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Old 11-28-2011, 08:36 AM   #1
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Question Estimated Fuel Mileage

I just purchased a new 2011 Forest River Lexington 265GDS V10 engine on Black Friday and was wondering what gas millage I might expect with this RV. Thanks
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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Weight of the vehicle, grade of gasoline, driving habits, terrain, weather, all play a part in your mileage. With that said 6~8, maybe as high as 10, but don't count on it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:26 PM   #3
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my 210 lexington varies greatly from your configuration, but we see anywhere from 9.46 to 14.65 mpg with an average of just over 12.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:42 PM   #4
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my 210 lexington varies greatly from your configuration, but we see anywhere from 9.46 to 14.65 mpg with an average of just over 12.
Is that hand calculated numbers or from the trip computer as they're always optimistic.

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Old 11-28-2011, 03:31 PM   #5
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That is hand calculations of ever drop of gas we used. I have an Excel spreadsheet with every fill up worked out and a summary of the totals.

My primary car is a Ford Fusion hybrid and I am pretty good a hypermiling, it is easy enough to transfer some of those techniques to our MH.
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Is that hand calculated numbers or from the trip computer as they're always optimistic.

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Old 11-28-2011, 04:57 PM   #6
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We have a 2011 Sunseeker 2300 with Ford 350 and Vortex V10. On the Highway, including some mountain driving between San Diego and Pocatello ID, we get 9.5mpg. We are two adults.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:38 PM   #7
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We have a 2011 Lexington 283 GTS (V10) and tow a Saturn and we average about 7.5 mpg on the highway driving the speed limit. Depends on the terrain. Have about 6500 miles on it now and have kept track of every tank of gas since we bought it.
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We have a 2011 Georgetown 350. Last summer we traveled out to the west coast from Eastern Ontario. We put on 6500 miles pulling a Dodge minivan with all the gear and 7 people. We made a point of taking all the scenic mountain passes in Alberta and British Columbia. We averaged 8.3 mpg over the whole trip. I was impressed. It was almost the same as when i pulled my trailer with my full size Ford van and we had never seen hills like them Rockies before.
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I own a Lexington 255. We drove from Montreal ,Que. down to Florida through N.Y.,Penn.,Virginia and all around Florida.Nice highways,but many miles in mountain roads,visited a few cities, approx. 7300 km. and averaged 10.02 m./g. (imp. 160 oz. )
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6mpg off the lot
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8mpg after I unloaded all our camp gear that we don't use at the in-laws
9mpg after I learned to keep it around 60-62mph
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