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Old 12-09-2018, 09:36 PM   #1
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Mileage on 30 Ds fr3

Hi I traded in my 95 south wind this year for a 2019 fr3
I had the south wind for 18 years. It had a 460 Ford and got a little over 7 miles to the American gallon. The maiden voyage in the fr3 was the same. The unit is lighter the transmission is 6 speed. The motor has 2 extra cylinders but smaller. The unit is also 4 feet shorter. Is it because itís new that I am getting this mileage or is it just the wat it is? I drive about 65 miles a hour or 110 Kim on average hiway.
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:07 AM   #2
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2015 30DS. 6-8 mpg depending on whether I'm towing my Toyota Corolla at 55 mph or no tow at 65 mph.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:39 PM   #3
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I'll take 7 mpg all day long in my 2016 30DS! That's usually my top end depending on speed, whether I'm towing the toad, and/or wind conditions.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:21 PM   #4
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We drove back at about 70 mph and didnít notice a whole lot of change in mpg
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:17 AM   #5
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Our 1989 Winnebago Cheifton got 7-7.5 towing or not. It had 454 ci and 3 speed trans. Our 2015 Windsport with v10 and 5 speed gets 7-7.5 not towing, 6.5-7 towing. GVW on Winni was 15,000 on WS it is 18,000 and 4 feet shorter.

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Old 12-17-2018, 08:33 PM   #6
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Over 30K miles I've averaged 6.93 MPG towing and 8.16 MPG when not.
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