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fyrflie

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2001 Fleetwood Flair 8.1 liter Chevy
Low of 5.5 and a high of 11.
I average about 7 without toad and 6.5 with toad.

Also, a lot of our time camping is boondocking so we are using the generator which draws fuel from the tank which will skew your readings when you fill up.

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way2roll wrote:

"it gets great mileage for an apartment".


Well done, you made my day!! [emoticon]

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Bigger fuel tanks hurt more to fill up, but less often than smaller tanks [emoticon]


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I probably gave too little info. in my gas mileage post. I am basically interested in smaller gas class A (Ford). I have done this in various rigs for near forty years, but last motorhome was in 2000, so I am aware of the age old adage " if you have to ask you probably can't afford it" Our wants and needs are different now and just looking for currant info. Thanks.

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Twelve with no wind, flat ground, no toad and very light foot...possibly.


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This has to be the line of the year.
"way2roll wrote:
"It gets great mileage for an apartment".
I hope he won't mind if I borrow it.

We had a bumper sticker that stated:
"There is more to life than MPGs."
The one above is better. (That bumper had to be replaced.)

I am one of "those kind" of engineers that lives his life at the bottom right corner of a spreadsheet. I know exactly what out coach costs us. I never regret that expense. We have been to and stayed in places where, without a self contained accommodations, it would have been massively impractical if not impossible.

Sure we could pack ourselves and the dogs in a small car and go between motels, but with the price of a motel these days....
Not many have kitchens and you may have to get out of your night clothes to get a cup of coffee. You can get really tired of restaurant food, and where do you stow the leftovers??

Yes, my coach is old (classic bordering on antique) and so requires a lot of attention to maintenance. But I can do that myself. She is all paid for and even the expensive parts are not that expensive.

Matt


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Probably a half to a full mpg better than when you were RVing before. If you really are concerned with mileage and fuel cost, research the Class C units on Mercedes or Ford transit bodies.

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I just went to FL and back towing a Smart car with a 36ft DP and got 9.4 mpg average for the 1400mi trip. Driving 65-70mph

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OP said 30-32 ft which is usually gasser. If Ford V10 7-8, if Chevy 8-9(sometimes 10)


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Like said before if this is so troublesome you can't afford it find a tent.


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