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Posted By: ReverendCharles on 01/07/12 06:46pm

I was reading Q & A on motor homes listed on eBay. Someone asked about gas mileage on a 30' motor home so I copied and pasted it here. Is this mileage about what I should expect to get with a motor home?


Q: Hello, you mentioned good gas mileage, can you give me a ball park figure? And fuel tank capacity? Thanks and have a Happy New Year and safe trip.
A: Yes, so far on my trip the highway fuel economy has been 15 mpg. The fuel tank holds 60 gallons- more than enough to drive all day. Using more than one tank of fuel in a day is too far to drive! I'm having a great trip... Continue reading


Posted By: sch911 on 01/07/12 06:49pm

What kind of MH? No way most class A's get 15, that's for sure. More like 8 to 10.


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Posted By: phillyg on 01/07/12 07:24pm

Must be a Volkswagon Camper van????


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Posted By: jconnally on 01/07/12 06:52pm

What are the specs on the motorhome; make, model, engine.
On first guess I would think he may get 15mpg.... Going down hill.


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Posted By: johnrbd on 01/07/12 06:55pm

With a strong tailwind!






Posted By: Old-Biscuit on 01/07/12 07:09pm

Only 60 gallon capacity?


Posted By: downtheroad on 01/07/12 08:13pm

"A: Yes, so far on my trip the highway fuel economy has been 15 mpg. The fuel tank holds 60 gallons- more than enough to drive all day."

Sounds like a salesman to me...


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Posted By: gone2dadesert on 01/07/12 08:03pm

ReverendCharles wrote:

It is a 30' class C with a 10 cylinder (I cant find class C forum so I posted in A).


It's still very unlikely to get 15mpg with a V10

My F150 with the Triton 5.4L only get's 15mpg on a good day

My experience (F250 with V10, my old coach and my new coach) is 6-8mpg depending on terrain, speed and towing or not.


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Posted By: kaydeejay on 01/07/12 07:56pm

ReverendCharles wrote:

It is a 30' class C with a 10 cylinder (I cant find class C forum so I posted in A).
Well, it will get 15mpg in your dreams!!!
If you got as high as 10mpg you'd be doing well! 8mpg might be more realistic!


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Posted By: bojumill on 01/07/12 08:15pm

we have a 34 ft Pace Arrow ( in Pic ) with chev 454 towing a Jeep on 2 of our 9 month trips our avg. was ( 6.2 MPG )
90 gal fuel tank
we would LOVE to get 10 MPG
one time we had a very strong head wind for 100 miles that 100 miles our mileage was down to 4.5 mpg
we did NOT get our motorhome for gas mileage
have a good trip
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Posted By: PapPappy on 01/07/12 08:08pm

I've got that 30 foot "C" with the v-10, and I see 6-8 mpgs.....


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Posted By: I am still wayne_tw on 01/07/12 07:58pm

Blatant lie in my opinion. He states the 60 gallons is enough to drive all day. At 15 mpg that would be 900 miles which of course is more than a days drive. At 8mpg, which is what a V10 class A would mostly like get, the 60 gallons yields 240 miles which is an easy day.


Posted By: ReverendCharles on 01/07/12 07:33pm

It is a 30' class C with a 10 cylinder (I cant find class C forum so I posted in A).


Posted By: DanTheRVMan on 01/07/12 07:27pm

I would pay a million dollars for a standard Class A that truly gets 15 mpg - gas or diesel

I would then have a bunch of engineers identify the miracle that does it and replicate it and become a billionaire.

Do you detect any sarcasm in my skepticism at 15 mpg?


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Posted By: msmith1199 on 01/07/12 10:59pm

ReverendCharles wrote:

It is a 30' class C with a 10 cylinder (I cant find class C forum so I posted in A).


I had a 32' class A with the Ford V-10 and I would average 9 to 10. I did rent a 28' Class C prior to buying and I got almost 12 in it when it was all freeway. I don't recall the engine, but it was a V-8.

Basically, no way is a V-10 engine in a 30' Class C going to get 15 other than downhill. The 10 to 11 range is probably a good average.


