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Old 03-16-2015, 07:16 AM   #21
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Thanks kdcamper. Same place here. Always makes me laugh when someone tells me they get 9-10 MPG but there not towing. Must be I got the wrong V10. 'Cause when I tow I get right at 7 mpg and when don't I get the 8 mpg.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:45 AM   #22
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Maybe they drive 50mph everywhere and always stay on flat terrain. Not my case.



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Old 03-16-2015, 11:08 AM   #23
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Nor mine.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:42 AM   #24
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....as I said in my case I have the exact same engine as a 351 but it's in 280Ds.....I am sure my max weight and ie pay load are a lot less. I am weighing in at about 16,500 my max is 18,000 and my toad is 3000 so physics would tell you that I am going to get a few more miles than my bigger brothers.

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Old 03-24-2015, 10:26 AM   #25
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Would not gas mileage though perhaps minor be an indication of how your engine is performing....I keep track of it as well as specific battery test to see what their out output is after say playing a two hour movie on the T.V. If your gas mileage drops considerably under your normal driving conditions....would not that be an indication that it's time for a tune up or to look for other problems as would be the same with your batteries....ie time to replace them before a big trip if they are starting to drop off to fast that is if you know your going to be doing a lot of dry camping. For me it's more of a maintenance issue and trying to stay ahead of problems rather than the cost of the gas.

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Old 03-24-2015, 10:52 AM   #26
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F350 17-18 not towing and 9-10 towing 19,000 GVWR. But I tow at no more than 60mph.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:03 AM   #27
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Must say we've never checked it. Looking at the numbers I see why!


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Old 03-25-2015, 12:05 PM   #28
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Previous MH same as FR 378TS (length, engine, chassis, same toad etc.) just different manufacturer,Georgie Boy (GB). GB got 8 Mpg, FR 6.8 Mpg, both towing at same speed going to same locations every year. The only difference between units is that the GB is more aerodynamic (if a MH could be) and the FR has a big flat front end. Ah, the price of panoramic viewing. Not complaining about 80 mile loss per tank, just a thought.
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:44 PM   #29
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My CRV which weighs 3500# gets 28 mpg
My 21000# motorhome gets 7-8 mpg. Not that bad considering.
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:59 PM   #30
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I quit monitoring my mpg and enjoy my trips more.
No joke. I long ago decided to take the "don't ask don't tell" approach.
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