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Old 09-26-2016, 05:31 PM   #131
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Did 8600 miles from Florida to NY to Glacier NP to Banff and Jasper in Canada. Then Yellowstone, Utah, Denver, Kansas, Tennessee and back to Florida. Towing an open trailer with a full dress Harley. Averaged 14 mpg. The highest tank was in Yellowstone down to Jackson where we got 17.8 (calculated and on the scan gauge). The speed was around 45 mph for the leg but definitely mountains as we crossed the Continental Divide three times.

Mileage was very related to speed and wind, no surprise.

This was our first trip with the Solera 24R. Very happy with the motorhome.

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Old 09-26-2016, 06:11 PM   #132
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We just returned home from a trip from eastern South Dakota to Colorado. We drove over 3,000 miles, touring all over Colorado .... up the mountains, down the mountains, and bucking wind a lot of the time. We averaged 15.04 mpg on our trip and are very happy considering the kinds of miles we traveled. We also put over 1,500 miles on rental cars, but we didn't keep track of those mpg figures. :-)

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Old 09-27-2016, 04:48 PM   #133
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13.8 mpg

Just came home from national parks, Yosemite, King's Canyon and Sequoia. 1,260 miles, a lot of highway (60~65 mph) and a lot of up and down in mountains. Averaged 13.8 mpg, better than short trips before but not as impressive as 14~15 mpg some others are getting.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:00 PM   #134
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I have 15K on mine and avg 14mpg. Generally drive between 60 and 65 mph, best is 15.8mpg winds dead calm, not towing anything, returning from Yellowstone 1200 miles.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:40 AM   #135
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Brand new forester 2401 with the large cabover, no tow but always fully loaded with freshwater. Never exceed 62mph and got an average of 16.2 on a 5000+ mile trip from Fl to VT and back crusing thru Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah NP. Low was 15.33 and that was coming home I 75 with the ac working hard here in Fl. High 17.6 in the NP with the 35 speedlimit and yes I manually downshift alot to keep RPM above 2200...
Side note: that fiel burn is about 1mpg better I got with my Solera wth the same driving style and load, maybe because of a differnt cabover shape? I am pleased.....
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:43 PM   #136
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I'm averaging 15 mpg, this includes, mtns., wind and city stop and go traffic.

I really wish that the Sprinter had steering wheel buttons and more instrument gauges like all my other vehicles. It's a pain to turn the key to 2nd position to get the engine data.

The first time my DEF light and the "ASR" lights(yellow caution triangle that I accidently hit the button) came on, in the middle of nowwhere, it was an immediate rush of panic( I'm not a mechanic.) I pulled over and read the manual for reassurance. I never heard of DEF; I didn't have it in my old MBZ diesel wagon. Likewise; I never noticed or khew what ASR was.
Guess it's time to really read the manual more thouroughly.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:44 PM   #137
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I'm using this OBDII that switch to any of my vehicles and also clean codes. It will tell you everything through your phone Bluetooth.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:58 PM   #138
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Very interesting, I've never seen this before.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:33 AM   #139
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Forester MBS Fuel Consumption

One time we had to pull off the highway because a red light came on that looked like something wrong with the braking system. After scouring the manual, we discovered it was a traction control feature that got turned off – I think it was the ASR. But when we turn the engine back on, the light was out so we were a little worried but just continued on our way. Apparently it resets itself on restart. Later on the trip, it happened again. Then we realized both times it had happened was when we had to put on the four-way flashers. Right next to that control button is the ASR on/off button. It is very easy to hit that button while reaching for the flasher button in a hurry, such as when traffic comes to a sudden halt. Now we know, don't pull off the highway just push that button again!

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Old 10-26-2016, 12:58 PM   #140
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Likeunit avg 13.5 to 15 mpg

6yrs running, 50k miles.. averaged 13.5 to 15 mpg pending winds and my speed. Stay under 62 and get more like 15.. run 65 to 70 more like 13- 13.5, faster you're going to get less MPG! Enjoy Travels.. life is good!

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