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Posted By: msmith1199 on 01/07/12 11:04pm

PackerBacker wrote:

I don't even get 15 miles a gallon when I'm parked.


I usually get 0 MPG when I'm parked.


Posted By: msmith1199 on 01/07/12 11:06pm

ReverendCharles wrote:

downtheroad wrote:

"A: Yes, so far on my trip the highway fuel economy has been 15 mpg. The fuel tank holds 60 gallons- more than enough to drive all day."

Sounds like a salesman to me...


Private seller here is the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2004-Four-Winds-Chateau-Sport-30ft-Class-C-motorhome-w-Generator-PRISTINE-low-mi-/250960229591?pt=RVs_Campers&hash=item3a6e6534d7

The link wont open, it is under class C motorhomes - completed listing 2004 sold for about $21000


Look at the ratings on this seller. They have alot of ratings and it looks like most are buying and selling vehicles. The ratings are good for the person, but with Ebay you have to get your rating in fairly quickly before people know what the real MPG is.


Posted By: nelson on 01/08/12 05:28am

Gas mileage is like the size of the fish that got away. Take it with a grain of salt.


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Posted By: PackerBacker on 01/07/12 08:21pm

I don't even get 15 miles a gallon when I'm parked.


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Posted By: ArchHoagland on 01/07/12 10:34pm

supercub wrote:

I've read so many postings concerning fuel mileage that I can make a general statement in that I believe most motorhomes, diesel or gas, get about 8 mpg give or take about 10%. There I said it, and now I'll wait for the feedback.
Brian



I believe supercub nailed it.


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Posted By: jconnally on 01/07/12 08:54pm

PapPappy wrote:

I've got that 30 foot "C" with the v-10, and I see 6-8 mpgs.....


And there's a believable answer....


Posted By: ryanallie1 on 01/08/12 06:25am

Hi All.

Whats that old saying: "If it sounds to good to be rrue, it probably isn't". Boy, that guy sure is one big story teller, 15 MPG. And it only has a 60 Gallon Gas Tank. That would get you 900 miles on a tank of Gas. Yea, as somone said, probaably Down Hill or Being Towing in for Repairs. The only good miliage this guy is getting is he lips moving to fast. Sure hope he doesn;t find himself a "Newbie Sucker". Good Luck. Happy Travels. Dan & Jill


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Posted By: supercub on 01/07/12 08:41pm

I've read so many postings concerning fuel mileage that I can make a general statement in that I believe most motorhomes, diesel or gas, get about 8 mpg give or take about 10%. There I said it, and now I'll wait for the feedback.
Brian

* This post was edited 01/07/12 08:56pm by supercub *


Posted By: johnrbd on 01/07/12 09:39pm

I need to hurry onto ebay and sell my 8.1 2500HD. Would you believe I get 21 mpg towing 9200-lb 5vr? Would you believe 9.2?


Posted By: David0725 on 01/08/12 12:01am

I have a f150 pick up and it only gets 15mpg with a 5.4.v8 I dont think they have a rv that get's 15mpg but I will say my class a 8.3 diesel pusher gets 10 to 11mpg pulling a tow.


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Posted By: midnightsadie on 01/08/12 06:41am

if you want MPG get a sprinter diesel in the 5 cyc model.


Posted By: lryrob9301 on 01/07/12 08:17pm

Don't you realize that by listing your motor home for sale on Ebay it automatically improves your fuel mileage by at least 10 MPG. This is a scientific proven fact!!!!


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Posted By: ReverendCharles on 01/07/12 08:57pm

jconnally wrote:

PapPappy wrote:

I've got that 30 foot "C" with the v-10, and I see 6-8 mpgs.....


And there's a believable answer....


I guess the seller lied.


Posted By: ReverendCharles on 01/07/12 08:16pm

downtheroad wrote:

"A: Yes, so far on my trip the highway fuel economy has been 15 mpg. The fuel tank holds 60 gallons- more than enough to drive all day."

Sounds like a salesman to me...


