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Topic: How many miles per gallon do you get with Ford V 10

Posted By: ridesabout on 03/09/10 11:08am

I searched but didn't find a thread about this although I am sure there must have been one. We are considering purchasing a used Class C 24 foot motorhome with a 2001 Ford V 10 engine and on an E 350 frame. If you have a similar unit, please share your fuel consumption figures. My mechanic said to expect about 6 mpg. We usually drive about 65 when we are trying to cover long distances and 50-55 or even less while touring an area. This motor home would replace a truck camper. It is carried by my Chevy Duramax which gets about 15 mpg at reasonable speeds with the camper loaded.

Thanks in advance for any information.






Posted By: targaboat on 03/09/10 11:13am

8 mpg towing and air running, 10 by it self.


Fly Boy


Posted By: mavapa on 03/09/10 12:02pm

We have a 24-foot C without the overhead bunk (more streamlined), and I just filled up this morning. It averaged right at 9 mpg. That's with fairly conservative driving, seldom exceeding 65 mph.


Posted By: jim1632 on 03/09/10 12:15pm

We had a 21-foot Starflyte with the 5.4 V8 that produced 9-11 MPH at 70 MPH. I always thought that a V10 might give an extra MPH due to less strain on the engine. Well, an accident led us to replace the original with the same model in a V10. V10 seems to be about 1 MPH less. Both of these are 10-year old models so now I think an update to a modern V8, which apparently has the same power as the old V10, would be the solution.


Posted By: Kennyg on 03/09/10 11:54am

Jason, how in the world do you get 10mph on flat land??? I have a 2006 e450 C class and I never get anything more than 8mph! Seriously, what am I doing wrong. By the way, I do not pull anything and normally do 55-60.

I am interested, please advise.
Thanks


Kennyg


Posted By: Jason Nipp on 03/09/10 11:16am

With my V10 E450, Averaging 70 - 75 MPH towing a Hyundai Elantra Toad

Flat land ~ 10-12MPG
Hills ~10 MPG
Mountains ~6-8 MPG


99 Itasca Spirit 31T



Posted By: Bordercollie on 03/09/10 12:30pm

We have a 27 foot Tioga, get 7-9 mpg, 9mpg at low altitude on flat midwest interstate stretches, no headwind, 80lbs air in rear tires. If you can stand it, and traffic allows, keep it at 55mph for best mileage and enjoy the changing landscape.


Posted By: Kamphiker on 03/09/10 12:38pm

My gas millage

9.5 MPG & over I'm ecstatic
9.0 - 9.5 MPG I'm a happy camper
8.5 - 9.0 MPG I'm paying more attention to driving style
8.5 MPG and less I'm doing something wrong.

My average is the Happy Camper from above. To many variables (Fuel blends, weather conditions, Traffic, Driving styles etc.) to say that any 2 similar RV's will get the same MPG.

I use a Scangage to watch the vehicle performance (temperatures, throttle position etc.) and adjust driving. You can tell simple things like how droppimg your speed just a few MPH because of a head wind that you cant really tell is going on just by the feel of driving, but can really make a difference in the throttle position and gas millage.

Also I always wonder when some people post fantastic numbers how accurate they are in calculations. Correcting ones speedo with a GPS and using a properly setup scangage with MANY tanks of fuel averaging is real world testament to me.

2-1/2 weeks and were off on another Kamping adventure....May all your winds be tailwinds.


2006 Winnebago Outlook WF324V
2009 Honda CR-V 2wd TOAD ......Campgrounds in the Smoky Mountains NP
Last Camping trip ->2011 SUMMER SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK



Posted By: Finally Fulltiming on 03/09/10 01:10pm

My 1999 Itasca 24' C with V-10 averages 10.5 over the past 2 years, driving mostly 50-55 on highways, 60 on major roads. No toad.


Posted By: ron.dittmer on 03/09/10 01:40pm

9.2 mpg
- Always towing the vehicle in the picture
- Averaged across a 4000 mile voyage
- 2007 E350-V10 chassis (23'-8" bumper-to-bumper)
- B+ aerodynamics
- RV weight loaded is roughly 10,200 pounds, tow weighing 3,800 pounds
- Always driven 5mph over posted speed limits
- Cruise control used roughly 2/3 of the time
- Tow-Haul mode on all the time

This is the RV and tow vehicle.


