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Old 06-25-2017, 06:33 AM   #1
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FR3 32DS Poor MPG

Just finished a 6,000 mile trip from Kentucky to California & back. Towing a Honda CRV. Very crummy mpg. In our new 2017 FR3 32DS . Our new coach has the Ford V10 engine and the new 6 speed transmission.
This mpg is much less than my old Thor Hurricane 30F pulling the same car.

What are the mpg numbers others are getting. I was driving 60 mph & only getting 5.5 mpg .

My old 2005 Thor Hurricane 30F coach with the F53 chassis with the Ford V-10 engine & the 4 speed transmission would get 6.5-7.0 mpg on the same route & and the same driving speeds.
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:57 AM   #2
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My 2015 runs about the same in New York an Pa. But improves flat southern states have push all most ten. towing car running speed limit.

It seems to get better when iam not using cruise an tow haul.
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:17 AM   #3
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cruise stinks as any slight bump the thing kicks like a mule....
Bob, were you running gen or cab ac?
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:22 AM   #4
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Not running ac and still crummy mpg and only using cruise when on flat ground, as soon as I feel the engine rpm raising to keep up with the cruise setting, I turn off the cruise.
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:37 AM   #5
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then this doesnt make sense. your air filter should be clean as a whistle. tire pressure adequate? (not over inflated mind you). no generator running? recheck your math!
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:51 AM   #6
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Rechecked math over & pver , same results. Anyone else out there with a v10 with the new 6 speed transmission who can tell me their mpg with towing a small car like mine ?
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:09 PM   #7
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My 2017 30 DS was getting about 7.9-8 mpg with no toad. I just came back from a short (500 miles) mostly flat trip towing a 2011 ranger. I got 8.4 mpg!! Checked math. I was very surprised. I've been running about 89-90 psi and cruising at 60 mph
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I had a 2004 Newmar 35' Scotsdale with Chevy Workhorse 8.1L V8. I went on a trip from Louisville to AZ and up through Colorado pulling a Honda Accord. I got about 9 to 10 MPG on the whole trip. I drove on interstates doing about 65 mph. Much less in the mountains and state highways.
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:44 PM   #9
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I also have a 2017 32 DS and got 8 miles to the gallon going from Syracuse to Indianapolis no tote under 1000 miles and the motorhome I thought 8 miles per gallon was good will be towing a 2015 impala the end of July from Syracuse to Saratoga New York hopefully will get about the same mileage
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:04 PM   #10
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Something doesn't add up. I have a 2015 GT 364 chipped V10 at 24k gross weight, 37.5' length, five speed transmission, towing a 5,000# Jeep Liberty and I get between 5.8 and 6.2 mpg. So, you have me beat in all areas, but you're still getting worse mpg. You've come to the right place for answers. I look forward to hearing the final solution through the wisdom of others on this forum.
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