Mileage is always a consideration when I look at buying a new RV. In my view the idea that you can't afford it if you have to ask is just silly since the cost of mileage is a monthly, and hence budget cost, and I like to make sure I am living within my budget.
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Depends a lot on hills and winds, but I get 7.0 to 8.5. I think I average long-term about 7.5. That’s on a 33’ model with the V10, towing a Honda CRV, so you should do a little better. Also some difference between the older models with 4-speed trans, or newer 5-speed (mine).
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Fuel economy is always important

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I heartily agree. Mileage is always a consideration when I look at buying a new RV. In my view the idea that you can't afford it if you have to ask is just silly since the cost of mileage is a monthly, and hence budget cost, and I like to make sure I am living within my budget.
Over time fuel is the most expensive commodity you put in your vehicle.....
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