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hertfordnc

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Posted: 11/06/21 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My question is actually about an Excursion but i figure there might be useful info here.

In my conversations with owners of V10 Class A's and Class C's people have claimed to get the same MPG my Excursion gets empty (about 10)

So i get 11 empty if i work at it and i get 6-7 MPG towing a 5,000 lb Hybrid.

I have 3.73 gears, mostly flat East Coast. Mostly at 70 with flow of traffic.

Truck will usually stay in overdrive but i usually drop it down.

I think 4.30 gears will allow me to stay in OD at about 2400 RPMs.

No, i will not go slower. I chose this truck and this camper so i don't have to. I travel with two boys and the difference between 60 and 70 is about an hour of campfire and setup time that we usually cannot afford to give up.

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Posted: 11/06/21 10:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there a question in here somewhere?

This topic has been discussed ad nauseam for decades. You'll get answers from 4 - 15 mpg. The avg for a Class A gasser is probably about 7-9 mpg with literally a million factors at play. And comparing an Excursion to a Class A MH is comparing oranges to basketballs.

Maybe I am missing something but I don't get it.


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way2roll wrote:

Is there a question in here somewhere?


The question is in the subject. I've googled and found those conversations but they seem to always leave out one part of the equation.

It only helps if i have MPG, gears, weight and typical cruising speed.

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I’ll post later, but I have the info you need, even going from 3.73-4.30 with a V-10 Excursion.


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THANK YOU for saying you won't slow down. Seriously, thank you. Moving with traffic is imperative. Driving slow in any type of RV makes you a hazard, and that's not a good thing.

I get tired of seeing selfish statements such as "I'll drive 50 or 55, and if anybody doesn't like it they can pass me". Really? How considerate [emoticon]

If I feel like making a more leisurely drive, or if I'm that concerned with my fuel economy (yeah, right!), I find US and state highways to be wonderful, and use them often.


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In my 31 foot class a, towing or not I feel lucky if the first digit is a 7. I normally drive 60-65 on interstates, stay in the rightmost (aka the slow) lane and get passed a lot. It is true that if I’m getting passed on the right, I may be in the wrong lane.

I whole heartedly disagree with the notion that driving the speed limit or less (but above the posted minimum) makes you a hazard. The hazard comes from those behind you who apparently aren’t paying attention to what’s going on around them. I’ve heard the same thing relative to slowing down BEFORE you get on the exit ramp thinking that the guy behind you will run over you. Only if you fail to use you turn signal should this be an issue, and even then your brake lights should give the guy behind you a clue that you’re slowing down.

It may be true the those following you may be questioning your heritage or if your mother knew who your father is, or telling you to perform some act upon yourself that is impossible, but so what. Drive the speed you are comfortable with.


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I'm not bothered by people going slow. I just threw that in because i expected someone to mention it.

Ultimately, i just want to know if a V10 can move 13,000 LB down a flat road at 70 mph and get 9ish MPG.

Maybe it's not possible.

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wildtoad wrote:

In my 31 foot class a, towing or not I feel lucky if the first digit is a 7. I normally drive 60-65 on interstates, stay in the rightmost (aka the slow) lane and get passed a lot. It is true that if I’m getting passed on the right, I may be in the wrong lane.

I whole heartedly disagree with the notion that driving the speed limit or less (but above the posted minimum) makes you a hazard. The hazard comes from those behind you who apparently aren’t paying attention to what’s going on around them. I’ve heard the same thing relative to slowing down BEFORE you get on the exit ramp thinking that the guy behind you will run over you. Only if you fail to use you turn signal should this be an issue, and even then your brake lights should give the guy behind you a clue that you’re slowing down.

It may be true the those following you may be questioning your heritage or if your mother knew who your father is, or telling you to perform some act upon yourself that is impossible, but so what. Drive the speed you are comfortable with.


To each his own. I just try to be as considerate of a driver as I possibly can. Not everybody shares my philosophy. That's why we use US and State highways as much as we do.

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We had a 36 ft Class A with a v-10. Best I got was around 8 mpg traveling at 62 on flat Florida roads. If I up the speed , mpg dropped to 6-7


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Posted: 11/07/21 05:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I try very hard to be considerate while driving too, I just draw the line when keeping up with the flow requires driving more than the posted speed limit by a lot, or it makes the RV uncomfortable to drive.


wildtoad wrote:

In my 31 foot class a, towing or not I feel lucky if the first digit is a 7. I normally drive 60-65 on interstates, stay in the rightmost (aka the slow) lane and get passed a lot. It is true that if I’m getting passed on the right, I may be in the wrong lane.

I whole heartedly disagree with the notion that driving the speed limit or less (but above the posted minimum) makes you a hazard. The hazard comes from those behind you who apparently aren’t paying attention to what’s going on around them. I’ve heard the same thing relative to slowing down BEFORE you get on the exit ramp thinking that the guy behind you will run over you. Only if you fail to use you turn signal should this be an issue, and even then your brake lights should give the guy behind you a clue that you’re slowing down.

It may be true the those following you may be questioning your heritage or if your mother knew who your father is, or telling you to perform some act upon yourself that is impossible, but so what. Drive the speed you are comfortable with.


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