Private seller here is the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2004-Four-Winds-Chateau-Sport-30ft-Class-C-motorhome-w-Generator-PRISTINE-low-mi-/250960229591?pt=RVs_Campers&hash=item3a6e6534d7

The link wont open, it is under class C motorhomes - completed listing 2004 sold for about $21000


Posted By: DanTheRVMan on 01/08/12 07:04am

supercub wrote:

I've read so many postings concerning fuel mileage that I can make a general statement in that I believe most motorhomes, diesel or gas, get about 8 mpg give or take about 10%. There I said it, and now I'll wait for the feedback.
Brian


Mostly right

I got 8.9 mpg on a 9000 mile trip around the country with a 4800 pound toad. In florida I get 9.6 to 9.7 mpg with the toad on a trip.

Where some one drives makes a big difference.

My MH LBCU reports mpg 0.5 mpg higher than what I calculate manually. I know people whose MHs report 2 mpg above what they calculate manually so I do not trust read outs from the MH display.

I never calculated mpg just in the western states but I would expect it to be pretty close to 8 mpg maybe a little less.


Posted By: msmith1199 on 01/08/12 10:22am

Wills250psd wrote:

I am still wayne_tw wrote:

Blatant lie in my opinion. He states the 60 gallons is enough to drive all day. At 15 mpg that would be 900 miles which of course is more than a days drive. At 8mpg, which is what a V10 class A would mostly like get, the 60 gallons yields 240 miles which is an easy day.
60 gallons at 8 mpg is 240 miles


He likes keeping half a tank in reserve.


Posted By: gfs1943 on 01/08/12 02:46pm

supercub wrote:

I've read so many postings concerning fuel mileage that I can make a general statement in that I believe most motorhomes, diesel or gas, get about 8 mpg give or take about 10%. There I said it, and now I'll wait for the feedback.
Brian


Supercub, I believe that you're an honest man!


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Posted By: charles on 01/08/12 11:47am

I had a 2007 Pleasure-way Class B with the Ford V-10, a much smaller and lighter unit, and 15 MPG was the best I ever got with it, more like 13 to 14 in that little van so no way near it in a 30' Class C

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Posted By: PackerBacker on 01/08/12 07:40am

Wills250psd wrote:

I am still wayne_tw wrote:

Blatant lie in my opinion. He states the 60 gallons is enough to drive all day. At 15 mpg that would be 900 miles which of course is more than a days drive. At 8mpg, which is what a V10 class A would mostly like get, the 60 gallons yields 240 miles which is an easy day.
60 gallons at 8 mpg is 240 miles

Wouldn't that be 480 miles?

Did I win a prize!


Posted By: pianotuna on 01/08/12 07:13am

Hi Charles,

My long term average over 40,000 miles in a v-10 28'5" class c is 8.47 mpg US. Or 26.94 liters per 100 kilometers. Fuel cost per kilometer is $0.2442 and all operating costs (everything but food, and purchase price) are $0.4777 per kilometer.

I mostly drive at 48 mph as that appears to be the "sweet spot" in my rv. The last fill up at that speed was 9.32 mpg or 25.23 liters per 100 kilometers. Fuel cost per kilometer is $0.2949


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Posted By: Jarlaxle on 01/11/12 10:37am

dougrainer wrote:

sh410 wrote:

The reason for the mileage is that the ebay posting is a Chevrolet 6.0L Gas!


So what????? Chevy/Workhorse/Ford. NO Class C or Class A will get over 10 mpg. PERIOD. FYI, Class C's get lower gas mileage than a same size (length) Class A. The front overhang on a Class C is more of a drag than the flat front end on a Class A. Doug


So, you have PERSONALLY tested EVERY motorhome on the market? You must have, if you are making such a grandiose, blanket statement!


