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RE: Models with Adaptive Cruise Control

Lane Keep assist and adaptive cruise control.......I guess I can say "motorhome you got this" and then I can get up use the restroom and make a sandwich all the moving down the road? Yes I am very familiar with these features. I like them on a car and truck, just not sure about a motorhome.......
overdrive75 12/18/19 12:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: V 10 mpg

Thanks for all the replies. I guess I am right in the ball park pulling a 3500lb. car and fully loaded I am getting 6.5 to 7 on a mostly flat road but in the mountains all bets are off. I don't check it then.This is the real answer here. I get between 6.5 and 8 mpg depending on conditions, generator running or not. I am always towing a toad that scales out at about 5k lbs for the road.Hmm... Mine is a real answer too. My numbers are calculated at the end of the trip with consideration to our Onan-4000 generator usage of 1/2 gallon per hour. Our trips are between 4000 to 6000 miles so there are a lot of miles and conditions considered in my declared fuel economy. My mpg numbers posted a couple of replies earlier are as accurate as I could get. We do live near Chicago, so many of our miles are interstate-driven across the Great Plains. Now I could post better numbers yet if I considered the fuel economy of the tow vehicle. Those miles keep the motor home at the campsite. But I never track the tow vehicle so I am unable to consider it in trip averaging. ^^ Yours may be correct for yours, the front profile of yours is significantly more streamlined than a traditional class C with over head bunk area. My millage is reflective of driving 70 mph in all conditions. I do NOT take generator consumption out of the equation, as that is part of the usage of the unit. That sayd my 6.5 mpg to 8 mph statements accounts for generator run, head wind tail wind etc. If I look through my log book for miles since owned vs. fuel it comes out to 7.1 mpg. It is rare to not have the Exploder in tow, if it is not, there is a boat back there. I never factor the toad's MPG into the BRICK's MPG. That said, driving 62 on the interstate is a bit unsettling to me, hence why we run at 70 mph. Even on the hills, I just put my foot down and hold it there, the unit will find its own natural speed. I didn't buy this to safe money on fuel, it was purchased for a certain vacation lifestyle.
overdrive75 12/01/19 10:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: V 10 mpg

thanks for all the replies. i guess iam right in the ball park.. pulling a 3500lb. car and fully loaded iam getting 6.5 to 7 on a mostly flat road but in the mountains all bets are off.. i dont check it then ^^This is the real answer here. I get between 6.5 and 8 mpg depending on conditions, generator running or not. I am always towing a toad that scales out at about 5k lbs for the road. height=480
overdrive75 11/29/19 06:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Minnie Winnie towing capacity...Confused.

What everyone here is saying. We have a 2003 Minnie 29B. We flat tow, so no tongue weight a 2003 Explorer 4x4. We have not had any problems with this setup. Explorer with bikes on the back and gear in it weights right near 5,000 lbs. Yes I have scaled it. height=256
overdrive75 10/29/19 04:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Class'C' E-450 Ford V10 lacks power?

The OP was posting in the Class A forum earlier in the week. His previous motorhome were class A's. The class C is at an immediate disadvantage due to the 2 valve engine. Then secondly the aero load is significantly higher on the class C over the class A due the the front shape of the C and how it tunnels air. That eats alot of power.
overdrive75 10/24/19 06:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tires For E450

I have had the HT3's on since July of 2015. I have put about 10,000 miles on them. They are a good tire so far. I have a 2003 Winnebago Minnie 29B, I am told this is a heavy unit. I have never weighed it. We travel with a family of 5 (2 adult and 3 kids) and a dog. All the stuff that goes with us as well. I also travel with a full tank of fresh water. I have not had a problem yet. I do not rotate the back tires, and only cross the fronts left to right. I do not see a problem getting 10 years out of these tires (I park the unit inside when not in use, so no UV damage). The tires are wearing very well and look almost new still. Other than the typical Ford TTB tire chop on the front, which a Ford will do to any tire, hence crossings fronts, these have been great tires.
overdrive75 08/06/19 05:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing Minivan with car dolly

We flat tow a 2003 Ford Exploder XLT V-6 4x4 behind our 2004 Winnebago Minnie 29B. I have weighted the Explorer loaded for a trip like when we tow it. The thing weighted in at just shy of 5K lbs. Heavier than I thought for sure. We have not had a problem pulling this. We do slow up slightly on hills.
overdrive75 06/14/19 05:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Samsung microwave

I had the same situation with my 2003 Winnebago. After much homework, the issue is a short in the touch pad. Samsung is no longer making parts for this microwave. That said there are a ton of new old stock parts out there. I go a hold of the Samsung parts department got the last part number issued for my microwave. With that part number I went on the hunt and found a NOS part on ebay still in original packaging. I changed the touch pad out myself pretty easy and put the microwave back in. That said we still make sure to just flip the microwave breaker off when we are not using it. This is a pain, but every RV microwave that will fit in the cabinet is smaller by a fair amount, so we are going to keep what we have.
overdrive75 04/12/19 04:53am Class C Motorhomes
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