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alexk 07-12-2017 07:42 AM

What is your fuel average ?
 
Please advised. We have 2017 FR3 took it down to Florida trip I got 4.7 fule average. What is normal use per mile?

KansasFR3 07-12-2017 09:53 AM

No matter where your coming from, its all downhill to Florida so something going on with your numbers. I usually guestimate 6.5 mpg without a toad, 6.0 mpg with toad when calculating cost. Its close enough for me. I know sometimes I'll get over 7 mpg, and under 6 mpg when the wind/hills are taking a toll. I doubt I've ever gotten 4, so something it up. Either that V10 is super new and therefore needs some more time to be broken in or something else.

bes 07-12-2017 05:19 PM

With 6K on the odo I just clocked 6.5 on a 400 mile trip. My average speed was between 65-70.

Papaduck 07-12-2017 05:49 PM

Just finished a round trip down I-65 from Huntsville AL to Pensacola, FL (790 miles) in our 2016 FR3 30DS towing a 2012 Jeep Liberty. I averaged just over 6 mpg going down with T/H mode ON, and about 7 mpg coming back home with T/H mode OFF. I don't thinks that's too bad, and would expect gas mileage to be even better without the toad.

alexk 07-12-2017 05:50 PM

Ok thanks for help . I also used generator to run ac. So I guess it's ok.

bes 07-12-2017 05:55 PM

I don't think so....My 200 miles there/200 back was in 100+ temps with the dash AC on full and the genset powering the single coach air (28ds). I read somewhere the genset burns 1 gallon per hour--but that may not be accurate. Barry

Homebrew 07-12-2017 06:52 PM

6.7 L Cummings pulling 16K from South Jersey to Indian Lakes NY, 300+ miles one way 11.6 MPG

Kenny kustom 07-12-2017 07:09 PM

2017 E450.
8mpg

W5CI 07-12-2017 07:12 PM

You can slow down to increase your mpg, 65 to 70 sounds like over 70 most of the times . You are pushing a big box down the road which isn't very aerodynamic

alexk 07-12-2017 07:41 PM

agree most of the time I do around 65

EdJunior 07-12-2017 07:43 PM

Around 20 smiles per gallon. Any day away from the city and job is worth any crappy fuel mileage.

Sarge1965 07-13-2017 12:27 PM

MPG
 
No one will believe this, but we have a 2014 GeorgetownXL 360 gasser and 38' long. Our toad is a Saturn Ion. I have found the sweet spot to be 59 to 61 mph. This has made our MPG leap and we get about 12-14 MPG's on the road. However, everyone on the road hates me even fellow RVers, but I just keep chugging along at 60 mph. :):signhavefun:

Mtnman64 07-13-2017 12:35 PM

I have yet to regret the MBS 2400W with my 17ft Lund, getting between 12/16mpg @ 65mph depending on the wind speed and direction. :cool:

sparkyd05 07-13-2017 01:16 PM

Have a 2007 Lexington E 450 V 10. Average about 9 with car focus on tow dolly. Run between60 65.got 12 one time between Gallup and Albuquerque with strong wind pushing. Was told a long time ago drive like you have a raw egg under gas pedal. Plus I have a governor Sitting in the passenger seat.

timfromma 07-13-2017 01:22 PM

6.6L Duramax pulling 9000lbs, 12mpg

capt104 07-13-2017 01:45 PM

MPG
 
We're pulling a Coachmen Freedom 276, about 7300#, with a F-150 Supercab 5.0 litre V8 on T/H and consistently get between 9 and 11.5 MPG. The variable is always whether we have a headwind or a tailwind. We almost always cruise at about 65 MPH.

Walholler 07-13-2017 01:47 PM

Our tow vehicle is a 2015 Chevrolet 2500HD, Crew Cab, 8 ft. bed, 4 X 4 with 6.6L diesel, when towing our 32 ft. 5th wheel at a weight of 10,000 lbs. average mileage whether in mountains or flat land is 14.3 mpg, speed 63 mph. Not towing at speed of 70 to 75 mph, averages 18 mpg.

Retiredtwo 07-13-2017 02:48 PM

I'm towing 4700# with my 4.0L Jeep GC and average 8 mpg.

Hi Rider 07-13-2017 06:40 PM

Recently completed a 1,600-mile road trip in my 2016 2401WS Forester and got 11.8 mpg pulling a 2006 Jeep Wrangler.

woodyrock1 07-13-2017 06:49 PM

05 Ram 3500 13-14mpg pulling 8280ws


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