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Pado

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Posted: 03/19/21 08:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The chassis is a Ford E450. (22 feet) It is a Ford 6.8L, Triton V-10 engine (415 CID, 305 HP, 420 ft./lbs. of torque @ 3250 rpm.

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Posted: 03/19/21 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

09 cambria, 30 foot. 8.5mpg over a 45K mile period. sometimes down as low as 5mpg pulling a 16ft. trailer.
Towing my jeep it had no effect on mileage.
the seller was "puffing' alright.
Doubtful if a tune-up would do anything noticeable to improve mileage. Enjoy your new rig and just ignore the fuel pump numbers.

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Sadly the seller was lying through his teeth... [emoticon] No V-10 on earth ever got 12 - 14 mpg. As noted above given the aerodynamic advantage of your Class B+ vs a boxy Class C {like my 24' Nexus} you could/should see maybe 10 mpg if you keep your right foot under control.

Learn to appreciate the V-10 for what it is, a workhorse, bullet proof motor. There are lots of things you can do in addition to several already mentioned in this thread. Check your tires for the proper inflation based upon the actual weight they are carrying {yes, you will need got get to a CAT Scale} and the tire manufacturers load inflation tables. Perhaps new fuel and air filters but the V -10 doesn't call for its first tune up until 100,000 miles.

It will take a while but after you have checked your mileage at the pump multiple times you will begin to get a better feel for what your actual mileage is. If your coach does not have real time and average mileage displays get a Scan Gauge {or other similar device} to display this info. Most folks can improve their mileage by about 10 percent by monitoring and adjusting their driving style based upon the old game of trying to get your real time mileage above your average {and it's kind of fun}.

If nothing else take comfort in the fact you are in good company as there are more V-10's out there powering motorhomes than all the other motors put together... and yes, there is a reason for that. Good luck!

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Posted: 03/19/21 12:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What the previous owner failed to disclosed was that 12-14mpg was when it was being towed

Seriously...RVs get 8-10 mpg
MPG and RV is an oxymoron

Fill up...go camping and enjoy the RV


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