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edman87k5 04-29-2012 07:24 PM

Mpg?
 
OK, who wants to list their MPG for my daydreaming research?
State what it is and a generic description- (brand, length, class, slides, engine size and fuel and mpg average). Also, throw in there whether or not you tow with it and the mpg when towing with a general description of what you are towing (toad, trailer, approx weight, etc)

ronhanson 04-29-2012 10:11 PM

09 Forest River Georgetown, 36.5ft, Class A, 3 slides, 6.8L V10 Gas,
Coach weight 21,060lbs, Ford Edge Toad 4560lbs or Honda Fit 2540lbs. Mpg doesnt seem effected by toad though I feel the edge back there more than the fit.
I try to go around 62mph. Mountains have some say in that. Elevation 5000-10000ft.

I average about 6.5mpg in the mountains. I did around 7+mpg when I lived in Minnesota which is only 1000ft.

Cascade Bob 04-29-2012 10:50 PM

2008 F-250 Superduty 6.4 PSD 4x4 Auto SRW
2009 Wildcat 28RKSB 1 slide 11K lbs 10.5 mpg
2012 Crusader 290RLT touring edition 3 slides 11K lbs 10.5 mpg

edman87k5 04-30-2012 07:38 PM

Was looking for motorhome mpg, but since we are throwing trucks in there, I will add mine.
2000 ford f250 4x4 crew cab short bed 7.3 powerstroke/ 6 speed= 18mpg empty
with the 2010 cherokee grey wolf 28' bunkhouse (unknown actual weight)= 12mpg
with the palomino slide in camper(unsure of weight, but loaded should be around 1500+) and towing 16' trailer loaded with jeep and lots of extras (approx weight 7k)= 12mpg
I really wish someone made a motorhome on a c4500-5500 chassis with the duramax in the 30-32' range! That would be my perfect tow rig! I believe the smallest they used to make in that config was 36' and it is discontinued. WHy no smaller truck platform (super c class) diesels? WHen I eventually get one, it will be lugging around 7-8k worth of trailer and gear!

TURBS 04-30-2012 08:24 PM

2005 Chevy 2500hd 6.0 L gasser
9 mpg towing 14 mpg not towing
12,032 gvwr
34 foot 4" length
Bed room slide
Living room slide
Outside kitchen

62_inrightlane 06-30-2012 10:54 AM

MH - 2012 Berkshire 360 FWS, 38ft - 27,000# unloaded
Toad - 2011 Chevy Malibu LTZ

Avg MPG over 3,200 miles - 10.7 with toad in tow.

BigTJohn 06-30-2012 11:13 AM

RAM 1500,2WD, Hemi 5.7, 20" AL wheels, single exhaust, A.R.E. topper
Not towing, 15-17 "in town", 20 (sometimes more) on the hiway @ <75 mph, over 75 mph it goes DOWN
Towing - GreyWolf 26RL - 6K loaded, 8.0-9.5 mpg, most terrain, closer to to 8.0 mpg while in western VA but on I-95 & I 85, closer to 9 - 9.5 mpg. Speed while is always less than 60 mph. Usually 58 mph, over the min posted mph, mostly in the right lane - "I am the traffic everyone must avoid."

ironj 06-30-2012 12:13 PM

2012 f250 cc 4x4 short bed (cat weight 7887lbs) on 20"wheels
20-22.5mpg hwy at 70-75 with NO or LITTLE head wind..once saw as low as 8.9 into 45mph+ headwind....gotta love texas winds! lol

towing 36.5ft lacrosse bunkhouse TT (cat weight 8846lbs)
11-12.5mpg hwy at 65-70 NO or LITTLE head wind...have seen as low as 7.5 once going into 30mph+ wind

the wind factor is huge with these trucks....i have seen as high as 24mpg hwy with a stiff tailwind going 75 on flat and unloaded....but the wind never seems to be going same direction as me usually! haha

so far the 'lifetime average" for the truck including towing, city, and hwy driving is 16.5...i would sat that probably breaks down into 10/70/20 percent respectivley.

the truck is such a joy to drive, i really dont care in the end! If only it had a switch to make parking spots bigger it would be dang near perfect!

wmontgom672 06-30-2012 01:15 PM

2011 ram hemi crew cab 2wd towing 32 ft Hemishphere bh not sure of weight but guess probably 8000 lbs for trailer and truck cargo. Just got back from 1600 mile trip to AL and FL averaged just over 10 mpg at 55-60 mph.

Herk7769 06-30-2012 02:18 PM

Is it that time of year again?
Seems this poll gets run about this time every year.

There are lots of threads here just search for "average mileage"

Be forewarned though, I have never heard of anyone "rounding" their average mileage down. Some don't even round it up to the next whole number (if you get my drift). :rolleyes:

OldCoot 06-30-2012 03:40 PM

Just returned from Orlando, FL and averaged 10.6 mpg towing the 12 Flagstaff 8528 RKWS 5er 55-60 mph. Total rig wt: 14,900#

yworrydog 06-30-2012 04:30 PM

2010 Sunseeker 2300 6.0 Chevy always between 10 and just over 11 MPG

RvBill3 07-02-2012 06:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yworrydog
2010 Sunseeker 2300 6.0 Chevy always between 10 and just over 11 MPG

x2 2012 Sunseeker

travyp 07-02-2012 11:24 AM

........ I just fill up when it gets below 1/4 of a tank :trink39::thumbsup:

ernest917 07-04-2012 09:34 PM

2008 Forest River Berkshire with Mercedes turbo diesel - 11.8 mpg on recent 3,000 mile trip towing a Mini Cooper....

Xesiv1 07-20-2012 12:26 PM

My 2012 Georgetown MH doesn't show mpg on the trip display ... Am I missing something or are you calculating it manually?

Dennis and Julie 07-20-2012 02:01 PM

2012 flagstaff wfkss
2002 chevy silverado 2500hd 9 to 10 mpg
2006 chevy silverado 1500 8 to 9 mpg

Nigels 07-20-2012 02:39 PM

12-13 MPG Hauling (Max 60mph)
17-18 Daily driving suburbs/town
20-22 Highway

OldCoot 07-20-2012 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by travyp (Post 217415)
........ I just fill up when it gets below 1/4 of a tank

AMEN to that, this thread is kinda like when we were kids and said "my old man can whip your old man". Just a lot of bragging. One has to out do the other, etc...:roflblack::roflblack::roflblack:

trudinator 07-20-2012 03:59 PM

Have no idea. When its empty, we fill it up. Doesn't matter what mileage we get because it isn't going to affect our fun in any way, shape or form. Must be a man thing....kind of like the "I made the trip up north in an hour and 45 minutes. Last time it took me and hour and 50 minutes." It's all relative.


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