* This post was last edited 10/05/10 08:25pm by ron.dittmer *


2007 Phoenix Cruiser model 2350, with 2006 Jeep Liberty in-tow



Posted By: Jason Nipp on 03/09/10 02:04pm

Kennyg wrote:

Jason, how in the world do you get 10mph on flat land??? I have a 2006 e450 C class and I never get anything more than 8mph! Seriously, what am I doing wrong. By the way, I do not pull anything and normally do 55-60.

I am interested, please advise.
Thanks
I was honestly waiting for this question.

I have calculated it many times. That is what I am seeing.

Now yes, I do have a Full Banks setup, as well as a self leveling suspension, but that really should not make that much difference.

I keep tires at 80psi, I use Mobil 1, and use Premium grade fuel.

I have also installed a higher efficiency aluminum radiator with electric fans, but again, I can't see that effecting fuel econ.


Posted By: Jtroop1 on 03/09/10 02:20pm

When I set the cruise to 62 mph, I can get 10 mpg. But you have to drive easy. Easy on acceleration, set the cruise from 55 - 62 mph.


2010 Fleetwood Encounter 32BH



Posted By: Pokey2 on 03/09/10 01:34pm

I got 9.5 on a recent 2,000 mile trip. Tried, mostly with success, to keep speed down to 60-62.


Posted By: bleeder guy on 03/09/10 12:30pm

Easy Does It is our motto. We have a 29' 2005 Coachman Leprechaun. It has a magic spot of 53 - 55 mph for 12 mpg mileage. Raise that speed up to 65 and its down to 8 mpg. Going slower will even help out in wind and on hills. Slowing down made a big difference when we drove to AK and back from NY. This is when gas was $4 plus a gallon a couple years ago. BTW, Driving slow lets you see more.


Beau, Ninon and "The Samoyeds"
Catskills of NY
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Posted By: Gweber3369 on 03/09/10 08:08pm

On a 1998 V-10, we got 185,000 miles in 10 years (yes, that was 185,000)and the average MPG was 8.86. We never towed and always ran the speed limit up to 70 MPH. Strangely, we never saw a significant difference in mountain driving, even though we live in Colorado. We sold the old rig in 2008 only because we are getting old and if ever we were to get a new rig, then would be the time.

On the 2008 V-10, ran 21,500 miles and got 9.02 MPG. Again, no toad. We logged every mile and gallon and averaged whenever we had to start a new log page, I think about every 25 tankfuls.

Hope this helps, and happy trails.

Gus Weber


Posted By: Westronics on 03/10/10 08:33pm

Generally, 7-10 MPG. Usually around 8.5 MPG or so, which includes using some fuel for the generator.

I have gotten as much as 13(+) MPG, but that was very flat, 55MPH with, I think, no wind at all. It was also 100% freeway. I filled up at a freeway entrance and again at an exit.

I have gotten as much as well over 50 MPG, but that's really cheating to consider that because that's only counting the portion of the tank used when coasting downhill on a mountain pass.


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Posted By: Finally Fulltiming on 03/10/10 10:15am

Jason Nipp - Very well said & great explanation. Thank you.

The Forum needs more folks with your attitude.


Posted By: FedAgent on 03/09/10 07:12pm

Prior to the installation of the Banks Performance kit, I got about 9 without a toad driving at about 60-62 MPH. With the toad, it dropped about a half mile per gallon. After I got the Bank kit, I got about 10.2 miles per gallon without the toad (Jeep Wrangler), again, about a half mile less with the Jeep.


Larry
2007 Newmar 37 Mountain Aire, 05 Jeep Wrangler,lifted and chipped toad.

Yellowstone National Park seasonal staff.


Posted By: Deb and Ed M on 03/10/10 12:52pm

Our 2004 E-450 consistently gets around 8 - 9 mpg doing 62-65 mph (and it's a little taller than most Class C's at 11'6"). If we pull a toad - it takes about .5 mpg off.

The best mileage we ever got was on US Highways (avg speed 55): around 10+ mpg
Worst was using E-85 gas blends in the Corn Belt - around 6-7 mpg


Posted By: whemme on 03/09/10 07:24pm

Jason Nipp,

Why are you using premium fuel in your Ford V10 motorhome? The V10 engine will run just as well on regular 87 octane fuel as it will using 92/93 octane premium fuel. What you are doing is spending $0.20 to $0.30/gallon more for fuel needlessly. Premium grade fuel absolutely does not have any more BTU energy content in it than does regular grade fuel. Only engines designed with higher compression will generate more power and require premium fuel to prevent detonation.

