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Old 08-27-2016, 02:09 PM   #11
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How is the REV doing on gas? almost bought a 2017 REV 24tb but was not sure about towing anything at all.
I have been tracking my milage in all of my vehicles for many decades. I always fill the tank when I get gas allowing the pump to determine when to stop fueling.

The REV does not like high speed pumps. My first time adding gas at COSTCO the pump stopped and I thought I filled it but noticed as I was leaving that I only had 3/4 of a tank on the gauge.

I now turn the nozzle to the right or left and the gas seems to go down better. But I am never sure as to how full my tank is. I don't want to get to the point where the gas is running over the REV body. My point is that my milage data is not as accurate as I would like.

My range of mpg has been from 9.7 to 15. I live in a hilly area that makes the engine of the REV rev more going up hills. My best mpg was on recent trips to Southern Delaware which is mostly flat compared to my SE PA area. The higher numbers include some speeds in the 70's and some periods of stopping for red lights. My speed is limited by the vehicle I am driving and my fear of tickets.

I found with my Sunseeker that I was more comfortable staying around 65 mph on highways although it would go much faster. Above 65 the wind would affect the handling too much for my liking.

The REV is much better at higher speeds and does well in the 80's. And no added wind noise!

For comparison and driving in the same areas I usually got about 9.5 in my Sunseeker with a best of 10.5 and around 19 to 21 mpg in my Ford Escape AWD with the larger engine. All superior to my long gone 1962 Oldsmobile 98 convertible that offered 4 to 5 mpg in my usual driving and maybe 8 on unobstructed highways.

I suspect that I could easily get two or three more mpg if I was more conservative in my driving habits.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:33 AM   #12
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I have been tracking my milage in all of my vehicles for many decades. I always fill the tank when I get gas allowing the pump to determine when to stop fueling.

The REV does not like high speed pumps. My first time adding gas at COSTCO the pump stopped and I thought I filled it but noticed as I was leaving that I only had 3/4 of a tank on the gauge.

I now turn the nozzle to the right or left and the gas seems to go down better. But I am never sure as to how full my tank is. I don't want to get to the point where the gas is running over the REV body. My point is that my milage data is not as accurate as I would like.

My range of mpg has been from 9.7 to 15. I live in a hilly area that makes the engine of the REV rev more going up hills. My best mpg was on recent trips to Southern Delaware which is mostly flat compared to my SE PA area. The higher numbers include some speeds in the 70's and some periods of stopping for red lights. My speed is limited by the vehicle I am driving and my fear of tickets.

I found with my Sunseeker that I was more comfortable staying around 65 mph on highways although it would go much faster. Above 65 the wind would affect the handling too much for my liking.

The REV is much better at higher speeds and does well in the 80's. And no added wind noise!

For comparison and driving in the same areas I usually got about 9.5 in my Sunseeker with a best of 10.5 and around 19 to 21 mpg in my Ford Escape AWD with the larger engine. All superior to my long gone 1962 Oldsmobile 98 convertible that offered 4 to 5 mpg in my usual driving and maybe 8 on unobstructed highways.

I suspect that I could easily get two or three more mpg if I was more conservative in my driving habits.
There is no way to get a good MPG check by letting the pump turn off,,, every pump is different & every vehicle is different !!!
Did you really mean the REV is much better @ high speeds,,,
and does well in the 80s ???
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Old 08-28-2016, 12:06 PM   #13
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There is no way to get a good MPG check by letting the pump turn off,,, every pump is different & every vehicle is different !!!
Did you really mean the REV is much better @ high speeds,,,
and does well in the 80s ???
I agree on your pump statement however I am fairly consistent as to which pumps I use and over the course of time I expect to get fairly reliable mpg data. I don't want to fill to the top of the pipe and have gas spilling out. When fueling the REV the pump turns off long before it is full. I then carefully add more gas until paranoia stops me. BTW, the fueling issue is a Dodge Promaster issue and not one related to Dynamax.

Yes, the higher speeds do not affect the REV handling much. I don't set out to be driving an RV in the 80's but I occasionally find myself doing so while on decent highways with light traffic. I usually drive around 65 in most situations and lots of traffic is passing me.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:15 AM   #14
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I agree on your pump statement however I am fairly consistent as to which pumps I use and over the course of time I expect to get fairly reliable mpg data. I don't want to fill to the top of the pipe and have gas spilling out. When fueling the REV the pump turns off long before it is full. I then carefully add more gas until paranoia stops me. BTW, the fueling issue is a Dodge Promaster issue and not one related to Dynamax.

Yes, the higher speeds do not affect the REV handling much. I don't set out to be driving an RV in the 80's but I occasionally find myself doing so while on decent highways with light traffic. I usually drive around 65 in most situations and lots of traffic is passing me.
I am guessing if I stopped pumping gas when the pump first shut off,,, maybe I could get 15 mpg also ??? LOL !!!

Maybe by using Cruse Control you could keep it under 80 ???
If I were to hit 80 in our MH,,, I would be hearing some CRAP from the passengers seat !!! LOL !!!


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I am guessing if I stopped pumping gas when the pump first shut off,,, maybe I could get 15 mpg also ??? LOL !!!

Maybe by using Cruse Control you could keep it under 80 ???
If I were to hit 80 in our MH,,, I would be hearing some CRAP from the passengers seat !!! LOL !!!


Nah, the passenger are pined against the back wall due to the acceleration forces.
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Nah, the passenger are pined against the back wall due to the acceleration forces.
LMAO !!!

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