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Old 07-11-2016, 03:48 PM   #11
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It would be an interesting exercise to drive a chevy and ford in like style coach... Our 4500 coach with the chevy wishbone frontend (16" tires) seems to be a stiffer (very low sterring wheel input) straight line with the only telltail of increasing speed being the dumbo ears with modest bodyroll. What speed effect occurs with the e350/e450?
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:45 PM   #12
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I didn't know about the recall until I read your post this morning. I followed up with a call to Chevy Warranty right away and after visiting with a couple of people on the phone was referred to my local GMC Dealer. Said they didn't work on RVs, but if it was just a computer system update they would check it out and do it if they could. Set an appt for 2 hrs later. Went in and in less than 45 minutes the system was updated and I was on my way. I only wish getting service work done on my RV was as quick.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:34 AM   #13
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My first trip (before the reprogram) which was 7,900 miles over 4 months showed absolutely no problems with the transmission or shifting. Gas mileage was a solid average of 13.1 mpg. I do not tow any trailer or vehicle.
Well I should have proof read my second post more accurately.
I stated 13.1 mpg and while I did have the right numbers they are in the wrong order. The mpg that was averaged on my first trip was a solid 11.3 mpg.
Looks like I need to type slower just like I need to drive slower, sorry for the confusion and misrepresentation.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:39 PM   #14
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That's great , I have 10,000 miles on my 2015 2251slc and never got better than 9.6 miles per gallon. Next week I start towing so I expect I'll be getting less
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:19 PM   #15
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I find the Chevy handles nicely at 70, as long as the wind and traffic are OK. I enjoy going slower also. It depends on the situation. I am very conscious of safety while driving it.

When we first bought it, I was determined that I would never accept less than 10 MPG in an RV. Now I can see us in a bigger MH some day. Then I'll have to replace 10 with 7 as my goal.
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