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Old 03-28-2015, 09:55 AM   #31
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The rear axle ratio on the newer higher GCVW motor homes will be different that the slightly older models.

My 2013 378TS is on a 24K chassis with a 6.17 to 1 rear axle
Many earlier models were on a 22K chassis with a 5.38 to 1 rear axle.


The tires sizes were also different. Both of these will affect RPM at speed and that will affect MPG.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:22 AM   #32
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I'm with Yarome. Don't worry about it. Don't think about it. We enjoy the ride, the trip, ect. Drive the speed limit or flow with the traffic, whichever/whatever. Don't have the need to check my ScanGuage every 2 minutes and 37 seconds to see what my mpg is. Driving a big shoebox shaped rig, and it is what it is, 6,7,8, whatever. Have more important things to worry/think about, like breakfast, or lunch, or dinner, or senic view's, the destination, ect.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:15 PM   #33
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I'm with Yarome. Don't worry about it. Don't think about it. We enjoy the ride, the trip, ect. Drive the speed limit or flow with the traffic, whichever/whatever. Don't have the need to check my ScanGuage every 2 minutes and 37 seconds to see what my mpg is. Driving a big shoebox shaped rig, and it is what it is, 6,7,8, whatever. Have more important things to worry/think about, like breakfast, or lunch, or dinner, or senic view's, the destination, ect.
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Old 03-28-2015, 03:38 PM   #34
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If you can afford to buy a nice rig, you probably shouldn't worry about the MPG. No matter how you slice it, it is going to suck!
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:34 PM   #35
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As I said for me it's a factor I look at every few fills to see how my engine is performing....of course the ultimate goal is to enjoy the trip and for me I feel most comfortable using all the information at my disposal and apply it to preventive maintenance before its starts coughing and sputtering and not pulling hills the way it should which is how I do my job as a maintenance electrician.

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Old 04-03-2015, 09:57 PM   #36
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I quit monitoring my mpg and enjoy my trips more.
Hah! ...I've even stopped looking at the pump...I just wait for it to run out!!
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I just hand my son 2 $100 bills and say "here, all of this on #7". First time or two I got the "really?" look... now he just takes it and puts the money on the line.

I will have to say, lately I actually don't have to pull out an extra $20 or $50 to fill up.
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