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Posted: 01/30/12 11:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LOL!!!


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Desert Captain wrote:

The Ford V-10 is great engine but contrary to popular belief the "10" does not refer to the number of cylinders. It is the mileage that you will never, ever, no how, no way, see regardless of what you are driving/pulling.


Not true AT ALL! On our last cross-country journey from AZ to FL, once I got out of the mountains of the west and got onto the flats, I averaged 10 mpg on every fill up. Always cruised at 62 mph and that took into account all kinds of winds, weather, traffic, etc. I drive like I have an egg on the gas pedal while accelerating. Yep, lots of people passed me but I passed them at the gas pumps.

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For our 24 ft Minnie, not towing - 39,274 miles/4,108.966 gallons = 9.56 mpg

My fuel consumption would seem much better if I used kilometers vs. miles - 9.56 mpg = 15.39 kpg


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Thanks all. Pretty much what I figured. There's only one way to accurately calculate fuel milage and it was explained in one of your responses.


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Put 26000 miles on my 31 foot class c, Ford V-10, no toad and average mileage was just under 9/mpg. Did I ever go over - heck yes - got 10+ on a long flat highway trip and 7+ on a mountain, flat highway combo. I also seldom drive more than 60. The v-10 gets very hungry above 65. Oh, and for the last 7,000 miles I had a full
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Got 10.5 over 3 years of driving a 24' C with no toad on a 350 frame.

Now have same length on a 450 frame & getting 9.5. About a ton more weight is apparently the difference.

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On a 1517 mile trip around eastern PA in 2001 driving a new, rented 31' Fiesta V10 I got 7.78MPG.


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Posted: 01/30/12 01:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

joe&julie81 wrote:

A friend told me that they are getting 13-18 mpg with a V10 Ford engine in a 29 ft class c. That kind of blew me away for a minute, but this person is trustworthy if they're calculations are correct. So can somebody tell me if this sounds reasonable? Or what do these units get with gas engines and a length somewhere around 29 ft? Thanks
What he has is a broken calculator.


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And, maybe he got one of those super secret experimental engines that was released by the factory by mistake?
Sort of like the 'special carburetors' in the 60's.

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Posted: 01/30/12 02:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 29ft and we are getting--12.6. Not towing-----10 towing---and only 15k on the clock. Happy camping. V. 10. 09 model to

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