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Old 03-29-2016, 12:01 PM   #11
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I have had 2 Class Cs, both with the V-10. The best mileage I ever recorded was about 10.5 to almost 11 mpg, but I was on a 2 lane road going about 50. My new 3051 I am getting about 8.5 going 65. The only way that I know to increase mpg is just to keep it about 60, but that is hard to do on the Interstates.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:50 PM   #12
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Dragging a parachute. Thats how I've heard the drag from the square tail on a RV described. Same article said the extra weight of a reasonably sized Toad is offset by the reduced drag because the Toad breaks the parachute. Dunno if it's true.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:00 PM   #13
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I tow a open car trailer/with Falcon every where and depending on speed, weather, traffic and terrain will average between 7.5 and 9.5. Cold air intake and Banks controller for trans shifting.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:43 AM   #14
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Best I ever got was 9.2 mpg unloaded and averaging 65 mph on the way up to Indiana for some warranty work. Loaded I get mid 8s fairly regularly averaging between 60 and 65 mph and with a toad out back I will see anywhere between 7.6 and 8.2 at the same speeds. My old C was almost 10 feet shorter and more than a ton lighter than my 3011 with the same engine and transmission. It got very similar mileage numbers at the same speeds. You're driving a box and all that wind pushing against it is going to be the main drag on your mpg (pun intended).
We just drove 800 miles in our 2500TS and got 8.3. Speeds between 55-65. Some crosswind. 30 gals of water. Up and some hills. I found it better to drive at night, less wind, less drivers that don't know how to accelerate the on ramps. Less air conditioning demand. I wondered if rear farings like trailer tails would reduce drag. As it is we are hit on both ends, front pushing air aside and the rear being sucked rearward by the vacuum created. Can't help the front. The rear, maybe.
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GigSeeker, I remember reading somewhere that the toad breaks up the suction effect.
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