I also have a 2002 Ford E450 26' Class C motorthome weighing 13,260 lbs going down the road and have kept very accurate fuel consumption records driving generally 63 mph for more than 70,000 miles and average 8.5 mpg towing a 3400 lb toad and get 9.0 mpg leaving the toad at home.

In my opinion getting 10 to 12 mpg running 70 to 75 mph is really hard to believe! Especially when towing another vehicle.

* This post was edited 03/09/10 11:12pm by whemme *


2002 Born Free 26' RSB Motorcoach
2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS Toad


Posted By: pnichols on 03/09/10 06:19pm

I haven't seen anyone with a 2005 or later V10 Class C talking about gas mileage difference when driving with or without Tow/Haul engaged?

On ours both modes of course show the same tach rpm when traveling along steady at any given speed in overdrive. It's how long the engine stays in each gear when accelerating that is the main difference in the two modes. Since a motorhome is at all times a "heavily loaded Ford Econoline truck chassis", I wonder if one shouldn't always drive in Tow/Haul mode to both be easiest on the drive train and get the best overall gas mileage??


Phil, 2005 E450 Itasca 324V Spirit


Posted By: rv4us3 on 03/10/10 12:42pm

2006 29' Jayco Greyhawk E-450 V-10. I get 7.5 towing a Jeep Wrangler with the tow/haul button engaged, 10 MPG when not towing using regular unleaded gas.


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Posted By: revump on 03/09/10 09:43pm

On my 28ft coach, I got an average of 6 mpg over 3 years.


Bob


Posted By: Jwgirardi on 03/09/10 06:44pm

28' Coachman Catalina E450 V-10 8.5 mpg towing at 62mph


Posted By: JRandall on 03/10/10 12:02am

I know I should probably be concerned about gas mileage...but I'm going to wherever I going regardless of the mpg. So, rather than worry about 7 or 8 or 9 mpg for either bragging rights or crying rights...I just go. It will get what it gets and I will be where I want to be.


Posted By: regilson on 03/10/10 12:18pm

27 foot Jamboree, E-450, V-10. I'm in the 8 to 9 mpg range...however, I get 1 to 2 mpg better mileage with non-ethanol gasoline than I do with ethanol added gasoline. If you can get gasoline without the ethanol, use it. (87 octane is fine)


Posted By: Jason Nipp on 03/10/10 07:33am

whemme wrote:

Jason Nipp,

Why are you using premium fuel in your Ford V10 motorhome? The V10 engine will run just as well on regular 87 octane fuel as it will using 92/93 octane premium fuel. What you are doing is spending $0.20 to $0.30/gallon more for fuel needlessly. Premium grade fuel absolutely does not have any more BTU energy content in it than does regular grade fuel. Only engines designed with higher compression will generate more power and require premium fuel to prevent detonation.
Apologies, I guess I came into this thread with a situation that could skew the topic a bit. I have been running my setup long enough I did not even think of it when I hit the post button on my first post in this thread.

I have hinted before, but probably should have explained further, I am not running a bone stock V10. I do have some engine mods, i.e. Banks kit (which I did mention), as well as some other misc engine mods. I also have the tranny kit (Gear Vendors overdrive unit.)

Having said all of that, with the engine management curve that was programmed into my ECU it was highly recommended to use Premium fuels.


My mission was not to have a Ferrari, I wanted to get more torque out of this motor and in my opinion I did accomplish that. (Yes at a substantial cost... and for the next question... No I can't justify any of the modifications with the little improvement in economy.) I still think the increase was negligible, but I do see the other posts here, and I don't think any of you are lying. Also think of it from this perspective... even if my numbers do show a fair to good improvement in MPG, I am not saving anything in fuel because I need to buy premium grades.

My apologies to all, I feel as if I have hi-jacked the thread.

* This post was edited 03/10/10 07:41am by Jason Nipp *


Posted By: Jason Nipp on 03/10/10 10:58am

Finally Fulltiming wrote:

Jason Nipp - Very well said & great explanation. Thank you.

The Forum needs more folks with your attitude.
Thanks, I try to be very open and a straight shooter. But even I slip on the details from time to time.

