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Old 06-05-2015, 07:42 AM   #31
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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.

You will never be happy if you are concerned about gas mileage. RVing is about having fun with family and friends. Gas mileage is terrible.

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Old 06-05-2015, 10:00 AM   #32
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25,000 miles of record keeping = 6.8 MPG. Now I don't keep records anymore.

By the way, the last time I was in Canada they sold me liters. I never saw an Imperial gallon.



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Old 06-05-2015, 11:45 PM   #33
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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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Old 06-08-2015, 03:30 PM   #34
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When I can drive a 34 foot house pulling a four door Jeep down the highway at 60 mph and get 8 mpg I smile all the way! Besides, I can always say my Jeep gets GREAT mileage.......when I'm pulling it with the motor home.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:53 PM   #35
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Just ask a salesman. They almost always inflate x 2 if it makes you happy.
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:36 PM   #36
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So if I get 7.3 mpgs towing my Tacoma that gets 24 mpgs (when not being towed) for 3000 miles, do I use the average for my trip mpgs ... which is around 15 mpgs? That's pretty good mileage!!
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:00 PM   #37
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I would think if the op needs to worry about gas milage he would be better off buying a tent. As he already knows RVs aren't known for gas milage.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:11 AM   #38
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Aerodynamics will play a bigger role in mileage than weight and length. I went from a 23ft C to a 32 ft C and the mileage change was 0.5 mpg. I was able to get it back by dropping 5 mph off my cruising speed and swapping a free flowing air filter for a dirty one. My bet is that moving from the C to the A you will see about a 0.25 to 0.5 drop in your average MPG based on your driving habits. That being said I have seen mileage ranging from 6.7 to 9.2 depending on weather, incline, towing and the speed I think I want to travel. The 9.2 was in the midwest on mostly flat roads, no stop and go and with a tail wind. The 6.7 was towing a toad down the east coast into a nasty head wind at 70 mph. I would LOVE 10 mpg but I know I'll never see it cruising at 60-65 mph. I played around with higher octane fuels, fuel cleaners and octane tricks with no noticeable difference other than I hear a part throttle ping when I run 87 so I now run 89 or 93. I still run fuel injection cleaner every three months but that's more for the genny than the rig. The carburetor on the genny does not like the ethanol in many fuels and the cleaner helps keep the gunk down in the carb.

Maybe if I dropped to 55 mph I could approach 10 mpg...
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:13 AM   #39
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Fuel mileage should only be a curiosity. If it is a big concern, you need to find another sport/hobby.

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Old 06-10-2015, 03:40 PM   #40
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For me personally it is a curiosity. Something that I can play around with to try and learn something but when it comes to spending hundreds of dollars (or thousands) I draw the line.

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