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Old 06-19-2015, 08:57 PM   #11
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With my new diesel truck, pulling about 7,200#, I am getting between 12 and 14 mpg. But... I don't have a class A...
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:13 PM   #12
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I feel for you guy's out in Ca. Here in Va., Shenandoah Valley, gas runs around $2.50-$2.60 a gallon, now.
But my point is don't delay or postpone a dream just cause it's going to cost a bit more. I've read so many posts, here and on other rv web sites from people who are so fixated on squeezing that last 1/10 mpg from their rigs that I wonder why they even bought one in the first place.
From your first post, it appears that your new rv owners. As such you will learn that lousey gas milage is just a fact you'll have to put up with. As I said, there's really not a whole lot you can do that will get you better milage.
Some will poke along at 50 or 55 in a 65 or 70 mph speed limit area, but their really not saving that much in the long run. Maybe a few bucks here and there.
We're retired too, and go out every 3 weeks or so. Don't worry about milage, gas prices, cost, or whatever. Have better things to do, lots of things to see and plan. Heck, on the way home from our trips we're already figuring out where we're going next.
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PS...Also, remember, as you head east toward the more civilized area of our great country, gas prices will be going down. So, your only going to have to pay that much per gallon to get OUT of Ca. Yuk Yuk.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:27 PM   #13
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I do it this way

Insert the nozzle in the tank
Set the trigger
Wait for the trigger to click and shut off
Pull the nozzle from the tank and hang it up
Cap the tank and move out


Just don't look at the pump
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:01 PM   #14
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Stinkielee,
I fully understand your initial shock but Grumpy is spot on. There are a few things you can do to minimize the impact of oil co profiteering:
1. Dont tell anyone that your unit is not a class A
2. Try not to overload. Holding tanks and her rock collection included.
3. 55-65 mph highway cruise.
4. Tires inflated properly. All 6 of em.
5. Consider a few Banks improvements if you have the low hp V-10.
6. Easy on the accelerator when the light turns green.
7. Get out of California as soon as you can.
Hope this helps or at least entertains.

Edit: Don't worry, be happy.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:08 PM   #15
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There you have it...once you leave California you'll get back in cost per gallon what you are "losing" with mpg! By the way, I live in California so I feel your pain! We once towed a pontoon boat in the windy Mojave desert and averaged about 6mpg with headwinds!
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:25 PM   #16
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I feel for you guy's out in Ca. Here in Va., Shenandoah Valley, gas runs around $2.50-$2.60 a gallon, now.
But my point is don't delay or postpone a dream just cause it's going to cost a bit more. I've read so many posts, here and on other rv web sites from people who are so fixated on squeezing that last 1/10 mpg from their rigs that I wonder why they even bought one in the first place.
From your first post, it appears that your new rv owners. As such you will learn that lousey gas milage is just a fact you'll have to put up with. As I said, there's really not a whole lot you can do that will get you better milage.
Some will poke along at 50 or 55 in a 65 or 70 mph speed limit area, but their really not saving that much in the long run. Maybe a few bucks here and there.
We're retired too, and go out every 3 weeks or so. Don't worry about milage, gas prices, cost, or whatever. Have better things to do, lots of things to see and plan. Heck, on the way home from our trips we're already figuring out where we're going next.
Grumpy
PS...Also, remember, as you head east toward the more civilized area of our great country, gas prices will be going down. So, your only going to have to pay that much per gallon to get OUT of Ca. Yuk Yuk.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:32 PM   #17
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da Plan

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Grumpy: "Lets say you pay $3.00 per gallon."
You must not be in California. We paid $4.29/gal here. Granted we are in the "boonies". Costco is cheaper, but not worth the 45 minute drive there. No Pilot stations around for the Good Sam discount. We laugh when we hear about the National Average for gas. NOT HERE!


But you are right. That should not stop us. What the heck, you only live once, right? Go For It!
I was in Oakhurst, CA earlier this month at a Raley's grocery store. Eggs were $4.79 a dozen! Everything is cost more in "your state". So now here is a solution to your situation. You and the wife pack up and take a long vacation far away from California and visit a normal state. Heck what you will save in groceries alone will make up for the fuel mileage. Think about it.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:02 AM   #18
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Pulling my toad I average a little over 5 mpg.


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Old 06-20-2015, 09:05 AM   #19
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I was getting 7.5 with my Ecoboost and Fiver. I have a Diesel now and get 14. It didn't stop us at all. To sleep in my own bed every night and make my own food is worth the price of towing.
Now ur talkin😎
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:11 AM   #20
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Looks like the general consensus is......get out of California, safe yourself anywhere from $1.25 to $1.50 a gallon


Go east young man.....go east!
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