Jason


Posted By: 10CAN B AND B on 03/10/10 07:35am

Hey Folks, I drive a 31' Coachmen and get an average of 9.7 on good roads and 5.5 to 6 on mountain roads. I feel really self conscious about driving slowly and holding people up behind me. I try to stay between 60 to 65 mph. BTW what is the minimum speed limit on interstates with a max speed limit of 70? Thanks!


Mike and Cindy Shoaf (both recently retired)
Denton NC
2009 Winnebago View 24J furkids, Mingo, Misty, Peewee
lifetime backpackers



Posted By: oldtrucker63 on 03/10/10 02:30pm

10CAN B AND B wrote:

Hey Folks, I drive a 31' Coachmen and get an average of 9.7 on good roads and 5.5 to 6 on mountain roads. I feel really self conscious about driving slowly and holding people up behind me. I try to stay between 60 to 65 mph. BTW what is the minimum speed limit on interstates with a max speed limit of 70? Thanks!
Unless posted its 45 mph some is posted at 40 mph minimum


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Posted By: tracyb-oh on 10/11/10 07:06am

We get about 7 1/2 fully loaded pulling the tow dolly with my Infinity. I tell people who ask me I get 9 going downhill with the the wind.


Tracy and T
Jayco 2001 Class C 3150J Designer
2007 Honda CRV
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Posted By: Bordercollie on 10/11/10 10:46am

The wide and tall frontal area of a motorhome, heavy unloaded overall weight, added weight of water and your stuff, rolling resistance of six large tires, flat versus hilly terrain, driving speed vs aerodynamic resistance, head,side and tail wind effects, engine performance and your methods of accellerating, hill climbimg all conspire to affect gas mileage. There are few long stretches of level highway on the west coast, compared to the midwest, Texas, etc. Keeping speed down to 55mph will save on gas money. Lunch meat sandwiches in the MH will save significant money compared to frequent eating at restaurants. Parking overnight for free, if safe and where permitted, can be a big savings when you don't need facilities.

* This post was edited 10/11/10 11:03am by Bordercollie *


Posted By: Bordercollie on 03/11/10 08:58am

I wonder if owners of hybrid cars obsess, lie, brag or complain about the mpg they are getting. Motoromes are like cabin cruisers in mpg and other cost of operation and ownership departments.


Posted By: Westronics on 03/14/10 05:23pm

marknpat wrote:

... We don't really need to be obsessed with MPG because we knew about what MPG to expect. We're going where we're going so why worry about factors that can't change much...


I always and constantly check my MPGs using my ScanGuage for a real-time look. Why do I do this? To save a few dollars. It costs me nothing at this point to be more aware of a gas mileage and saves my money.

Not a lot of money, mind you, but it costs me nothing to try and mange my fuel efficiency as much as I can within reason.

On the other hand, it's not like I will run out and replace my MH because of poor fuel efficiency. It would literally take decades for that to pay for itself in fuel savings.


Posted By: greg_gourley on 10/08/10 12:59pm

2004 Coachmen Santara 29ds. 8 mpg with or without toad through the full spectrum of various driving speeds. I also came to a conclusion regarding which is better, house A/C or dash A/C?, i run them both in the summertime. Neither one alone provides enough cooling for me in the southeast summer.


Greg,

2004 Coachmen Santara 293DS


Posted By: j-d on 03/13/10 09:09pm

Our V10 runs in the 7's towing a car. So did our old carbed 460 without overdrive, but it was a 24-ft coach.


God Bless, jd
2003 Jayco Escapade 31A on 2002 Ford E450 V10 4R100


Posted By: Jungkee on 10/17/10 04:01pm

Fuel Mileage Trip Report:
- 2010 Four Winds 25C - Ford E-450 - V-10 engine
- This rig is a Class C of about 27 feet in length
- No TOAD or trailer, 2 adults
- Dates: 9/11/10 to 10/12/10
- Major stops: Sacramento, Bar Harbor, New York City, Washington DC, Smokey Mountain National Park, back to Sacramento
- Interstate speed: 65 mph
- Total miles: 7622
- Fuel used: 906 gallons
- Miles per Gallon: 8.41
- Cheapest fuel in New Jersey/Most expensive in the West
- The Ford engine and drive train performed like a champ. It now has about 20,000 miles on it. The Four Winds coach is very good, but I've had to fix a few flaws that seem to be normal for about any brand, especially a basic brand such as this.

