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Old 04-28-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Berkshire MPG

Do have a great report on my Berkshire.... Went to Nashville and back these past two weeks and I got 11.8mpg to 12.5mpg.... Love that Mercedes diesel.... Speed "sweet spot" was 58 - 62 mph....

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Old 04-28-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
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I'll target in that range and see what I get on this upcoming trip. Never got more than 8.5 yet.. :_(
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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Also, mine was calculated by how much I actually put in and odometer reading. I think the computer was reading a little higher, like 10ish.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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I also double checked mine - gal of fuel/miles driven. Was only 2/10 mpg off.... So computer is within an acceptable range as far as I'm concerned....
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:23 AM   #6
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I've been amazed with the Berkshire. I averaged 61mph and towing my Honda Crv between Houston and San Antonio got 10mpg. Friends with older units(not Berkshires) are getting 6.5mpg. I have the 350 in my 2010.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:00 AM   #7
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I average about 10mpg and always check it by hand. I have seen that the mpg on the information center is usually higher than actual.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #8
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I also pull a CRV, but with a 340 engine. I stay below 65 mph and recently got 11.4 mpg on trip from Upstate New York to Georgia. I'm told that if you have a DEF system, that was suppose to improve your mpg by at least 10%. That may be the reason that newer models are doing better than older models.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:16 PM   #9
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I haven't heard of any similar sized motorhomes that achieve this kind of fuel economy. I'm on motorhome number 3 and I feel that the Berkshire will be my best and last.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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You're absolutely correct - no other Motorhome of similar size DOES get this kind of milage....

Right fellow Berkshire owners!!!!
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #12
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Mpg

Just returned to NJ from FL got 11.5 - 12 mpg average. Have 340hp.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #13
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Does anyone publish average miles per gallon for motorhomes? I have never seen any data. Also, those Berks that I see for sale, don't highlight this very important attribute. If I didn't already have one, that would be the hook that would get me to buy.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:57 PM   #14
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Just completed a month long trip that totalled 5000 miles with an average of 10.5 mpg in my 2011 390RB-60. I am more than pleased.
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Very nice mileage!! Hope you had a great trip!
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #16
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Have a 2010/11 410QS w/a 425hp , dollie towing, and averaged 9.5 on my 12000 miles trip last year with aftermarket oil,nitrogen in the tires,and 60mph
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Explain to me why the nitrogen in the tires....
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:58 AM   #19
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The one thing that the web site doesn't mention is that the air we breathe (and put in our tires) is about 78% nitrogen.
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The one thing that the web site doesn't mention is that the air we breathe (and put in our tires) is about 78% nitrogen.


So if your statement is true that means my body will be cooler when breathing air here in Arizona at 112 degrees F. and my body won't have a premature blowout?
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