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Old 10-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Whats your MPG ?

Hello fellow RV junkies

So installed the new Scan Gauge II into the Sunseeker. I'm averaging a whopping 7.8mpg
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Hello Chrisbrock,

Just got back from a trip to Colorado and back. I checked my mileage at every fill up. I drive a 2011 GMC2500HD, with a 6.6 DuraMax Diesel. I pulled my 8289 which weighed about 8700 lbs. I got 11.1 to 13.6 MPG, depending on the summits I was driving over. I usually get 18-20 mpg without towing.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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Hello Chrisbrock,

Just got back from a trip to Colorado and back. I checked my mileage at every fill up. I drive a 2011 GMC2500HD, with a 6.6 DuraMax Diesel. I pulled my 8289 which weighed about 8700 lbs. I got 11.1 to 13.6 MPG, depending on the summits I was driving over. I usually get 18-20 mpg without towing.
We pull a TT with a half ton Chevy pick up GCVW right around 12,500 lb. we are averaging anywhere from 9 to 10 mpg.
It is interesting to see that the larger diesel powered truck carrying a heavier load gets better mileage from a gallon of fuel.
Ours is a 5.3 l gasser with 3:73 differential. It's a 2003 Chevy with the "old school" 4 speed transmission. (One of these days I'm going to upgrade to a newer [bigger] truck.)
We use the on-board avg. mpg indicator on the trip meter because it is too much like work to get a pencil and paper and do the math myself LOL.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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I have a GMC 2500HD diesel pulling a 12,000 fifth wheel I average 12mpg pulling the trailer and 22 mpg on the highway with no trailer.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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Just got back last night from a week long trip. Drove 10 hours yesterday, 525 miles, avg 60 mph, 8400 lbs VLite, 2005 Ram 5.4 Hemi, 3:73 rear diff, had a little tailwind and got 10.5 mpg. I came from 3200 ft to 200 ft elevation. Should that make a difference? I would think so. Going down more hills than going up! I got 9.5 mpg going, so yes, it does make a difference.
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Just got back last night from a week long trip. Drove 10 hours yesterday, 525 miles, avg 60 mph, 8400 lbs VLite, 2005 Ram 5.4 Hemi, 3:73 rear diff, had a little tailwind and got 10.5 mpg. I came from 3200 ft to 200 ft elevation. Should that make a difference? I would think so. Going down more hills than going up! I got 9.5 mpg going, so yes, it does make a difference.
525 / 10 = 52.5 mph.
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Hello fellow RV junkies

So installed the new Scan Gauge II into the Sunseeker. I'm averaging a whopping 7.8mpg
Considering RV weight compair it to any automobile. Makes the equivalent better than any of your other vehicles.
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OC, my momma couldn't help me with the "new math" either!
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OC, my momma couldn't help me with the "new math" either!
Really don't think that's modern math, I think I was "teached" that in 1948 in the 2nd grade.
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For what ever it is worth the one time I pull a trailer for any miles at all it was a U-Haul car trailer with a 1955 chevy on it.
I run in the 70 mph + range and got 12.2 as per the dash, never bothered to figure it out on paper.

Around town I get 13-14 with a lead foot.
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