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Old 10-02-2019, 09:28 PM   #1
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What type of diesel fuel mileage can I expect, if I were to purchase this rig?
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:26 PM   #2
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We get 9.2 mpg at interstate speeds (65-75) towing a 5,000 lb Grand Cherokee.
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:00 AM   #3
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On our trips pulling a Smart car on a trailer we average 10.1 miles to gallon at 65 MPH.
I expect mileage my increase slightly once the Cummins diesel gets 15,000 miles plus and is fully broken in. All my other Cummins diesels in the past have done so.
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:26 AM   #4
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Thank you. I once heard a saying that goes like this: “If you need to know the fuel mileage, then you probably can’t afford it.” We now have a Forester MBS and tow. Fiat, getting somewhere in the neighborhood of 11-14 in the best road and weather conditions.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:37 AM   #5
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I get 10.3 mpg ,during a 3,000 mile trip to the West coast, and 11.0 coming back home to Fl. Pulling my Ford I am limited to 65mph.
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On the 28 I just took out, I was getting as high as 12 doing 60-65. For the whole trip (including some idle time, city driving, etc) I ended up about 10 for the whole thing,
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:14 AM   #7
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Thank you. My husband and I are heading to DeMartinis next week to test drive the Isata 5 30FW 4x4 as well as the Omni XG32. We discovered this gem (Isata5) at the CA RV show. I finally found a dealer that truly knows its products. Tim DeMartini actually called me back and actually knows more about RVs than I do. It’s really frustrating when a salesperson actually knows so little and is trying to sell me a shovel to dig a tunnel to China, so to speak. When I am looking to spend upwards of $150,000 plus, I want to be assured that my salesperson know everything about this product, and I mean everything.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:18 AM   #8
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Very good dealer that takes care of the customer and knows their stuff. I worked with them for almost a decade before coming over to Dynamax and they picked our stuff up as soon as I moved. The 30FW floor plan, was actually their suggestion. They wanted a short, 4x4 for the desert. I may have sent them the very first one as a result.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:31 PM   #9
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I just sold my Navion 24J which I loved but it didn't tow enough so I'm considering the 30FW. I looked at these last year but didn't think i need it at the time hence buying the 24J. Now I have a 9k lb boat and a 5k trailer w/UTV so I need something with more power.

So....it sounds like you 30FW owners are very happy with them and their towing ability?

Any options you'd highly recommend? Thx

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Old 10-09-2019, 01:40 PM   #10
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I just sold my Navion 24J which I loved but it didn't tow enough so I'm considering the 30FW. I looked at these last year but didn't think i need it at the time hence buying the 24J. Now I have a 9k lb boat and a 5k trailer w/UTV so I need something with more power.

So....it sounds like you 30FW owners are very happy with them and their towing ability?

Any options you'd highly recommend? Thx

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Old 10-10-2019, 09:21 AM   #11
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I have approx 18,000 miles on my 2018 Isata 5 30FW. I just finished up a 3,100 trip from WI to CO. I averaged 9.90. I thought that was pretty good all things considered, mountains, pulling a CRV, running the generator an hour or two a day. The best I've gotten was on a trip to Mobile, AL at 10.50. I never exceed 65 mph and I take my time getting up to speed and back off on the throttle way before anticipated stop or turn. Last March I went from WI to AZ and got 9.75. Plenty of power, excellent control on mountain descents and just fun to drive!
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travelininmymbs- We bought our 30FW from Tim and the team at DeMartinis. First class all the way! It was very refreshing to work with a dealer that knows the product as well they do.
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Do any of you use this RV in the winter and snow conditions? Is it acceptable? I'm thinking of buying one now and live in Colo. I have ideas of spending the night at the ski resort with it but not sure how comfortable (warm) it will be...? How's it driving in the snow/ice? Thx
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Do any of you use this RV in the winter and snow conditions? Is it acceptable? I'm thinking of buying one now and live in Colo. I have ideas of spending the night at the ski resort with it but not sure how comfortable (warm) it will be...? How's it driving in the snow/ice? Thx
If you look at our FB page, we just built a model specific for cold weather (28SS Xplorer Package). While I know some have ski'd and snowmobiled in an Isata 5...I'm not sure if they were using all the plumbing systems.
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Hi Brian, Yep I saw that, just don't want that floor plan. I'd like to assume a 30FW works fine in the winter for a few days atleast.... Would I need a aux heater anywhere for example? The tanks have a heater I believe?
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Where do I find this on FB?
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Where do I find this on FB?
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https://www.facebook.com/DynamaxMoto...5640136889814/

Just a quick walk though...
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Hi Brian, Yep I saw that, just don't want that floor plan. I'd like to assume a 30FW works fine in the winter for a few days atleast.... Would I need a aux heater anywhere for example? The tanks have a heater I believe?
Tanks are inside an enclosed compartment with heat routed to the compartment through a duct from the furnace. So there's heat only when the furnace inside the coach is running.
So when we're expecting temperatures below 10 degrees or so, I put a small heater in the utility compartment just for peace of mind.
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I see the Innomax air adjustable bed as a new option on this 30FW. Can someone confirm this is accurate?

I wasn't thinking that would be an option since this beds is a "folding bed" in this floor plan....
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Order sheet that I saw it was listed for 28SS.
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