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Old 10-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #31
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He is right. You will get great mpgs towing with your v10. (Now you know its true, you read it on the internet.) Lol. Where do these salespeople come from?

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Old 10-08-2013, 10:56 AM   #32
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I get 400 miles out of a half tank. 80 gallon tank that is. I usually run on the highway 65mph or more. I have also have been through SKYLINE DRIVE . I keep my water tank over half full all the time. I get every bit of 10mpg. Sweet Ford V10. I also find I'm passing all types of heavy vehicles going up grade without problems. 10 mpg is proven after over 10,000 miles so far on the 2012 GT. Very Happy
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:16 AM   #33
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Sure way to tell if a salesman is lying... watch his mouth, if it's moving, he's lying!
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #34
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Sure way to tell if a salesman is lying... watch his mouth, if it's moving, he's lying!
that SOB had the balls to send me a nasty email and denied the 14 mpg, he changed his story to 12 mpg. Horrible experience with that dealer. I understand that he makes a commission and has bills to pay, but I could never see myself doing something like that.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:53 AM   #35
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If he knows that 14 MPGs is not the truth, then he is lying. We thought about a Diesel, but weren't sure the extra cost made sense for the extra couple of miles. We will be putting a maxim of 5,000 miles a year and will be keeping it for 10 years.

Gasser 5,000 miles / 7 mpg x 3.30 gallon = $2,357 x 10 years = $23,571
Diesel 5,000 miles / 10 mpg x 3.70 gallon = $1,850 x 10 years = $18,500

About a $5,000 difference to drive in 10 years. How much more is it to buy a diesel? Not sure if my math is sound, but it made sense to us. Besides, I can repair anything on a gasser, but have never messed with a diesel. I know gas prices will go up in the future, but I'm pretty sure diesel will too.
Yep. I did the math. Posted results and process on another thread. Was told by fellow poster "someone isn't very good at math." But IF you can tow safely and legally with a half ton OR a gas 3/4 ton, then a diesel is an expense that will be hard to recover. Extra engine cost, extra fuel cost, extra diesel expenses. Will take a lot of trips at 4mpg improvement to get your money back.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #36
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i have a 2010 32' sunseeker and i get around 9.5 on the flat provided i stay under 65 mph. when i tow my 4500 lb buick century on a dolly it drops to around 8.5
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I have to apologize to the salesman and dealer. I didn't realize that their logo was, "We Try Harder". My bad guys.

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I was told the same thing.I went to another dealer that was more truthfull.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:39 PM   #39
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I have to lie to get 9 mpg, but I can't bear to get less, so I always get 9, always.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #40
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Either this guy thought I was really stupid or there is something I don't know. The salesman swore that my 35 footer coach with a V10 will get 14 mpgs. I said, really! How's that? He said that the newer engines with the correct gearing allow for the extra mpgs. He even said that if I towed something I won't notice a drop in mpgs. I said, really!

This is my first motorhome, but I can tell you that I could only get 9-10 mpgs while towing a 25 footer Coachman freedom express with my Ram 1500 Hemi.
Sounds like you had an opportunity to take the demo for a long drive at the dealership's expense so you could verify the salesman's claims...
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