The following things seem to adversely affect fuel costs:
- Driving 65mph instead of 55mph
- High altitude (Wyoming is tough)
- 30mph headwind for 400 miles (Again, Wyoming is tough)
- Pacific Time Zone (Does not affect miles per gallon, but the cost per gallon is higher)

By the way, we had a terrific time and can't wait to go back!


Jungkee



Posted By: whemme on 03/13/10 01:09pm

Deb and Ed M,

I hope you really did not use E85 fuel because that is 85% ethanol. Only E10 (10% ethanol) is approved for use in the Ford V10 gas engine. You need a flex fuel engine conversion to use E85 and your mileage will suffer 25 to 30% using that fuel.


Posted By: Pangaea Ron on 10/08/10 02:31pm

2002 V10 E450

Southwest trip: 4,400 miles @ 9.1 MPG (60-70 MPH)
Montana/Wyoming: 2,900 miles @ 8.7 MPG (65-75 MPH + headwinds)


2008 Itasca SunCruiser 35L
2014 Honda AWD CR-V EX-L



Posted By: noe-place on 03/16/10 08:33pm

We have an '04 Winnebago Itasca Spirit 31' with the Ford V-10 which I think is a fabulous engine. If I keep my foot light and no faster than 62 I get about 10.


Posted By: richfaa on 03/17/10 08:32am

So many variations??? We Had a 05 F-350,CC,LB, 4:30 diff V-10 and with the 5th wheel we had a GCVW of @ 14K which should be in the ball park of a Class C.Yes under certain conditions you will see 6mpg and even less. We pulled all over the country. Under optimum conditions, Interstate, 62/65 mph fairly level 7/9 mpg. In the high country and mountains loss of power, significant drop in MPG'
It was a strong motor and did what it was designed to do.

We now have a 08 diesel.


2013 Montana 3402 Big Sky. 08 Ford F-350 6.4L


Posted By: Bethers on 10/11/10 10:34am

Over a 5 year period with my 1999 E350 I've averaged 9.85 mpg. Yep, I keep complete records. That included traveling the mountains, going to Alaska, going to the Baja Peninsula, etc, running air, not running air. It does not include towing (which I'm now doing and will be working on new figures - so far looks about the same). I did slow down a bit and usually travel around 60 - 65. Most of my driving is on 2 lane and 4 lanes, but I avoid interstates for the more scenic drives.

The worst mileage I got was traveling through OK in a very high wind - that was just over 6 mpg. Again, averaged with all my other, I'm just under 10 mpg.


Loving the rv lifestyle!
Beth



Posted By: angel3 on 03/14/10 04:28pm

I get 8 to 9 on my 29ft. Tiogo, But who cares when you are having fun. MY boat gets 1/2 mile per gallon.


Posted By: Harvard on 10/05/10 06:34pm

We drive 62.121212 MPH and we get 9.2345456 MPG with a toad. Oh, to have a slide rule again...


Posted By: ghamblen on 10/08/10 11:36am

We average between 7 and 8 in the western USA. If it was between 5 and 6 we would still go. I didn't buy the RV to be a lawn ornament.


Gary & Mary Hamblen
2006 Gulfstream Ultra LE 6316
2006 Saturn VUE
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Posted By: donee on 03/11/10 08:18am

FWIW, we have an 05 Monaco, and usually get around 9.5-10 depending on the road and whether we have hills etc.
This is done maintaining a 60-65 MPH speed, using cruise control mostly. tow/haul engaged and using reg. gas.
Towing the Wrangler, it drops a little.
IMHO, if I was really worried about mileage, we wouldnt have goten the rig in the first place.


donnie (K7UTA) & Linda
1 rescued furrykid "Buddy"
08 Monaco Monarch 30SFS
09 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited.


Posted By: MSGMadhatter on 03/13/10 02:15pm

Does the V10 Ford Class C MH get any better than the older Ford 460?

I am looking for a Class C. It seems like most are V10 or
older V8 460.


