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Old 06-01-2015, 09:07 AM   #21
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I have a 2013 378XL with a Civic toad I get between 7 to 8 with 6000 miles on the coach, but who worry's about mpg when you own a trailer or a coach just enjoyed it.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:54 AM   #22
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milvet, just don't be obsessed with things you'll have to live with as a matter of fact.
RV's get lousey milage. Period!!!
Your rig is going to get rock and paint chips.
Your toad is going to get rock and paint chips.
Your rig is going to need upkeep and repair.
This is all part of it, just accept it and go on. Enjoy your rig for the reasons your buying it. I've read posts from members who seem so fixated on a minor issue, OMG, my new--- got a rock chip...what do I do now??? Or, I just heard my neighbor is getting 1/2 mpg more than I am!!! What do I do??? And that's all they can think of. That stupid rock chip or getting that 1/2 mpg more.
I, like you, am retired, and I have a lot more important things to worry about when me and the wife are out on the road. Like, what am I going to cook on the grill tonight, or when we walk the dogs tonight, do we turn left or right when we start. You know, important stuff.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:14 AM   #23
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The statement, "good gas mileage from my motorhome" is an oxymoron. Best example I can offer.
Kinda like worrying about the calorie content of a 7 layer triple chocolate cream cake.....it is what it is
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:18 AM   #24
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After years of keeping track of mileage, I stopped last year because what it came down to was +/- a half mpg at 7 mpg whether towing the DW's RAV4 on our dolly or not. I just keep track of how much we spend on fuel now for budgeting purposes, miles traveled per year, nights camped and overall camping expenses. Like they say, gas mileage "Is what it Is".
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:10 PM   #25
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milvet, just don't be obsessed with things you'll have to live with as a matter of fact.
RV's get lousey milage. Period!!!
Your rig is going to get rock and paint chips.
Your toad is going to get rock and paint chips.
Your rig is going to need upkeep and repair.
This is all part of it, just accept it and go on. Enjoy your rig for the reasons your buying it. I've read posts from members who seem so fixated on a minor issue, OMG, my new--- got a rock chip...what do I do now??? Or, I just heard my neighbor is getting 1/2 mpg more than I am!!! What do I do??? And that's all they can think of. That stupid rock chip or getting that 1/2 mpg more.
I, like you, am retired, and I have a lot more important things to worry about when me and the wife are out on the road. Like, what am I going to cook on the grill tonight, or when we walk the dogs tonight, do we turn left or right when we start. You know, important stuff.
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x2 well said grumpy0374
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:27 PM   #26
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milvet, just don't be obsessed with things you'll have to live with as a matter of fact.
RV's get lousey milage. Period!!!
Your rig is going to get rock and paint chips.
Your toad is going to get rock and paint chips.
Your rig is going to need upkeep and repair.
This is all part of it, just accept it and go on. Enjoy your rig for the reasons your buying it. I've read posts from members who seem so fixated on a minor issue, OMG, my new--- got a rock chip...what do I do now??? Or, I just heard my neighbor is getting 1/2 mpg more than I am!!! What do I do??? And that's all they can think of. That stupid rock chip or getting that 1/2 mpg more.
I, like you, am retired, and I have a lot more important things to worry about when me and the wife are out on the road. Like, what am I going to cook on the grill tonight, or when we walk the dogs tonight, do we turn left or right when we start. You know, important stuff.
Grumpy
Right on Grumpy. I've been running a 31' class C for seven years now and a would like bit more room (I travel with a wife and two Saint Bernards). Originally asked other folks who went from a C to an A to compare road handling and fuel mileage between the two. Didn't get much of a response so I came to the Class A site and just asked about mileage assuming the handling couldn't be much worse than my C. BTW, the mileage being quoted is for the most part better than my C. I'm in the firm 6 to sometimes close to 7. The front of a C isn't exactly aerodynamic.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:42 PM   #27
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milvet, when I read your first post I took it you were a newbie and was looking to get your first rv. Didn't realize you were looking for info on upsizing.
I have a ScanGuage on my rig, though not to keep track of milage. Use it to monitor speed (more accurate than speedo) and temps.
But milage is on there. I run a few mph less than limit, but generally flow with traffic. I tow a Subaru, and on last trip of 1700 miles averaged 6.7 mpg. Thats thru mountains of Va, NC, SC, North Ga, and flats of Ga and Fla.
I would love to put a ScanGuage on some of the rigs that are claiming 10-12 mpg. Believe it would be a shock to some owners!!!
I really only have 4 incriments on my gas guage...
Full---just drivin along
3/4-- keep on truckin
1/2-- thinking about getting gas
1/4--looking for a gas station.
The mpg, to me, is not important.
The fact that we are away, out on the road, heading to a different area, is.
Have fun in your search, find that "perfect" rig, and enjoy.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:12 AM   #28
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Right on grumpy with the 4 increment gas gauge!.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:15 PM   #29
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You'll get better mileage in Canada! Our imperial gallon is a bit more than the US gallon. 😉🚍
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:01 PM   #30
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PaulK I'll be sure to fill up when we visit bro n sister in law in Stony Creek. Every little bit we can do to convince ourselves of the great Milanese our rigs get, lol!
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