Originally Posted by RvBill3
Are you aware that E-85 creates less power? That is probably why it is not offered in motorhomes. I have a Chevy Avalanche that is E-85 capable (5.3L V-8). I tried E-85 for awhile. It reduced mpg by 2-3. So while I saved some money, I had reduced power and had to refill the tank more often. Even at its reduced cost per gallon, I don't think it was worth it. I quit using it.
If you want a solid V-8, get the Chevy chassis. 10-11 mpg at 60 mph.
I basically have three primary features that I'm looking for: (1) shortest overall length available with a walk-around bed (I'd like it under 30 feet); (2) bathroom facilities all in one room; and (3) flex fuel compatibility.
If Forest River offered the #2650S floor plan on a Chevy chassis, I wouldn't hesitate.
The only class c rv I can find that meets the criteria is a Thor 26A ("Four Winds" or "Chateau"). (I happen to like the Sunseeker better, but I may end up with a Thor).
As far as the performance of E85 fuel is concerned, I'm aware that you'll get less mpg with it, but it's my understanding that it produces slightly more horsepower...if the engine is properly tuned for it.