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1500 HD Silverado, 6L
Jayco Eagle Super Light 298RLDS (Hers)
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Posted By: dtbdc on 03/12/10 01:01pm

2003 sunseeker 30' 8.5mpg @ 65-70mph


Posted By: marknpat on 03/14/10 12:18pm

The last trip we did at Thanksgiving we checked mileage just for the heck of it. Towing our Wrangler Unlimited (4700#+/-) we averaged 7.96 mpg over 1200 miles round trip. This will probably be one of the last times I check because we did not purchase our rig for it's gas sipping traits, but for our comfort and to have the ability to tow the Jeep. We towed a PUP behind the Jeep, then a small TT that was uncomfortably close to the max rated tow capacity of the Jeep. Towing with the Jeep we averaged about 11 mpg, so, as far as I'm concerned this setup is more of a winner in all aspects. I keep my speed at 60 MPH+/- and our rig is more aerodynamic than a widebody/w overhead bunk. The one time I checked the MPG not towing it was just over 11 MPG. We don't really need to be obsessed with MPG because we knew about what MPG to expect. We're going where we're going so why worry about factors that can't change much unless you only drive downhill with a tailwind. (wishfull thinking) Safe travels, Mark


Mark and Pat
09 Itasca Cambria 28B
08 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (TOAD)
06 Jeep GC Overland 4x4 5.7 Hemi
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Posted By: jrdr653 on 03/10/10 08:48pm

Have a 98 Tioga 22E on a Ford E-350 chassis with a V-10. I get on an average 10 MPG. Our main camping is going from our hoome in Mesa, Az. and heading to the woods at 6500-7000 foot elevation. So going up hill and then down I get 10 MPG Average. Hope this helps.


98 Tioga 22E Ford V-10 22,000 Miles, Wife, myself and our dog.
We are enjoying our 27 years of life together.....



Posted By: memoryroads on 10/05/10 06:07pm

OK, the responses are all over the board so I'll add mine too!

We drive a 1991 Tioga 24' with 460 Ford gas/injected engine/low milage(now54K) loaded but no toad.

this year, June 28th to NOW/Oct.5th, 12,000 miles and 9 mpg average. Florida to Queen Charlotte Islands of Canada(can see Alaska) much of NW US in 2nd gear/no overdrive/ 10-58mph on secondary roads...no interstates.

Many, many miles up, up and away or down down down! Out of this mountainous stuff, we can get just under 10 and have been down to 8+ in the worst.

Expect this trip 18,000 miles to average 9.5...........

You REALLY have to take MANY tanks of fuel into consideration and then average them.


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Posted By: Haulinas on 03/14/10 08:02am

Bordercollie wrote:

I wonder if owners of hybrid cars obsess, lie, brag or complain about the mpg they are getting. Motoromes are like cabin cruisers in mpg and other cost of operation and ownership departments.


My wife had a Toyota Hybrid so I lurked is some of the hybrid ng's and forums. Some of the qwners of hybrids are, imo, over the top with regard to fuel mileage obsession. They do a deal called hyper mileing. Super hard tires, syn oils, tail wind calcualtion special wax so it is slippery in the air no floor mats or other weight adding stuff. Just way too much for me to deal with.

I just want to get where I'm going, enjoy the drive and not be bothered with a whole bunch of stuff.


Posted By: Rettrooper on 03/14/10 08:35am

We have an 2001 Minnie Winnie on the E-450 V-10. we tow an enclosed 14' trailer with two Harley's in it. We are averaging 9 mpg towing and not seeing much better without towing...maybe 10mpg. They don't seem to much better than that, but then again we didn't buy these for fuel economy. Still better then a motel room and eating at restaurants while traveling. Just my .02 worth. Great web site by the way!!!


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2006 Ford F-350 SD CC Diesel


Posted By: Rettrooper on 10/08/10 07:08am

Greetings to everyone! 01 Winnie 29C, V-10, 56K miles on it. Averaging 9 mpg not towing, 7-9 mpg towing a Wrangler, 8-9 mpg towing a two-place motorcycle trailer with a V-nose on it. Averaging speed 55-70 mph on Interstate.


Posted By: mda on 10/11/10 05:44pm

30 ft./ 2 slides/ 60 mph - 8 mpg towing and air running, 10 mpg unloaded






Posted By: calhounwv143 on 10/11/10 06:08am

Just run 1,000 miles with a our newly purchased 2002 28' Ford F450, towing a U-Haul Auto Transporter with Honda CRV loaded. We did solid 7.6 miles per gallon from SC to Pittsburgh to Hagerstown, MD. Prior owners say 8 to 10 depending on speed & terrain.


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