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Old 09-09-2015, 02:48 PM   #11
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Just came back from a round trip from Ocala, FL to Springfield UT with my 2003 Georgetown 325S. I pulled a Hyundai Santa Fe on a car dolly. Coach ran great even in the mountains. It would pass everything but a gas station though. I wouldn't be afraid to go. The V10 is a great motor.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:03 PM   #12
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I don't know what an FR3 weighs, but my 2015 Georgetown 364TS has a GVWR of 22,000# and a 5,000# towing capacity. (My Jeep Liberty toad is about 4K pounds.) I suspect that's a significant difference between the two RV GVWRs even though they have the same engine. On sizeable mountains, I go up hill at 5,000 rpm (screaming noise from engine requires yelling to talk) the whole way just to hold 45 mph. On the good side, tow/haul is a real benefit going up or down. In the hills and mountains, I just leave it on most of the time. My GT came with 19.5 inch tires. Does anyone have experience to know if the improved ride/handling is worth the estimated $3,000 for 22.5" wheels, tires and simulators?
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:19 PM   #13
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I had a 35' MH with the Workhorse chassis, Allison transmission and Chevy 8.1L.
It did great in the Colorado mountains. You just have to learn to downshift when going down instead of riding the brakes. It had plenty of power going up the mountains.
Great combo for the mountains.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:50 PM   #14
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Thank you all, makes me feel much, much better. I would suspect I will be toying around in the spring in a new 378 TS
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:00 PM   #15
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Drove to west coast last winter gas no problems.
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:04 PM   #16
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We have a 2014 FR Georgetown XL 377 gas with the Ford V10. We vacationed in the Smokey Mountains and had no difficulty either climbing or descending using the tow haul rarely having to gear down or use breaks on mountain descends. I towed a 2014 C-RV with a tow dolly and didn't even know it was behind me. Sometimes driving in Eastern mountains the grades can be steeper than the west because of the age of the roads. Whichever way you go enjoy your RV.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:05 PM   #17
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There are more gas motorhomes sold every year than DP's. I'm sure you can drive any gas class A anywhere you desire. DP owners are always trying to justify the extra money they spent. You could even drive a 4 cylinder auto anywhere a V8 can go.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:31 PM   #18
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Enjoy this thread!

Contemplating a Georgetown in a few years when the fifth wheel and TV become more than we want to deal with.

I'm curious though, what kind of mileage do you GT owners get on gas? Do the DP's do any better?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:02 PM   #19
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On my 2015 Georgetown 364 TS, which is 37.5' long, I get 6.0-6.2 without a toad and 5.8 to 6.1 with the Jeep Liberty toad.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:15 PM   #20
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7 mpg max. When I owned a DP, I got 8.


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