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dalenoel

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Average 5000 miles per year at 65 or below. 8.5-9mpg while using Flying J on the truck side, DP. With the toad I can't always get out on the car side but get another 3% back with my AARP Visa so it is another $75 back per year. Don't worry about economy but watch the Silverleaf and see what it is tracking on mileage. We stop every couple hundred miles for the dog and I. Fill up at or before half since we are stopping anyway.


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js218 wrote:

^^^^ I average 50,000 miles per year, currently have 158,000 miles in 3 years.


Wow!! That is a lot of driving (137 miles - 2 1/2 hours driving per day). I could not do that. I don't think too many RVers put on that many miles.


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bjbear wrote:

js218 wrote:

^^^^ I average 50,000 miles per year, currently have 158,000 miles in 3 years.


Wow!! That is a lot of driving (137 miles - 2 1/2 hours driving per day). I could not do that. I don't think too many RVers put on that many miles.


that's about 150 miles per day.


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way2roll wrote:

Tom/Barb wrote:

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Gets me about 9.5 by the computer.


9.5 MPG - c'mon


I always find it interesting how these 36 to 40' + rigs get 9 + mpg driving at 65 MPH or higher. I have a new 35' V10, with all the technology built into it and best I have seen is 8 mpg.

The other point here is if fuel economy and savings on gas is an issue, you are in the wrong form of enjoyment with large RV's. JMO.....

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Cider wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Tom/Barb wrote:

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Gets me about 9.5 by the computer.


9.5 MPG - c'mon


I always find it interesting how these 36 to 40' + rigs get 9 + mpg driving at 65 MPH or higher. I have a new 35' V10, with all the technology built into it and best I have seen is 8 mpg.

The other point here is if fuel economy and savings on gas is an issue, you are in the wrong form of enjoyment with large RV's. JMO.....

I believe it's all about weight to horse power ratio.
your V10 gas is working harder than my 8.3 diesel.

we usually run light, coach empty weight is 27k, we usually load under 1000#, we don't tow heavy the jeep is only 4288# that brings us across the scales at a little over 32k.
Holding tanks, plus fuel will vary

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js218 wrote:

^^^^ I average 50,000 miles per year, currently have 158,000 miles in 3 years.

Why are you putting so many miles on? Are you operating a business?
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^^^^Nope,purchased it to travel, I'm retired and enjoy traveling. Prior to purchasing the rig I spent 4 years touring the world.


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Tom/Barb wrote:


I believe it's all about weight to horse power ratio.
your V10 gas is working harder than my 8.3 diesel.

we usually run light, coach empty weight is 27k, we usually load under 1000#, we don't tow heavy the jeep is only 4288# that brings us across the scales at a little over 32k.
Holding tanks, plus fuel will vary


A bigger difference than the power to weight ratio for fuel economy is the gas vs. diesel engine. Diesel is about 15% more dense than gasoline and, not at all coincidentally, has about 15% more energy per unit volume than gasoline. Weight has relatively little impact on fuel usage when cruising on a flat road, as it doesn't greatly affect the overall friction of the vehicle which is mostly air resistance at highway speeds. (Weight has a significantly higher impact when going up hills or in stop-and-go driving, of course).





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js218 wrote:

^^^^Nope,purchased it to travel, I'm retired and enjoy traveling. Prior to purchasing the rig I spent 4 years touring the world.

You sound like you are still in "Vacation" mode. Now that you have given it the once over, it is time to slow down and enjoy it. [emoticon]
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My HP to LB. ratio is 66.3 HP to 1LB weight, if loaded to max weight. I never load anywhere close to max weight, always a several thousand lbs. under limit. Therefore the HP to LB ratio is greater than 66.3 to 1. I prefer truck stops and Flying J in particular.

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