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Old 02-27-2016, 07:30 PM   #71
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Okay... first tank under the belt... 8.4 mpg in my new 2016 Coachmen Concord 300DS E-450 with the V-10, had just shy of 1,000 miles on the odo when I picked it up. I ran north on I-95 with 12 mph+ headwinds. Not to shabby. I always track mileage on my vehicles, so I will have some decent data by the end of the year.

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Old 02-27-2016, 08:00 PM   #72
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:08 PM   #73
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Toad?
Nope. Haven't got that set up yet. My bride was driving her beloved F150 (2003 4.6l V-8 Supercab Lariat with 240,000 miles on it) back. We used it to haul the Coleman 16' camper down for a trade in. Toad is going to be our 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid when I get around to setting it up.

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Old 03-07-2016, 07:30 PM   #74
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Have a 2016 Freelander 22QB on Chevy chassis. Total fuel used in first 3352 miles with travel from Ohio to NY &, WI no toad. Driving at 61 - 63 0n Interstates and maybe 50's on local roads. I got 10.4 mpg.

Lead foot and expecting to accelerate at same rate as car is MAJOR cause of poor mpg.

I got similar (10.8) on my 2009 20QB with about 55,000 mile including cross country trip to Oregon so not all driving was on flat.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:12 AM   #75
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My 2016 Freelander 21QB is showing 9.5 mpg not towing anything. Is that good? What about tire pressure. What is optimum pressure?
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:20 AM   #76
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1st trip of 187 total miles, mixed terrain, towing a 2000 lb toad. We were SHOCKED. It was a 3 day stay at Pinnacles National Park. This information may put a serious crimp in our dream.
Just out of raw curiosity... What were you expecting?


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Truthfully, I swallowed the bait. Thought we'd get close to 12 not towing!
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:42 AM   #78
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I think if they ever start reducing the amount of ethanol in the fuel -- we all might get a tic up in the mpg....at least that is a dream. Not to mention the boat would really appreciate it.


Definitely the case. While in Sturgis for the 75th had lots of stations with no ethanol. Harley mileage went up 5 mpg over using gas with ethanol.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:08 AM   #79
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My 2016 Freelander 21QB is showing 9.5 mpg not towing anything. Is that good? What about tire pressure. What is optimum pressure?
See post 74
I used an engine monitor on the 6L Chevy and cruse. Many times when climbing hills cruse wants to down shift to keep up the speed and mpg would drop dramatically. I learned to shut off cruse and let speed drop as I used gas pedal.

Have a 2016 22QB same 6.0L engine but a bit heavier. Am seeing about 10.1 to 10.3

I have learned how to get good mpg so don't keep track much any more.

RE tire inflation
For motorhomes, not trailers it is best to adjust inflation based on measured load.
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Basically: Learn the real load you your tires, Check tire Load & inflation tables for MINIMUM inflation add 10%. Run a TPMS to ensure you knkow if/when you get a leak. My Tire Traker TPMS has early warning and the ability to give me morning pressure without having to start up and drive for a few minutes.
Since our Freelanders are relatively light weight we can easily run +15% on the psi, still have a great ride and get good mpg.
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Thank goodness to Salesmen. Without someone seeling something we would all be walking around naked...LOL BTW, i feel the way you do about Lawyers and engineers.
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