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Old 09-29-2013, 06:24 PM   #11
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I tow 9500lbs with a V-10, and I only get 9.5 MPG on average. That's what I averaged from Las Vegas, NV to Monon Indiana, round trip...twice. When not towing, on a level road, for an extended period (I-40 in NM) I can get 14.0 MPG. I have the proper gearing, and all the other jazz, so I am happy with what I get. I figure if I can't afford the gas, I should not be RVing.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:03 PM   #12
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That would make pulling into the gas station not so bad. Imagine in a year how much money we wouldn't spend on fuel or maybe we'd just go farther away on trips. We can only dream of those kind of numbers. Wonder if they have drug testing at that dealership?
I have to be honest and say that he did look a little loopy.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:14 PM   #13
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I tow 9500lbs with a V-10, and I only get 9.5 MPG on average. That's what I averaged from Las Vegas, NV to Monon Indiana, round trip...twice. When not towing, on a level road, for an extended period (I-40 in NM) I can get 14.0 MPG. I have the proper gearing, and all the other jazz, so I am happy with what I get. I figure if I can't afford the gas, I should not be RVing.
This has nothing to do with affording the gas. It has to do with principle and the salesman assured me that 14 mpg was a fact. I could be a billionaire and I would still look for the cheaper gas station. If you had the exact same coach, side by side, and one gave you 7 mpg, but the other one, same price, gave you 14 mpg, which one would you get? The fact is that the salesman used a dirty trick to lure me in, so he thought, because I was ready to buy it even if he told me it would give me 5 mpg.

I don't understand how you could tow 9.5k pounds behind your coach and still get 9.5 Maybe I read it wrong.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:32 PM   #14
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Apparently the sales person was referring to the new energy retrieval system. It involves attaching a big rubber band to the rear axle before you leave home....

Of course you have to drive backwards to get home!
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #15
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Apparently the sales person was referring to the new energy retrieval system. It involves attaching a big rubber band to the rear axle before you leave home....

Of course you have to drive backwards to get home!
Did that once back in 69', but I'm feeling much better now!

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:57 PM   #16
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This has nothing to do with affording the gas. It has to do with principle and the salesman assured me that 14 mpg was a fact. I could be a billionaire and I would still look for the cheaper gas station. If you had the exact same coach, side by side, and one gave you 7 mpg, but the other one, same price, gave you 14 mpg, which one would you get? The fact is that the salesman used a dirty trick to lure me in, so he thought, because I was ready to buy it even if he told me it would give me 5 mpg.

I don't understand how you could tow 9.5k pounds behind your coach and still get 9.5 Maybe I read it wrong.
No, my V-10 is in a pick up, but pretty much the same engine. My TT weighs 9500 lbs. Also I was not implying anything about the price of gas vs mpg. Just threw that in there off the cuff..........
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I had a guy at the Pomona RV Show tell me I would get "at least 12 MPG clean and 10 MPG when towing my 4 door Jeep". Even my wife had a smirk on her face when he said that. I told him I would buy the motorhome if he would write that into the sales contract. He went in to the sales tent to talk to his Manager and never came back. Another salesman came out and told me the guy was new and didn't really know what he was talking about. YA THINK? I went to another dealer.
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No, my V-10 is in a pick up, but pretty much the same engine. My TT weighs 9500 lbs. Also I was not implying anything about the price of gas vs mpg. Just threw that in there off the cuff..........

We are talkin about rigs that weigh 22,000 to 26,000 lbs pulling a car.
So you can't compare your PU and trailer cause we pull a lot more weight. That's why we get 7-8 mpg.
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How do you guys determine your MPGs? The little display in my dash doesn't appear to have that option.
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How do you guys determine your MPGs? The little display in my dash doesn't appear to have that option.
Fill-up and start mileage.
Next fill-up gallons divided into miles travelled
That gives you MPG
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