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Posted By: dougrainer on 01/08/12 09:21am

I remember a salesman from a competing dealership at an RV show years ago and my friend was having fun with him. My friend asked what kind of MPG he could get on a 30 foot Class A and the salesman asked, "what kind would you like". Whatever my friend said, the salesman agreed to the figure.
NO, NO CLASS A OR CLASS C WILL GET ANY BETTER THAN 10 MPG PERIOD.
That said, the seller on Ebay may be a novice and is relying on the FORD mpg FOR A Ford VAN which a Class C is built on, which may have had a 15 mpg for that particular class of VAN, but not a modified chassis. Doug


Posted By: dougrainer on 01/08/12 12:43pm

sh410 wrote:

The reason for the mileage is that the ebay posting is a Chevrolet 6.0L Gas!


So what????? Chevy/Workhorse/Ford. NO Class C or Class A will get over 10 mpg. PERIOD. FYI, Class C's get lower gas mileage than a same size (length) Class A. The front overhang on a Class C is more of a drag than the flat front end on a Class A. Doug


Posted By: dougrainer on 01/08/12 07:50pm

Goldencrazy wrote:

I did get about 22 on my old Winnie LaSharo 4 cylinder Renault diesel. It had a 4 sp and cruised at 60 but was not worth much at higher speeds.


That model was NOT a Class A or a Class C. AND was built for that type gas mileage. But, they were junk and had no resale value. Kind of negated the gas mileage when they were worth nothing after a few years. Doug


Posted By: dougrainer on 01/08/12 07:51pm

My thought is this----IF gas mileage and cost of fuel is a concern for your purchase, then you CANNOT afford it in the first place. Doug


Posted By: Goldencrazy on 01/08/12 07:32am

I push mine with the Smart Car. Getting close to 30 mpg but man those are long trips at 4 mph.


Posted By: Goldencrazy on 01/08/12 07:34am

I push mine with the Smart Car. Getting close to 30 mpg but man those are long trips at 4 mph.


Posted By: Goldencrazy on 01/08/12 07:00pm

I did get about 22 on my old Winnie LaSharo 4 cylinder Renault diesel. It had a 4 sp and cruised at 60 but was not worth much at higher speeds.


Posted By: sh410 on 01/08/12 12:09pm

The reason for the mileage is that the ebay posting is a Chevrolet 6.0L Gas!






Posted By: RicJones on 01/08/12 07:36am

All in all if the seller lied that much about MPG I can only imagine what he would say about the rest of the MH. FORGET THIS ONE! Keep looking.


Posted By: 2inAlabama on 01/08/12 06:26pm

There is a Class C Mercedes diesel advertised on the Gulf Breeze, FL craigslist saying it gets 18 mpg. Don't know how much of that I believe though. I have seen a number of these types of ads.


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Posted By: Jim Norman on 01/08/12 08:08pm

I own a 2009 Itasca 35J and my best ever single tank is 7.5. I also own a couple service trucks with the same engine. they are in about 12k pounds and are running around 9.5MPG, I call BS on ANY motorhome, A or C, gas OR Diesel that is getting 15MPG!


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Posted By: joeprinter on 01/11/12 10:18am

not a chance.. I just checked my mileage mostly flat driving an is 7.2 and I'm happy knowing it will get a bit better since it only has 6K on engine. Other coach got about 8 on a good day with a tail wind.. 7.2 MPG Ford V-10 8MPG-- 8.1 Ltr. Chevy.


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Posted By: N7SJN on 01/10/12 10:56am

I have thousands of miles in a 25 pass Ford bus with a V10 and never have gotten anything close to 8mpg much less 10 or 15mpg. Run, don't just walk away!


Posted By: Fla Tom on 01/10/12 12:03pm

I was reading the latest moterhome magazine with the 36m journy said they got 12 mpg including mountain driving ( must have all been down hill)


Posted By: Wills250psd on 01/08/12 07:26am

I am still wayne_tw wrote:

Blatant lie in my opinion. He states the 60 gallons is enough to drive all day. At 15 mpg that would be 900 miles which of course is more than a days drive. At 8mpg, which is what a V10 class A would mostly like get, the 60 gallons yields 240 miles which is an easy day.
60 gallons at 8 mpg is 240 miles


Posted By: hanzfranz60 on 01/08/12 05:59pm

8-10mpg was what I got on a 2001 28' Class A Winnie with a Workhorse chassis.


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