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Old 07-29-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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It doesn't matter to the V-10 what you do, your going to get 8-10 and that's about it. I pull 6000 pounds behind us and I still get 8.5. Best thing you can do to push 10 is never set the cruise so you can adjust for on coming inclines. Even with the extra weight I can manage some pretty steep hills without the tranny kicking down.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #12
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That's exactly what I found. The cruise control downshifts too easily and really makes the engine scream. I just disengage cruise control and let the RV slow down without it downshifting. When it finally downshifts, it's not at 4,000+ RPM like it does with the cruise on.
Also, when climbing really steep hills the tranny may get too hot. Then the ECU cuts the engine power (which can freak you out) until it cools again. I found this out going from Scottsdale to Hoover Dam.
Oh, what fun thinking you're going to be stranded on an incline like that...
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #13
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If I drive 62 MPH, on my truck I get 8.5. If I drive 65-70 MPH, I get 7 tops. 62 MPH on my truck is the sweet spot.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:55 PM   #14
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I guess I'm an odd ball. Fuel economy stinks on these, but I didn't get into RVing to save money for sure. We probably get 6-7. We run 70, sometimes more, genset and roof AC on, cab AC running, and anything else we want, as that's why we bought a motorhome. Comfort and convenience. Ill pay the price for comfort, and to be able to drive the speed limit. Drives like a dream at 70, and I didn't get ran over in Houston today. That's just how we roll.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:07 PM   #15
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Guess I'm a bigger oddball! I usually drive 3-5 mph BELOW the speed limit. In retirement, I'm never in a hurry to get anywhere, and that way I don't usually have to worry about running up behind slower moving traffic all the time! Although we do have a fuel efficient MH, that's not the reason I drive slowly. But I do agree with you on the rest of it. SWMBO and I like to be comfortable, and never got into RVing to save money. (Hate to total up what we've spent over the past 40 years.
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Unfortunately, for now, we're always on a time crunch schedule. We're far from retired, but blessed enough to live like a semi-retired family. Work 6 months a year, travel the other 6 months, kids home schooled etc. 21 / 21 day work / off rotation. I'm sure we'll slow down one day. For now though, gotta be here by this time, there by that day. I respect others opinions and preferences.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:21 PM   #17
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Unfortunately, for now, we're always on a time crunch schedule. We're far from retired, but blessed enough to live like a semi-retired family. Work 6 months a year, travel the other 6 months, kids home schooled etc. 21 / 21 day work / off rotation. I'm sure we'll slow down one day. For now though, gotta be here by this time, there by that day. I respect others opinions and preferences.
Well, unfortunately I know exactly what you mean! During my working career I usually covered anywhere from 4 to 7 states, and was always trying to GET THERE! John, you sound like someone who's gonna enjoy full retirement to the max!
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:25 PM   #18
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Indeed we will. Counting down the years slowly but surely. I've watched my dad go from one extreme to the other in the last few years. Fast paced work, to slow and taking it easy. My wife and I definitely look forward to those days ahead.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:51 AM   #19
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My dad did the same, but my friend's dad was busier in retirement! I look forward to making sure my camping chairs don't run off into the trees and turning wood into ashes...
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:01 AM   #20
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The best solution is to get a ScanGuage, gives MPG readout, then play a game with your hubby on who can get the best gas milage as you drive.
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