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Old 05-31-2015, 09:32 PM   #11
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Friend of mine who has a Southwind claims he gets 11 mpg after installing a Banks system.


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I just spoke to one guy this past week with a Georgetown the same year and model as mine and he did the whole Banks system and he said it was a waste of money because he hasn't seen any increase in mpg but he says when he drives the engine sounds means now because of the full flow muffler.
I can buy a lot of gas for the $2,000 plus it cost him to buy and install.
What do you think?
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:32 PM   #12
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I have a 2008 370 Georgetown motor home and I get between 8 & 9 mpg towing a 2010 Ford Flex!
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:02 AM   #13
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I just spoke to one guy this past week with a Georgetown the same year and model as mine and he did the whole Banks system and he said it was a waste of money because he hasn't seen any increase in mpg but he says when he drives the engine sounds means now because of the full flow muffler.
I can buy a lot of gas for the $2,000 plus it cost him to buy and install.
What do you think?

I think I'll keep my $2k in my wallet. Except for gas of course. Owning an RV simply isn't a cheap proposition😂😂


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Old 06-01-2015, 12:37 AM   #14
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Thinking of purchasing a 270 or 310 Georgetown. Concerned about MPG on these units (coach and toad). Can you owners give me an idea of what kind of gas mileage to expect.

OK milvet33 we have come to the conclusion that the Georgetown V-10 gets between 6.9 and 10 plus MPG.
No one really noticed that the two model you are thinking about are the smallest and lightest of them all.
Driving at a reasonable speed in either of those model you should get 9 mpg easily. With a toad it may stay the same or a little less.

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Old 06-01-2015, 12:39 AM   #15
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With my 2013 XL378TS I get as low as 5 mpg in cold weather to 7 mpg on a good day.

WOW I have the same model and get high 7's without trying.
My 378TS XL 2012 has 36,000 miles.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:14 AM   #16
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In the long run, does it really matter that much ?
If one takes a 1000 mile trip, using $3.00 a gallon for gas---
7 mpg would cost approx $428.00 142 gallons
8 mpg would cost approx $375.00 125 gallons
So, if you get the lower mpg, your going to call off or shorten your planned trip cause it's going to cost you an extra $50.00? I really don't think so.
If your that concerned then you should be considering a Toyota Prius towing a teardrop camper.
Milage in my rig dosen't concern me. What is important is I have a clean bed to sleep in every night, fresh food everyday, our two dogs with us, a change of scenery when we want it, friendly people next to us (usually), and the ability to come and go as we please.
Think of it in terms of smiles per mile and enjoyment per trip instead of mpg.
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grumpy0374-I like your philosophy. Nice outlook on the lifestyle.
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grumpy0374-I like your philosophy. Nice outlook on the lifestyle.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:28 AM   #19
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The Banks system took 1.3 seconds of of my ET at the Motor Home nationals. that was running a 3500 stall converter, street tires and pump diesel. <smile>
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In the long run, does it really matter that much ?
If one takes a 1000 mile trip, using $3.00 a gallon for gas---
7 mpg would cost approx $428.00 142 gallons
8 mpg would cost approx $375.00 125 gallons
So, if you get the lower mpg, your going to call off or shorten your planned trip cause it's going to cost you an extra $50.00? I really don't think so.
If your that concerned then you should be considering a Toyota Prius towing a teardrop camper.
Milage in my rig dosen't concern me. What is important is I have a clean bed to sleep in every night, fresh food everyday, our two dogs with us, a change of scenery when we want it, friendly people next to us (usually), and the ability to come and go as we please.
Think of it in terms of smiles per mile and enjoyment per trip instead of mpg.
Grumpy
So true. Owning an RV is not a cheap way to travel. It is considered a luxurious way to travel. Luxury is not cheap.

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