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fj12ryder

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Posted: 02/06/21 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Shoot, get what you want and don't worry about what "could" happen. If it doesn't you'll kick yourself, just go the direction you really want. Overall, you'll probably use 40% more fuel with the motorhome.

10 mpg is a pretty average mileage for a diesel pulling a 5th wheel. 13-14 mpg is pretty unlikely, maybe even wishful thinking. [emoticon]


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Posted: 02/06/21 09:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

if you have to ask , you can't afford it





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Posted: 02/07/21 05:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry to say, if you have to worry about fuel millage, then the rv lifestyle is not for you. Most diesels towing will get 9-11 mpg and gas burners will get less


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Posted: 02/07/21 07:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^^I kind of think those who pay attention to fuel economy are more likely able to afford RVing than those who don’t. I”m hoping my 20021 will do better but my 2017 only gets about 9 mpg towing 16000 lbs.


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4x4ord wrote:

^^^^I kind of think those who pay attention to fuel economy are more likely able to afford RVing than those who don’t.


Every fuel mileage thread degenerates into the can't afford it nonsense. I like your conservative message.

There is more to MPG than just the expense, like range and opportunity to get fuel.





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My new truck with the 10 speed tranny gets about 22 MPG highway not towing and about 14-16 mpg with the FW in tow. But as others said, it really doesn't matter. Even if MPG in a DP was half what it is in a truck, how many miles would you have to drive at the cost of gas for it to matter more than a few hundred bucks over the course of a lot of time? The answer is that doing the math isn't worth the time. People will spend $100k or more on a setup and fuss about a few mpg. In the end the money spent isn't really as much as you might think.

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4x4ord wrote:

^^^^I kind of think those who pay attention to fuel economy are more likely able to afford RVing than those who don’t. I”m hoping my 20021 will do better but my 2017 only gets about 9 mpg towing 16000 lbs.


You are honest! Most people in REALITY get much less than they claim.

West Coast "HAND CALC" Towing my 24k DRV at a combined 34k I get 9-9.5 AVERAGE. RV is 13' 4" high and 102" wide.

Spoke to a guy with a 19 RAM DRW recently that "Claimed" 15mpg towing a 36' Grand Design. I said I am not calling you a liar but that simply is not correct. I said your "Lie-O-Meter" must be off. I fill to the top every fill and do the math.


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If you drive that motorhome 10,000 miles per year, and fuel prices double, you'll pay twice as much. But that probably will only equate to about 1% of the cost of that motorhome. You're straining at gnats and swallowing camels.

14-16 mpg pulling a 5th wheel...hmm. Pretty amazing, nearly inconceivable. [emoticon]

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I’ve owned diesel trucks since 1986, so all the lectures about gas V diesel wasn’t needed.
I’ve towed 40’ offshore boats and enclosed racecar trailers since 1974.
I already own vehicles I can use as a toad, so that lecture wasn’t needed or asked for.
All I asked for was an average mpg pulling a 5er, due to the large silhouette so I could make a reasonable decision.
Thanks to those that responded with what I asked for.

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fj12ryder wrote:



14-16 mpg pulling a 5th wheel...hmm. Pretty amazing, nearly inconceivable. [emoticon]


It's those never ending downhills that make this possible. Even the 22 mpg not towing "pretty amazing"![emoticon]

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