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Old 10-16-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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Need suggestions for improving Gas Mileage on a 2012 Georgetown. The unit only has 12,300 miles. It has not been the best since we have had our unit, but this last time we filled up we were just below six miles per gallon. Our other Class A was a Gulf Stream and we did pretty well with that. We have had air filters replaced check the tire pressure constantly, and totally disappoint mileage-wise with this unit. Any ideas from the professionals?



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Old 10-16-2014, 08:47 PM   #3
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is this RV larger/heavier than your previous?
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Need suggestions for improving Gas Mileage on a 2012 Georgetown. The unit only has 12,300 miles. It has not been the best since we have had our unit, but this last time we filled up we were just below six miles per gallon. Our other Class A was a Gulf Stream and we did pretty well with that. We have had air filters replaced check the tire pressure constantly, and totally disappoint mileage-wise with this unit. Any ideas from the professionals?



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It's not even broke in yet.

6 Mpg is not bad either!
My single axle peterbilt with a c7 cat gets 6 and it's only loaded half the time.

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Hi Dave, it is actually small than our Gulfstream by only 2 feet. Not certain of the overall weight.


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Old 10-16-2014, 09:19 PM   #6
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Need suggestions for improving Gas Mileage on a 2012 Georgetown. The unit only has 12,300 miles. It has not been the best since we have had our unit, but this last time we filled up we were just below six miles per gallon. Our other Class A was a Gulf Stream and we did pretty well with that. We have had air filters replaced check the tire pressure constantly, and totally disappoint mileage-wise with this unit. Any ideas from the professionals?



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You can check the spark plugs/gap and coil packs too. Maybe a tuner to up the milage a bit but the V10 is no champ on the fuel. What motor did your last motor home have?
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #7
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Hi Doc. The Gulfstream also had a V10. We will look into the other great ideas.


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Another consideration is to use synthetic oil instead of conventional. I've changed all of my vehicles to synthetic (Amsoil is my favorite) and all got around 4-5 mpgs more.

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I wouldn't expect much if any gains. Even if you improve it by 10%, that's still 6.6mpg. It's just part of RVing
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Our '02 Georgetown 325 (F53/V10) gets a fairly consistent 7.5 mpg. That's a heck of an improvement over our previous rig, an '85 26' Class C with a carburated Ford 460. It got 6.2 mpg at sea level and less than 5 in the mountains. With this rig, fuel mileage doesn't vary with altitude, thanks to EFI.

We run fairly light - 2 people, two Labradors, no toad - and we're usually only out for 10 days, so there's not a lot of "stuff".
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