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Old 02-25-2016, 08:31 PM   #21
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Big difference in truck towing a trailer and a class A gas motorhome towing a car. Comparing is not even apples and oranges.
I agree....but for the mileage down so low, and with the trips I make, I'll trudge along in my rattler...
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:20 PM   #22
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I agree....but for the mileage down so low, and with the trips I make, I'll trudge along in my rattler...
I agree, but I was typically paying .40 more a gallon for diesel and getting only 3mpg better. It doesn't matter to me what I'm driving, but if momma aint happy, no one's happy. I bought the GTown. Momma happy!
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:34 PM   #23
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Try owning a 40' diesel pusher towing an SUV with $4.50/gal diesel prices not so many years ago. I contend, mileage is what it is and if someone needs to worry about GAS MILEAGE, perhaps that someone shouldn't own the RV.
Not trying to be "mean" here, it's just that being disappointed in low gas mileage seems to take some of the joy out of this wonderful hobby and that's really a shame!
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:37 PM   #24
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Some people just have other things to spend their money on...
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:29 PM   #25
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Took 8000 mile trip last summer in western states and Canada with 2015 2500 ram longhorn diesel pulling 3025 windjammer got 14.5 overall
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:58 AM   #26
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Took 8000 mile trip last summer in western states and Canada with 2015 2500 ram longhorn diesel pulling 3025 windjammer got 14.5 overall
I can't get over 11 with my Duramax.... empty... and I'm not starting a war on Diesel vs Gas here.... I've had 6 Duramax 1-tons (for my business) and no matter how we pencil them out, cut them up, and warrant having them, the cost of fuel, the price of ownership, is nowhere close to having gas...
I'm happy with gas and I'm happy with my FR3... I'm not ecstatic with 6.5 mph but would rather deal with that than own another diesel truck.

I can live with the difference...
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:43 PM   #27
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I'm wondering if I have something going on with my 2015 30DS... towing a 2-dr Jeep Wrangler, I got 6.25 mpg going over the Coastal Range here in Oregon....
Speed limits everywhere 45 - 55 mph...
The fuel consumption is not good.
I know there are a lot of factors... and I really don't care but I'm routing my summer trip coming up and would like to not have to stop all the time...
It's only about 60 to 90 miles (depending on which part of the coast we go to) one way but it's weird to be looking at a half tank after not being that far away from home...
This summer's trip will be roughly 2000 miles... @6.5mpg I'm looking at 308 gallons and at $3.00 / gal... I could be looking at $924 for the trip....

Just wondering what others are getting...

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Gas Mileage

Definitely huge variations by speed and terrain. I like to look a the bigger picture. In three months of travel last summer from the 49th north to the Arctic Ocean at Deadhorse we did 11.2 MPG for the summer. That's ALL engine running time so I was pretty happy. To balance the picture we had days we were down below 6 in some of the really tough terrain on the Dalton Hwy. We have a relatively heavy TT with GCVW of 18600lbs ready to roll.
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Where is gas still 3.00 a gallon?

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These stations will all be at $3.00 plus in the next 1-2 days with our required summer fuel switch over mandated here in Sunny warm Califiornia.
However there is the low end also with Costco at the bottom but they'll be up quickly also. Wholesale prices went up 57cents overnight according to the news. Click image for larger version

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So, in addition to earthquakes, no rain, high taxes, and parking lot traffic, you get to pay $3 buck a gallon gas ???
Here in Va, shenandoah valley area...
I get a bit of snow, 4 beautiful seasons, enough rain that I have to mow every 5 days, and just paid $1.42 per gallon, and that's expected to go down.
Boy, you sure are lucky !!!
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