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Old 06-11-2016, 01:11 PM   #11
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Running the generator won't effect fuel mileage but I've noticed I burn about 1/4 to1/3 gallon per hour running both AC's. We dry camp at a lot of NASCAR events and that is my usual fuel consumption.


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Old 06-11-2016, 01:42 PM   #12
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70 or 75 mph Uses quite a bit more fuel. Another thing to consider is your toad, A lot of cars The warranty is only good up to 65 miles per hour. 70 or 75 miles per hour and the warranty is void.
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:50 PM   #13
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I had a 300 hp 2500 transmission. Now 360 hp 3000 transmission.

The new coach is bigger, heavier and probably slower to gain speed.

I don't think you will have any problem with the 340.

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Old 06-11-2016, 02:25 PM   #14
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We tow a Lincoln MKX most of the time with our 340. We went across country last year from NJ to Nevada, then up and across the Great Divide up to Yellow stone and back to NJ without any problems at all. It was just over a 7000 mile trip. I never had any feelings of being under-powered. Do I wish I had a 600 horse 3000 pound Torque Motor Home, YES but I don't need it. The 9.5 MPG we average is a big bonus. I find that when running the generator with everything on in the coach (and I mean everything) it consumes about 1/2 to 3/4 gallon an hour. I think you will be happy with a 340 as long as you don't test drive a 500 HP first . At Camp Freightliner Mike Cody will tell you how to drive it, and I follow his advice. I also tell people to take the course if you can it is very informative.
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:21 PM   #15
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Have a 340 also, have driven it 50,000 miles. Been to AK, down to FL, been to both coasts and over 11,000 feet mountian passes in CO. Drive around 60 to 65 most of the times on interstate witn out any issues and get 9 tp 10 mpg.
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:15 PM   #16
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I tow around 60-63. My equinox says not to tow over 65. Stop and figure if you drive 63 instead of 70 you are only losing 7 miles an hour, if you drive 6 hrs you're only gaining a little over 40 miles.
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Just did denver to steamboat spring to grand canyon!!! 40-45 up most hills handled great towing the jeep. Had cruise control set at 68 for most of trip.


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Just did denver to steamboat spring to grand canyon!!! 40-45 up most hills handled great towing the jeep. Had cruise control set at 68 for most of trip.


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Mike: if you have not been to the Grand Canyon before --walk down the Bright Angel trail maybe a mile and back. At 1.5 mile there is a rest room. It will give you a real perspective of the canyon.

Real beautiful also. First 1/4 mile is beautiful also.

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X2 on Camp Freightliner! We are recent "Graduates" and Mike Cody is probably one of the most knowledgeable people in the RV business today! HIGHLY recommend the course to any FR DP Owner (They all use Freightliner chassis)
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